Medical Device Reprocessor


Job Posting #:
Toronto Western Hospital
Medical Device Reprocessing
Reports to:
Up to 22.5 hours per week
Wage range:
$27.04 – $28.93 per hour. Start rate: $27.04 per hour in accordance with collective agreement requirements.
Permanent Part-Time (4 Positions)
All shifts
Posted Date:
May 4, 2023
Closing Date:
May 11, 2023

Position Summary

The Medical Device Reprocessor performs assigned duties such as sterile instrument and reprocessing services in accordance with the Medical Device Reprocessing Department standards of practice, policies and procedures.

Primary Duties

  • Performing procedures at multiple stations that are a part of the equipment re-use decontamination process, requiring care and considerable attention to detail;
  • Checking and preparing supplies and inventory following special procedure, exerting extra care to handle extremely delicate and expensive equipment/instruments received from multiple locations;
  • Performing high temperature steam, low temperature ethylene oxide and other forms of sterilization; Performing other related set up, cleaning and sterilization activities;
  • Entering and updating records, in a timely manner;
  • Utilizing knowledge of over 1000 instruments to effectively identify/differentiate between instruments in order to efficiently and correctly select, label, sort and inventory instruments at appropriate tables;
  • Performing picking and issuing responsibilities;
  • Maintaining the mobile Respiratory Therapy crash cart;
  • Performing inventory control responsibilities to ensure receiving departments can function at optimum levels.


  • At minimum, completion of a post secondary certificate (up to one year) in Sterile Supplies Processing Techniques which includes a four week practicum OR completion of the Central Services Association of Ontario (CSAO) course, plus one year full time equivalent CPD experience OR successful completion of the in house CPD course, including one year CPD experience or recognized equivalent;
  • Proficient in the correct operation of all processing equipment;
  • Knowledge of instrument technology, case cart picking procedure, microbiology principles, sterilization/decontamination procedures & methods;
  • Knowledge of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (W.H.M.I.S.), Occupational Health & Safety Act and other relevant legislation;
  • Maintains knowledge of over 1000 different surgical instruments;
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently to understand verbal work orders and/or instructions;
  • Ability to understand material such as detailed forms, standard memos and/or letters, detailed operating and procedures manuals, specialized and technical manuals;
  • Ability to add, subtract and/or divide and calculate percentages;
  • Compliance with Body Substance Precautions provisions;
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job: able to lift 6 kg to 10 kg.;
  • Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards;
  • Exercise initiative and good judgement with ability to multi-task;
  • Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Knowledge of applicable legislative, UHN and/or departmental policies;
  • Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand;
  • May be required to work at multiple areas as well as rotating shifts in emergency situations;
  • Membership with the Central Service Association of Ontario (CSAO), an asset.

Why join UHN?

In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.

  • Competitive offer packages
  • Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP
  • Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
  • A flexible work environment
  • Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
  • Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)

Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.

Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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