Surgical Processor

  • 2-5 Year
  • Canmore, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Westlock
  •   Posted On: October 4, 2017
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Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities

The Medical Processor, in collaboration with all internal and external users of the MDR Service, works to effectively provide safe, clean and sterile equipment, supplies and instruments according to prescribed standards based on approved procedures and techniques and following infection control and safety protocols. Specific duties include decontamination of all instrumentation including flexible and rigid scopes, assembly, inspection, testing, wrapping, sterilizing or rendering items high level disinfected using prescribed techniques and maintaining rigorous record keeping practices.
Qualifications:
– Grade 12 education or equivalent required. – IAHCSMM or CSA certification required. – Recognized Surgical Processing Certificate course. – Must be willing to attend educational courses related to work duties. – Must be able to demonstrate and understand the correct operating procedures for all equipment within the area, including steam and low temperature sterilization and have a sound knowledge of the different methods of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization. – Must understand the principles of aseptic technique as related to instruments, supplies and equipment preparation and exemplify thoroughness and attention to detail. – Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and following written and verbal instructions in English. – Must be able to work independently and demonstrate ability to prioritize, organize and communicate with team members to ensure collaboration in meeting work objectives. – Must be able to life packages up to 20 pounds, consistently, reach, bend, stoop and stand for long periods of time. Developmental Role – Candidates who have graduated from a recognized reprocessing course, but are not yet certified will be considered for a developmental role.  Certification must be achieved by the end of the probationary period.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Mandatory conditions of employment and continued employment: • All employees must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to AHS in compliance with the AHS Security Screening Procedure. • All employees who work in a patient care location are required to submit a completed Communicable Disease Assessment form. • All professions must provide proof of licensure or registration with the approved Alberta regulatory college, prior to commencing duties with AHS where applicable: – Regulated health professions under the Alberta Health Professions Act and Health Disciplines Act will be required to provide an original copy of a valid practice permit before commencing their duties with AHS. – Other professions governed by government acts, college or regulatory body requirements may be required to provide additional documentation.

About Alberta Health Services

Who We Are Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada’s first and largest provincewide, fully-integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to the over four million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Northwest Territories. Alberta is the fastest-growing province in Canada. In 2014, Alberta’s population growth rate more than doubled the national average (2.9 per cent and 1.1 per cent, respectively). Alberta Health Services (AHS) has over 108,000 employees, including over 99,900 direct AHS employees (excluding Covenant Health staff) and over 8,200 staff working in AHS wholly-owned subsidiaries such as Carewest, CapitalCare Group and Calgary Laboratory Services. We are also supported by over 15,600 volunteers and almost 9,300 physicians practicing in Alberta, more than 7,700 of whom are members of the AHS medical staff (physicians, dentists, podiatrists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons). Students from Alberta’s universities and colleges, as well as from universities and colleges outside of Alberta, receive clinical education in AHS facilities and community locations. 106 acute care hospitals, five stand-alone psychiatric facilities, 8,471 acute care beds, 23,742 continuing care beds/spaces and 208 community palliative and hospice beds, 2,439 addiction and mental health beds plus equity partnership in 42 primary care networks. Programs and services are offered at over 650 facilities throughout the province, including hospitals, clinics, continuing care facilities, cancer centres, mental health facilities and community health sites. The province also has an extensive network of community-based services designed to assist Albertans maintain and/or improve health status. Our History Canada’s first province-wide, fully integrated health system, announced on May 15, 2008, by Ron Liepert, Minister of Health and Wellness. We bring together 12 formerly separate health entities in the province including three geographically based health authorities, Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), Alberta Mental Health Board and Alberta Cancer Board. Ground ambulance service was added to the responsibilities of AHS in an announcement from Alberta Health and Wellness on May 30, 2008. The services were moved from municipalities to AHS effective April 1, 2009.

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