Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) Technician, RPT

Guelph, ON

At Guelph General Hospital, we are committed to our Mission of Together, a healthier community for everyone. 

Living our values is important here and if you want to join a team that is compassionate, inclusive, respectful, collaborative and inspired, you can see more details about the position currently available below.   

Current Rate of Pay: Min $27.75 - Max  $ 28.19

Current Shifts: Days, Evenings & Weekends

Position Summary:

The Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) Technician is responsible for the cleaning and decontamination, assembly, testing and validation, and sterilization of complex surgical instruments, medical devices, supplies and equipment required for safe patient care. In addition, the MDR Technician performs daily biological testing on all sterilization equipment and routine biological monitoring of each sterilization load to ensure critical parameters are being met. Certified by the Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Ontario, the MDR Technician ensures the standards and guidelines governing sterile processing activity within GGH are being met and exceeded.

While reprocessing and sterilization activities are considered the primary responsibility, the MDR Technician is also responsible for other associated support functions such as ensuring an adequate inventory of instruments and medical devices are properly distributed in order to meet the needs of doctors, nurses, surgeons and technical staff throughout the organization.

In this role, you will:

  • Have ongoing opportunities to learn and grow with a generous professional development program via our education assistance fund and in-house development programs
  • Have access to an amazing total rewards package which includes competitive pay, health and dental benefits, Short and long term disability and the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) where we match your contributions by 126%
  • Be a part of an organization committed to the well-being of our workforce
  • Support the Guelph Wellington Ontario Health Team’s commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression through our actions
  • Be a part of a team of high performing health care professionals

Guelph is the perfect location for health care professionals seeking to make the most of life’s experiences. From our expansive trails and waterways to internationally recognized arts and cultural events, to diverse restaurants and craft breweries, the Royal City has something for everyone 

  • It’s one of Ontario's most robust and growing economies
  • You will have access to excellent schools which include a university and college
  • There are multiple centres of faith reflected in the community

Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • Successful completion of MDRAO Techniques Course or an Accredited College course within the last five (5) years
  • 2 -3 years recent relevant experience in sterile processing
  • Experience with various sterilization methods (steam, low temperature)
  • Experience in the care and handling of complex surgical instruments, equipment and medical devices of all surgical services
  • Demonstrated understanding of the function of sterilization equipment, washer/decontaminators, ultrasonic machines, pasteurizers, sterilizers, drying equipment, and heat sealers
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cleaning, decontamination, inspection and testing, packaging and sterilization of instrumentation; pasteurization of respiratory equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of inventory control and handling procedures for contaminated, sterile, non-sterile, and consumable medical surgical supplies
  • Ability to work with cleaning agents and disinfectants, and wear full personal protective attire while working in decontamination area
  • Must be versatile and rotate through and assist with all work assignments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Medical Terminology
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Infection Control and principles of Asepsis
  • Able to lift and carry heavy items, push and pull carts, stand and walk for prolonged periods and perform repetitive tasks
  • Ability to follow and be accountable to MDR departmental policies and procedures, CSA and PIDAC standards, Health Canada regulations and guidelines as they apply to reprocessing of reusable medical devices  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated critical problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work and exercise judgement independently, with limited supervision, as well as collaboratively within a team, along with the ability to take direction from co-workers, in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Ability to prioritize and to be well organized with tasks and record keeping
  • Basic computer skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service when interacting with patients, families, colleagues and physicians

Come and join our team if you are looking for an exciting opportunity where you will be support and empowered. 

All positions at GGH contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. GGH is committed to fostering a safe and healthy work environment which provides equal opportunities to people with disabilities. In pursuit of GGH’s vision of together, a healthier community for everyone, all employees are responsible for practicing the values of being compassionate, inclusive, respectful, collaborative, and inspired to provide the highest quality care and experience for patients and their families.


Guelph General Hospital

Guelph General Hospital

Save Lives and Improve Yours

If you’re looking for a place where you can feel at home while making a positive difference in the lives of others, you belong at Guelph General Hospital (GGH).

At GGH we provide you with the complex care equipment of a large hospital while retaining our small-city community ties, so you don’t feel lost in the shuffle.

We believe in a workplace that nurtures people and their unique skills, where differences are appreciated and allowed to flourish. Alongside our core values, diversity, equity, and inclusion are key elements of our goal to ensure the well-being of our patients, visitors, staff, and the community.


Working in the Royal City

Guelph is the perfect location for health care professionals seeking to make the most of life’s experiences. From our expansive trails and waterways to internationally recognized arts and cultural events, to diverse restaurants and craft breweries, the Royal City has something for everyone.


Life at GGH

We understand that it can be challenging to balance work and personal life. We’re here to make every effort to help our staff at GGH.

  • Competitive pay
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Vacation
  • Statutory holidays
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
  • Wellness Centre & Programs
  • Educational Support


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