May 22, 2024
CARING FOR THE BODY, MIND & SPIRIT SINCE 1869

Posting # 53187 - [ UNIFOR ]

Central Processing Technician (Medical Device Reprocessing), Central Processing - 1 position
Central Processing
St. Joseph's Hospital - London, ON
Full Time

It is understood that the hours of work reflect the current scheduling arrangements and are subject to change as determined by the Employer.

The role of the Central Processing Technician is to process, prepare and sterilize surgical instruments, equipment and supplies for use in the OR and Patient Care Units. To ensure consistent quality patient care, the successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to process a significant volume (10-15 complex sets; 20-25 non-complex sets and 30-40 extras per shift) of complex sets of instruments and assembled trays with consistent accuracy and attention to detail. The training required will be dependent on the successful applicant's experience.

The Central Processing Department operates 24/4. The position requires prolonged periods of standing, lifting (10kg), bending, pulling and pushing wearing complete personal protective equipment to perform cleaning of instruments in a fast pace environment.



Essential Qualifications

  • Secondary (High) School Diploma
  • Medical Device Reprocessing Certificate from an approved accredited community college
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Demonstrated oral, written and reading comprehension and communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork, assertiveness and positive interpersonal skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • 2 years Central Processing experience and/or equivalent in a health care environment
  • Knowledge of Surgical Instrumentation and Medical terminology
  • Knowledge related to the Basic Principles of Infection Control including Universal Precautions and Aseptic techniques
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine (primary series, boosters and/or XBB) OR one dose of XBB vaccine at least 14 days prior to the start date.
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: May 15, 2024
Submission deadline: May 21, 2024

Andrew Harriman-Duke, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.