Coordinator | Medical Device Reprocessing |MDR| (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Position Summary

Interior Health is hiring a Coordinator, Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) for the Surgical Services Network.

The work site for this position is flexible anywhere within the Interior Health region!

How will you make an impact?

The Coordinator, MDR works closely with the Interior Health (IH) MDR team to ensure that device reprocessing accurately reflects the current standards of practice and the needs of IH. The Coordinator, as leader, has an integral part in the implementation and maintenance of the MDR Quality Assurance plan.

What will you work on?

The Coordinator is responsible for initiatives, including development of processes; assisting with implementation; follow up; and reporting. Specific initiatives include: annual practice and standards reviews; policies and procedures development; patient safety and customer satisfaction measures; staff education and competencies development; and building redesigns, renovations, and equipment/consumables procurement activities. The Coordinator will also have geographic responsibility to support assigned facilities.

Some of the key duties:

• Acts as a role model and provides expertise on MDR practices by demonstrating leadership, staying current with standards, and by promoting excellence in clinical practice.

• Building on collaboration with key stakeholders, develops an orientation and continuing education program for existing staff involved with MDR. Develops, implements, and maintains a delivery and evaluation framework to initially assess and provide ongoing monitoring of the orientation program to meet changing environments and new standards of practice.

• Participates in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a framework to implement core competencies and measure staff skills related to this. Provides support for education and training as indicated by application of the core competency framework. Continuously assesses and evaluates the framework.

• Facilitates and supports the standardization of equipment, instrumentation, and reusable and consumable products and supplies used in all aspects of MDR.

• Represents IH as required on Group Purchasing Organization and Health Shared Services BC product evaluation committees for reprocessing products, supplies, and equipment. Liaises with other departments and programs on similar initiatives for products requiring MDR input/evaluation.

• Develops, implements, and maintains priority MDR clinical practice standards for the Health Authority. Assists with development of Standard Operating Procedures, reviews and evaluates Manufacturers’ Instruction for Use, and supports the creation of work instructions where required.
• Plans, performs, and reports on results of MDR practice reviews in Acute Services, CIHS, and Residential Services. This includes recommending trends and areas of improvement for the Health Authority and individual sites.

• Provides expertise in the physical design of new and renovated reprocessing areas. This includes designing specifications, workflow, space needs, equipment requirements, physical plant requirements for new buildings, and redesign projects and renovations.

• Provides point of contact and assistance in issues resolution for facilities as assigned. Escalates issues as required to the Practice Leader.

• Supports the implementation and maintenance of the IH chosen Instrument Management and Tracking system. This includes providing leadership on process development, report generation, and identification of training/education needs for staff.

• Creates and maintains communication materials, education and training manuals, and other documentation as required.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Make an impact, love your work, apply today!

Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).

Qualifications

Education, Training, and Experience
• Certification in MDR from an accredited learning institute is required.
• Current registration with the Canadian Standards Association CMDRT or International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management is preferred.
• Five to seven years of recent, related work experience in all aspects of MDR.
• Adult educator and project management certificates are an asset.
• A post-secondary certificate in a related healthcare field, purchasing experience, the use of Meditech or E-Rex, and supervisory/management training or courses are all assets.

Skills and Abilities

• Collaborative style. Ability to work independently and without direct supervision.
• Proven leadership skills working with diverse groups of people. Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships and collaborate with key stakeholders across a range of groups.
• Demonstrated strong team-building and coaching/development skills. Ability to articulate and arouse enthusiasm for a shared vision and mission.
• Strong systems-thinking, critical analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
• Proven strong written and verbal communication skills. Good presentation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully educate adult learners including development of in-services, lesson plans, and different delivery methods based on the students’ strengths.
• Evidence of the ability to successfully manage and support change through negotiation and facilitation.
• Experience with all types of MDR equipment. Familiarity with a vast number of medical devices. Experience with computer equipment and software including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Meditech.
• Self-directed with effective organizational, time management, and prioritization skills.
• Defines own continuing education needs and maintains competency through reading literature, management development, seminars, and taking advantage of available educational offerings.
• A valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Comments

Starting salary is approximately from $67,864 to $97,555 and will be based on education, training and experience

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

Competition #:

01795707

Employee Type:

PERMANENT FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

NON-CONTRACT

Facility:

Flexible

Location:

Flexible

Department:

IH SURGICAL SERVICES ADMIN

Reports To:

NETWORK DIRECTOR, SURGICAL SERVICES

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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