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Apply Now Job ID 1389645 Date posted 04/08/2020
Community :PENTICTON
Status :CASUAL
Position Summary

A Medical Device Reprocessing Technician/Perioperative Aide assists the surgical team with the preparation of the Operating Room (OR) theaters and the positioning and preparation of the surgical patients and related supplies/equipment.

A Medical Device Reprocessing Technician/Perioperative Aide performs a series of detailed technical duties related to the decontamination, sterilization, reassembly, function testing and distribution of medical and/or surgical supplies and instruments for various areas of the hospital; and performs related clerical duties and record keeping. Key skills are knowledge in the use and care of perioperative equipment and supplies.

In this position, the Medical Device Reprocessing Technician/Perioperative Aide supports the transporting of patients, specimens, equipment and supplies within the perioperative area. Key ability required is patient observation in order to provide input to the surgical team.

Penticton Regional Hospital has four operating room theatres and surgical services include orthopaedics, urology, ENT, obstetrics/gynecology, and general surgery.

This is a casual opportunity. Casual employment provides relief in positions occupied by regular full time and regular part time employees. This includes short-notice, on-call shifts to covering in a specific position. Casual employees are called in to work in the order of their seniority and accumulate seniority on the basis of the number of hours worked. Interior Health requires all employees that work Casual to work a minimum of 225 hours over a twelve (12) month period.

Once hired into a casual position, employees become eligible to apply internal on regular positions as they become vacant. Casual employees will receive 12.6% of their straight time pay, exclusive of all premiums, in lieu of scheduled vacations and statutory holidays. Upon completion of 180 hours, there is the option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans.

At Interior Health we value commitment to safety and best practice and find new ways to transform and improve the delivery of health care. We achieve goals through working together, supporting one another and celebrating our successes. Every person matters!


Education, Training and Experience:
• Grade 12.
• Successful completion of Sterile Processing Course, plus one year’s recent related experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Mathematical aptitude.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
• Ability to organize work.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Knowledge of surgical and medical terminology
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.

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