Medical Device Reprocessing Technician- Medical Device Reprocessing Department

​Req ID: 139328
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Dartmouth General Hospital  
Department: PERI DGH Prep & Sterile
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU
 Support Position
Posting Closing Date: 1-Oct-22

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager and Supervisor of the Medical Device Reprocessing Department and in accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, this position performs a series of detailed technical duties related to the decontamination, sterilization, reassembly, function testing and distribution of medical and/or surgical supplies and medical devices for the operating room and various areas of the hospital. In addition, this position performs related clerical duties and record keeping.

All responsibilities are carried out in adherence to professional standards, manufacturer’s instructions and departmental policies and procedures. The MDR Tech ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work as NSH, such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviors, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships, and interprofessional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:


• Grade XII
• Successful completion of an approved Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Program (course with practicum, preferred)
• Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certification
• Formal education in anatomy, medical terminology, microbiology, infection control preferred
• Membership with the Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Nova Scotia preferred
• Previous experience working in the setting preferred
• Experience operating MDR related equipment
• Knowledge of Infection Control measures and Routine Practices
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to problem solve
• An aptitude for tasks requiring manual dexterity and technical skill
• Computer experience
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
• Successful candidate is required to take and successfully pass a functional assessment to determine the physical capabilities to complete the physical job demands of the job

Physical Demands: Repetitive bending, repetitive lifting and carrying up to a maximum of 30 pounds, repetitive pushing and pulling carts up to a maximum of 400 pounds. Constant standing and walking. Exposure to chemicals, blood and body fluids and extreme heat and humidity as well as loud noise.

Where there are no applicants who have completed the Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Program, consideration for a Medical Device Reprocessing in Training may be given to applicants who are currently enrolled in an approved Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Program or who commit to completing this program at their own expense within the first 14 months of employment (must submit proof of course enrollment within six weeks of being hired into the Medical Device Reprocessing in Training position).


Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


  • Permanent Full Time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • 8 hour rotating shifts
  • On call may be required
  • Hours are subject to change

Compensation and Incentives

Medical Device Reprocessing Technician
$20.43 - $23.14 Hourly

Medical Device Reprocessing Technician-In-Training
$17.91 Hourly


Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan. 



Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Support bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 


Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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