Instrument Reprocessing Technician

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Job Posting
29799 (Repost)
Vancouver - Point Grey Campus
CUPE 116(Service/Techs/Trades)
Research/Technical - CUPE 116
Research Asst/Tech 2
Instrument Reprocessing Technician
Dental Clinic
$42,864.00 (Annual)
Full-Time
Yes
2018/05/14
Budget Funded
2018/06/10 1

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This position works from 11 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday.
Job Summary
This position works in the dispensary to sterilize and disinfect clinical instruments and equipment required to ensure the smooth functioning of all of the clinical programs.
Organizational Status
This position would report to a Dental Assistant IV, who reports to the Clinic Director, who reports to the Dean.
Work Performed
1) HANDPIECE PROCESSING- Duties include all steps of handpiece processing. Wipe down each of the components of the used hand piece cassettes, then place each piece onto its corresponding lubricating & cleaning machine. Remove the components and put back into cassette, then place onto the steam trolley for sterilization. Load steam oven, start steam sterilization cycle, unload when done and place onto appropriate shelf.
2) BUR PROCESSING-
Duties include all steps of bur processing. Place used bur blocks in metal washer baskets, place into the small instrument washer. Remove bur baskets and place on bur station table. Check to ensure bur blocks are complete. Remove burs with debris on them and replace any missing ones. Bag for sterilization and place onto steam trolley for sterilization. Start sterilizer and unload when done.
3) COLD DISINFECTION-
Duties include all steps of the disinfection process. Load items into the cold disinfection bath, unload and rinse when done setting the timers on the different baths. Put all items into appropriate bins to dry off. Dry off any disinfected items on counter as required.
4) INSTRUMENT STERILIZATION PROCESSING-
Duties include all steps of the sterilization process including testing autoclaves to ensure vacuum is functioning properly. Perform biological indicator testing. Perform chemical indicator testing. Move instruments and cassettes in and out of the washers, and steam sterilizers. This involves the use of trolleys and physical labour; including lifting, bending, standing, scrubbing, rinsing. Setting of timers on different sterilizers required.
5) May maintain clinic, X-ray rooms and laboratory areas and performs other related duties.
Supervision Received
Works under minimal supervision from a Dental Assistant III or IV.
Supervision Given
None.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
If an error occurred, possible damage to hand-pieces, instruments and equipment. If incorrect decisions were made it would impact on the clinic functioning properly the next day. Proper sterilization and disinfection is vital to patient care and student curriculum requirements.
Qualifications
High School graduation.  Successful completion of a recognized Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certificate Program.  Minimum of 2 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment. Ability to deal with a diversity of people in a calm, courteous, and respectful manner.
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Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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