CAREER SPOTLIGHT: Medical Device Reprocessing
Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) involves a team that works 24 hours a day to perform a series of detailed technical duties related to the decontamination, sterilization, reassembly, functional testing, record keeping and the distribution of medical and/or surgical supplies to various areas of the region. The MDR Team has been increasing to manage the need of sterile and reusable instruments within PMH while meeting Accreditation and CSA standards.
MDR continues to grow and change with advancing discoveries in Science and Technology,
There are currently 5 active MDR Sites within PMH: Brandon, Dauphin, Minnedosa, Neepawa, and Swan River. These 5 sites service 43 smaller communities that provide care to patients with the supplies being transported for reprocessing.
Medical Device Reprocessing Technician
The Medical Device Reprocessing Technician performs a series of detailed technical duties related to the decontamination, sterilization, reassembly, functional testing, and record keeping.
Employees in this position are trained in all aspects of Medical Device Reprocessing maintaining principles of infection control, decontamination, sterilization and aseptic technique and established policies, procedures and safety standards.
Education Required: Medical Device Sterile Supply Processing Course or a current Medical Device Technician Certificate. Applicants can be awarded a position (uncertified) if they do not meet the education requirements. There will be terms of employment set that would provide time to obtain the education.
MDR program can be taken at various institutions not limited to Vancouver Community College – MDRT 1103 MDRT Theory | VCC Course.
For more information regarding education, resources, and membership, please visit the Canadian Association of Medical Device Reprocessing CAMDR ACRDM Home – CAMDR