CPS Technician
Trillium Health Partners
Mississauga, ON
Job Description


Position: CPS Technician - Full Time

File #: 2019-15542

Status: Full Time

Role Level: CUPE 05 - $23.794 – $25.652 per hour

Department: Medical Device Reprocessing

Hours of Work/Shifts: Nights

Site: Mississauga Hospital

Reposted: Novmeber 14, 2019

Internal Deadline: November 21, 2019

  • The location of any vacancy/position may be changed or reassigned as per operational needs
Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Our Mission: A New Kind of Health Care for a Healthier Community

When we set out to build our vision and future, we connected with our community - patients, families, visitors, physicians, staff and volunteers. The foundational goals of our new strategic plan - quality, access and sustainability - anchor everything we do. Our mission for a new kind of health care is built on an inter-connected system of care organized around patients - inside and outside the hospital.

At THP, we are relentless in providing high quality, compassionate care to our communities and take great pride in fostering an inclusive and accessible environment and we are all accountable for contributing to a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing and promoting excellence in patient care though advancing patient and staff safety. If you are passionate about what you do, motivated to improve the health of the community, committed to excellence, quality and patient safety we would like you to join our Better Together team!

Position Summary:
Responsible for the reprocessing of patient care equipment and instruments for use in surgery and other patient care areas. Duties include the collection of soiled instruments/equipment, decontamination, inspection, assembly, packaging, sterilization, storage and distribution.

Key Qualifications:
Mandatory College certification in Sterile Supply Processing, incorporating 3 course modules including practicum (120 hours) in a hospital sterile processing department.
Must have CSA certification or obtain within 1 year of employment
Minimum grade 12 education and/or equivalent.
Experience with medical terminology an asset.
Minimum 1 year hospital work experience in sterile processing techniques and preparation of medical supplies and equipment.
Demonstrated knowledge of surgical instrumentation.
Must successfully complete the required in-house orientation/training program within the defined probationary period.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral.
Ability to meet the physical demands of the job
Positive work and attendance record is essential

Key Responsibilities:
Collects contaminated/soiled equipment, instruments, trays, etc. and returns to CPS.
Cleans and terminally decontaminates surgical instruments and other reusable equipment in accordance with established departmental protocols.
Manual cleaning/brushing of heavily soiled instruments/equipment in enzymatic detergent prior to mechanical washing.
Operates washer-disinfectors, cart washer and sonic cleaner for decontamination of all instruments and equipment.
Dismantles, cleans, inspects and reassembles equipment/instruments as appropriate.
Checks functionality and cleanliness of equipment/instruments prior to assembly.
Ensures supplies/trays are wrapped correctly in sterilization wrapper/pouch to include sterilization integrator and labeled with the appropriate sterilization tape.
Loads, unloads and monitors the parameters of sterilizers.
Performs and documents biological testing on all sterilization equipment.
Carries out all sterilization procedures and related duties in accordance with established standards for sterilizers.
Understands and follows principles of event related sterilization.
Distributes supplies/trays to OR and other designated clinical areas.
Prepares surgical case carts for surgical procedures following pick list protocol.
Replenishment of crash carts, intubation boxes, latex-free boxes and contact precaution carts.
Assembly/testing of portable suction equipment.
Custom preparation of all special supplies as needed.
Responds immediately to urgent requests as required by all patient care areas.
Inspects and reports all damaged equipment and supplies immediately to the Supervisor/Lead Hand or designate.
Participates in Quality Assurance Audits and assists with documentation of same.
Documents workload measurement statistics as required.
Maintains a clean and safe work environment.
Performs all work in a safe and proper manner in accordance with Trillium Health Partners principles and protocols and all legislative requirements/codes/regulations/standards, including WHMIS, MOE, OH&S, etc.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Internal candidates who believe they possess the necessary qualifications and experience for this position and who have been in their current position for at least six (6) months are encouraged to apply.

To pursue this career opportunity, please visit our website: www.trilliumhealthpartners.ca

Trillium Health Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing, based on our values compassion, excellence and courage. To be Better Together, we commit to fostering a respectful workplace culture that promotes a safe and supportive environment for everyone who provides care, supports caregiving, receives care or visits the hospital.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Trillium Health Partners is identified under the French Language Services Act.

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.