SPD Technician
Mount Sinai Canada
Toronto, ON
There are two (2) temporary full-time opportunities for up to eighteen (18) months.

Responsible for the appropriate transfer, receipt, documentation, storage, organization and processing of all surgical instrumentation, equipment and other sterile supplies
Checks key inputs (e.g. detergent level, appropriate detergent/high level disinfectant type, printer paper) and outputs (e.g. cycle parameters, quality check as it relates to cleanliness and functionality, etc.) ensures proper equipment functionality
Ensures an appropriate decontamination, cleaning, preparation and assembly of instrumentation and supplies with strict adherence to appropriate departmental standards, policies and procedures to maintain safe patient care
Reprocesses rigid and flexible scopes for cystoscopy area, laparoscopic equipment and other delicate operating room equipment
Reprocesses surgical equipment in areas outside of the main OR such as Cysto and EOPS
Picks cases for the main ORs as well as Cysto and EOPS
Daily control and monitoring of inventory levels; ensures accessibility and replenishes sterile medical and surgical supplies as well as detergents and accessories for the reprocessing area
Performs key functionality tests such as Bio Indicator (B.I). and Chemical Indicator’s (C.I.) for various apparatus and reprocessing equipment
Ensures a qualitative output that meets the Hospital, provincial and federal healthcare standards and guidelines
Distributes supplies and equipment to the OR area
Stocks instrument room
Performs other duties consistent with the job classification
Job Requirements
Sterile Processing Certificate from an accredited community college, preferably with a practical placement component
Successful completion of high school diploma
Good knowledge of surgical instruments and procedures
1-2 years' of recent and relevant hands-on experience in a Sterile Processing environment preferred
Thorough knowledge of medical terminology and surgical set requirements
Thorough knowledge of OR instrumentation and medical/surgical supplies
In-depth knowledge of aseptic methods and practices
Ability to take direction, work cooperatively in a fast paced team environment, and work independently and prioritize workloads
Good understanding of quality control/assurance and ability to consistently deliver a high quality product
Capable of working in a fast paced environment with the ability to complete tasks within scheduled times
Above average attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to meet the physical demands of the position in order to perform the essential duties of the job which requires lifting/pushing (up to 25 lbs) and standing (up to 7.5 hours) for extended periods of time
Must be able to work with organic and inorganic residues such as blood and other bodily fluids and secretions seen on medical devices
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
Must be able to demonstrate computer experience and knowledge preferably with instrument tracking systems
Must be able to obtain a minimum of 65% in a job related exercise including the instrument recognition portion of it
Excellent customer service focus
Demonstrated ability to communicate and read using English in order to effectively perform essential requirements of this position
Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance history