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Coordinator, Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR)

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Author pmnationtalk
Date March 21, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Flexible
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Coordinator, Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Competition #: 01379886
Bargaining Unit: NON-CONTRACT
Facility: Flexible


Position Summary
Under the direction of the Practice Leader, Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR), the Coordinator, MDR works closely with the Interior Health (IH) MDR team to ensure that device reprocessing accurately reflects the current standards of practice and the needs of IH. The Coordinator, as leader, has an integral part in the implementation and maintenance of the MDR Quality Assurance plan. The Coordinator is responsible for initiatives, including development of processes; assisting with implementation; follow up; and reporting. Specific initiatives include: annual practice and standards reviews; policies and procedures development; patient safety and customer satisfaction measures; staff education and competencies development; and building redesigns, renovations, and equipment/consumables procurement activities. The Coordinator will also have East Kootenay/Kootenay Boundary geographic responsibility to support assigned facilities.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities are, but not limited to:
1. Acts as a role model and provides expertise on MDR practices by demonstrating leadership, staying current with standards, and by promoting excellence in clinical practice.
2. Develops an orientation and continuing education program for existing staff involved with MDR.
3. Participates in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a framework to implement core competencies and measure staff skills related to this.
4. Facilitates and supports the standardization of equipment, instrumentation, and reusable and consumable products and supplies used in all aspects of MDR.
5. Develops, implements, and maintains priority MDR clinical practice standards for the Health Authority. Assists with development of Standard Operating Procedures, reviews and evaluates Manufacturers’ Instruction for Use, and supports the creation of work instructions where required.
6. Plans, performs, and reports on results of MDR practice reviews in Acute Services, Community Integrated Health Services, and Long-Term Care Services. This includes recommending trends and areas of improvement for the Health Authority and individual sites.
7. Provides point of contact and assistance in issues resolution for facilities as assigned. Escalates issues as required to the Practice Leader.
8. Supports the implementation and maintenance of the IH chosen Instrument Management and Tracking system. This includes providing leadership on process development, report generation, and identification of training/education needs for staff.
9. Creates and maintains communication materials, education and training manuals, and other documentation as required.

This position’s schedule is Monday to Fridays 08:00 to 16:00 hours. Travel is required in this role within the health authority. Travel could be up to 2 weeks during a month where visits to long term care, hospitals, and/or public health primary care centres occur. Access to personal vehicle will be required; a valid Driver’s License is necessary.

This position has no direct reporting staff.

This is a temporary, full time position which will run until approximately September 2020, or until the return of incumbent. This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health. Relocation Allowance package to be offered with position.

Education, Training, and Experience:
• Certification in MDR from an accredited learning institute is required.
• Current registration with the Canadian Standards Association CMDRT or International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management is preferred.
• Five to seven years of recent, related work experience in all aspects of MDR.
• Adult educator and project management certificates are an asset.
• A post-secondary certificate in a related healthcare field, purchasing experience, the use of Meditech or E-Rex, and supervisory/management training or courses are all assets.

LEADS Capabilities – Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self – self-awareness, demonstrates character
• Engages Others – communicates effectively
• Achieves Results – takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results
• Develops Coalitions – mobilizes knowledge, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service
• System Transformation – encourages and supports innovation, champions & orchestrates change

Skills and Abilities:
• Collaborative style. Ability to work independently and without direct supervision.
• Proven leadership skills working with diverse groups of people. Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships and collaborate with key stakeholders across a range of groups.
• Demonstrated strong team-building and coaching/development skills. Ability to articulate and arouse enthusiasm for a shared vision and mission.
• Strong systems-thinking, critical analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
• Proven strong written and verbal communication skills. Good presentation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully educate adult learners including development of in-services, lesson plans, and different delivery methods based on the students’ strengths.
• Evidence of the ability to successfully manage and support change through negotiation and facilitation.
• Experience with all types of MDR equipment. Familiarity with a vast number of medical devices. Experience with computer equipment and software including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Meditech.
• Self-directed with effective organizational, time management, and prioritization skills.
• Defines own continuing education needs and maintains competency through reading literature, management development, seminars, and taking advantage of available educational offerings.
• A valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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