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Surgical Systems Technician (CUPE), MDRD – Casual – Markham Site

Markham Stouffville Hospital

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted May 22, 2023.

Land Acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.


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Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of Respect, Trust, Commitment, Compassion and Courage
  • You are a patient and/or client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills


What we are looking for:

As a Surgical System Technician you will provide support in Outpatient Procedure Suites – Endoscope Reprocessing while working closely with all members of the inter-professional team.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Stocking and verification of consumable and reusable supplies in sterile storage area, procedure rooms and anaesthesia carts
  • Ordering and checking procedural case carts
  • Ordering and maintaining departmental general supplies and linen
  • Assisting the staff in preparation of procedure rooms between cases (turnover)
  • Assembly and preparation of specialized equipment and supplies for procedures and assist with the disassembly after procedures
  • Handling of  sterile and high level disinfected supplies and equipment
  • Reprocessing of endoscopes and general surgical instruments
  • Operating AER, and maintaining reprocessing standards of endoscopes
  • Working and adhering to standards for work within a sterile environment


 What you bring to the role:


  • Graduate of a Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) program at a recognized College or MDRD certification with recent experience in a MDRD and appropriate recertification (every 5 years)
  • Recent experience in a MDRD setting is an asset
  • Endoscope reprocessing certificate, from a recognized endoscopy vendor, within the last 5 years is an asset
  • Recent Endoscope reprocessing experience is preferred
  • Membership with MDRAO is an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge of surgical instrumentation, reprocessing equipment, and sterile technique 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within the interprofessional team
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to prioritize
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment requiring minimal supervision
  • Ability to work weekday, evening and weekend day shifts
  • Experience with computers would be an asset
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance record with the ability to maintain this same standard
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families etc) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required.


Work Schedule:

The successful candidate will be required to work primarily 8 hour day shifts, Monday to Friday.

Please note, schedule is subject to change based on operational needs of the department.



Salary Grid CU03:
$24.66 – $26.70 per hour


Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations.  Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 435,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).


Our 526 physicians, 28 midwives, over 3,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?


COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


 Oak Valley Health Diversity Statement 

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital or family status, belief system, or other factors related to one’s personal identity and/or values. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.