Job title: SPD Aide

Company: Humber River Hospital

Job description: Position ProfileHumber River Health. Lighting New Ways In Healthcare.Since opening our doors in 2015 as North America’s first fully digital hospital, we remain unwavering in our belief that we can change the hospital where we work, the community where we live, and the world of healthcare beyond our borders. Serving a community of 850,000 residents in North West Toronto, Equity Inclusivity and active participation in the North West Toronto Ontario Health Team are key initiatives important to our Team. At Humber River Health, we use a custom combination of technology and clinical expertise to rebuild elements of care. We make technology work for staff and physicians; giving them more time to spend with patients, to eliminate inefficiencies, and to reduce the chance of errors. Humber River Health is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University and committed to becoming a community academic hospital. Clinical Excellence, Optimizing Care through Technology and Community Connection frame our Research Strategy.At Humber River Health, we’re not hoping for a renaissance, we are making it happen. As part of our dynamic team, you can lead the way, as we continue our journey towards high reliability care!Join our Sterile Processing Department as we work together to deliver compassionate, professional and respectful care that is responsive to the healthcare needs of our community.We are looking for an SPD Aide to support our Sterile Processing DepartmentHiring Rate Range: $24.723 – $25.212Shift: Must be available for all rotating shifts (days, evenings, nights) on weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays.Employee Group: NOWU ServiceResponsibilities:

Material Handler - day shift
  • In accordance with the principles of infection control, decontamination , sterilization, and aseptic techniques, and established policies, procedures, and safety standards:
  • Inspection, testing, setting up and maintaining all hardware and or trays needed by the Clinics and or departments in the hospital
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance on medical devices, equipment, and supplies. Identifies damaged or malfunctioning medical devices, equipment, and supplies. Reports, records, initiates, and follows up on repairs to faulty medical devices, equipment, and supplies as required
  • Receives, sorts, dissembles, cleans, decontamination, assembly and sterilize medical devices o Decontamination and sterilization of hardware and case cart picking
  • Loads and operates sterilizing equipment. Monitors sterilizing equipment operation and performs standard quality assurance tests on effectiveness of the sterilization process in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications and stores, rotates medical devices
  • Assembly and scanning based on computerized instrument tracking system and prints labels to adhere to tray, peel pouch and containers
  • Receives, fills, and delivers urgent and routine requests for medical devices, supplies, and equipment for the OR and/or other patient areas
  • Monitors and maintains established levels of sterile and non sterile supplies used throughout the Hospital and department in accordance with pre-determined quantities and needs by performing duties such as performing inventory counts, requisitioning of supplies and equipment, reporting and recording shortages, problems and complaints related to medical devices, supplies and equipment
  • Adheres to departmental and Hospital policy and procedures
  • Performs routine cleaning/sanitation of work stations/areas, storage areas, processing machines, and equipment
  • Performs related clerical duties such as maintaining records, answering telephones, filing, data entry, and information retrieval from computer
  • Assists with orientation and training of new staff and students
  • Prints pick lists using a computerized system. Picks and distributes medical devices sets, equipment, and supplies for medical and/or surgical procedures for various patient care procedures/areas
  • Replenishes procedure and specialty supply carts for various patient care Areas on a regularly scheduled basis in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Performs and records environmental safety monitoring activities
  • Transporting medical/surgical equipment, case carts etc.
  • Distribution and collection of supplies, instruments, trays, etc. from the entire hospital and reprocessing in the appropriate way may be required
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Grade 12 or equivalent required
  • Completion of Medical Device Reprocessing Certificate from a Canadian Accredited Community College.
  • Current registration by the Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Ontario (MDRAO)
  • Two years recent experience including but not limited to: reprocessing, decontamination, sterilization, inspection, testing, setting up, maintaining, transporting distribution and collection of trays, case carts, medical instruments, equipment, and hardware required
  • Good working knowledge of medical supplies, instruments, hardware, and sterilization equipment required
  • Knowledge of surgical and medical terminology
  • Good command of the English Language (both verbal and written) required
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to operate, with training, machinery, i.e. sterilizers
  • 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
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, and the ability to work alone or as a part a team
  • Excellent attendance and discipline free record required

Why choose Humber River Health?At Humber River Health, our staff, physicians, and volunteers are lighting new ways in healthcare. We are proud to be recognized as a part of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. We support employees by providing evidence-based leadership and cultivating a culture that consistently wows as a Huron Consulting hospital. We are a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) and are deeply involved in research and academic collaboration. We are dedicated to high-quality patient care and demonstrate our values of compassion, professionalism, and respect.Attracting and retaining a workforce that represents the diverse communities surrounding Humber River Health, is a priority. We encourage applicants from all equity-deserving groups, including but not limited to, individuals who identity as Indigenous, racialized, seniors, persons living with disabilities, women, and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ.Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process as well as during employment at Humber River Health. Please direct any accommodation requests to our recruitment team.

Location: Toronto, ON

Job date: Sat, 29 Jun 2024 05:50:26 GMT