Are you a detail-oriented individual looking for a rewarding career in the health care sector? Become a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician by enrolling in this certificate program today. This program, composed of both a theory and clinical component, will prepare you to work as a Technician in a Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) Department.
Medical device reprocessing technicians are responsible for organizing, decontaminating, and sterilizing medical instruments in hospitals and clinics.
Upon completion of this program, you will be qualified to work as a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician in a variety of work environments:
- Health Clinics
- Optometry Clinics
- Dental Clinics
- Research Centers
What you will learn
Upon graduation, you will have acquired the knowledge, skills and abilities to safely and correctly operate a variety of equipment used in MDR and demonstrate the ability to perform the following duties in an ethical and legal manner to ensure patient safety:
- function testing
CNC is an approved training provider for Medical Device Reprocessing Technician through the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
Examples of salaries for Medical Device Reprocessing Technicians.
Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Associate Certificate Courses
This program, composed of both a theory and clinical component, will prepare you to work as a Technician in a Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) Department. Upon graduation, you will have acquired the knowledge and ability to safely and correctly operate a variety of equipment used in MDR and demonstrate responsibility and accountability of MDR duties by performing duties in an ethical and legal manner to ensure patient safety.
Locations & Dates
CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.
January 10 - June 21
Applicants require proof of successful completion of the following:
- High school graduation or equivalent.
- English Studies 12, or English First Peoples 12, or ENGL 050, or ENGL 051, (minimum
C) or equivalent.
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A program with a limited number of seats per intake and is on a “first qualified, first admitted” basis.
Prior to the start of the practicum, accepted students require:
- Proof of immunization status as outlined by the BC Centre for Disease Control and as outlined in the Practice Education Guidelines BC Immunization. See Practice Education Guidelines.
In the case of an outbreak, students who do not comply with the immunization guidelines may experience restrictions during the clinical portion of their education by the placement facility, until proof of immunity is provided or until the outbreak is declared over. Being restricted from a required clinical site may directly affect your ability to successfully complete the program.
- Criminal Record Check (RCMP criminal record checks are not accepted)
Students must complete a provincial Schedule B criminal record search because there is a practicum component involving work with vulnerable people. A search which identifies relevant
criminal convictions may prevent students from registering for practicum. To graduate from the MDRT program, each practicum must be successfully completed.
Note: All costs associated with certifications, courses, and/or documentation requirements are the student’s responsibility.
Students should be aware that the following characteristics are strongly recommended to be successful in the MDRT program:
- English language proficiency.
- Ability to attend to detail, to work accurately and neatly, and to manage time effectively.
- Ability to work under close direction as well as the ability to act with initiative as a member of a health care team.
- Ability to work in a busy atmosphere and to respond quickly to both verbal and written requests.
- Ability to work in a hospital setting. Previous hospital experience may be an advantage.
- Ability to behave respectfully in the workplace.
- Reliability and dependability with good work habits.
- Flexibility to adjust to shift work.
- Absence of allergies to substances on the skin and the ability to wear gloves for extended period.
- Ability to lift at least 25lbs., stand for a long period of time, and work in a medical environment.
Invest in your future
The estimated cost for this program is $6808.
A $720 seat deposit will be required upon acceptance to the program.
These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus. Check the fee schedule for more details.
Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.
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