Nursing Aide - Ridge Meadows Hospital (RMH)

City Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows
Job ID 2023-43305
General and Clinical Support - Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR)
Posting Date
3 months ago(3/24/2023 1:21 PM)
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Salary at Time of Posting
$27.82 - $27.82 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.


Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. Learn more.


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Fraser Health is proudly recognized as a BC Top Employer. Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.


Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions.


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Detailed Overview

Distributes supplies, surgical instruments and related equipment for the Operating Room (OR); disassembles and re-assembles anaesthetic and related equipment, transports anaesthetic and related surgical instruments and/or equipment to the assigned area and maintains equipment and supplies; picks surgical supplies/instruments as per established procedures and/or physician's request, re-assembles surgical supplies/instrument tray, fills ward requests and delivers supplies to the appropriate area; performs related clerical duties.


  1. Disassembles and re-assembles a variety of instrument and equipment; replaces applicable worn parts such as tubing, as required.
  2. Picks surgical supplies/instruments for surgical cases as per established procedures and/or per physician's request; fills urgent requests from the OR for additional items required during surgical procedures.
  3. Prepares dirty instruments for transport; transports contaminated equipment and instruments to and from the Operating Room (OR); locates and obtains instruments/supplies, as required.
  4. Maintains cleanliness of sterilizers and sterile core and instrument room; cleans equipment room and shelving containing sterile and clean supplies.
  5. Distributes instrument and/or equipment in accordance to established procedures; works closely with Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) to ensure clear communication channels.
  6. Issues and/or delivers supplies, as requested; maintains departmental stock of supplies and checks against inventory levels, as per established procedures; reassembles supplies and sets up instrument trays.
  7. Restocks supplies and sets up anaesthetic carts according the established procedures; fills supply requests from the OR and receives sterile supplies, as required.
  8. Participates in the Departmental Quality Assurance Program by participating in the routine maintenance of departmental equipment by cleaning, checking and testing sterilizers and other related equipment.
  9. Transports specimens to the laboratory and picks up blood/blood products, as assigned.
  10. Assists with room set-up for cases by moving out dirty tables and equipment and moving in clean tables and equipment for the next case.
  11. Restocks carts for theatres by obtaining supplies from bulk supply carts provided to the OR area and puts supplies away, as needed.
  12. Performs clerical duties such as assisting with the recording of workload statistics on supplies and equipment, answering the telephone, completing maintenance requisitions for signature, and maintaining records/files.
  13. Performs other related duties, as assigned.


Education and Experience

Grade 12, successful completion of Sterile Supply Processing course, plus one (1) year's recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of surgical and medical terminology.
  • Mathematical aptitude.
  • Ability to communicate and deal effectively with others.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to organize work.


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