What you will learn
Upon completion of this program, graduates will have acquired the knowledge and ability to:
- Demonstrate responsibility and accountability of Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) duties by performing duties in an ethical and legal manner to ensure patient safety and recognizing the importance of ongoing professional development
- Use infection prevention and control measures in all areas of MDR clinical practice
- Follow written work instructions and perform MDR tasks
- Work safely, independently and collaboratively in an MDR Department
- Safely and correctly operate a variety of equipment used in MDR
- Communicate accurately with co-workers and customers to complete writing, speaking and listening tasks associated with MDR
- Solve problems appropriate to the clinical assignment by drawing on knowledge from the field of MDR
What to expect
This is a full-time face-to-face program with on-line supported learning. Classes are scheduled Monday to Friday. Hours may vary. The clinical placement may include some evenings.
The program is divided into two components: theory and clinical. Both components are taken simultaneously. The theory component is delivered through classroom instruction, group discussions, case-studies, and simulations. Students apply theoretical knowledge in the clinical practicum, which takes place in hospital MDR Departments.
- Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
- Proof of English proficiency and English 12 with a 'C+' or equivalent
- OACP 1108 Medical Terminology 1 or equivalent, taken within the last five years
- MSKL 1104 Interpersonal Communication Skills - Health or equivalent
Applicants are recommended to attend an MDRT Certificate Information Session.
- Criminal Record Check (CRC): In accordance to the Criminal Records Review Act, all individuals who work with vulnerable adults and/or children must complete a Criminal Records Check through the Ministry of Justice. Applicants to the program will be responsible for any costs incurred in the Criminal Record Check.
- Submission of a negative TB skin test. If the skin test is positive, proof of a negative TB chest x-ray is required.
- A VCC Immunization Record must be completed. Immunizations in the following are strongly recommended:
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
- Hepatitis B
- Influenza (on an annual basis)
- Chicken Pox
- This program is available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Program options for international students can be found at VCC International.
- Applicants must be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
- Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.
- Good command of spoken and written English language.
- Ability to attend to detail, to work accurately and neatly, and to manage time effectively.
- Ability to work under close direction as well as ability to act with initiative as 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.
- Reliable and dependable with good work habits.
- Flexibility to adjust to shift work.
- Absence of health problems which may affect ability to lift, stand for long periods, or perform repetitive movements.
- Absence of allergies to substances on the skin.
- Ability to lift at least 25 lbs, stand for a long period of time, and work in a specially designed environment. This program is not recommended for women who are pregnant, individuals with recent or chronic back injuries, and students with chronic skin conditions.
The student must complete the theory and clinical portions simultaneously in order to graduate.
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|MDRT 1211||Medical Device Reprocessing Clinical||20|
* This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.
Fees and other costs*
Please note that this program is eligible for student loans. Please contact Financial Aid for assistance.
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* Fees are approximate and subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Application and assessment fees are non-refundable.
Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
Any refunds are issued according to VCC's refund policy.
Please note: We are currently accepting applications for the Medical Device Reprocessing Technician program. The program will be commencing as planned in September, 2020 and February, 2021.
Prospective students are strongly encouraged to attend information sessions including MDR department tours at local hospitals. To join a session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.