Alberta Health Services has been involved with the Medical Reprocessing Technician Program since 2008, and works in close cooperative partnership with Alberta Business & Educational Services (ABES) to ensure that the MDRT program grows with the industry, and surpasses expectations in terms of curriculum and quality of graduates. Alberta Health Services provides our students with a practicum, and as a result 96% of our graduates are hired by Alberta Health Services following their practicum experience.
ABES Prepares You for Employment
The program contains 760 hours of instruction combined with 320 hours of unpaid work experience. Graduates of this comprehensive Alberta Business & Educational Services (ABES) program will write the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) examination. Success in this exam is now a pre-requisite to employment as a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician in Alberta, and ABES remains the only educational institution in Alberta to include the IAHCSMM designation during training. All staff working in Medical Device Reprocessing must be certified prior to April 2015; and our teachers and staff are best-equipped to prepare students for the examination.
Salary You Can Expect
According to the 2011 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Medical Device Reprocessing Technicians have a wage rate median of $19.63 per hour to start and a maximum rate of $22.93 per hour once experienced in the industry.