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Utility Transport Aide

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August 13 2022 
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Humber River Hospital. Lighting New Ways In Healthcare.


Five years since opening our doors as North America's first fully digital hospital and 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 Hospital, 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 Hospital 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 Hospital, 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!


We have an exciting opportunity for a Utility Transport Aide to join our team.


Reporting Relationship: Director, Projects & Biomedical Engineering
Employee Group: NOWU Service
Location: Across all sites
Hourly Rate: $23.313 - $23.773

Schedule: Days, evenings, nights, statutory Holidays and weekends

Position Summary

The Utility Transport Aide is responsible for operating and maintaining the flusher disinfector cleaners; Arjo Tornado and Typhoon machines; equipment inventory and battery replacement, and performs a variety of activities, which supports nursing care and unit activities. These unit activities focus on the provision of supplies and hardware which include reprocess able items (bedpans, basins and urinals) and transporting of soiled medical devices to Sterile Processing Department (SPD).


Reporting Relationship

Utility Transport Aide will report directly to the Director of Projects & Biomedical Engineering and work closely with the Infection Prevention and Control Coordinators.



  • Understand and comply with Hospital and Departmental Policies and Procedures.
  • Seek clarification when unsure of a policy, a procedure or an assignment.
  • Sign in at the beginning of your shift, as well as, sign out at the end of the shift via computer (Meditech)
  • Pick up Ascom phone and sign out.
  • Test the disinfectors
  • Operate Flusher Disinfector Cleaner: Arjo Tornado and Typhoon
  • Track Arjo usage and disinfect Arjo machines on a weekly basis
  • Ensure full completeness of inventory of hardware and specified equipment for each assigned area
  • RTLS equipment battery checks and replacements
  • Stock Clean Equipment room with appropriate stock level of hardware
  • Co-ordinate departmental needs with SPD, including but not limited to
    • Pick Up delivery times
    • Re-ordering of Hardware
    • Stocking of pre-approved stock level of hardware
    • Pick up soiled instruments
  • Disposed of any cracked or damaged hardware
  • Work collaboratively and proactively with Environmental services and SPD personnel to ensure timely availability of medical/surgical supplies
  • Wipe down disinfector each day
  • Report immediately all incomplete assignments, malfunctioning equipment or exceptional events to the dispatch call (50,000) center, IPAC department and Director of Projects & Biomedical Engineering
  • All employees of HRH share a common responsibility to act in accordance with the commitment to safe and compassionate patient care and a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
  • At the RCC site this role will also be responsible for patient portering and soiled carts transport

General Responsibilities:

  • All employees of HRH share a common responsibility to act in accordance with the commitment to safe and compassionate patient care and a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Work in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations including but not limited to: use or wear of equipment or protective devices or clothing for safety purposes, report to their manager any contravention of this Act or regulations or the existence of any hazards of which he or she knows
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the Internal Responsibility System (IRS) in relation to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and attend all required Health and Safety training.



  • Knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (attend training as required)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Reprocessing and Sterile Supply Processing
  • Central Sterilization (CSAO) or Sterile College certification required
  • Knowledge of medical supplies and high level disinfection equipment required
  • Knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control Standards
  • Two years of recent related hospital medical/surgical supply experience
  • Grade 12 education or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision
    • Demonstrated ability to cope frequently and for long periods of time with physical demands such as walking, bending, pushing, and heavy lifting (ability to lift 25-30 pounds repeatedly)
    • Ability to handle stressful situations in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to operate, with training, machinery, i.e. Disinfectors
    • Ability to function while wearing personal protective equipment-gowns, gloves, eyewear and masks
  • Effective Customer Service skills required.
  • Excellent attendance and discipline free record required.


Why Humber? Why Now?

Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care, as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and encompass our values of CompassionProfessionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.

We are a Huron Consulting hospital, focused on building our evidence-based leadership practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.

Humber River Hospital is a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), which is a dynamic network of academic health organizations providing leading edge research, teaching and clinical care.

We have collaborated with TAHSN member institutions in addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our membership in TAHSN supports our strategic pillar of advancing Humber River Hospital as a community academic hospital.

Humber River Hospital was the recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Patient Safety Award by the Canadian College of Health Leaders. This award recognizes teams that are committed to improving patient safety within a healthcare environment, through leadership, innovation, culture, and best practises.


Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it is our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.


This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.

Humber River Hospital is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe that diversity drives our culture of innovation. By bringing together a variety of different perspectives, it fuels our creative thinking, generates new ideas and creates solutions designed to address tomorrow's healthcare challenges today. We take pride in providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We also provide accommodation to applicants and all of our employees - from hire to retire.


Let us know what we can do to help you be successful during your recruitment experience at Humber River Hospital.







Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Humber River Hospital, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee's first date of employment  Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital's obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis

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