New Executive 2017-2019

President- Debbie Church

Vice President- Rebecca White

Past President- Danny LeBlanc

Secretary- Courtney Buchanan

Treasurer- Bonnie Clarke

Membership- Barbie Young

Education- Carrie Fahie

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The Nominees are…

President

Bonnie Clarke

I began my career with CDHA in 2008 at the Halifax Infirmary as a Sterile Processing Technician. In 2012 I moved to the Dartmouth General Hospital, where I currently work in the role of the Charge Person for the MDR Department.

I have been a resource person, trained new staff, I have served on the Policy & Procedures committee and the Accreditation Team for MDR at DGH. I completed my Vancouver Community College Technician Course, CSA CMDRT course and the Purdue CSR Leadership course. I participate in as many educational opportunities as possible. Including our own MDRANS conferences and education days as well as CAMDR and IAHCSMM conferences.

I have been a member of MDRANS since I started with NSHA in 2008.

I have recently done some site visits for the association and really enjoyed meeting my peers throughout the province. I look forward to continuing to work with the association and members. I currently serve on the MDRANS Executive as Treasurer and would welcome the opportunity to serve as President for the next term.

Debbie Church

I began my career in the Medical Device Reprocessing Department at the QEII Health Sciences Center at the Halifax Infirmary Site in 1997. I was the Resource person for MDR for seven years and in that capacity worked very closely with the Nursing Units and Clinics. Being a Resource for MDR led to the responsibility of training all new staff that started as Technician’s in the department and from January 2008 to March 2009 I was the dedicated Charge person – and as such dealt with the day to day operations of our Unit. March 2009, I began my new role as the MDR Staff Developer where I am responsible to provide education, training and competency testing for all MDR Staff within Central Zone. In the past I chaired the Policies & Procedures for Capital District Health Authority and I am presently working with many of our Provincial Managers to develop provincial policies & procedures for NSHA. I also collaborate with Infection Prevention and Control to complete yearly audits throughout the district as well as educational sessions to staff throughout the Central Zone.

I have been an active member of MDRANS, formerly known as the CSANS for close to 20 years. In 2008 I joined the executive committee where I was the Secretary until I was elected in 2013 as the Vice President. During my 9 years on the MDRANS Executive I have been part of planning conferences, education sessions, and helping with the selection process for awarding scholarships.

Working in the role as the MDR Staff Developer I am very dedicated to providing education and learning opportunities for all Member of MDRANS. I have enjoyed my roles as the Secretary and Vice President of MDRANS these past 9 years and feel the knowledge I have gained has prepared me for this new endeavor as the MDRANS President.

 

Vice President

Rebecca White began her career in health care at the Dartmouth General Hospital in 1994. She completed her technician’s course from SAIT in 1998. In 2009 Rebecca completed a course in “Leadership Strategies for Healthcare Facilities” through Purdue University, and made the move to the Victoria General Hospital as the Technical Supervisor for the Sterile Processing Department.

In 2013, she moved to the Halifax Infirmary Site, also as the Technical Supervisor. Rebecca is an active member of Medical Device Reprocessing Association of N.S.(MDRANS) and has been for approximately 24 years. During this time, she has filled the roles of secretary, treasurer, 2 consecutive terms as president, and currently Rebecca is fulfilling the role of past president.

She is the provincial advisor for Nova Scotia in the Canadian Association of Medical Device Reprocessing (CAMDR).

Rebecca will be acclaimed as Vice President.

 

Treasurer

Tiffany Church

I began my career in Medical Device Reprocessing in 2009 at the Halifax Infirmary. I Completed the Vancouver Community College Technician Course in 2010. I am one of the resource staff which has led to the responsibility of training new staff and updating training modules and resources in that area. I am the current super user and resource person for endoscopes and also resource person for decontamination. I have been very involved within the department taking on the lead charge hand role for 2015. I became the President of our SPD Education Committee in 2015 where we fundraise to help staff complete Medical Device Reprocessing related courses and to attend conferences. I recently received my certification through CSA. I have been a member of the association since 2009 and have been on the executive as secretary since 2013.

I live in the Eastern Shore with my Husband. We have 2 adorable active boys age 5 and 2 that keep us on our toes. I am hoping to continue being an active member of the executive.

Bonnie Clarke

I began my career with CDHA in 2008 at the Halifax Infirmary as a Sterile Processing Technician. In 2012 I moved to the Dartmouth General Hospital, where I currently work in the role of the Charge Person for the MDR Department.

I have been a resource person, trained new staff, I have served on the Policy & Procedures committee and the Accreditation Team for MDR at DGH. I completed my Vancouver Community College Technician Course, CSA CMDRT course and the Purdue CSR Leadership course. I participate in as many educational opportunities as possible. Including our own MDRANS conferences and education days as well as CAMDR and IAHCSMM conferences.

I have been a member of MDRANS since I started with NSHA in 2008.

I have recently done some site visits for the association and really enjoyed meeting my peers throughout the province. I look forward to continuing to work with the association and members. I currently serve on the MDRANS Executive as Treasurer and would welcome the opportunity to serve as President for the next term.

Secretary

Debbie Church

I began my career in the Medical Device Reprocessing Department at the QEII Health Sciences Center at the Halifax Infirmary Site in 1997. I was the Resource person for MDR for seven years and in that capacity worked very closely with the Nursing Units and Clinics. Being a Resource for MDR led to the responsibility of training all new staff that started as Technician’s in the department and from January 2008 to March 2009 I was the dedicated Charge person – and as such dealt with the day to day operations of our Unit. March 2009, I began my new role as the MDR Staff Developer where I am responsible to provide education, training and competency testing for all MDR Staff within Central Zone. In the past I chaired the Policies & Procedures for Capital District Health Authority and I am presently working with many of our Provincial Managers to develop provincial policies & procedures for NSHA. I also collaborate with Infection Prevention and Control to complete yearly audits throughout the district as well as educational sessions to staff throughout the Central Zone.

I have been an active member of MDRANS, formerly known as the CSANS for close to 20 years. In 2008 I joined the executive committee where I was the Secretary until I was elected in 2013 as the Vice President. During my 9 years on the MDRANS Executive I have been part of planning conferences, education sessions, and helping with the selection process for awarding scholarships.

Working in the role as the MDR Staff Developer I am very dedicated to providing education and learning opportunities for all Member of MDRANS. I have enjoyed my roles as the Secretary and Vice President of MDRANS these past 9 years and feel the knowledge I have gained has prepared me for this new endeavor as the MDRANS President.

 

 

 

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Registration

Early bird registration! Register and pay for conference by August 31 and your name will go in for a draw for a $50 NSLC gift card.

Our next AGM will be held at the Oak Island Inn from the 22 – 24 September, 2017.
Keep your eyes on our website for further information.

We can now accept EMT for membership fees. Please email to: mdrans1@hotmail.com. If you choose this option for payment, please fax your completed membership form to 902-460-4545 and email us the password for the transaction.

MDRANS Conference Registration Form 2017

Contact us at: mdrans1@hotmail.com

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