Job descriptionA full time Sterile Service Technician is required to work as part of a dedicated and hard-working team in the decontamination and reprocessing of reusable medical devices within the Sterile Services Department at UHCW NHS Trust. If you are flexible, hard working and have a keen eye for detail, come and join the team that keeps the surgical services throughout the Trust going, saving lives 365 days a year. We decontaminate, reprocess and return all reusable surgical equipment from UHCW NHS Trust and various other facilities - over 160 000 items a year, from single instruments up to surgical sets containing 100+ instruments. Previous experience of working within a sterile services environment would be advantageous but not essential, as full training will be given by our experienced training team. The ideal candidates will: Be diligent in their work Have an excellent eye for detail Possess the ability to focus and avoid distractions Be team players but also confident working on their own initiative Be confident in closely following specific work instructions once trained 37.5 hours per week (full time) - shift pattern to be filled : Tuesday to Friday 2pm - 10pm and Saturday 1pm - 9pm Closing Date: Please be advised that this job advert is capped for numbers and will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Previous applicants need not apply. University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK. We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do. Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare. We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence®designated organisation – please click the link for further details about this prestigious award.Pathway To Excellence ® - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk) By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team. The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values. Collect used equipment from service users in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with departmental and Trust procedures. Sort used equipment by decontamination category as specified by departmental procedures. Participate in daily housekeeping and equipment preparation checks in accordance with Trust and national standards. Undertake daily user tests & approvals as required on washer-disinfectors Undertake cleaning of medical devices by the use of washer-disinfectors or manually where required using personal protective equipment provided. Be able to recognise all surgical instruments and identify trays used within the trust once full competence training is completed. Examination of cleaned devices to validate cleaning processes. Assemble instruments and checking for safety and correct function in accordance with departmental procedures, specifications and best practice. Ensure cleanliness / follow clean room dress procedures and dress codes in the rest of the department and hospital. Package instruments as specified in the clean room. Maintain correct work patterns in dirty and clean zones of the sterile supply unit and conform to clean room requirements as per operational directives. Use of autoclaves to sterilize devices ensuring cycle runs meet prescribed parameters and undertaking daily user tests as required following training. Receipt of equipment requisitions from service users, preparation, dispatch and transportation to destination ensuring correct delivery of items. Maintain stocks of process / raw materials and identify any deficiencies to department supervisors. Assist with stock inventory checks in accordance with Trust and departmental procedures. Ascertain priorities during times of peak workload by discussion with departmental supervisors. Comply with departmental systems for signing off items assembled/checked and adhering completely to the use of tracking and traceability systems and documentation. Take part in on call rota once competence training is completed. Ensure that departmental policies are followed to ensure departmental registration to European quality standards for sterile services. For further details please see the attached job description.
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