Wednesday , April 17 2024

NUH Jobs – Sterile Services Technician

Website Nottingham University Hospital

Job Description:

This work is physically demanding and involves lifting heavy equipment and pushing heavy trolleys. Previous experience in Sterile Services or formal qualifications are not required as full and comprehensive training will be given, however you must have a good standard of literacy and numeracy, have experience of working in a customer services environment and be computer literate to a basic level. Experience of working in a hospital, manufacturing or processing environment would also be advantageous.

Job Responsibilities:

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  • Checking and dismantling pieces of equipment prior to automated cleaning and disinfection.
  • Ensuring that all instruments are clean, reassembled and functioning following cleaning and disinfection
  • Packing, sealing and labelling the equipment prior to sterilisation and dispatch to the customer
  • Operation of the washer-disinfectors and autoclaves and tracking of items throughout the process.
  • Collect and transport contaminated instruments between various locations.
  • Undertake routine daily machine checks within specified parameters, referring any anomalies to the coordinator for assessment and action.
  • Disassemble and check contaminated instruments against tray lists prior to decontamination.
  • Manually pre-wash contaminated surgical instruments.
  • Load and operate ultrasonic and thermal washer disinfectors.
  • Assemble, inspect and pack decontaminated instruments prior to sterilisation.
  • Wrap and label instrument trays.
  • Load and operate autoclaves (steam sterilisers).
  • Perform quality checks of sterilised items, against specified parameters, prior to dispatch.
  • Report any failed checks or other problems to a Coordinator or Manager.
  • Maintain accurate records of all checks and procedures using both manual and electronic systems, including Instrument Management System (Scantrack).
  • Identify and report any broken or missing equipment in line with local procedures.
  • Undertake portering duties and City Hub duties as required.

Job Requirements:

  • ECDL or some other IT Qualification
  • Any qualification in decontamination.
  • Willingness to undertake further qualification relevant to the role
  • Previous experience of using technical equipment
  • Previous Sterile Services or theatre experience
  • Experience of working in a customer service environment
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing or processing environment
  • Basic adult numeracy and literacy qualification / GCSE pass in Maths and English. / Higher level of qualification
  • Basic computer literacy

Job Details:

Company: Nottingham University Hospital

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Coventry, GB

Application Deadline: N/A

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