Sterile Services Technicians

Equals One Ltd
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Sterile Service Technicians

Wythenshawe Manchester, M23

Various shifts available ranging from;

14.00/22.00 working 1 Sat or Sunday in 4

18:00/02:00 working 1 Sat or Sunday in 4

22:00/06:00 working 1 Sat or Sunday in 4

Pay is Agenda for change Band 2 - £15,404 + 44% for hours worked after 20:00 hrs and applicable unsocial or overtime payments for the weekend.

Ideally, candidates require at least 2 year’s sterile service (SSD) experience with a demonstrated good instrument recognition which includes experience processing Orthopaedic/Neurological/Ophthalmic instruments – However, full training will be given to the successful candidate/s


·To provide a high-quality service for the cleaning inspection, assembly and packing of sterile equipment for hospital and community settings.

·To take a flexible approach to work within the sterile services department.


·To ensure the effective preparation of sterile consumables (dressings, linen, instrument's and equipment) by the process of cleaning, inspection assembly and packing within predefined quality standards.

·To rigorously check, wash, lay-up and pack sets of theatre instruments to meet contract specifications within predefined quality standards.

·To safely operate and monitor machines and equipment (driers, washers, sterilisers) effectively.

·To ensure that repair's and missing instruments or equipment are recorded and logged on the Tracking and Traceability computer system.

·To ensure that repaired instruments or equipment are returned to stock or the appropriate coded sets.

·The post requires manual dexterity and the ability to use complex equipment for example, this role involves disassembly, inspection, decontamination, packaging and sterilisation of surgical instrumentation to predetermined standards. The decontamination and sterilisation processes are carried out using complex processing units.

·To undertake daily testing of Autoclaves and washers/disinfectors and related equipment.

·Participate in daily housekeeping and equipment preparation checks in accordance with Trust and National Standards.

·To organise own daily work within allocated areas, working unsupervised in the absence of a supervisor/team leader.

·The ability to recognise all surgical instruments and identify trays used within the trust.

·Assembling instruments and checking for safety and correct function in accordance with departmental procedures, specifications and best practice.

·To monitor and operate within required health and safety guidelines.

·To participate in staff development and training initiatives.

·To actively participate in the Synergy Healthcare Performance Management System.

·To undertake any other duties or tasks as reasonably required.

Interested? Please send your cv by return.

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