3779 - Decontamination Technician
Barnsley Facilities Services
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Barnsley Facilities Services here at Barnsley Hospital in the Decontamination Services Team as a Technician. The Decontamination Services Team are focused on delivering high quality, compliant services, at the right speed and cost to Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BHNFT) and BFS other customers; meeting customer needs, offering high levels of customer satisfaction and a safe environment for patients, staff and service users / customers to operate within.
You will be working within a team of technicians ensuring that the decontamination process for multiple areas is conducted in a timely and efficient manner. You will have the ability to prioritise conflicting demands ensuring strict deadlines are met. This is a rewarding and demanding role involving working within a Quality Management System.
The role requires decontaminating and collecting used medical equipment from theatres, clinical areas and departments, including the disassemble, cleaning, reassemble packing and sterilization of reusable medical devices including flexible endoscopes.
The hours for this role would span Mon to Fri 08.00 to 20.00, according to the candidate preference. Please state your preference at interview. This role may have alternate Saturdays (taking a day off during the week).There is also the possibility to be on-call.
For further information, please contact Carol Swayne 01226 431357 or Carolswayne@nhs.net
The interview date will be w/c 30/10/2023
Main duties of the job
In this role you will undertake decontamination science duties and assist (under supervision) the workforce of Decontamination Technician Supervisors, in providing a specialised decontamination of medical devices service contributing to the clinical care of the patient.
Carry out the receipt, disassembly, cleaning, reassembly, packing and sterilization of reusable medical devices within the ISO 13485:2016 and UK MDR 2002. Record all tasks in the Healthcare Science Information Systems (tracking and tracing) database.
Ensure all instrument sets are assembled in accordance with the sets contents lists and sterilized to laid down procedures. To ensure sterile goods are provided to all users, both internal and external, as and when required.
Work in accordance with the Departments Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Management Systems.
Certificates of Sponsorship
We welcome applications from individuals who may require sponsorship under the skilled worker or health & care visa route.
**Please note funding for travel and associated relocation costs may not be covered by the Trust**
Please see further details below.
BFS reserve the right to close this advert early.
Operating as a Wholly Owned Subsidiary to Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, BFS has over 40 years heritage in providing high quality estates, facilities, procurement services and Outpatient pharmaceutical services to the healthcare sector. With a turnover of over £50m per annum, we take pride in our people, the quality of our work and in making financial contributions back into the NHS, supporting our patients and staff to deliver front line patient services.
BFS are passionate about providing essential facilities and healthcare support services. Our highly skilled and experienced leading professionals take pride in what they do, delivering world-class services and best-in-class NHS standards.
We believe in our people, and our ethos is to put our customers and team at the heart of everything we do.
Our vision is to provide quality essential services, growing for the ultimate benefit of public healthcare and beyond.
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Barnsley Facilities Services (BFS) are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.
The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.
Job Description for Decontamination Technician
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