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Sterile Services Technician

Job Reference: 421-HIF-1435A

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Sterile Services Technician
Harrogate District Hospital, Harrogate
£18,545 - £19,917 pa (pro rata)

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust cares for the population in Harrogate and the local area as well as across North Yorkshire and Leeds. We also provide children’s services in the North East in County Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Gateshead and Sunderland.

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you’re looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you.

Harrogate Integrated Facilities are inviting applications to fill a technician post in our reputable Sterile Services Department.

We have recently expanded and have opportunities to recruit dynamic, friendly and highly motivated individuals to our well established technical team of around 30 staff. You will be committed to teamwork and delivering a first class customer service.

The department specialises in processing surgical instruments and flexible endoscopes through the decontamination lifecycle, ready for patient use. It has a throughput of approximately 180,000 surgical instruments and 1500 flexible endoscopes each month.

Full training will be given for the role, but previous manufacturing or processing experience is advantageous.

Following a successful probation period and full training in the department, the candidate will be offered an Apprenticeship Standard 099 in Healthcare Science Assistant L2.

We are looking for staff for both full and part time vacancies to cover the following shifts: -

  • 00-14.00, 10.00-18.00 & 14.00-22.00 (on a rotation) Monday - Friday to include some weekend shifts 08.00-16.30.
  • Monday – Friday 10.00-15.00
  • Monday - Friday 16.00-21.00

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the department and the hospital to meet our friendly team and experience the way we work. To arrange this please contact the main office on 01423 557369.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameElaine Stanton or Jo HowieTelephone number01423 557369

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, physical or mental health condition, addiction or other healthcare need.

We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates, as the employing body will, in those circumstances, be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test requirements, as required by UKVI. All applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates, on their application.

All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children & Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

In submitting an application form, you automatically authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process, should you be appointed.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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