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Technician

Job Reference: 297-QEF217-20

Employer:
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
CSSD
Location:
Gateshead
Salary:
£17,598 per annum (pro rata part time

YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR THIS VACANCY AS IT MAY CLOSE EARLIER THAN THE SPECIFIED DATE SHOULD EXCESSIVE APPLICATIONS BE RECEIVED

Please note should your application be successful, we will contact you via the email address you have provided on your application form.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON COMPLETION OF REFERENCE SECTION OF APPLICATION FORM

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and MUST cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Where possible this should be from two seperate employers. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

PLEASE NOTE it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their DBS certificate if a check is required for the post. There are two methods of payment either directly through the online portal using a credit or debit card or through deduction from your monthly pay over a maximum of three months.


All new entrants to the NHS will be appointed on the minimum of the pay scale in line with Agenda For Change Terms & Conditions.


QE Facilities Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.  QEF is a separate legal body which provides a range of non-clinical, high quality Estates and Facilities services. QEF has been established on the solid foundations of the NHS and is in the unique position to be able to provide a flexible, pro-active range of services as an independent commercial organisation, delivering significant savings and efficiencies to NHS organisations.

 

QE Facilities Ltd, Decontamination services

Decontamination Technician

Salary £17,598 pa increasing to £19,336 once fully competent

 2 POSTS  1 X 30 hours  &  1 X 22.5 HOURS – Permanent

PREVIOUS CANDIDATES NEED NOT APPLY

 

QE Facilities’ Decontamination Services based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead is seeking confident, self-motivated individuals to work/ train as Decontamination Technicians; successful applicants must poses excellent interpersonal and communication skills to join our busy team in providing a full range of decontamination services on a wide range of medical devices.

The role will incorporate rotational working across Sterile Services, Endoscopy Decontamination, Sterile Services Department logistics & Stores and the Medical Equipment Library. 

You must be able to demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach to working to cover holidays and sickness at short notice. The position is shift based including day, evening, night, weekend, and bank holiday rotas.

The role is physically demanding and involves input into all stages of the decontamination cycle, ensuring comprehensive records of all tasks are maintained for tracking & traceability purposes; this will necessitate the operation of specific computer and database applications; therefore IT literacy is required including knowledge of  IT applications such as Word, Excel & Outlook.

Within this role you will come into contact with contaminated devices i.e. blood body tissue etc.

 For additional Information, visits welcomed by:-

SSD and Theatre Integration Manager ashleigh.williams4@nhs.net  Tel: 0191 445 8482




Applicants who have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date are to assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who may require sponsorship through the UK Border Agency to work in the UK. However, those candidates must be aware that appointment to the post may not be considered if a suitably qualified experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available and/or the post does not attract sufficient points. During the interview process, all candidates will be requested to provide appropriate original documentation to ensure their legal right to work in the UK may be verified.

Candidates who require sponsorship are strongly advised to visit the UK Border Agency website and familiarise themselves with what is required. There is a facility on this site to access the points based calculator and work through an example which should assist candidates in their understanding of the process.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust is a smoke free organisation in line with Smoke Free Gateshead


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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