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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/11/2020.

Decontamination Services Assistant

Job Reference: 405-20-SS182DEC-B

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum

Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Oustanding Career




We are currently recruiting for a highly motivated Decontamination Services Assistant to join our small friendly team.

The successful applicant will be expected to work in the Sterile Services Department and the Endoscopy Decontamination Department and full training will be provided.

You will be expected to be able to follow clear working instructions in order to meet the standards required to deliver quality care for our patients.

You should be able to work as part of a team and be able to work under pressure in a constantly changing production environment.

Although not essential, it would be desirable for the successful applicant to have a clean driving licence and be prepared to undertake some driving duties to deliver items to our external customers.

Your daily duties will be on a rota basis and will include early and late shifts (between the hours of 0700 and 2200 hrs) and weekends (between 0900 and 1700 hrs).

If you would like any further information, please contact Kate Still, Decontamination Services Manager on 01305 254907 or Carlo Biles, Deputy Decontamination Services Manager on 01305 254962.

Closing date: 25 November 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kate Still, Decontamination Services Manager on 01305 254907 or Carlo Biles, Deputy Decontamination Services Manager on 01305 254962


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