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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2021.

SSD EDU Technician Decontamination Services

Job Reference: 289-CSS-587

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
SSD EDU Technician Decontamination Services
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
£24,938 - £26,385 per annum inc. HCAS

About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children’s, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We’re one of the best preforming Trusts in the country. We’re also one of the top trusts to work for – our staff say they’re engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment. Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Good’ in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of ‘Good’. We’ve also been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for ‘use of resources’ by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our vision is to be the No 1 employer nationally, where every member of staff has the best possible experience when working here. We can achieve this when we listen to our staff and act on their feedback. We have an ambitious agenda which is to deliver outstanding care to our patients in a workplace that is dynamic, inclusive, innovative, and demonstrates our PROUD to Care values.

These are both exciting and challenging times for the Trust and our partners, in particular for the people agenda. The organisation is one of the highest performing acute Trusts in the country and has many impressive people metrics – however we still have much to do. The board and the executive team are excited and motivated about us doing more for our people.

The Role

SSD Technician Decontamination Services - Band 3

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a SSD Technician to join the Decontamination Services.

The role is complex, multidimensional, and requires the post holder to fulfil the identified dimension:

To reprocess reusable medical devices, disassemble, clean, disinfect, check, assemble, sterilize, dispatch and track in a controlled environment.

To work in accordance with Departmental Policy, Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Management System.

Report any discrepancies to the team leader immediately.

Complete the relevant documents for any non-conformances.

To contribute to ensuring that quality assurance and production controls systems are maintained in accordance with standard work instructions.

To provide a collection and delivery service to the Decontamination Departments' customers

To inform the Decontamination Technician Supervisors of any raw material shortages and ensure stock is rotated.

To receive raw materials and distribute raw materials to the production area, ensuring that all materials have been booked out in accordance with the quality procedure.

Under limited supervision meet the demands of the Department’s workload whilst consistently achieving high quality standards which will be measured by in-process checks and non-conformance reports.

To undertake initial investigation into non-conformances reports as instructed

To use manual dexterity and concentration for the disassembly and reassembly of the reusable medical devices in accordance with Manufacturer’s instructions

To operate decontamination equipment and carry out routine tests in accordance with the Planned Preventative Maintenance Schedules, Quality Standards and Guidance

Attend regular departmental team meetings.

To attend any training as required.

To undertake duties consistent with the responsibility of the grade and needs of the service

May be required to work weekends, bank holidays and participate in the department’s on-call schedule.

Working Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 8:00 to 16:00

For further details / informal visits contact:

Tiziana Carta, Assistant Service Manager Decontamination

Additional Information

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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  • Employment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is offered subject to successful completion of a six month Probationary Period

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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