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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/12/2021.

SSD Technician - Sterile Services (Band 2)

Job Reference: 179-327-21-F

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Sterile Services
Bury St. Edmunds
£18,546 to £20,330 pa

About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

At the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we want to tell your story. We want to help develop your career. With us, the opportunities are endless.

We strive to deliver the highest quality and safest care for more than a quarter of a million people. We aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk.

We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Join us – what will you #BeKnown for?

Key achievements

  • For the last two years the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) have rated us as the top hospital in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for meeting best practice criteria for patients treated for a hip fracture.

  • We’re among the top 10 hospitals in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.

  • Our stroke services regularly achieve high ratings in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) scores.

  • We consistently achieve high early detection of cancer, and cancer survival rates in the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group area are the best in the east of England.

Could you help West Suffolk Hospital to deliver the best quality and safest care to our local community?

Sterile Services is an accredited department that provides decontamination services for the hospital as well as other organisations in the area.

We are a team dedicated to the production of quality medical & surgical procedure packs and trays for use in clinical areas. The aim of decontamination services is to support patient care by providing reusable medical devices “fit for purpose”, processed by staff well trained in decontamination practices.

Job overview –

Sterile Services is part of the Estates & Facilities Division. Our main customer is the In Patient Theatres & the Day Surgery Unit; the department decontaminates equipment for surrounding GP surgeries & Dental clinics. The aim of a Sterile Services Technician is to provide a decontamination service in all aspects of the decontamination lifecycle, from receipting & dismantling right through the disinfection & sterilization stages

Key requirements -

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

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

  • To contribute to developing the service to ensure that delivery of medical device decontamination is safe, effective and follows best practice.

  • To follow the decontamination departments training programme and undertake training in line with the Institute of Decontamination Sciences educational framework as agreed with the line manager.

  • To have an understanding of the Department’s Quality Policy, Quality Manual and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure that a high standard of work is maintained at all times.

  • Knowledge and experience in the decontamination of reusable medical devices

  • Experience within a quality lead productive environment

  • Ability to work to Standard Operating Procedures

  • Team worker

  • Ability to stay calm/work under pressure

  • Flexible

  • Professional manner at all times

  • Good communication skills, written and spoken

If you have the necessary skills, experience and qualities to help us to put patients first, please contact Angela Logan / Angela Sambrooks, SSD managers on 01284 713664 /713667 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit.


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CAR PARKING - This post does not entitle you to apply to park on the Hospital site. The Trust offer parking off site at the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, which is serviced by a regular shuttle bus to and from the Hospital. Details of the bus timetable can be found in the on-line starter pack.


If required to work on a weekend, the restriction does not apply. Parking is allowed on site Saturday and Sunday provided a permit and daily ticket (£1.60) is clearly displayed.


To view the Job Description and Person Specification for this position, please click on the Job Description link (below). You should use the Additional Information section of your application to state how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification.




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We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

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