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SSD Assistant Technical Officer

Job Reference: 412-S&C-3072Y

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sterile Services Deprtment
£17,652 to £19,020 pa

The Sterile Services Department (SSD) is based at Leighton Hospital and provides a decontamination service to all wards and departments within the Trust including Victoria Infirmary, the East Cheshire Trust, the South Cheshire Private Hospital and other organisations within the peripheral area.


The department forms part of the Surgery & Cancer Division and is headed by the Divisional General Manager and the Service Manager for Theatres, Treatment Centre, and Sterile Services Department.

The department offers a full training schedule. The Institute of Decontamination Sciences has a training programme which starts with a Foundation Course and continues up to Master’s Degree level. Support is offered for any member of staff wishing to develop. We also provide mandatory training (Tristat) in Health & Safety, Infection Control etc., on-line training and assessment inFire, and Integrated Governance and annual training/assessment in Object Handling carried out by one of our Key Workers.

The department is committed to Improving Working Lives,and the personal development of its staff. Staff have annual appraisals with a member of the management team where any training and development identified as required would be discussed.

We have an opprotunity for someone to join our busy Sterile Services Department. Providing a quality sterile surgical instrumentation service to MCHFT and outside customers. Involves the decontamination & reprocessing of surgical instruments rendering them “fit for purpose”.


For more information see Sterile Services Department on the Trust Intranet or the hospital website

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. We are the Lead Employer for Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims to transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.

The Trust has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the recent inspection of its services and leadership and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust has been named a Top40 hospital at CHKS Top Hospital Awards 2019.

Our clinical facilities are excellent, as we have invested in state of the art theatres, Critical Care, Emergency Department and our Childrens Wards (to name but a few). We have also invested in our people, ensuring we have the right number of the right people delivering care, fostering a culture of compassion, support and excellence.

Following an NHSI initiative to establish 29 Pathology networks across England the University Hospital of North Midlands is currently working closely with Mid and East Cheshire NHS Trusts to establish a Pathology network across Staffordshire and Cheshire.


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  • Appointments are subject to a 6 month probationary period
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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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