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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/10/2019.

Bank Sterile Services Assistant

Job Reference: J240-A-19-12338

Spire Healthcare Ltd
Spire Healthcare
Spire Wellesley Hospital

Spire Wellesley has an exciting opportunity for a Bank Sterile Services Assistant, to join our experienced and dynamic team. Working with a wide variety of specialisms you will be able to develop your skills in a modern and supportive environment.

Spire Wellesley offers comprehensive private hospital services in a comfortable and relaxed environment to patients from across Essex. We believe it's our people that really set us apart, from the very best medical professionals, to our attentive and highly experienced support staff.

The Wellesley has 3 Theatres (2 laminar flow) and an endoscopy unit, a 33 bedded Surgical Ward covering a wide variety of specialties including Orthopaedics, Bariatrics, General Surgery, Vascular, Plastics, Gynae, Ophthalmology, Spinal, Urology and ENT. We have a Theatre refurbishment planned for Spring 2019 to further upgrade our theatre environment and bringing cutting edge technology to our hospital.

 About the role

To provide the multidisciplinary perioperative team with an exemplary sterile supplies service within the operating theatre suite by assisting in the reprocessing and distribution of medical and surgical reusable devices for use in patient care.

This role involves manual handling, exposure to blood and bodily fluids, and working with chemicals and machinery. There is no involvement with patients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accurately checking back into the department instruments that have been used in patient operations, decontamination, inspection, assembly, packing, sterilisation and distribution. This will involve learning about the safety and operational aspects of machinery used in the departments.
  • To complete all paperwork correctly, legibly and on time. Particular attention is paid to accounting for each instrument / item on the Tray List / Pack Specification.
  • To inform a Supervisor when any raw material stocks are becoming low.
  • To assist in the training of decontamination colleagues to perform tasks as directed by the supervisors/managers
  • To ensure that Clinical Governance and risk management are embedded within daily practice.
  • Provide and receive patient information, ensuring that all patient information is provided, received and recorded in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Spire Policies.

Who we are looking for:

Ideally you will be a Sterile Services Assistant at present with a minimum of 12 months experience and be used to working in teams with minimum supervision. Competent across a range of skills.

A TVQ level 1 & 2  in Decontamination is desirable


Spire Healthcare is a leading independent hospital group with 39 hospitals, 10 clinics and a Specialist Cancer Care Centre across England, Wales and Scotland. We deliver to the highest standard of care, and we’ve been putting patients at the heart of everything we do for nearly 40 years. A career at Spire Healthcare offers variety, development and outstanding teamwork.


As a bank worker you will be paid weekly.

Our 'bank workers' work ad hoc shifts as and when required to suit business needs, often to cover busy periods, sickness or annual leave.

Join us, share our values and invest in your future. With opportunities to learn and develop your own skills, you can help us build on our reputation for excellent service.


All applications for this vacancy should be received by 18 October 2019


A standard disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service or Disclosure Scotland will be applied for in the event of a successful application.  

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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