University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
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Responsibility for the decontamination science duties & processing of medical equipment within the Sterile Service & Endoscopy Decontamination unit
There is a requirement for the following qualifications:
- Level 3 NVQ qualification of medical device decontamination
- NVQ qualification of endoscopy decontamination
- IDSC technical qualification
If you do not hold the above qualifications training will be provided by Sterile Services.
Working hours are 12.00 - 20.00 Monday to Friday including weekends.
Full UK driving licence is required for this role.
Main duties of the job
SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL
- To work in accordance with Departmental Policies, Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Management System
- To reprocess reusable medical devices, disassemble, clean, disinfect, check, reassemble, sterilise or high level disinfection (endoscopes), follow strict sterile product release procedures before despatch ensuring full traceability of all medical equipment through both Health Edge traceability and Neqis IMS system. Whilst adhering to the procedure of wearing appropriate PPE to allow safe handling of contaminated equipment and prevent cross contamination.
- Receive, document and record on the IT tracking system contaminated equipment, checking the accuracy against the tray specification and raising any shortfalls with the decontamination technical supervisor
- Where necessary dismantle instruments for thorough decontamination
- Maintain a safe and compliant environment to reduce cross infection
- Pack and wrap sets and instruments using various types of packing materials/containers using various methods to ensure an effective sterile field
- Following inspection of surgical instrument/medical devices the packer assigns their unique identifier therefore accepting final responsibility for the item(s)
- Confirm function of instruments; re-assemble instruments which have been dismantled for washing and check function; take corrective action if required.
Closing date of applications: 26 September 2023
Interview date: 10 October 2023
As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together
Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.
In return we will offer:
- Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
- On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
- A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes
Key Facts about our Trust:
- Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
- We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust - over 3,300 per week
- An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day - 6th largest in the country
- Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
- We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
- We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
- We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
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