Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sterile Services Assistant

Source: Talent GB

Job overview

The Sterile Services Department decontaminates and sterilises all clinical and medical devices which can be reprocessed.
The functions of the department are undertaken with adherence to the Consumer Protection Act, EEC Medical Devices Directives, Health and Safety at Work Act, the Quality Management System (EN ISO 13485 / ISO 9001 / the relevant Hospital Technical Memorandum’s and compliance with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust policies and procedures.

Various hours to be worked between 08.00am - 02.00am

To prepare and supply adequate sterile supplies to the departments/customers.

  • Work to deadlines, assuring the quality and safe use of all instruments and of all equipment that is prepared, prior to sterilisation for all user groups.
  • Ensure compliance with required standards, documented procedures and work instructions.
  • Support the Vision and Values of the Trust.
  • Main duties of the job

    Sterile Services has a vacancy for a full time assistant. Sterile Services is a decontamination unit which prepares and supplies sterile equipment working within a Quality Management System.
    The primary role of a decontamination unit is to reprocess re usable medical devices, many of which are technically advanced and have to be dismantled, decontaminated, reassembled and examined before being sterilised. This is a vital aspect of the work.

    Stock Control

  • Ensure that stock rotation is carried out.
  • Check that the minimum stock levels are maintained as specified on the written stock lists.
  • Top up raw materials on a daily basis into the clean room.
  • Complete orders for sterile products from requisitions submitted by the customer.
  • Deliver requirements to the Customer.
  • Decontamination Process (Washroom)

  • Ensure correct Personal Protective Equipment is worn at all times.
  • Follow the correct entry and exit procedure for the washroom
  • Follow all work instructions for the safe handling and cleaning of all instrumentation and the safe use of all machinery
  • Track and trace all equipment through the I.T. System (Scantrack)
  • Carry out in house cleaning tasks as directed
  • Report all non – conformances to a Supervisor
  • Handle all equipment with care
  • Working for our organisation

    Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

    As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    Sterile Services has a vacancy for a full time assistant. Sterile Services is a decontamination unit which prepares and supplies sterile equipment working within a Quality Management System.
    The primary role of a decontamination unit is to reprocess re usable medical devices, many of which are technically advanced and have to be dismantled, decontaminated, reassembled and examined before being sterilised. This is a vital aspect of the work.

    Stock Control

  • Ensure that stock rotation is carried out.
  • Check that the minimum stock levels are maintained as specified on the written stock lists.
  • Top up raw materials on a daily basis into the clean room.
  • Complete orders for sterile products from requisitions submitted by the customer.
  • Deliver requirements to the Customer.
  • Decontamination Process (Washroom)

  • Ensure correct Personal Protective Equipment is worn at all times.
  • Follow the correct entry and exit procedure for the washroom
  • Follow all work instructions for the safe handling and cleaning of all instrumentation and the safe use of all machinery
  • Track and trace all equipment through the I.T. System (Scantrack)
  • Carry out in house cleaning tasks as directed
  • Report all non – conformances to a Supervisor
  • Handle all equipment with care
  • Person specification

    Qualifications

    Essential criteria

  • Good general education
  • Desirable criteria

  • Prepared to undertake further training as required
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experience of using computers
  • Working as part of a defined team
  • Working in a busy environment
  • Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience of the role
  • Skills / Attributes

    Essential criteria

  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Team Player
  • Flexibility in approach to daily tasks
  • Adaptable to changing circumstances and workload
  • Committed to providing a quality service
  • Good time management & punctuality
  • Desirable criteria

  • Ability to follow set policies and procedures
  • Professional Attitude

  • 3 days ago



    Blackpool, England

    £18,546 - £19,918 £18,005 - £19,337

    Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Full time

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