Theatre Sterile Service Unit - Assistant
Careers focused on people
Spire Healthcare is a leading independent hospital group with 39 hospitals, 10 clinics and two Specialist Cancer Care Centres 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.
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.
Working Hours: Flexibility is required as a mixture of early, long-day and late shifts are required. Please be aware that this role involves working at least one Saturday every month.
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 comply with all reasonable requests made by a Supervisor, Manager or designated Assistant.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 maintain compliance to all mandatory training as defined by Spire and the Hospital's needs.To comply with the department's training programme.To communicate and deal with enquiries from customers, colleagues, supervisors and managers, external auditors, suppliers in a polite and helpful manner, seeking advice where required.To contribute to developing the service to ensure that delivery of medical device decontamination is safe, effective and follows best practice.To assist in the training of decontamination colleagues to perform tasks as directed by the supervisors/managersTo 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.Carry out any other duty that reasonably falls within the general nature and level of responsibility of the post.
Who we're looking for
1. NVQ Level 1 and 2 in SST
2. Familiarization with SGS accreditation
3. Understanding the QMS (Quality Manual System)
4. Understanding of systems and procedures within Sterile Services and Endoscopy Departments.
We commit to our employees well-being through training, support and reward. We offer employees a market competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:
* 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
* Contributory pension scheme
* Life assurance
* Private medical insurance
* Wellness screening
* Eyesight tests
* Childcare vouchers
* Cycle to work
* Discount portal (including cash back and reloadable cards)
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.