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RSUH HSDU Technician

Band 2

Main area
HSDU
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
205-3698710
Site
Royal Stoke
Town
Stoke on Trent
Salary
£18,546 - £19,918 Per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
18/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.

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Job overview

Vacancies have arisen for the position of Sterile Services Technician working at the Royal site, cover will also be provided at the County site as required. 

This is a fully flexible job role and shift patterns may be changed at short notice

Shift Patterns:

Predominantly working 14.00 – 22.00 (Twilight) on a 6:7 basis with 1:7 weeks working a  22.00 – 6.00am (Nights). Cover for all shifts will be arranged on an adhoc basis.

Saturday working is incorporated within working hours, and will be between  8.00am - 8.00pm

Sunday working is incorporated within working hours, and will be between  8.00am – 23.30pm

On call and Bank holiday working on rota are essential.

Pay scale – Band 2 plus enhancement pay after 8.00pm as per Agenda for Change terms and conditions

The suitable candidates will be introduced to an environment which will offer them a job which is practical, busy, interesting and which will show them a valuable part of the Health Service for North Staffordshire.

 

Main duties of the job

The Hospital Sterilisation and Disinfection Unit  services include, the supply and maintenance of surgical instruments including flexible endoscopes used in surgical and medical procedures. These items are checked into the department after use, then they are cleaned, disinfected, packaged, sterilised and delivered back to operating theatres, wards, departments, clinics and GP surgeries. 

Applicants should be educated to GCSE level and have basic computer skills as the position involves daily use of a pc. You will be required to read small letters on instruments and follow written instructions. There will be a short test as part of the interview process and a full tour of the unit will be given.  No experience is necessary as we will train you.

The successful candidate will have high standards, show a genuine interest in healthcare and patient safety, and be able to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines.

Working for our organisation

UHNM is one of the largest Trusts in the country, and a teaching hospital in collaboration with nearby Keele University. Extensive transformation and development projects have been completed in recent years making this Trust one of the most exciting and innovative places to work. The main site is situated just 5 minutes from Junction 15 of the M6, providing excellent transport links north, south and east, together with immediate access to the beautiful countryside of Staffordshire, Shropshire and the Peak District.

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact  Matthew Hammersley on 017820 672910

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • GOOD STANDARD OF EDUCATION WITH LITERACY AND NUMERACY SKILLS
Desirable criteria
  • WORKED IN A DECONTAMINATION ROLE

Experience

Essential criteria
  • WORKED IN A PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT

Skills

Essential criteria
  • ABILITY TO WORK WITHIN A TEAM
Desirable criteria
  • KNOWLEDGE OF INFECTION CONTROL PROCEDURES
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Matthew Hammersley
Job title
Deputy Manager
Email address
matthew.hammersley@uhnm.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01782 672910