Do you want a rewarding career working for an excellentservice provider, supporting essential NHS services?
Do you have an eye for detail and a methodical approach towork, and want to help make a difference to the lives of others?
Are you looking for a career change, a new challenge or wantmore flexible working hours?
We currently have some great opportunities to join ourdedicated team, supporting NHS surgical services across County Durham.
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT)operates a central Sterile Services Department (SSD) based at UniversityHospital of North Durham (UHND). The purpose of the SSD is to supply surgicalteams with all the equipment required for clean, sterile procedures. SSDcollects from and delivers to operating theatres, departments, wards andclinics throughout the Trust.
The SSD is a crucial part of the surgical service, ensuringthat instruments needed for operations are properly sterilised and maintained,and that the risk of patient infections is minimised. The successful candidatewill join a team of experienced SSD staff working alongside our wider clinicalteams.
Main duties of the job
You will be responsible for Supervising and monitoring ateam of staff and assist in the reprocessing and preparation of Instruments andtrays in line with all policies & procedures within the SSD and the Trustas a whole. You will be supervising a team of staff on a daily basis in allareas of SSD. To ensure that the Instructions of the Decontamination ServicesManager and Production Manager are carried out in line with all trust Policies& Procedures.
CDD Services / SCL is a wholly owned subsidiary of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT) set up to deliver a range of non-clinical services The company is a separate legal body to CDDFT.
CDD Services offers its own Terms and Conditions of employment which differ to the national NHS Terms and Conditions. As an employee in the company you will benefit from:
- A Competitive salary
- Excellent Performance Related Bonus Scheme
- Access to a pension scheme – National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) CDD Services will pay a 3% contribution (this is over and above the minimum contribution rate at the present time)
- Night Shift Working Allowances (where appropriate)
- Bank Holiday Working Allowances (where appropriate)
Bank work is offered on an ‘as and when’ basis with no guaranteed hours and will be paid on a pro-rata hourly rate for hours worked only.
To join the team, we are looking for the following:
Excellentattention to detail as the work demands a high level of accuracy andconcentration
Goodcommunication skills, and the ability to work well within the team
Beapproachable and enthusiastic, with a positive attitude
Previous experience in a similar environment would bepreferred, but full training will be provided.
This post involves manual dexterity and movingequipment that can be physically demanding.
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