Sterile Service Technicians

Wythenshawe, Manchester
£15,251 + 44% for hours worked after 20:00 hrs
16 Nov 2016
14 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Sterile Service Technicians

2 shifts available 14.00/22.00 and 22:00/06:00 working 1 Sat or Sunday in 4

Pay is Agenda for change Band 2 - £15,251 + 44% for hours worked after 20:00 hrs

Wythenshawe – Pegasus House

Requires at least 1 year’s sterile service (SSD) experience


  • To provide a high-quality service for the cleaning inspection, assembly and packing of sterile equipment for hospital and community settings.
  • To take a flexible approach to work within the sterile services department.




  • To ensure the effective preparation of sterile consumables (dressings, linen, instrument's and equipment) by the process of cleaning, inspection assembly and packing within predefined quality standards.
  • To rigorously check, wash, lay-up and pack sets of theatre instruments to meet contract specifications within predefined quality standards.
  • To safely operate and monitor machines and equipment (driers, washers, sterilisers) effectively.
  • To ensure that repair's and missing instruments or equipment are recorded and logged on the Tracking and Traceability computer system.
  • To ensure that repaired instruments or equipment are returned to stock or the appropriate coded sets.
  • The post requires manual dexterity and the ability to use complex equipment for example, this role involves disassembly, inspection, decontamination, packaging and sterilisation of surgical instrumentation to predetermined standards. The decontamination and sterilisation processes are carried out using complex processing units.
  • To undertake daily testing of Autoclaves and washers/disinfectors and related equipment.
  • Participate in daily housekeeping and equipment preparation checks in accordance with Trust and National Standards.
  • To organise own daily work within allocated areas, working unsupervised in the absence of a supervisor/team leader.
  • The ability to recognise all surgical instruments and identify trays used within the trust.
  • Assembling instruments and checking for safety and correct function in accordance with departmental procedures, specifications and best practice.
  • To monitor and operate within required health and safety guidelines.
  • To participate in staff development and training initiatives.
  • To actively participate in the Synergy Healthcare Performance Management System.
  • To undertake any other duties or tasks as reasonably required.



Applications in writing by 25th November 2016