Decontamination Technician

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The sterile services and endoscopy department at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is looking for decontamination technicians to join our hardworking and friendly team.

We process around 12,500 trays of surgical instruments and medical devices per month. Using the latest decontamination technology, the decontamination service serves the patient care needs for all hospitals and units under the umbrella of UHS as well as some health centres and hospitals in the community.

The decontamination service operates between 0800hrs 2300hrs however please note the positions available will only be for a permanent 15.00-23.00hr shift. Successful candidates will also be required to work one weekend in four and potentially bank holidays, for which enhancements are paid. 

Your main responsibilities will be the decontamination and preparation of surgical instruments and endoscopes, for which full, comprehensive training will be given for this interesting and varied work.  You will be required to carry out manual handling duties which will include (but not be limited to) lifting.

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Good attention to detail
  • Evidence of being involved in a team environment
  • A willingness to learn

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care. One of our main objectives has been to become a top ten research trust, with the pharmacy department being an integral part of achieving this.

An informal visit is highly recommended prior to submitting your application; please use the contact details below to arrange this.

Katie Cooper – decontamination secretary:

02381 206914

If this sounds like the opportunity for you please apply below.

Closing date – Wednesday 23 January.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

The Trust is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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10 January 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £17,460 - £18,702 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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