Saint James Hospital

CSSD Technician

  • Basis:  Full-Time
  • Closing Date:  14 Oct, 2021
  • Job Ref:  KMP-64202

Job Description

The CSSD Technician is a medical support worker who assists in the sterilization and preparation of equipment and instruments, such as surgical tools. The CSSD Technician must precisely follow established guidelines in the process of decontamination and sterilisation.

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • To operate and monitor steam autoclaves, sonic washers and other sterilising equipment
  • To demonstrate proper handling of contaminated instruments paying attention to detail in cleaning sorting and inspection
  • To inspect and replace missing or damaged instruments
  • To clean sterilising equipment
  • To assist in organising surgical instrument trays
  • To record steriliser test results
  • To restock supplies of items such as swabs, linen and other consumables
  • To keep records updated, as required
  • To collect / deliver items prior to or after decontamination / sterilisation
  • To report any breakages or faulty equipment ensuring the department functions safely and efficiently
  • To follow the protocol for repair or replacement of instruments that are not functioning properly
  • To check at the end of shift that all machinery is switched off and all equipment for theatres has been dispatched and that all doors are secured before leaving the department
  • To undertake tasks with a minimum level of supervision and to refer to the immediate supervisor when guidance is needed
  • To adhere to health and safety policies, company and departmental policies and statutory regulations
  • To carry out other duties within the capability of the individual as and when requested by the immediate supervisor

Skills:

  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Qualification in Decontamination Science

Full training will be given to the successful candidate.