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Sterile Services Assistant

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PLEASE NOTE: if you are short-listed for this position all correspondence relating to the interview will be sent by email, you should therefore ensure that you check your email regularly.

**In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, it may be necessary to bring the closing date forward. You are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.**

Due to the expansion of the Endoscopy service at Peterborough City Hospital, the Sterile Services Department (SSD) has vacancies Sterile Services Assistant.

SSD is responsible for the complete decontamination of surgical instrument sets and flexible endoscopes used by the Clinicians within the Trust, and external customers, making the service we provide a vital one.

Therefore, we are looking for a hard-working, confident and capable individual looking to work within a busy but friendly environment, where the staff have a real pride in what they do, and effective teamwork is essential.

Experience of Sterile Services and decontamination practices would be desirable, full training will be given on all aspects of the department, and ISO13485:2003 quality systems

Whilst no experience or qualifications are required, you must have a good standard of literacy and numeracy.

We are looking for people who are able to work equally well within a team, or independently and unsupervised. You must have good communication skills, be well organised and able to work under pressure.

The position includes weekend and Bank Holiday working and the post holder will need to demonstrate flexibility in their approach to cover shifts variations for the changing patterns of the Trust’s operating theatres.

You will be valued members of our team and we will offer you NVQ training, though ideally you may already have this. We offer excellent working conditions, staff benefits and support in personal and professional development.

Informal enquiries about this post are welcomed by Debbie Clow, Sterile Services Manager  ( Phone number removed ) .


******From 1 August 2013, all employees starting work / transferring roles with Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals will be charged for the cost of a DBS check (currently £50) if it is required.*******

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to flexible working practices and unless otherwise stated this post is open to job-share applications.

One of our main aims is to ensure that the Trust is open to each individual, regardless of culture or background, we offer equal opportunities to all employees, and diversity is something that we encourage and embrace within the workforce. We are committed to building a diverse workforce, which is a reflection of the communities we serves. The aim is for all staff to realise their full potential, in an environment characterised by our Trust values.



At Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviors which underpin the core values of our organisation.

Broadly, these values include such attributes as being dedicated, practicing the highest level of care towards everyone, showing courage and embracing innovation. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

Can you show us through your application and at interview how you would treat our patients with the compassion, dignity and respect they have a right to expect? Are you able to evidence behaviours that are supportive of your colleagues?

If you believe that you are able to meet these essential requirements, we would be very happy to consider your application.

For a full list of our Values and Behaviours, please read our Behavioral Framework on our website.

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