To provide the multidisciplinary perioperative team with an exemplary sterile supplies service within the operating theatre suite by assisting in the reprocessing and distribution of medical and surgical reusable devices for use in patient care.
This role involves manual handling, exposure to blood and bodily fluids, and working with chemicals and machinery. There is no involvement with patients.
Accurately checking back into the department instruments that have been used in patient operations, decontamination, inspection, assembly, packing, sterilisation and distribution.
This will involve learning about the safety and operational aspects of machinery used in the departments.
To comply with all reasonable requests made by a Supervisor, Manager or designated Assistant.
To complete all paperwork correctly, legibly and on time. Particular attention is paid to accounting for each instrument / item on the Tray List / Pack Specification.
To inform a Supervisor when any raw material stocks are becoming low.
To maintain compliance to all mandatory training as defined by Spire and the Hospital’s needs.
To comply with the department’s training programme.
To communicate and deal with enquiries from customers, colleagues, supervisors and managers, external auditors, suppliers in a polite and helpful manner, seeking advice where required.
To contribute to developing the service to ensure that delivery of medical device decontamination is safe, effective and follows best practice.
To assist in the training of decontamination colleagues to perform tasks as directed by the supervisors / managers
To ensure that Clinical Governance and risk management are embedded within daily practice.
Provide and receive patient information, ensuring that all patient information is provided, received and recorded in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Spire Policies.
Carry out any other duty that reasonably falls within the general nature and level of responsibility of the post.