The R&D teams are based at each site, and are a link between the offsite Sterile Services Department and our Hospital Clinics, Operating Theatres, Women and Children’s Unit, Departments, and our external users.
Primary role is to ensure Sterile processed equipment is readily available for use and used equipment is returned for processing in a timely manner, ensuring continuity of Surgical Services.
This vital role involves the collection and distribution of both used and Sterile equipment from the loading Bays to each User, stock control, rotation and registering of equipment into the Instrument tracking software, against set procedures and protocols thus ensuring full visibility of the Sterile inventory located at each site.
Main duties of the job
- To collect unsterile contaminated equipment in specifically designed trolleys and return to a central point for collection and delivery to the SSD QBP.
- To Scan in using Hand Held Barcode reading equipment and specific software on computer all deliveries of sterile trays and individual instruments for all departments within the trust from SSD QBP.
- Responsible for re-ordering sterile instrument kits for theatre from SSD QBP.
- To deliver SSD QBP sterile trays/equipment from the Theatre Sterile Stores area to areas of use e.g. Main Theatres, Outpatients Departments and other clinics throughout the hospital.
- To inspect the sterile equipment and trays on return from SSD QBP, prior to storage. Inspection to highlight any breakages in sterile tray wrapped trays or damage to sterile storage tins. Any highlighted issues to be reported to SSD QBP.
- To manually unload sterile trays into pre-determined specific locations within the Theatre sterile stores area.
- To stock rotate (date) sterile trays and individually packed instruments on the storage shelves, cupboards and store rooms and stock to predetermined levels from the goods transported and to report issues of over / under stocking to the Theatre Manager.
- Assist the Theatre stores team in the movement and storage of deliveries to the wards and departments.
Working for our organisation
The position exists at both The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.
Informal visits and telephone calls to discuss job role in detail are welcome.
The Trust offers:
- Generous Annual Leave Entitlement
- Childcare Voucher Scheme
- Flexible Working
- Home/Remote Working
- Pension Scheme
- Salary Sacrifice Scheme
The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022. To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.