Non Clinical - Estates Officer - Decontamination

  • Department Decontamination / Estates
  • Salary £31,365.00 – £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 12/11/2020
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-EOD-180-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full-time 37.5 hours per week

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust can offer you great career prospects and a fantastic lifestyle.  Situated in one of the most attractive parts of the country with dramatic countryside and bustling towns, the Trust is about to embark on a major capital investment programme (up to £312m), to upgrade its estate and create state of the art medical facilities and has a culture of supportive friendly teams, providing excellent professional NHS job development opportunities.

The Trust has a vision for the future that puts the patient at the heart of everything we do and is guided by the principles and values about which we care deeply.  In line with this vision, the Estates Directorate are seeking a highly committed professional to join our team.

The role of the Estates Officer - Decontamination is to undertake commissioning and quarterly and annual validations within Sterile Services Departments and Endoscopy Units within the Estates at The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.  The postholder will be required to communicate directly with the Sterile Services Department and Endoscopy Departments Management to inform them of maintenance programmes and also where there are areas of concern with regards critical elements of failure.  The postholder will liaise with Estates Management and Contractors to ensure continuing operation of the specialised units.

The postholder will be required to act as the Authorised Person (Automatic Endoscope Reprocessors/Sterilisers/Washer Disinfectors), as defined in Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) and European Standard (EN) directives.

The postholder will also be required to carry out commissioning, quarterly and annual validations and maintenance on various types of decontamination equipment and carry out planned and reactive maintenance on all the electrical and mechanical plant that form the infrastructure of the Sterile Services Departments and Endoscopy Units.

The successful applicant will have a positive can do attitude and be able to demonstrate flexibility and initiative when dealing with a wide range of engineering/building services, providing team leadership and co-ordination to achieve a high standard of productivity and workmanship in the most cost effective manner.

You will ensure compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act, and associated Statutory Regulations that are applicable to the to the position, with suitable training and support.  In addition you will act as an Authorised/Responsible Person for a number of specialised building and engineering services.

Applicants should possess professional knowledge acquired through a degree, or equivalent plus specialist knowledge acquired through post-graduate courses, and experience to masters equivalent level in a building services/engineering related discipline.  This will be supplemented by having worked previously in the NHS or similar organisation, and preferably with evidence of management development and formal Health and Safety training.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
 
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
 
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
 
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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