Specialist Decontamination Systems Engineering Technician

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Engineering
Region:
North West
Location:
Salford
Salary:
£22,128 to £26,565 per annum
Salary Description:
AFC Pay Band 5 to 6
Posted:
04/05/2018
Recruiter:
Sodexo
Job Ref:
SDX/TP/95897/347/KS

Sodexo Healthcare are currently looking to recruit an experienced Specialist Decontamination Systems Engineering Technician to assist the Decontamination Systems Manager (Authorised Person) or deputy, in providing and developing a maintenance, validation and quality control programme for the Manchester Trust. 

The decontamination equipment will be used in the provision of sterile services, provided by the Trust for Theatres, Delivery Suites, Accident and Emergency, Dental practices and other, outlying, off-site clinical services departments; also including Clinical Science Laboratory discard of effluent Autoclaves.

Sodexo Healthcare is a leading provider of services to the NHS and private healthcare organisations in England. We provide quality of life services that improve patient and staff experience, raise standards and deliver financial benefits to our clients. We help to enhance the patient environment (including patient dining, cleaning/housekeeping, retail services), provide clinical support (equipment sterilisation) and manage technical estates teams (estates management, asset management, land maintenance and energy management).
Package descriptionWill occasionally be required to work outside normal contracted hours, maybe required to attend out of hours (On - call)

37.5 hours per week

AFC Pay Band 5 to 6 - £22,128 - £26,565

 
Main responsibilities
Manage your own work in the servicing, repair, calibration and validation of decontamination equipment systems
Carry out the mandatory weekly, quarterly and annual testing procedures on large porous load sterilizers and laboratory autoclaves and on washer disinfectors, in accordance with current NHS standards and requirements
Carry out the mandatory weekly, quarterly and annual testing procedures on washer disinfectors, in accordance with current NHS standards and requirements
Use data loggers in conjunction with laptop computers and licensed software to provide test and validation reports and interpretation of test results
Undertake the maintenance and carry out servicing, fault diagnosis and analysis and repair procedures of complex Clean Steam Generators and Reverse Osmosis water treatment plant
Provide water samples for laboratory analysis
Undertake the maintenance and carry out servicing, fault diagnosis and repairs procedures of ancillary plant associated with Sterilizers, Autoclaves, Washer Disinfectors, Automated Endoscope Reprocessors and Ultrasonic Washers
Carry out decontamination / disinfection of contaminated equipment in hazardous and unpleasant environments
Provide records of validation for the Users and ensure that statutory records, plant history and test record information is up to date
Liaise with departmental management personnel responsible for decontamination / sterilization regarding access for maintenance and any malfunction issues
Understand the statutory requirements and codes of good practice relevant to their duties to ensure full compliance with both these and the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act, at all times


**Please see full job description attached below
Ideal candidate
A Degree in either electrical, mechanical, electronic or biomedical engineering with significant experience of working with either medical or electronic equipment including fault finding down to component level and calibration and testing of medical/electronic equipment


OR


HNC / HND in either electrical, mechanical, electronic or biomedical engineering and significant experience of working with either medical or electronic equipment including fault finding down to component level and calibration and testing of medical/electronic equipment
Significant experience of work related to Medical Devices or electronic equipment
City & Guilds certification (or equivalent) in:

225912 Testing transportable steam sterilizer
229508 Testing of bench-top vacuum steam sterilizers
229506 Testing of large porous load sterilizers
229513 Yearly and Revalidation testing of large porous load sterilizers
229511 Testing washer disinfectors to HTM 2030

About the companyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to further engage ex-forces personnel and reservists.  Those applying for roles with us who meet the essential criteria advertised under the ‘ideal candidate’ on the vacancy advertised are guaranteed to progress within the selection process.

**Keywords**

Specialist Decontamination, Systems, Engineering, Technician, Hard FM

Contact Details:
Sodexo
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Katie Shaw
Email:

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