Decontamination Lead

  • Job Reference: 6960950/001
  • Date Posted: 12 May 2020
  • Recruiter: North West
  • Location: Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • Salary: £41,000 to £42,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Infrastructure
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

  • Work with and evaluate the productivity / performance of trade groups and contractors to ensure a high quality effective maintenance, repair, testing and installation service is provided which is responsive to the user’s needs. They will also be required to plan and organise maintenance, testing and validation activities.

  • Work in partnership with Sterile Services Manage and other departmental managers specifically in Gastroenterology / E.N.T. / Pathology Cardiology,/ Urology / Gastrology etc. as well as other areas within the Trust as requested.

  • Act as a professional role model for the department as the Appointed Person for Decontamination for the Trust (Only internal appointment HTM01-01 Part B section 4.11)

  • Responsible for the maintenance of the Estates Decontamination Quality Management System.

  • Develop the Estates Decontamination Department in accordance with recognized best practice and in light of future technological improvements.

  • The post holder will be expected to attain specialist technical knowledge for all the Trust’s specialist services including decontamination equipment and have the ability to demonstrate a professional qualitative standard of service delivery.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills and will be multiskilled on work across a range of technical issues and be the Engineering Lead for the Trust on all decontamination issues ensuring that all relevant policies and procedures together with the Trust quality system are established maintained and implemented.

  • Demonstrate assessed competence, achieved through training and experience, and demonstrate to have relevant qualifications in decontamination on Porous Load Sterilizer / Washer Disinfectors /Automated Endoscope Reprocessors / Endoscope Drying Cabinets.

  • Be the Authorised Person and to undertake the role of Multi-Skilled Maintenance Craftsperson to carry out the majority of non-routine and also routine works and must be able to fault find on complex systems using cause effect analysis and to calibrate appliances, using fine tools and materials.

  • Undertake regular technical training to develop new working procedures for equipment as the needs of the specialist engineering services evolve. In addition, the post holder will have the ability to advise and train both clinical and non-clinical staff in decontamination procedures.

  • Manage a permit to work Scheme within decontamination areas which includes in house staff and contractors HTM 01-01 Part B common elements

  • Promoting awareness of customer and regulatory requirements throughout the sterile services department and endoscopy areas.

  • Liaising directly with other external organizations on matters relating to quality systems and decontamination engineering services and manage external contracts within decontamination

  • Responsible for the management of the Boiler House CEA BOAS M Scheme , ensuring compliance requirement are adhered to and that all staff work in a safe manner within the Boiler House, adhering to all Trust Policies, Procedures and Guidelines. To ensure all staff training is both relevant and up to date.

  • To design and keep up to date accurate Validation Reports, when required.

  • The post holder will provide an effective and efficient maintenance repair service to a high quality on the full range of routine, non-routine and specialist building fabric[SA(1] , electrical and mechanical engineering and electro medical service, plant and equipment to the above stated areas of responsibility within their trade discipline within their capability.

  • Ensure that all equipment is tested, validated and operating in accordance with current standards.

  • Specific responsibilities will include testing and maintenance of Autoclaves in full compliance of HTM 01-01, Part C.

  • Specific responsibilities will include testing and maintenance of Washer Disinfectors/Dryers in full compliance of HTM 01-01, Part D.

  • Specific responsibility will include testing and maintenance of Endoscopes, Washers/Dryers in accordance with compliance HTM 01-06 for all decontamination services for Endoscopy services within the Trust.

  • Participate in Decontamination on call rota 1-3


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