Trainee and Qualified Sterile Services Technicians

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 10-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/PC0463671
  • Job Title: Trainee and Qualified Sterile Services Technicians
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  • Summary:
  • Various full-time or part-time opportunities for either Qualified or Trainee Sterile Services Technicians
  • Trainees will be supported to complete a fully funded one-year tertiary qualification while you work and earn
  • An exciting opportunity for someone who is looking for a long-term career within an integral team in our Hospital!

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Christchurch Hospital is a busy tertiary hospital and is entering a stage of expansion with completion of new buildings. To ensure that we continue to offer the best patient care our key team in Sterile Services keeps things running smoothly from behind the scenes. This team provides a service to decontaminate, pack and sterilise instruments for the operating theatres and many other departments.

This key team is looking for either Qualified or Trainee Sterile Services Technicians to join them!

We have various full-time or part-time opportunities for candidates looking for a long-term career with training and development opportunities with a crucial service. Trainees will be supported to complete a fully funded one-year tertiary qualification while you work and earn.

As we have various opportunities available, please clearly outline in your cover letter how many hours you would like to be considered for.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing direct technical processing of reusable medical devices (RMDs)
  • Ensuring decontamination through the correct washing process
  • Ensuring that the correct sterilisation process is selected and used (Steam, Sterrad etc) as appropriate
  • Ensuring that RMDs are inspected and tested as required and specific to each RMD
  • Ensuring all required documentation is completed

Your skills will include the following:

  • You will need to be able to perform well under pressure
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • You will also need to be physically fit as this role does involve some lifting
  • You will be looking for a long-term secure career

Ideally you will have a background in hospital or medical setting, this would be advantageous but this is not necessary.

Trainee positions are afternoons between 2.30pm till 11pm as well as rotational shifts between 6:30am and 11.00pm.

The trainee positions are fixed term and once the necessary qualifications are completed you will be eligible to transfer to permanent positions.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on recruitment@cdhb.health.nz for additional information.