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Decontamination Manager

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year p.a. inc. pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

The Department of Environment team is looking for a committed and innovative individual to fill a position of Decontamination Manager.

This is an exciting opportunity working part time (18.75 hours) to join the department undergoing substantial changes to aspired highest quality, safe and effective environment to care for our patients.

The Decontamination Manager is to provide expert advice and assistance to a wide range of staff, consultants, senior managers and Trust directors on decontamination issues and policy. In addition, the post holder must ensure that all aspects of decontamination management comply with, or are being developed towards, present national laws, regulations, guidance and all recognised standards.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide professional, scientific, technical and overall management of decontamination processes and activities and ensure that all staff are provided with the opportunity and encouragement to develop in accordance with the principles of clinical governance and continuing professional development.

In order to provide insight and context to the levels and needs of decontamination in the various clinical settings the post holder must either hold a current nursing registration or have alternative relevant experience which enables them to have insight and knowledge into the principles of infection prevention & control and decontamination of re-usable medical equipment.

A background of working within the hospital environment and to be able to demonstrate a history of process management and decision-making ability is desirable.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of \Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s on this page

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Masters degree or post-graduate courses and experience to masters equivalent level
  • Relevant knowledge, skills and experience to masters level
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent Decontamination qualifications such as relevant 'User' courses. NVQ in decontamination
  • Previous employment in a relevant discipline in a healthcare setting

Skills/ Abilities


  • Ability to plan and execute long-term projects and maintain multiple projects at once.
  • Able to organise, prioritise and manage own workload.
  • Excellent influence skills.
  • Able to exercise own initiative when dealing with issues within own specialist area of competence.



  • Experience in interpreting different situations and judging measures required ensuring compliance in areas that relate to the legislation listed above.
  • Experience of providing education & training to decontamination staff and other multi-disciplinary staff.
  • Proven track record in managing staff as well as maintaining good relationships with clinicians, finance and general management.
  • Experience with working closely with senior managerial, consultant, nursing, medical and all other Trust, professional and other national organisations.
  • Experience in implementing cost saving projects.



  • Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Specialist extensive knowledge of the techniques employed to measure the performance and safety of state of the equipment.
  • Highly specialist knowledge across the full range of working procedures and practices in Decontamination.
  • Highly specialist knowledge and clinical experience of monitoring and clinical decontamination standards.
  • High level of understanding of patient and staff risks arising from decontamination failure.
  • Expert understanding of relevant legislation, national standards, international standards, professional and other guidelines

Trust Values, Equal Opportunities & Other Requirements


  • Understanding and demonstration of the Trust Values
  • Commitment and adherence to equality, diversity and inclusion

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