Decontamination Manager Sterile Services

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who has Decontamination/Sterile Services experience to join our team.

We are looking for a compassionate, motivated individual with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills who is dedicated to working as part of the team. and to able to work across all sites when required.

Mid Essex Sterile Supplies Department is a friendly and fast paced Unit supplying the Trust Theatre complex and other areas with sterile packs and instruments.

The successful candidate is required to be able to demonstrate the Trust values, the responsibilities of the job description and person specification. Experience in Sterile Service/Decontamination is essential.

You will ensure the safe decontamination of re-usable medical devices from the MSE, to assist with the management and education of all staff within that department and will work in close collaboration with other professionals e.g. Clinical Directors, Consultants, Clinical Nurse specialists and ward / department representatives to select best choice products required by clinical staff and their patients.

Main duties of the job

You will be professionally responsible and accountable for the day to day running of the service and ensure a compliant, professional, high quality, cost effective and efficient service to meet the demands of the organisation, it's patients and staff.

At Mid Essex Hospitals the Trust aims to deliver safe, high quality services to our patients. As part of our team you will represent the Trust in delivering services in line with the Trust Values of Kind Positive Professional Team. You will treat all staff/colleagues, patients, families, and visitors with respect and dignity.

If you believe you meet the criteria of the person specification and would like to join Mid-Essex Hospitals NHS Trust, we would be interested in receiving your application.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will undertake the full role in service provision and provide a professional cost-effective service to all wards and departments across the Mid and South Essex NHS Trust (MSE), and to other organisations with whom supply arrangements have been agreed and to provide such technical advice as these services require.

Please see attached a full job description setting out the details of the role and responsibilities.

We look forward to your application.

Person Specification



  • member of the Institute of Sterile Services Management.
  • oPrevious experience of 5 years working within decontamination


  • Hold FdSc/BSc in Decontamination



  • oMinimum 5 years' experience in a managerial role
  • oMinimum of 5 years decontamination experience

Communication Skills


  • communicate at a high level across the Trust and with external organisations
  • oAble to lead and motivate others
  • Ensure that good personnel management is practised at all levels, developing the communication system so that staff are given the opportunity and encouraged to put forward suggestions and information for consideration.
  • written communication
  • verbal communication

staff managment


  • appraisals, sickness reviews and probationary meetings with accordance to local policies
  • Ability to hold difficult conversations for challenging situations/behaviour
  • oGood people skills

other/ physical/mental requirements


  • oWilling to work flexible shift patterns
  • oCapable of working alone
  • oAccess to car to enable cross site working
  • oGood organisational/time management
  • oIT skills required - able to use email, spreadsheets, presentation software and produce reports

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Court road



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