Deputy Sterile Services Manager

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To provide day to day operational management in the provision of a specialised decontamination service contributing to the clinical care of the patient. This will involve the effective management of operational techniques / activities to ensure that standards are met, maintained and monitored.. This service includes cleaning and disinfection of surgical instruments to current standards. To act as the RSUH HSDU department Deputy Manager alongside the County site Deputy Manager (Senior), working within the departments existing accredited Quality System and ensure continuing development in accordance with current and new standards and emerging technology.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible as a line manager for overall staff management, i.e recruitment, maintaining staff records in accordance with Trust policy's, manage sickness absence to formal level and any formal discipline / grievance of staff in conjunction with the Human Resources department, in accordance with Trust Policies.

This requires using different skills dependent upon the situation, i.e. complex technical information, sensitive personnel information, management of change process, dealing with conflict, ensuring these are understood by all parties.

To establish and maintain the communication of any relevant information within the team, to ensure the continual and efficient running of the service and to promote good industrial relations and team working. To manage any staffing issues quickly and efficiently to ensure local resolution.

To attend and participate in relevant trust meetings, having an understanding of the Directorate, Divisional and Trust position and strategy.

To participate in the provision of a decontamination service that requires interpretation of equipment test results and the use of specialised complex equipment thereby utilising specialist knowledge. (sterilisers, washer disinfectors).

This includes ability to interpret reports on decontamination investigations, analysing the outcome of testing and their significance to the patients where there may be a range of options.

About us

The University Hospital of North Midlands is located on 2 hospital sites, Royal stoke and County providing learning and development opportunities across a large therapies team. The Therapies team offers an excellent 7 day provision with staff working weekends and bank holidays.

The historic North Midlands, is an area that covers the beautiful county of Staffordshire, with the rugged Peak District to the east, the affluent Cheshire plain to the north, the rolling hills of Shropshire and the border of Wales to the west. The North Midlands has three designated conservation areas, Cannock Chase and the Shropshire Hills are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, while the Peak District was the very first National Park and still one of only 10 across the whole of England.

UHNM sits in the centre of Staffordshire, with Derbyshire, Cheshire and Shropshire all within easy commuting distance. Across the region there are beautiful towns and villages surrounding the historic industrial city of Stoke-on-Trent and the county town of Stafford, where the Trust's hospitals are located.

If you do wish to escape this beautiful part of the world, the large metropolitan cities of Manchester and Birmingham are a stone's throw away, each with an international airport. With London just 80 minutes on the train down the west coast mainline, which serves both our hospitals, the North Midlands really, is the place to be to work and live.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification for details.

Please contact Matthew Hammersley for any further information which may be required:

Telephone: RSUH HSDU - 01782 6 72912 County HSDU - 01785 230342


Person Specification



  • Work in the production environment


  • Work in the decontaminationn



  • Involvement in the QMS


  • QMS trained auditor

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke University Hospital - University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Newcastle Road



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