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Quality & Technical Manager

Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum (incl. of HCAA)
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Sterile Services Department are looking for a Quality & Technical Manager to join the team and ensure the compliance of the services being provided to our customers.

Sterile Services provides advice and a full decontamination service of medical devices, flexible endoscopes, and large non-invasive medical devices to clinical areas/teams both internally and to a number of external clients.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, resourceful individual with a desire to ensure that requirements of our Quality Management System are maintained, reviewed, and complies with all the regulatory standards, including ISO13485 and the UKCA regulations.

The post holder will provide advice and guidance to relevant stakeholders on Quality System procedures and technical matters relating to quality, ensuring full compliance with quality standards.

An interview date is yet to be confirmed.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for co-ordinating the training programmes for all decontamination personnel employed within Sterile Services and for managing the paper work and data bases associated with the Quality Systems and decontamination equipment for Sterile Services.

The post holder will also play a significant part in the day to day training, compliance and quality assurance requirements of the department ensuring that the highest quality of service is delivered.

You will work to implement the Trust and local policy into local working practices to ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory standards and good practice guidelines at all times.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of role requirements and main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Educated to Masters degree level or equivalent acquired through training and experience
  • NVQ Decontamination Advisor A1 NVQ Assessor
  • Knowledge of ISO and equivalent standards relevant to a decontamination facility
  • Knowledge of decontamination processes


Desirable

  • Full or Part member of Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc)
  • Member of the Central Sterilizing Club (CSC)
  • Auditor Certificate ISO9001:2000


Experience

Essential

  • 3 years experience of working within Sterile Services department(s)
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of working with a Quality Management System


Desirable

  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Staff line management experience
  • Experience of working with IT software packages such as Excel and Word at an advanced level and developing databases
  • Experience of other decontamination processes - e.g. Endoscopy Decontamination Experience of conducting audits in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO13485


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to use influencing and persuasive skills to support change
  • Ability to work in a systematic way and produce work which is accurate and well presented
  • Ability to prioritise workload and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrable willingness to develop self and others
  • Proven ability to mentor other staff members
  • Ability and experience of representing the department when dealing with customers in a professional manner
  • Able to present complex information in a clear and concise way
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook, Powerpoint, & proven experience of developing and managing databases
  • Willingness to develop further IT skills


Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Guy's Hospital

Great Maze Pond

London

SE1 9RT

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