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Production Manager

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
HSDU Production Manager, full time, Band 7

A vacancy has arisen for an enthusiastic and well-motivated individual to join the Hospital Sterilisation & Disinfection Unit (HSDU) team.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the service in HSDU.

Previous experience in the decontamination of reusable medical devices is essential. The successful candidate will be expected to plan and prioritise the workflow of the department. You will facilitate training for staff and ensure competencies are achieved. You will be expected to attend meetings with customers and deputise for the HSDU Department Manager. You will be responsible for appraisals, disciplinary matters, professional development and training of staff, and be knowledgeable of clinical governance on trust policies.

1 full time post 37.5 hours working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. You would be expected to take part in the out of hours on-call service and to cover weekends and Bank Holidays.

Applicants should have excellent communication skills and hold a postgraduate degree or equivalent level of industry knowledge, with 3 years minimum service in a decontamination environment and be a member of the Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc). Knowledge of the ISO standards for medical devices and UK Medical Devices Regulations is required, plus certified as a qualified user for the complex machinery (as per Health Technical Memoranda).

Main duties of the job

o Manager responsible for day to day management of the service delivery for the HSDU.

o Management of staff and systems related to the decontamination of reusable medical devices.

o To plan and prioritise the workflow of the department ensuring the optimal usage of staff and equipment and adherence to the required standards

o To facilitate training for department staff, ensuring the necessary competence is achieved for personnel performing work affecting product quality.

o Responsible for day to day rotas, ensuring sufficient staff cover at all times.

o Practice as a qualified Senior Specialist and always provide a high-quality service.

o Work independently in all areas of the specialty and be able to work as an autonomous practitioner.

o Apply professional judgement and utilise specialist skills and detailed scientific knowledge when reviewing and interpreting scientific technical data and production reports to ensure a safe service is provided.

o Deputise for the HSDU Department Manager and Quality Manager

o Work autonomously, plan your own workload and work with minimal managerial direction.

About us

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values areCompassion,Accountable,Respect andEveryone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out the plan to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care that benefits all our community. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the job description and person specification document for more information on the detailed job description and main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Physical Skills


  • Fine motor movements and a high degree of manual dexterity, accuracy, precision and speed.
  • Manual handling of instrument sets, trolleys etc.

Qualifications and role specific knowledge


  • Postgraduate Degree or equivalent level of knowledge through academic courses to Post Graduate level and/ or highly specialised decontamination knowledge acquired through ongoing specialist training or experience
  • Professional Management Level 3 Qualification
  • User (HTM) certificate
  • Knowledge of ISO Standards and their implementation
  • Qualified First Aider
  • IT skills including Excel, Power Point, Word and Outlook


  • Professional Management Level 5 Qualification



  • Must be able to participate in the First on-call rota
  • Identifies own development needs and sets own personal development and maintains own personal portfolio.



  • Excellent Leadership Skills
  • Work under pressure and in stressful situations, able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Able to deal with staff disciplinary matters.

Communication Skills


  • Ability to communicate potentially highly complex, sensitive issues
  • Be able to understand, provide and receive data of a complex technical nature
  • Proven ability to manage and train less qualified staff
  • Good interpersonal skills

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


HSDU, St Mary's Hospital

Parkhurst Road,


PO30 5TG

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