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Engineer - Decontamination

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Experts in our fieldsince 1989, AVM Services are decontamination specialists operating commercially within the Capital Estates and Facilities department of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to join our team of Engineers delivering validation services to NHS Trusts located in East Anglia, London and the South East.

You will undertake validations, PPM and reactive maintenance on all types of decontamination equipment, act as a site specific contracted AP(D) and support the training team by delivering decontamination courses.

Main duties of the job

To be part of AVM's multi-disciplined team and should therefore be able to work as part of the team along with the ability to work alone.

Required to act as the Maintenance Person (sterilisers, washer disinfectors, Endoscope washers and Drying Cabinets), as defined by the Department of Health.

Required to carry out maintenance and breakdown tasks on various types of validation equipment.

Ensure that all work is carried out to the highest possible standard and at all times to work within the guidelines laid out in the AVM procedures manual so as to fulfil the Trust's overall objectives.

Provide accurate and timely information to the customers on the performance of their equipment.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

The advert will close at midnight on 13 May 2024.

Interviews are due to be held in the week commencing 24 June 2024.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • City and Guilds Level 2/3
  • Evidence of continuous personal development


  • ONC / HNC
  • City and Guilds Testing Qualifications in Porous Load / Instrument Washers / Endoscopy Washers
  • Training
  • NEEBOSH / IOSH certification



  • Experience in the Service / Maintenance industry
  • Experience in Stock and Asset management
  • Experience of working in a demanding role
  • Customer service experience
  • Experience of administrative and clerical work
  • Experience of producing Reports / documents to a high standard
  • Data entry experience
  • Prioritising, planning and organising own tasks


  • Experience of working in NHS
  • Manufacturers Training
  • Aseptic Sampling
  • IP Reports
  • TQ Soft
  • Delivering Training
  • Auditing



  • Working knowledge of PPM software or similar
  • Understanding of customer service
  • Health and Safety
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Understanding of confidentiality and data protection


  • CSSD Equipment
  • Endoscopy equipment
  • Electro / mechanical equipment
  • Knowledge of HTM 01-01 and HTM 01-06



  • Excellent communication skills including telephone, email, face to face
  • Ability to plan and organise complex activities or programmes, requiring formulation and adjustment
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to develop templates for letters
  • Ability to organise and manage own time keeping to schedule and deadlines
  • Ability to use own initiative and work autonomously
  • Ability to show attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to store and safeguard confidential documents


  • Ability to confidently deliver training material

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.


  • Receive and pass on information during out of hours

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division Corporate

Hills Road



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