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HSDU & EDU Manager

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Working Full time 37.5 hours per week

Post holder is a member of the Divisional Management Team having an active role in both the operational and strategic decision making in relation to decontamination for the Trust.

The Post holder also has overall managerial responsibility for the Sterile Services.

The post holder will be designated the User as per HTM requirements and will bear the responsibilities thereof.

Lead in policy making and implementation for Sterile Services and Decontamination.

Work collaboratively with service users, on improving and maintaining the service and its developments.

Responsible for Trust wide governance structure for decontamination.

Post holder has responsibility for the physical resources within the department and manages the budget on a day to day basis within the trusts standing financial instructions/standing orders.

Provides professional leadership and advice as required to the multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder is responsible for ensuring that the department is working to current national decontamination standards.

To seek and support external contracts.

Main duties of the job

1. Responsible for maintaining service provision within the Clinical Governance framework through which the organisation is accountable for continuously improving the quality of our service and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence flourishes.

2. To manage the HSDU & Endoscopy Decontamination budget and ensure the financial viability of the service. This includes optimising efficiency savings and understanding ALL costs associated with the service.

3. Responsible for providing a high quality, cost effective service which excellence flourishes.

4. Responsible for ensuring all developments are fully funded and cost improvements identified and savings agreed by directorate. Identifying financial/budgetary pressures and take appropriate action to ensure a balanced budget at year-end.

5. Act as lead authority in the ongoing successful management of the Departmental Quality Management System (QMS) maintaining documentation as required and supporting external notified bodies and other agencies during periods of inspection or audit.

6. Set and meet annual quality objectives and ensure that any incident or nonconformity are dealt with effectively and effective corrective action prevents non-occurrence.

7. Critically analyse activity and make recommendations.

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services to West Cheshire and to Welsh patients covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The Trust works collaboratively within the wider Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership. Its services are provided from three locations:
  • The Countess of Chester Hospital: providing 438 general and acute beds.
  • Ellesmere Port Hospital: providing 56 beds as a rehabilitation, intermediate and outpatient facility.
  • Tarporley War Memorial Hospital: a base for community services which serve the local rural population.

The Trust employs over 6258 staff (headcount) which includes temporary bank staff and provides acute emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to a population of approximately 407,000. This includes 357,000 residents in Chester and West Cheshire which includes Ellesmere Port and Neston as well as the Deeside area of Flintshire which has a population of approximately 50,000.

The Trust is a busy district general hospital and in 2022/2023, there were more than 503,342 patient attendances (inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic) ranging from a simple outpatient appointment to major cancer surgery. This is an increase of nearly 10,000 compared to the previous year when there were 494,387 patient attendances.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is �23 (standard) or �43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification



  • GCSE (or equivalent) Grade E or above Maths English
  • Technical Vocational Qualification (TVQ ) Level 1 and 2
  • Managerial Qualification


  • Qualified Internal Auditor
  • Decontamination Qualification

Knowledge and experience


  • Have at least 5 years' experience as a manager within a sterile services department and or endoscopy decontamination department.
  • Ability to demonstrate and use HSDU and / or EDU equipment and methods of decontamination to other users.
  • Experience in staff training.
  • Possess a knowledge and understanding of infection control, being able to apply this within the workplace, which is recognised as an area of high risk


  • IOSH Certification
  • User Qualification in either HSDU or EDU.

Employer details

Employer name

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool Road



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