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Decontamination Manager

Job Description

Finegreen are currently supporting a leading NHS organisation in the appointment of an experienced decontamination professional. Ensuring the department meets and maintains certification to the highest standards as determined in ISO 13485 and is open to planned and ad hoc external audits by a Notified Body and/or CQC.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Will be the operational Sterile Services Management Lead for the organisation;

  • Provide leadership and specialist technical and professional knowledge and advise on Sterile Services to Trust Managers and clinical staff working with the Infection Prevention & Control Lead and Consultant Microbiologist;

  • Lead the development of Sterile Services strategies and policies and ensure that standards and practices meet current legislation and National guidance on the decontamination of reusable medical devices;

  • Ensure a sterile supplies service is provided within the agreed financial service and quality targets set by the Trust and to meet external ISO quality standards;

  • Provide professional leadership and advice to staff working in the Trust on all areas of decontamination and develop relationships within client, stakeholder groups

  • Ensure consistency of approach, share good practice and develop contingency plans as required;

  • Advise Clinical Services and the Decontamination Action Group of any implications relating to decontamination that need to be built into the business planning process;

  • Review and monitor standard operating procedures, department and other procedural documents to ensure they continue to deliver optimum, cost effective, quality-assured services;

  • Develop and implement changes in working practices as required;

  • Manage the internal communications to ensure the Directorates across the Trust are kept fully appraised of the developments of the decontamination programme and the impact that any organisational change will have on service delivery;

  • Act as the Trust Advisor on all Sterile Services issues;

  • Liaise with other related disciplines on Sterile Services to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated approach is adopted; key departments will include Microbiology and Infection Control, Health and Safety, Clinical Risk, Estates and Facilities & Procurement.

Person specification:

  • Relevant degree level qualification or work experience supported by post graduate qualification;

  • Membership of the Institute of Decontamination Sciences or equivalent relevant professional body;

  • Significant experience of managing or supervising the production of medical devices within a Sterile Services Environment;

  • Full understanding and implementation of ISO 13485 Quality Systems and Medical Devices Directives.

If you are interested in having an informal chat about this role, please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674.

Alternatively you can email directly on to request further information on this role.