HSSU (Sterilisation Services)
Each Hospital Support Services Unit (HSSU) at Nuffield Health
contributes to our goal of constantly improving the quality,
cleanliness and safety of our patient care. The role of an HSSU is
to clean and sterilise hospital theatre equipment in compliance
with the high standards issued by the Department of Health.
Following a major programme of investment, we now have a network
of six fully compliant units serving all Nuffield Health hospitals,
together with two Joint Venture clinics. Our six units are located
at Wetherby, Tiverton, Cambridge, Warwick, Stoke and Eastleigh,
with each serving a local cluster of hospitals. Over 400,000
trays/12 million instruments are now being processed per annum and
the HSSUs provide opportunities for more than 200 staff across a
variety of roles.
The Unit Manager maintains accredited quality
standards, ensures customer satisfaction and manages a highly
trained and competent workforce of processing staff. Extensive
management experience in Production is essential for this role.
Meanwhile, a Production Manager needs both
extensive sterile services experience and Decontamination
The Engineering team maintains and tests the
machines involved in the decontamination process. It's a highly
skilled area requiring specialised training.
Production Team Leaders
supervise shifts: allocating work and ensuring standards are
maintained. You need experience of processing and sterile services,
with demonstrable team leading skills.
As a Lead Technician or Process
Technician you'll be skilled in processing surgical
instruments throughout the decontamination process. The job
involves contact with used instruments, so rigid safety procedures
are always upheld.
Driver /Technicians ensure that instruments are
delivered and collected according to the customer's requirements.
In practice you're the ambassadors of the HSSU. Full training is
also provided on the use of tachographs and ADR. Supervising the
driving team is the Logistics Team Leader, who
meets delivery schedules and manages compliance with driving
regulations and vehicle maintenance.
To play the key role of Quality Co-ordinator
you'll need a keen eye for detail, together with IT skills. You'll
be supported by an equally accurate Administrator.
And last but not least, our Cleaners follow strict
safety guidelines to maintain our working environment.
We're always on the lookout for talent but, as you can
appreciate, we don't have openings in all locations, all of the
time. Use job
search to see if we have something for you right now or call
our Recruitment Hotline on 0800 587 7470. Alternatively register
your interest, then we'll be in touch when we have a suitable