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Sterile Services Manager

Band 7

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Sterile Services
Band 7
full time 37.5 per week
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Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum
26/05/2019 23:59
Interview date

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


Department:   Sterile Services – Based at Nuffield Orthopaedic Site providing service to the Churchill Hospital


Post Title:        Sterile Services Manager

Grade:             Band 7

Hours:             37.5 hours per week Monday to Sunday, Flexible shift over                         5 working days 7.5 hours per day according to service      needs.

We are looking for a sterile services Manager to join our Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC).  We provide a 7 day service 365 days of the year. The post holder will be responsible for managing a team of 3 supervisors and 24 technicians. You will be responsible for providing Sterile Services to the NOC site and our Churchill Hospital (CH) site. You will work closely alongside the managers in the John Radcliffe and Horton teams and be part of a senior team reporting to the overall manager of sterile services.


You will have extensive experience of working within a sterile services environment with the ability to problem solve and make decisions.


You will be an ambassador for the unit with a positive and professional attitude towards all tasks and our stakeholders.    


You will work within Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines within the production unit, ensuring that all resources including plant and staff are effectively organised.  You will work closely with the Senior Supervisors to ensure that productivity and quality standards are achieved, meet or exceed established targets whilst conforming to departmental guidelines on traceability, to comply with the quality systems as stated in ISO13485:2003 & Directive 93/42/EEC and other relevant guidelines.


At all times and throughout all production areas, ensuring safe systems are in place for patient safety.

  • Provide effective communication with customers in order to address and resolve any problems.
  • Assist with the implementation of ISO13485:2003 & Directive 93/42/EEC policies and procedures.
  • Motivate staff, to maintain equipment reprocessing targets, whilst maintaining standards.
  • Explain technical issues relating to decontamination processes and Health & Safety issues.
  • Provide staff training as and when necessary, to assist SSD Assistants to complete In-house training programme.
  • Be aware of standards of set out in the Quality Procedure Manual and help the department to meet its department objectives set out for the year.
  • Accurately exchange information with workforce to enable prioritisation of work to maintain service.

Successful candidates will be expected to work flexibly to ensure we can provide a 7 day service which includes working Bank Holidays including Christmas and New Year on a rota basis.


Closing date: 26th May 2019

Interview date: 12th June 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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