Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This site is best viewed with a modern browser. You appear to be using an old version of Internet Explorer.

Please wait, loading

Sterile Services & Decontamination Manager

Band 8a

Main area
Sterile Services
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
All OUH Sites
Oxford / Banbury
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum
23/10/2018 23:59

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


The Clinical Support Services Division at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and inspiring leader to manage our sterile services provision at the John Radcliffe, Churchill and Horton Hospitals.

The decontamination of medical devices is a critical service to the delivery of patient care and you will provide advice, innovative professional leadership, and guidance to the Trust on the strategic issues relating to the management of the sterile services department and Trust Wide Decontamination.   As part of the senior management team within the Directorate, and reporting directly to the Clinical Director, you will provide visible clinical leadership, drive change forward and work as part of the team providing focus, direction and support to the staff within the team.

You will need to be able to demonstrate a sophisticated set of management and clinical leadership skills, the ability evidence change management, communicate with all levels of staff and be able to influence, negotiate, motivate and empower staff.  You will be the key source of clinical advice and support to the Clinical Director and the wider Trust as well as ensuring that Essential Quality Requirements are met and progress Best Practice.

You should have a proven track record of working in the sterile services environment and an ability to lead the implementation of new ways of working to deliver a safe and effective service that maximises patient satisfaction. In addition the post-holder should have experience in leading transformational change in a multi-skilled workforce, as well as supporting the delivery of increased theatre throughput.

Closing date: 23/10/18

No smoking policyPositive about disabled people

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Caroline Tomkins – caroline.tomkins@ouh.nhs.uk / 01865 734470

If you have problems applying, contact