NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

Remuneration: $30-$32 p/h + Salary Packaging + 11% Super
Location: Nganyaywana – Kamilaroi and Anaiwan people
Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Sterilisation Technician Grade 1
Hours Per Week: 24
Closing Date: 06 February 2024
CSSD Instrument Technician – 24hrs per week
Armidale Rural Referral Hospital

Join our CSSD team at Armidale Rural Referral Hospital – a rewarding role ensuring the highest standards of sterile instrument supply for critical care services. No regular weekend work

Where you’ll be working:

An opportunity has become available for a CSSD Instrument Technician in our Central Sterilisation Department at Armidale Rural Referral Hospital.

The CSSD Technician assists in the provision of a sterile supply of instruments and equipment to Theatre, Wards, Allied Health Departments, and external agencies.

The Armidale Rural Referral Hospital Operating Theatres provides critical care services for the population of Armidale and its surrounds, as well as being the referral centre for smaller centres within the Tablelands cluster.

The Armidale Rural Referral Hospital Operating Theatres provides surgical services for the Armidale region. The Operating Theatres also strive to improve knowledge and provide best practice in the care of critically unwell patients and children through medical and nursing research, unit-based educational programs, and advocacy for patients. We encourage collaboration, openness, and respect in the workplace to empower our people to use their knowledge, skills, and experience to meet the principles of Excellence. Every patient, every time.

A great lifestyle awaits the successful applicant with no regular weekend or public holiday work (excluding on-call), providing many opportunities to experience our amazing district and all it has to offer.

About the job:

As an enthusiastic member of our CSSD team, you will be essential in providing high-quality service to theatres, the Day Procedure Centre, and other clinical areas.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Collection, decontamination, disinfection, inspection, assembly, packaging, sterilisation, and delivery of all Reusable Medical Devices
  • Comply with current AS/NZ standard 4187 and GENCA Infection Control Guidelines
  • Operate associated equipment safely to ensure the quality of reprocessed RMDs
  • Provide Quality processed RMDs on time
  • Comply with hospital and CSSD policies and work instructions to provide a sustained high level of service
  • Working safely and harmoniously with the rest of the hospital team
  • Unpacking and packing of stores
  • Ensuring the sterile stock room equipment is rotated

About you:

  • CSSD Technician qualifications (Certificate 3 in Sterilisation Services) is essential or working towards
  • Ability to work independently
  • Previous experience in a hospital environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of infection control requirements including standard AS/NZ 4187
  • The ability to work efficiently as part of a high-performing team
  • High attention to detail
  • Demonstrated knowledge of waste management principles
  • Be a Team player with respect for others
  • Able to work on own

Your Support: Your CSSD supervisor and Nursing Unit Manager will be there to provide assistance and ongoing training.

  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
  • Proximity to shopping and other services
  • 4 weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions
  • Salary packaging options
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals.

Need more information?
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For role-related queries or questions contact Joanne Grieve at Joanne.Grieve@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.
  • Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2
  • Stepping Up Website is a resource designed to help indigenous job applicants apply for positions in NSW Health. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNEHealthSteppingUp.
  • This is a Category A position. Recommended applicants will be reviewed for compliance with NSW Health policy directive PD2023_022: Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases for Category A positions prior to offer. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.
  • All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (AIR Immunisation History Statement) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.
  • Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement (IHS), or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate, or AIR COVID-19 and Influenza IHS. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.?
  • Salary Packaging: is beneficial to most HNELHD employees and may increase your take-home pay! Salary package a range of personal expenses including novated motor vehicle leases, relocation expenses, and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or 1300 40 25 23.
  • HNE Health employees may be eligible for a range of benefits?such as allocated days off (ADO) for full time employees, long service leave, paid maternity leave, and salary packaging options including meal expenses.

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