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Decontamination Manager

Up to £34.40 per hour
South East London
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Morgan Hunt requires a Decontamination Manager for NHS based in South East London

Pay Rate: £34.40ph PAYE

Hours 37.5 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri .

Location: South East London

Duration: 3 months on going contract

Special Requirements: Significant experience of managing or supervising the production of medical devices within a Sterile Services Environment

Job Summary:

To be the Operational Sterile Services Management Lead for the Trust.

To 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.

To ensure 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 Result Areas & Performance:

▪ To 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 professsional 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.

▪ Ensure all daily tests and requirements are met and documented to meet European Standards and Legislation and that all decontamination records are stored and maintained for future requirements.

▪ Establish and implement an effective and robust communication strategy with any future service provided and set up performance management arrangements.

▪ 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.

▪ Develop and implement effective working relationships with all clinical departments to ensure good liaison on decontamination issues and audit.

▪ 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.

▪ Ensure that all clinical and non clinical risks associated with both the technical operations of the service and those faced by staff in the departments are effectively managed.

▪ Ensure the Trust is kept up to date with the latest guidance and recommendations on

Sterile Services.

▪ Monitor and report on all Sterile Services incidents working closely with the Trust Decontamination Manager.

▪ Provide regular reports to the Trust Equipment and Medical Devices Decontamination Group (TEMDDG) on areas requiring improvement and to identify any risks related to decontamination in liaison with Clinical Risk and Health and Safety.

▪ Assess and provide other complex specialist advice to the Trust Decontamination Manager on the use and decontamination of equipment used on high risk patients including Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD).

▪ Conduct retrospective audits when required.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to temporary vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer, job suitability are assessed on merit in accordance with their skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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