You will contribute to the effectiveness of the sterilisation services at Murray Bridge Soldiers' Memorial Hospital. Working under limited direction as an individual or as a team member, you will clean medical equipment according to documented specifications and comply with occupational health and safety requirements. Implementing your knowledge of how items from all departments are collected, identified and separated for processing, you will identify specific equipment requiring priority processing and identify faulty or damaged instruments/items and report them to the designated authority. Ensuring items are clean, dry and suitable for packaging or dispatch, you will maintain recording systems and optimum standards of sterilisation and stick supply, including the provision of equipment to the wards. Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital provides acute services ranging from in-hospital care to specialist surgical, obstetrics, outpatients and aged care beds. In addition to an operating theatre complex which includes day surgery, we have birthing suites for low-risk births and radiology and pathology services on site. The Hospital also has a chemotherapy unit with trained and accredited Registered Nurses to provide chemotherapy treatment and other cancer services, including infusions.
Having completed the AQF Certificate III in Sterilising Technology, you will have demonstrated experience in a perioperative and CSSD department environment. You will have sound knowledge of instruments and sterilising methods, along with a good understanding of general hygiene and Infection Control Principles. With proven ability to work well within a team environment, you will be willing to provide assistance and cooperation to other staff. You will be capable of performing under limited direction, meeting set deadlines and timeframes, and maintaining strict confidentiality.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job Ref: 699928