CSSD Assistant


CSSD Assistant

Life Beacon Bay Hospital
CSSD Assistant

A vacancy exists for an CSSD Assistant  based at Life Beacon Bay Hospital, reporting to Sally Perumaul, Theatre Unit Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the correct packing and sterilization of instrument sets and linen packs for theatre, hospital and doctors’ rooms in accordance with Company infection control standards.

Critical Outputs

To prepare sufficient instrument sets conforming to company standards

  • To ensure the correct application of sterile indicators and autoclave for maximum steam penetration
  • To check and prepare sets for sterilization
  • To correctly wash and clean instruments
  • To control sufficient instrument sets

To prepare sufficient linen sets conforming to company standards

  • To conduct regular daily checks on linen levels and ensure there is sufficient linen available
  • Compile, sterilize and store linen packs and implement corrective action to problem areas

To ensure functional, maintained equipment according to legislative requirements

  • Conduct chemical, biological and mechanical checks in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • Document test results
  • Check and maintain heat sealing machine and clean washers in accordance with company specification
  • Ensure timeous repair of all equipment malfunctions

To ensure efficient utilization of non-recoverable stock items

  • Review and prepare action plan to reduce appropriately for cost effective use by theatre staff
  • Grade 12 or relevant qualification
  • CSSD experience and training in the private hospital setting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in packing of equipment
  • Must be able to work flexible hours
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and instruments and process around cleaning of equipment
  • Awareness of safety protocol
  • Adherence to safe standardized loading and unloading of autoclaves


  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Attention to detail
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Professional and technical proficiency
  • Excellence orientation
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Action orientation
  • Ethical behaviour

Tristam Hill

Closing date
Thursday, June 24, 2021

 Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive any communication after 2 weeks of the closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

External candidates will also be considered.

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Life Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer.


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