CSSD Assistant

Life Entabeni Hospital
CSSD Assistant

An opportunity exists for a CSSD Assistant based at Life Entabeni Hospital, reporting to the Unit Manager. The purpose of this role is to decontaminate and process instruments, equipment and linen for hospital operational needs.

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 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
  • Ensure the full functioning and maintenance of the gas autoclave
  • To ensure efficient utilization of non-recoverable stock items
  • Review and prepare action plan to reduce appropriately for cost effective use by theatre staff
  • Decontamination of instruments and sets
  • Management of Sterile room
  • Grade 12
  • Previous CSSD experience will be advantageous
  • Training in the private hospital setting desirable.
  • Experience in packing of equipment
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and instruments and process around cleaning of equipment
  • Awareness of safety protocols
  • Adherence to safe standardized loading and unloading of autoclaves desirable.
  • Ability to work shifts according to the operational requirements of the hospital
  • Computer proficiency advantageous.
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Attention to detail
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Action orientation
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
Closing date
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.

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