CSSD Assistant

Life Sports Science Orthopaedic Surgical Day Centre
CSSD Assistant

A vacancy exists for a CSSD Assistant based at Life  Sports Science Orthopaedic Surgical Day Centre, Cape Town reporting to the Unit Manager, Ms Z Dove. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the correct decontamination packing and sterilization of instrument sets for theatre  and wards in accordance with Company infection control standards.

Critical Outputs
  • To prepare sufficient instrument sets conforming to company standards
  • To ensure that used/contaminated instruments are checked and decontaminated according to hospital 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
  • 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
  • Matric
  • Previous CSSD experience
  • Training in the private hospital setting advantageous
  • 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 judgment
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication
  • Drive & energy, excellence orientation and ethical behavior
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
Closing date
Saturday, October 10, 2020

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

External candidates will also be considered.

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