CSSD Packer

Life The Glynnwood
CSSD Packer

A vacancy exists for a CSSD Packer, based at Life Glynnwood Hospital, reporting to the Theatre Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the correct packing and sterilisation of instrument sets and linen packs for theatre and doctors’ rooms in accordance with Company infection control standards.

Critical Outputs
  • To prepare 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 sterilisation
  • To control instrument sets
  • To prepare, count and ensure sufficient linen sets conforming to company standards; conduct monthly linen counts & stock takes
  • Compile, sterilise 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 and document and archive test results
  • Check and maintain heat sealing machine and instrument, and ultrasonic washers in accordance with company specification
  • Ensure timeous repair of all equipment malfunctions
  • Ensure the full functioning and maintenance of the steam autoclaves
  • To ensure efficient utilisation of non-recoverable stock items
  • Review and prepare action plan to reduce appropriately for cost effective use by theatre staff.
  • Cleaning of sterile store shelves and check expiry dates
  • Ensure daily environmental cleaning in CSSD
  • Matric certificate
  • Working experience within a theatre environment/Life Healthcare hospital will be an advantage
  • Reliable transport for standby and on call
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
  • Experience in packing of equipment in a CSSD environment
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and be available for after hour call
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and instruments and process around cleaning of equipment will be advantageous
  • Awareness of safety protocol
  • Adherence to safe standardised loading and unloading of autoclaves
  • Positive attitude towards training and education
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation influencing
  • Drive & energy
Closing date
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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

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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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