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COVID-19 Vacancy HSDU / SSU Quality Manager

Band 5

Main area
Decontamination
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent: You may be required to work late shifts, nights and weekends and take part in an on-call rota. You may also be required to work your contracted hours across 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays.
Hours
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
001-ACS233-0822
Employer
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
University Hospital of Wales
Town
Cardiff
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
15/08/2022 23:59

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

To participate in the provision of a specialised decontamination of medical devices service contributing to the clinical care of the patient.  As a Quality Manager you will perform a full range of decontamination duties.

You will manage Decontamination records in own area of work and provide a high quality and timely service to all customers.

As the Quality Manager you will also work in accordance with the Department’s Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Management Systems and will provide supervision to Decontamination Technicians within the team.

Plan your own workload with minimal supervision.

The role involves exposure to blood and body fluids

Main duties of the job

To direct the reprocessing of reusable medical devices: Disassembly, cleaning, disinfection, checking, assembly, sterilisation, dispatch and tracking in a controlled environment.  Supervise, organise and allocate work and / or train less experienced / qualified staff.  Meet the demands of the Departments workload whilst consistently achieving high quality standards which will be measured by in-process checks and non-conformance reports.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is  “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our  vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.    Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff  and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Sterile Services Unit, University Hospital of Wales for a HSDU/SSU Quality Manager. The role will predominantly be equipment management, so experience in servicing and validation is desirable. 

The SSU is responsible for servicing multiple surgical specialities for elective surgery. 

The SSU is governed by a quality management system in line with ISO 13485:2016. Knowledge/experience  of a QMS and how this works is desirable. The operations manager will be responsible for the test schedule, equipment downtimes, validation, documentation, calibration, environmental monitoring, water analysis, and microbiological testing.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • • Degree medical device decontamination or equivalent level of knowledge / experience
Desirable criteria
  • • Member of the charted Institute of Decontamination Sciences

Experience

Essential criteria
  • • Working knowledge of production / production control
  • • Highly specialist decontamination knowledge acquired through or experience
  • • Knowledge of ISO standards and their implementation
  • • Working knowledge of HSDU and theatres
  • • Understanding of Health and Safety procedures
Desirable criteria
  • • Experience of management/ supervision in a Health Care production environment.
  • • Awareness of Quality Standards EC Directives Standards and Practices for
  • • Understanding of Health & Safety procedures

Skills

Essential criteria
  • • IT literate on Microsoft word/excel.
  • • Good written and verbal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff within the UHB.
  • • React quickly and effectively to priority requests or changes as requested by users
  • • The compilation and recording of data
Desirable criteria
  • • Ability to operate in a confidential and professional manner
  • • Ability to problem solve within the workplace.
  • • Ability to review historical data and interpret its significance.

Special Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • • Working knowledge of Production/Production control method.
  • • Working knowledge of HSDU and Theatres.

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • • Self motivated
  • • Flexible approach to work
  • • Approachable
  • • General health to meet the demands of the service.
  • • Evidence of continuous professional development

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • • Degree medical device decontamination or equivalent level of knowledge / experience
Desirable criteria
  • • Member of the charted Institute of Decontamination Sciences

Experience

Essential criteria
  • • Working knowledge of production / production control
  • • Highly specialist decontamination knowledge acquired through or experience
  • • Knowledge of ISO standards and their implementation
  • • Working knowledge of SSU and theatres
  • • Understanding of Health and Safety procedures
Desirable criteria
  • • Experience of management/ supervision in a Health Care production environment.
  • • Awareness of Quality Standards EC Directives Standards and Practices for device
  • • Understanding of Health & Safety procedures

Skills

Essential criteria
  • • IT literate on Microsoft word/excel.
  • • Good written and verbal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff within the UHB.
  • • React quickly and effectively to priority requests or changes as requested by users
  • • The compilation and recording of data
  • • Understanding of UHB Policies and Procedures
Desirable criteria
  • • Ability to operate in a confidential and professional manner
  • • Ability to problem solve within the workplace.
  • • Ability to review historical data and interpret its significance.
  • • Understanding of the requirement for Policies and Procedures

Special Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • • Working knowledge of Production/Production control method.
  • • Working knowledge of SSU and Theatres.

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • • Self motivated
  • • Flexible approach to work
  • • Approachable
  • • General health to meet the demands of the service.
  • • Evidence of continuous professional development

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Clare Jacobs
Job title
Sterile Services Manager
Email address
Clare.Jacobs@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02921 825338
Additional information

Jan Collins

Theatre Manager

Email: Jan.collins2@wales.nhs.uk