The national decontamination agenda currently addresses a significant aspect of the public health agenda in relation to the control and prevention of Healthcare Associated Infection and iatrogenic transmission of vCJD.
Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) is a division of NHS National Services Scotland and provides operational guidance to NHS Scotland bodies on a range of healthcare facilities topics. We deliver and co-ordinate effective advice and support in relation to national facilities, decontamination and equipping & technical matters which support and improve health and well-being services.
The Decontamination Team within HFS undertakes projects on behalf of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate. The aim of these projects is to improve the decontamination of medical devices undertaken within central, endoscope and local decontamination units throughout NHS Scotland and the independent sector.
We are looking for qualified and experienced Validation Engineers to join our existing team of home-based engineers, who carry out commissioning and annual testing of the full range of decontamination equipment (sterilizers, surgical instrument washer-disinfectors and endoscope washer-disinfectors) to ensure compliance with laid down standards and national guidance. The postholder’s role is to carry out an ongoing programme of annual testing on this equipment and to produce detailed technical reports on the findings.
The postholder must have recent and appropriate experience in performing annual testing/validation on a wide range of decontamination equipment, preferably within a healthcare environment.
In addition, the postholder must be qualified to a minimum of HNC level in an appropriate engineering/microbiology/decontamination subject and must possess BTEC / City & Guilds Test Person / CP(D) certificates for carrying out annual testing on large steam sterilizers, transportable sterilizers, instrument washer-disinfectors and endoscope washer-disinfectors.
The postholder will have excellent interpersonal, numeric, time-management and organisational skills and should be experienced in producing technical reports on the performance of decontamination equipment and presenting the findings to a wide range of stakeholders.
Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.
For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Norman McLean, Validation Manager, Health Facilities Scotland on 0131 275 6562.
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is 21 February 2020.
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NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies