Nov 26, 2018

CSSD Assistant Main Theatre

  • Life Healthcare
  • Durban
Full time Health Care

Job Description

CSSD Assistant
Life Entabeni Hospital
CSSD Assistant - Main Theatre
A vacancy exist for CSSD Assistant, based at Life Entabeni Private Hospital, Durban, reporting to the Theatre Manager, Mrs V Morris. The successful candidates will be responsible for ensuring the correct functional testing, packing and sterilization of instrument sets and linen packs for theatre in accordance with Company infection control standards. Contribute to the daily running of the CSSD department and able to trouble shoot.

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 and
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, emulating 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 steam autoclaves
To ensure efficient utilization of non-recoverable stock items
Review and prepare action plan to reduce appropriately for cost effective use by theatre staff.
Record, report and take corrective action regarding missing instruments
CSSD experience and training in the private hospital setting
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, as well as maintenance of instruments
Awareness of safety protocol
Adherence to safe standardised loading and unloading of autoclaves
Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
Resilience – being observant
Engaging diversity
Verbal & written communication and presentation
Drive & energy
Ethical behaviour
Building relationships
Customer responsiveness
Organisational awareness
Portia Mncube


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