Grade 4 Central Sterilising Instrument Technician

Mercy Health

Werribee, VIC

Posted 11/13/2019

ABOUT THE ROLE: Opened in August 2018 and located on Level 2 in the Catherine McAuley Centre at Werribee Mercy Hospital. The Central Sterilising Department (CSD) offers a modern working environment, views of Werribee and its surrounds and a friendly team of Instrument Technicians keen for you to join the team. The department supports the current needs of the hospital, including 6 Operating Rooms, and is well placed to meet the demands of future growth. We have a strong commitment to education, supporting relevant certification and student placements. We are looking for enthusiastic Instrument Technicians to join our well established, stable and very happy team to help grow the service well into the future!

  • PPT at 64 hours / fortnight based on a 7 day roster, covering AM, PM and ND shifts.
  • Primarily responsible for the cleaning, disinfecting, inspecting, packing, sterilization and storage of all reusable medical instruments.
  • The applicant will also be responsible for the maintenance of the working environment and associated medical equipment; ensuring standard precautions are followed, whilst strictly implementing the recommended guidelines as stated in AS/NZS 4187:2014.
  • Certificate IV in Health - Sterilising Practice for Technicians or equivalent is essential
  • A sound understanding of the recommended guidelines and standards of AS / NZ 4187: 2014, applying basic principles of standard precautions, disinfection and sterilisation.
  • Clinical practice and experience in all areas of cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation within a hospital CSD is essential
  • Effective and appropriate patterns of communication within a multidisciplinary team; accurate documentation pertaining to disinfection and sterilisation of reusable medical instruments.
ABOUT US: Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing Western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital has recently undergone significant expansion with the opening or our new intensive care unit, additional operating theatres and the opening of two new wards, taking the total number of beds to 298. Join us now and be part of our team as we expand to serve our community. Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development. Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA. WHAT WE OFFER: Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services
We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies. At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples. To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check.

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