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Sterile Services Training & Quality Supervisor


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Simply Serve
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Participation in an on-call roster. Support in covering waiting list indicatives. There will be a requirement to work some Bank Holidays)
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Yeovil District
£29,319 per annum
Salary period
30/01/2023 23:59

This advert for a vacancy with Simply Serve Limited appears under the authority of Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


Job overview

This role is based in the Sterile Services Department (SSD) located at Yeovil District Hospital NHS FT, and you will work as part of a highly skilled, dedicated team maintaining the high standards of an accredited Sterile Services Department.

The main elements of the Training and Quality Supervisor role are to:

  • Act in a supervisory/training role and manage the development of the SSD team.
  • Train new and existing staff in service provision and encourage their development.
  • Follow mandatory legislation and relevant standards to ensure safe processing of re-useable medical devices. 
  • Maintain the awareness of quality through customer satisfaction and continual improvement within the service. 
  • Assist the Deputy Manager, where appropriate, in maintaining the electronic Quality Management System.
  • Maintain training facilities and development programmes within the service.


Main duties of the job

  • To have a good knowledge of relevant standards applicable to reprocessing medical devices including the Health Technical Memorandum for Endoscopy 01:06, Health Technical Memorandum for Medical Devices 01:01; ISO 13485:2016, Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC working towards to Medical Device Regulation EU/2017/745.Overseeing the correct introduction and production of external loan equipment.
  • Raise incident forms which will include problem solving and actions.
  • Manage daily staff duty roster due to last minute absences.
  • Weekly filing and archiving of paperwork.
  • Supervising the staff in the production areas in accordance with the agreed operational policies.
  • To support on-going training of all staff.
  • To prioritise work on a daily basis through effective communication with customers.
  • Ensure all daily quality checks are undertaken and relevant records are accurate and up to date.
  • To report promptly to the SSD Management Team any equipment which requires routine or urgent maintenance.
  • To be well-versed with the instrument tracking system to be able to use on a daily basis- to help and assist with tracking medical devices, raising non-conformities.
  • Ensuring the implementation of Health & Safety policy in the Department.
  • To closely monitor the process of cleaning, dismantling / reassembling of instruments throughout SSD.
  • To ensure quality checking all instruments prior to the wrapping and packing of trays for sterilisation are undertaken.

Working for our organisation

Yeovil Hospital is an ambitious and friendly Trust that is extremely proud to provide acute care for a population of more than 225,000 people in South Somerset, North and West Dorset and parts of Mendip. The hospital has 345 beds, a busy Emergency Department, a variety of outpatient and diagnostics services, and a private patients’ wing which offers a personal service in state-of-the-art clinical facilities, with all profits being invested back into NHS healthcare.

Yeovil Hospital’s iCARE model, which has established the principles of exemplary patient care, patient and employee experience, has attracted national interest and is embedded in everything we do, following our vision to care for our patients as if they are one of our family. The Trust’s shared vision has led to our staff rating Yeovil Hospital the best in England for employee health and wellbeing for the third year running in the annual NHS staff survey 2020.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Relevant qualification in decontamination or equivalent demonstrable level of knowledge gained through experience and short courses.


Essential criteria
  • Previous experience of working within all areas of an SSD.
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching experience in any role.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sam Frisk
Job title
SSD Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01935 383435