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Decontamination Technician

NHS AfC: Band 2

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NHS AfC: Band 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (over 5 days)
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Ormskirk Hospital
£18,546 - £19,918 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
30/06/2022 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.


Job overview

Endoscopy Decontamination Technician

Ormskirk Treatment Centre


37.5 Hours

Band 2

£18,546-£19,918  per annum

Fancy a something new? Different challenges every day? Then consider joining the Endoscopy team. The Endoscopy Treatment Centre is based at Ormskirk NHS Trust Hospital and we have a Full time Band 2 permanent vacancy for an Endoscopy Decontamination Technician to join our  fast paced, dynamic Unit.

Main duties of the job

Working to strict environmental controls and detailed work instructions and with the support of a Team Leader/Supervisor you will be required to ensure that all Endoscopy scopes and equipment are processed in a timely response to meet the requirements of the Trusts clinical and operation needs.


Our Treatment Centre provides a daily Endoscopy service to the Trust covering both the Southport & Ormskirk sites. The successful candidate will be based at the Ormskirk site.

Working for our organisation

The current service runs from 08:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday. The successful applicant will be required to work a mixture of these shifts and future development plans may include Saturdays on a rota.


This position requires a Standard DBS Check.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details please see attached Job Description.

 Advertising Date - 17th June 2022

Closing Date -  30th June 2022

Shortlisting Date - 5th July 2022

Proposed Interview date - 12th July 2022

Please be aware, we may close a vacancy earlier than stated should a sufficient number of applications be received, you are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills essential evidenced on application
Desirable criteria
  • National Decontamination Training Programme or other Decontamination or qualification or equivalent.


Essential criteria
  • Previous experience of working in Sterile Services Department or medical device/endoscopy decontamination manufacturing or production environment
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working within a peri-operative care setting or healthcare related clinical environment would be a considerable advantage such as Theatres.

Team Player

Essential criteria
  • Good Team member skills Good communication skills Ability to work under pressure Ability to use initiative Flexible
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of Health and Safety at work requirements, COSHH, and Manual handling

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Fran Smith
Job title
Ward Sister
Email address
Telephone number
01695 656488
Additional information

For informal visits and information pleased contact :

Fiona Thompson Ward Manager 01695 656472  

Fran Smith     Ward Sister                    01695 656460

Maria Lyons  Ward Sister                                 

Kate Doran Ward Sister