Please wait, loading

DSD Technician

Band 2

Main area
Band 2
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Manchester Royal Infirmary
£17,460 - £18,702 per annum (pro rata)
17/08/2018 23:59


Full time position of 37.5 hours per week

Monday to Friday 14:00 to 22:00

(Applicable unsocial and night enhancements will be paid in addition to the basic salary)


Are you enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible, reliable and well organised? Can you work equally well independently or as part of a team? Can you using your own initiative to solve day-to-day problems? Then consider a move to the Decontamination Services Department’s (DSD) friendly and hardworking team.

Decontamination Services Department (DSD) is responsible for providing sterile services to five of the hospitals that comprise the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. The Department is run to the highest standards and is accredited to Medical Device European Directive 93/42/EEC, ISO 13485:2016. DSD is located in a large, state of the art, purpose built facility on the Central Site.

As a DSD Technician you’ll undertake the decontamination, inspection, assembly, packaging, sterilisation and distribution of medical devices (surgical instruments) for operating theatres and departments across the Central Manchester site, as well as to its outside customers. You’ll also ensure that the service is provided efficiently and in accordance with the Department’s policies, procedures and Quality Management System.

Whilst no specific qualifications are required, a background in sterile services would be useful, but is not essential as we provide a comprehensive induction and ongoing training programme. You will, however, need a full driving licence and be able to drive a tailgate van as distribution and collection of equipment from off-site in the evenings and early morning is an important part of the role. The role involves manual handling, walking and standing activities. What’s more, you must be able to follow procedures in a production environment, have effective communication skills, a conscientious and methodical approach to work and the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Positive about disabled peopleDisability confident employer

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

DSD Department on 0161 276 6399 

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 701 0355