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NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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Job summary

If you are looking for an interesting opportunity to learn new skills and gain a qualification in Decontamination then this could be the role for you.

Decontamination is part of the Health Care Science family and as such you will learn everything needed to become an efficient Technician. The role is very much centred around the patient experience, ensuring our medical devices are to the highest standards, following strict guidelines and legislation to ensure these are met.

You need a good retentive memory as you will learn many different procedures along with thousands of different instruments. While new advances in technology helps to keep the role interesting.

In the first 2 years of your Apprenticeship, you will be paid minimum wage until completion of the course when you will move to band 3 starting salary.

Main duties of the job

To work as an integral part of the department team in the receipt, disassembly, cleaning, disinfection, reassembly, packing and sterilisation of surgical instruments (medical devices). Recording all tasks on the departments computerised tracking and tracing system.

To work at all times in accordance with the department Standard Operating Procedures and the Quality Management System BS EN ISO 13485 MDD 93/42 EEC (MHRA) Annex Sterility Aspects only.

To achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Healthcare Science. This qualification will be administered through satisfactory attendance with the registered provider and satisfactory completion.

About us

We provide care and support to over half a million people in Wakefield and Kirklees in their homes, in community settings and across our three hospital sites at Pontefract, Dewsbury and Pinderfields (in Wakefield).

Always striving for excellence, we are at the forefront of innovation and research and we invest in teaching and the development of our workforce.

We live by our values of caring, improving, being respectful and maintaining high standards. We listen and learn because we aim to make Mid Yorkshire the best place to work and the best place to receive care.

We have a clear vision, and you could be part of this! If you share our values and you want to make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families and carers, we would love to hear from you.

Date posted

23 February 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 3


£21,730 to £23,177 a year Please see main advert text for details of Apprenticeship salary




2 years

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Pinderfields Hospital

Aberford Road


West Yorkshire



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