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Apprentice Sterile Services Technician

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Job summary

We are recruiting an Apprentice Sterile Services Technician to join our HSDU team on a Fixed Term 18 months apprenticeship contract in the decontamination unit.

Under supervision you will assist team members to undertake decontamination duties in all areas of the re-processing of Medical Devices by the receipt, wash assembly, pack, sterilisation, delivery and tracking and tracing process in accordance with policies & procedures, to both internal and external customers, providing a safe product for use in direct patient care.

The complexity of the work is such that all staff are expected to apply themselves fully to the task in hand, so that mistakes are minimised, patient safety is not compromised and customer requirements are met in the agreed turnaround times.

Main duties of the job

The HSDU is responsible for providing a decontamination service within Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and other specialist users outside the organization as in accordance with the UKCA Medical Device Directive

About us

Why work with us -As this role is an Apprenticeship there is an expectation that the successful candidate will undertake extensive training as an Apprentice Technician to the accepted standards.

This role offers you the chance to develop skills, knowledge and experience in this area of expertise and you will be expected to attend all college study days (or undertake distance learning) with the agreed training provider organisation. This will also include regular meetings and reviews with your Training Officer.

As a responsible employer and as required by Apprenticeship rules we will ensure that you have 20% 'off the job' training as specified in all Apprenticeship qualifications.

Upon completion of the full Apprenticeship and having met the expected standards of all employees within Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust there is the expectation that you will be offered a fully banded (Band 2) permanent role as a HSDU Technician within the HSDU Department.

Date posted

20 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 2


£22,383 a year (apprenticeship is paid £16,787, which is 75% of Band 2)




18 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Torbay and Devon Hospital




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