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Sterilization Operator Production (CSSD) at Western Cape Department of Health



Institution: Victoria Hospital, Wynberg (Chief Directorate: Metro Health Services)

Service benefits: 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.


Minimum requirement:

General Education and Training Certificate (GETC)/Grade 9 (Std 7).


Appropriate experience in the CSSD environment.

Inherent requirements of the job:

Willingness to work shifts, weekends, public holidays and night duty and be rotated.

Willingness to be trained and upskilled, and to attend training courses as designated by the hospital.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

Ability to work in a co-operative way within a team context with good interpersonal skills.

Basic understanding of disinfection, decontamination and sterilisation.

Basic knowledge of theatre instruments and linen.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

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Collect and deliver soiled and clean linen and packs to and from theatre and wards.

Effective application of sterilisation processes and techniques, including decontamination, packing and sterilisation of instruments, linen and supplies.

Promote/adhere to infection control as well as health and safety regulations.

Assist with cleaning and testing of sterilisation equipment, washing machines and autoclaves.

Cost effective utilisation of resources and maintain equipment in optimum working condition.

Monitor, control and maintain adequate stock levels, assist and report with investigation of lost instruments / equipment.

Support to the supervisor and team members.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.
As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.
The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. (Peoples Post 19/10/2021, Southern Mail 20/10/2021, PSVC 37/2021)
Closing Date: 8th November 2021

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