Instrument Technician Supervisor - Central Sterilizing Department

Job posted: 09/03/2023
Applications close: 05/04/2023 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 19488

Reference: 19488

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Opened in August 2018 and located on Level 2 in the Catherine McAuley Centre at Werribee Mercy Hospital, the Central Sterilising Department (CSD) offers a modern working environment, views of Werribee and its surrounds and a friendly team of Instrument Technicians keen for you to join the team. The department supports the current needs of the hospital, including 6 Operating Rooms, and is well placed to meet the demands of future growth.

Summary of the role:
We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Instrument Technician with strong management & clinical leadership skills.

A full time position, based on a predominately Monday - Friday roster.
Working closely with and supported by, the Perioperative Service Manager, the applicant will be responsible for providing supervision & leadership, maintenance of the working environment and associated medical equipment, ensuring staff follow principles of standard precautions, strict application of recommended Infection Control & Prevention guidelines, including requirements of AS/NZS 4187:2014.
Additional duties will include, but are not limited to; roster development, staff supervision, education and annual performance development, including staff competencies.


• Certificate III & IV in Health - Sterilising Practice for Technicians or equivalent is essential
• Certificate IV in Supervision (or working towards) is essential
• Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (or working toward) is highly desirable
• Extensive knowledge of AS/NZS 4187 & Infection Prevention principles pertaining to the reprocessing of reusable medical devices is essential
• Clinical practice and experience in all areas of cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation within a hospital CSD is essential
• Knowledge & experience in reprocessing of flexible endoscopes highly desirable.
• Effective and appropriate patterns of communication within a multidisciplinary team; accurate documentation pertaining to disinfection and sterilisation of reusable medical instruments.
• Previous or current experience in supervisory role or senior instrument technician position.

Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing Western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital has recently undergone significant expansion with the opening or our new intensive care unit, additional operating theatres and the opening of two new wards, taking the total number of beds to 298. Join us now and be part of our team as we expand to serve our community.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

• caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
• encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
• protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
• taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
• offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services.

• Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
• Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
• Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

Carmela Joyce
Perioperative Services Nurse Manager
03 8754 6302

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Instrument Technician Supervisor - Central Sterilizing Department

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Carmela Joyce - 03 8754 6302

Instrument Technician Supervisor - Central Sterilizing Department