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Deputy Manager

Band 5

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317 Sterile Services - FH
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37 hours 30 minutes/week)
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317 01 Freeman Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
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Today at 23:59
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The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.72 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has been twice rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, well-motivated and progressive thinking individual to join the Sterile Services Team within the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Department employs over 110 staff working across the Freeman Hospital, Royal Victoria Infirmary and Dental Hospital and provides a comprehensive service to 54 Operating Theatres, Wards / Departments and the local community.

The Department offers services to multiple specialities which include: Cardiothoracic, Neurosurgery, Trauma, Orthopaedic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynaecology, ENT, Plastic Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Maxillofacial, Ophthalmology, Urology and Renal and Endoscopy decontamination.

Working alongside one other Deputy Manager you will be responsible for assisting the Operational Manager with the day to day management, efficiency and leadership of the department. The Deputy Manager will also support in the maintenance of the quality management system and processes in the departments.

Duties include co-ordinating activities and resources to meet the production requirements for the processing of medical and surgical equipment. You will ensure that stringent quality standards are maintained through compliance with procedures, protocols and processes.

You will hold Diploma in management or equivalent experience. Previous significant experience in Sterile Services and Endoscopy alongside a sound knowledge of Sterile services equipment and maintenance programmes is desirable, HTM01-01, HTM01-06

Knowledge of the quality management system ISO13485-2016.

Full time 37 hours 30 minutes/week

Interview Date:  Friday 7 May 2021

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Kerry Clark
Job title
Operations Manager
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0191 2829422
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For further details / informal visits contact:

Kerry Clark,

Operations Manager 

0191 2829422