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Job Title:  HSS Technician

Req ID:  16163
Job Category:  Processing Operations
Country:  GB
State:  LND
Zip:  E1 1BB

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

  • To provide a high-quality service for the decontamination, inspection, assembly and packing of sterile equipment for hospital and community settings.
  • To take a flexible approach to work within the Instrument Management Services department.


  • To ensure the effective preparation of sterile consumables (dressings, linen, instruments and equipment) by the process of decontamination, inspection assembly and packing within predefined quality standards.
  • To rigorously check, wash, lay-up and pack sets of theatre instruments to meet contract specifications within predefined quality standards.
  • To safely operate and monitor machines and equipment (washer / disinfectors, ultrasonic and sterilisers) effectively.
  • To ensure that repairs and missing instruments or equipment are recorded and logged on the Tracking and Traceability computer system (SynergyTrak).
  • To ensure that repaired instruments or equipment are returned to stock or the appropriate coded sets or the Trust’s appointed person.
  • The post requires manual dexterity and the ability to use complex equipment for example, this role involves disassembly, inspection, decontamination, packaging and sterilisation of surgical instrumentation to predetermined standards. The decontamination and sterilisation processes are carried out using complex processing units.

Duties - cont'd

  • To undertake daily testing of Autoclaves and washers / disinfectors and related equipment.
  • Participate in daily housekeeping and equipment preparation checks in accordance with Trust and National Standards.
  • To organise own daily work within allocated areas, working unsupervised in the absence of a supervisor / team leader.
  • The ability to recognise surgical instruments and identify trays used within the trust.
  • Assembling instruments and checking for cleanliness, functionality and damage in accordance with departmental procedures, specifications and best practice.
  • Manage the dispatch of the finished products to the correct locations.
  • To monitor and operate within required health and safety guidelines.
  • To participate in staff development and training initiatives.
  • To actively participate in the Performance Management System.
  • To undertake any other duties or tasks as reasonably required.

Required Experience

  • GCSE or equivalent


STERIS plc is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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