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Operations Team Leader
Central Sterile Supply Department
Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand

 

• Outstanding senior technical leadership opportunity
• Exciting and challenging role within Sterile Supply Services
• Opportunity to provide direction to a critical service in the hospital


We have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding and highly motivated Technical Professional to become the Operations Team Leader in the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) at Auckland City Hospital. A strong background in performance improvement and operational excellence is essential.

 

The Operations Team Leader is an important leadership role in one of the most critical departments at Auckland City Hospital. If you are looking to do your life’s best work come and join our team and make a difference.

 

CSSD is responsible for the disinfection and sterilisation of reusable medical devices. CSSD at Auckland DHB is currently the only central sterile supply department in New Zealand to be ISO 13485 accredited, utilising advanced sterilisation technology and training methodologies, combined with leading edge software, to provide comprehensive support to our customers.
 
The Department is responsible for the decontamination of instruments for 39 operating theatres, patient care areas and diagnostic and treatment areas from two sites - Auckland City Hospital in Grafton and Greenlane.
 
Reporting to the CSSD Manager the role is critical to the success of the above areas. The Operations Team Leader has four direct reports (Area Lead Coordinators) who each lead a team of over 70 Shift Coordinators and Technicians. They are supported by our Systems & Applications Team, Quality Team and Education & Training Team. There is also an Operations Team Leader who has responsibility for the Greenlane site.

 

The successful applicant will have a strong technical or theatre/operating room background, proven operational experience as well as having successfully led a large team. The ability to communicate effectively and lead change is essential, as is a desire and ability to act in the absence of the CSSD Manager.

An understanding of Quality Management Systems (such as ISO 13485 or 9000 & AS/NZ 4187 or other relevant International standards related to sterile processing) would be very advantageous as would knowledge of the ASNZS4187 standard.

 

For further information, please contact Myrna Tuya,

CSSD Manager myrnat@adhb.govt.nz   

 

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.  To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage quality applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to “do your life’s best work” at Auckland DHB

 

We are looking for a motivated and proactive leader to head this important team. If this sounds like you please visit our website www.careers.adhb.govt.nz and apply online quoting ref # CEN05432. Ensure you attach your latest CV and cover letter. For further information on your online application,

please contact Sonu Anand, Recruitment Consultant on

sonua@adhb.govt.nz quoting ref # CEN05432.

 

Closing Date is 4 February 2018
 
Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is not a Children’s Worker as defined by the Act
 

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CDU Assistant Manager

 

Practical experience of day to day management and running of a CDU is desirable however candidates with staff management in a laboratory setting would be welcome to apply particularly if you have experience in Quality Management Systems.


The CDU Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting in the planning and co-ordination of the provision of centralised decontamination services within the company under the direction of the CDU Manager.


The CDU Assistant Manager will be required to possess a clear understanding and commitment to the ethos and philosophy of Decontamination.


The role of the CDU Assistant Manager includes but is not limited to:

• The appointee will work with the CDU Manager to cover the full range of duties on a day-to-day basis and carries accountability for managing the department in the absence of the CDU Manager.
• Assist the CDU Manager in managing the performance of the staff.
• Deputise for the CDU Manager at multi-disciplinary team meetings.
• Demonstrate behaviour consistent with the values of the company.
• Development of programmes for good manufacturing practice in the CDU Department in line with current EN standards and guidelines.
• Develop and maintain efficient traceability systems in line with best practice.
• Daily supervision of Supervisors and Technicians and monitoring of their work and record keeping.
• Co-ordinate the team to ensure that medical devices / packs are produced on time to the agreed standard.
• Maintain adequate levels of CDU consumable supplies.
• Undertake quality control and quality assurance checks and documentation of results: this includes daily routine checking of mechanical processing equipment such as ultrasonic washer, washer disinfectors, steam and autoclaves
• Organisation of workload and assignment of tasks to ensure planned service levels are maintained.
• Ensure the quality of products issued by the department.
• Maintain internal quality audit and results.
• Assist in the preparation for be involved in external audits.
• Assist in purchasing of products and be aware of standard requirements used and assess the quality and usage of these.
• Assist the CDU Manager in scheduling of all decontamination equipment maintenance and validation.


Candidates must have the following experience;
• Very strong IT skills (MS Office, excel word, track and trace)
• Excellent administration and organisational skills
• Management of QMS an advantage
• Experience in KPI reporting and presentation
• Innovative and passionate team player
• Experience in implementing change management programmes
• Performance management experience of staff


Full time position, based in Finglas Dublin 11, Ireland.
Salary: Competitive

 

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