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Decontamination Manager

£58972 - £68525 per annum, Benefits: NHS Employee benefits
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14 Apr 2024

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Decontamination Manager
Nottinghamshire University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Salary - £58,972 to £68,525 (Band 8b)
Full time/some Hybrid working considered

Job Overview:
NUH delivers a range of emergency, specialist, and planned services to more than 2.5 million residents of Nottinghamshire and its surrounding communities. We are a large, complex, and person centred organisation based across three campuses in the city of Nottingham, and we are the largest local employer.

If you are looking for a career in a vibrant, dynamic atmosphere that strives to continuously improve, develop and deliver the best care to our patients and staff, then you have come to the right place.

The Sterile Services Department is part of the Science & Technology Directorate which provides a variety of Scientific, Technical and Clinical services to support activities across the Trust.
The position requires a strategic approach to the development of services and structures, embracing continuous quality improvement and the management of change necessary to achieve the Trust’s objectives.

The Trust has a hybrid working policy and we would be happy to consider the option of an element of home working for this role.

Main duties of the job:
Working with a vision of “delivering excellence in all we do” the post holder will work with the Directorate Leadership Team in conjunction with the Divisional Leadership Team to manage their service to achieve the best patient care.

The post holder will provide direct senior leadership and management to the Sterile Services team.
The post holder will also be accountable for the management and delivery of the decontamination and sterilisation services of the Trust, ensuring that instruments and equipment are decontaminated and sterilised and that equipment is maintained in a safe and compliant environment in accordance with national guidelines and the HTM framework.

The post holder will be the lead for the on-going compliance with relevant accreditation standards, audits, policies and procedures to enable the services to remain accredited to 13485:2016 medical device quality systems, the UKCA Medical Device regulation 14, the Health and Social Care Act, the Care Quality Commissions and other related legislation.

The position requires a strategic approach to the development of services and structures, embracing continuous quality improvement and the management of change necessary to achieve the Trust’s objectives.

This is a genuine opportunity to scope and shape the future of decontamination services at NUH.
The post holder will be required to act as professional lead for the Trust, providing expert advice on decontamination issues as required, working with colleagues, multi-disciplinary teams and service users to improve systems and processes to ensure they are responsive to service needs.

The post holder will have a proactive involvement in all areas that provide Decontamination services including Sterile Services, Endoscopy, Urology, ENT, Ambulatory Care, Ophthalmology and Oral Surgery and will be expected to develop new initiatives to address the changing healthcare environment.
In undertaking the duties for this post the post holder must comply with the Department of Health’s code of conduct for NHS Managers (October 2002).

The post holder will be based at Queen’s Medical Centre Campus with occasional working at City Hospital Campus.

The Sterile Services department at NUH undertakes the decontamination of surgical instrument trays for over 50 operating theatres. It is the largest NHS Sterile Services Department in England, by volume, processing approximately 15,000 trays and sets per month. The service is split across two sites with the main decontamination facility being located at the QMC campus and a receipt and distribution hub being located at the City campus.

For further information about the role please contact Donna Larder, Divisional Director at Finegreen on 07805 349 152, alternatively you can email to schedule an initial chat on


Put simply, we help our clients to recruit the best possible people to lead, manage and direct their organisations. Since launching in 2005 we have become an award winning, market-leading consultancy focusing on both public and private sector Healthcare recruitment. 

Leadership skills have rarely been at such a premium - as organisations across both public and private sectors attempt to improve services and standards at a time of widespread change and unprecedented financial constraints.

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