CSSD Assistant

at Life Kingsbury Hospital
Location Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Admin & Office
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



A vacancy exists for a CSSD Assistant based at Life Kingsbury Hospital, Cape Town reporting to the Unit Manager, The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the correct decontamination packing and sterilization of instrument sets  for theatre , wards and doctors’ rooms in accordance with Company infection control standards.


Critical Outputs

To prepare sufficient instrument sets conforming to company standards

To ensure that used/contaminated instruments are checked and decontaminated according to hospital standards

To ensure the correct application of sterile indicators and autoclave for maximum steam penetration

To check and prepare sets for sterilization

To control sufficient instrument sets

To prepare sufficient linen sets conforming to company standards

To conduct regular daily checks on linen levels and ensure there is sufficient linen available

To ensure functional, maintained equipment according to legislative requirements

Conduct chemical, biological and mechanical checks in accordance with manufacturers specifications

Document test results

Check and maintain heat sealing machine and clean washers in accordance with company specification

Ensure timeous repair of all equipment malfunctions

Ensure the full functioning and maintenance of the gas autoclave

To ensure efficient utilization of non-recoverable stock items

Review and prepare action plan to reduce appropriately for cost effective use by theatre staff





Previous CSSD experience

Training in the private hospital setting advantageous

Excellent communication skills

Experience in packing of equipment

Must be able to work flexible hours

Knowledge of medical terminology and instruments and process around cleaning of equipment

Awareness of safety protocol

Adherence to safe standardized loading and unloading of autoclaves




Problem-solving, analysis and judgement


Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication

Drive & energy, excellence orientation and ethical behavior

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness


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