Decontamination services management

By making sure that medical devices are sterilised, our decontamination services managers are making sure that our patients are protected from infection and contracting viruses. 

"I made some wonderful friends and, most of all, enjoyed resolving problems and making sure our patients received a safe service."

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Working life

Decontamination services are responsible for ensuring that reusable medical devices, such as endoscopes and other surgical devices eg instruments are cleaned, disinfected, sterilised and repackaged to high standards, ready for reusing in operating theatres and other areas of health care.

You’ll also be responsible for planning, training and managing staff, budgets and other resources within the department. 

Roles in decontamination services management 

Roles here include:

Senior manager

As the most senior manager within this area of healthcare science, you’ll typically:

Within your decontamination service, you will have a range of staff including managers working at supervisory and deputy management levels and decontamination technicians

Senior supervisor/deputy manager

Working at a senior supervisory or deputy managerial role, you may be given responsibility for some or all of the following tasks:

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