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HSDU Technician

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

HSDU Technician (Shift)

The Hospital Sterilisation and Decontamination Unit (HSDU) provides the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Operating Theatres, Wards and Departments with Surgical Instruments and Medical Devices required for their sterile procedures.

The HSDU Technician vacancy offers the successful candidate with a varied and interesting role across the broad range of Decontamination Sciences. Surgical Instruments are required to be professionally cleaned and inspected before being assembled back into a finished product, prior to being sterilised for re-use in theatres.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

We are looking for practical applicants who are able to demonstrate good manual dexterity, maintain high levels of attention to detail, possess good written and verbal skills and be capable of interacting with staff at all levels on a day to day basis. You must be enthusiastic, have a good general education and have the ability to follow instructions and processes. Experience of working in Sterile Services would be advantageous, but is not essential as full training will be given. We are keen to hear from candidates who potentially are able to demonstrate transferable skills.

Key to the job role will be the provision of an efficient and flexible service to ensure that, on a day to day basis, the service meets operational targets which conform to our quality systems environment of ISO 13485:2016 and HTM 01:01.

Applicants must have an adaptable, flexible approach to work and be able to demonstrate they can work successfully within a team, as well as being able to use their own initiative.

Working Pattern: Alternating Shift Pattern:

Early Shift: 08:00 – 16:00hrs, Monday - Friday

Late Shift: 13:30 – 21:30hrs, Monday – Friday

There is a requirement to work 1 weekend in 4 on a rota’d basis.

Interview Date: Tuesday 11th April, 2023

For further information please contact Jon Windeatt, HSDU Manager on 01392 402037 or email

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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