Trainee Authorising Engineer Decontamination - AVM Services

Band 7

Main area
Corporate - Estates and Facilities
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division Corporate
£31,696 to £41,787 p.a.
01/07/2018 23:59



Our Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

An exciting developmental opportunity has arisen for an Authorising Engineer Decontamination.

The National Decontamination Agenda currently addresses a significant aspect of the Public Health Agenda in relation to the control and prevention of Healthcare Associated Infection and iatrogenic transmission of vCJD.

The role purpose is to work and study towards registration as an Authorising Engineer (Decontamination [(AE(D)]. A Trainee AE(D) will work under supervision of a registered AE(D). While under this supervision, the AE(D) Trainee will perform a range of AE(D) services whilst maintaining CPD requirements for registration as an AE (D).

Inclusive of the provision of general and impartial advice on all matters concerned with decontamination. Carrying out decontamination facilities and system audits, reviewing and certifying decontamination equipment validation, revalidation and yearly periodic test data including attendance at decontamination meetings and site inspections.

Assess and advise on new decontamination technologies, processes and facilities in a rapidly developing field.

This role also carries a requirement to carry out field based validation as outlined by:

  • Periodic Testing to HTMs, EN285, BS EN ISO 15883
  • Steam Testing HTM's, EN285
  • Condensate Analysis HTM’s, EN285
  • Final Rinse Water Analysis HTM’s, BS EN ISO 15883
  • Microbiological Performance Qualification Analysis HTMs, BS EN ISO 15883
  • All types of Decontamination Equipment from various manufacturers

Familiarity with with TQ Soft, IP Reports, and standard office software is an advantage, but not a necessity.

A self-starter, you should be able to work independently or as part of a team and have engineering experience within the Healthcare industry. This role involves travel within the UK and a pool car is provided. You will also be expected, as part of your development, to participate in the delivery of AVM’s ‘User and Engineer Training courses' which are delivered nationally.

Provision of a pool car for business use, (standard NHS Package) and Career Path development.

Interviews are due to be held on 20 July 2018.

The closing date is 1 July 2018.

Pay award pending from 1st April 2018.

Benefits to you
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Armed Forces CovenantStep into healthApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Committed to disability confidentCare quality commission - Good

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Tracey Miller on 01223 254489

If you have problems applying, contact

01223 217038