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Educator - Sterile Services

Canterbury District Health Board
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Canterbury - Christchurch
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Permanent, full-time opportunity (1.0FTE/40 hours per week)
  • Motivate and inspire our Sterile Sciences staff to engage in professional development
  • Deliver projects for department efficiencies and effectiveness

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Christchurch Hospital is a busy tertiary hospital and is entering a stage of expansion with completion of new buildings. To ensure that we continue to offer the best patient care our key team in Sterile Services keep things running smoothly from behind the scenes. This team of 50+ Sterile Sciences professionals provides a service to decontaminate, pack and sterilise instruments for the operating theatres and many other departments.

We're looking for a motivational leader to join our team in a newly established position as an Educator including taking on projects to streamline department effectiveness and efficiency. This is a full time, permanent role where you will educate, train, and provide on-going support for professional development for our talented team.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Developing and delivering educational training and professional development opportunities to Sterile Services staff
  • Delivering projects for department efficiencies and effectiveness
  • Initiating and delivering action plans for team development
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of the service

Your skills will include the following:

  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire staff professional development
  • The ability to design and review cross functional change initiatives in education and projects
  • Expert knowledge of AS/NZS4187:2014
  • Sound experience in a sterile services role
  • Previous experience in a senior supervisory position
  • Experience in a similar Educator position is advantageous

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

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