CSSD Assistant

at Life Beacon Bay Hospital
Location Beacon Bay North, East London, 5241, East London, South Africa
Date Posted March 6, 2022
Category Administration
Job Type Full-Time



A vacancy exists for an CSSD Assistant  based at Life Beacon Bay Hospital, reporting to Sally Perumaul, Theatre Unit Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the correct packing and sterilizsation of instrument sets and linen packs for theatre, hospital and doctors’ rooms in accordance with Company infection control standards.


Critical Outputs

To prepare sufficient instrument sets conforming to company standards


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

To check and prepare sets for sterilisation

To correctly wash and clean instruments

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

Compile, sterilise and store linen packs and implement corrective action to problem areas

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

To ensure efficient utilisation of non-recoverable stock items


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




Grade 12 or relevant qualification

CSSD experience and training in the private hospital setting

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 standardised loading and unloading of autoclaves

Life Healthcare has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy in place which requires all employees to be COVID-19 vaccinated.




Problem-solving, analysis and judgement

Attention to detail


Engaging diversity

Professional and technical proficiency

Excellence orientation

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Action orientation

Ethical behaviour


Interested candidates can send their CV