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CSSD Assistant

at Life St James Hospital
Published August 31, 2023
Location East London, South Africa
Category Administration  
Job Type Full-Time  


A vacancy has arisen for a CSSD Assistant position reporting to Liesel Smyth, Unit Manager.

The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring the correct packing and sterilization of instrument sets and linen packs for theatre and doctors’ rooms in accordance with Company infection control standards.

Critical Outputs
To prepare 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 sterilization
To control sufficient instruments sets
To prepare sufficient linen sets conforming to company standards

To conduct regular daily checks on linen levels and ensure there is sufficient linin available
Compile, sterilize and store linen packs and implement corrective action to problem areas
To ensure functional, maintained equipment according to the 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 the company specification
Ensure timeous repair of all equipment malfunctions


Must have Matric/Grade 12
CSSD experience and training in the private hospital setting will be advantageous
Excellent communication skill
Experience in packing of equipment
Must be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge of medical terminology and instruments and processes around cleaning of equipment
Awareness of safety protocol
Adherence to safe standardized loading and unloading of autoclaves


Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
Engaging diversity
Verbal and written communication and presentation
Excellence orientation
Ethical behaviour
Building relationships
Customer responsiveness