CSSD Assistant Packer

at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted January 30, 2022
Category General
Job Type Full-Time



A vacancy exists for a CSSD Assistant based in the Theatre Complex at Vincent Pallotti Hospital, reporting to the CSSD Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the correct packing and sterilisation of instrument sets and linen packs for theatre and doctors’ rooms in accordance with Company infection control standards


Critical Outputs

Shift leading in the Absence of the SSD coordinator

Assist and oversee safety checks in SSD

Gathering stats for processing by SSD coordinator

Planning of daily tasks according to theatre slates including ordering of linen, consumables, checking of loan sets and checking sterile stock to ensure it is adequate

Gathering of supporting documents for processing of invoices by the Theatre Manager

Report broken instruments and incomplete sets

Operational duties such as coordinating washing of instruments, packing of sets (including loan sets), loading of autoclaves and assist troubleshooting SSD related queries in theatres




CSSD experience and training in the private hospital setting

Excellent communication skills

Experience in packing of equipment

Must be able to work flexible hours. Night duty compulsory, when the need arises.

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

Minimum qualification – matric - essential




Problem-solving, analysis and judgement


Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication and presentation


Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Drive & energy

Excellence orientation

Ethical behaviour


Interested candidates can send their CV