CSSD Assistant

at Life Bay View Private Hospital
Published February 2, 2024
Expires March 12, 2024
Location Mossel Bay, South Africa
Category Administration  
Job Type Full-Time  


A vacancy exists for a CSSD Assistant based at Life Bay View Hospital, reporting to the Theatre Unit Manager, Ansie Viljoen.

The purpose of this role is to decontaminate and process instruments, equipment, linen for hospital operational needs.

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 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

Grade 12
Previous CSSD experience of at least 2years will be advantageous
Training in the private hospital setting advantageous
Experience in packing of equipment
Knowledge of medical terminology and instruments and process 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 & written communication and presentation
Drive & energy
Excellence orientation
Ethical behaviour
Building relationships

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