Grade 5 Instrument Technician


Reference Number 43932
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Cranbourne Sterilising Unit
Location Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre
Position Summary

  • Grade 5 Full time 38 hrs per week

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 18,000 people across a range of specialities.

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities.

Sterilising Services is responsible for the provision of non-clinical services that includes reprocessing all reusable medical devices required by both theatre suites and external departments across Cranbourne Centre.

The Instrument technician is an essential member of our Sterilising Services Team and will contribute and provide exceptional customer services to our patients within Monash Health.

About the Role

This senior Grade 5 position is responsible for:

  • Providing managerial and administrative support to the Department Manager by assisting in supervision, education and training of junior instrument technicians, whilst monitoring the provision of quality and service to all areas of the positions scope of practice.
  • Working in all areas of the department autonomously, demonstrating a high level of proficiency and competency in accordance with Australian Standard 4187:2014 guidelines. Providing efficient, safe and professional services to all stakeholders in a patient focused environment through effective and committed teamwork.
  • You will ensure that a high quality of patient care is provided at all times in line with the Monash Health iCARE values.
  • You will assist in ensuring the equipment is maintained in excellent working order, that there are sufficient consumables available in the department and that Sterilising Services quality control checks are conducted periodically.
  • You will be supported by the Nurse Manager and Grade 3 & 4 technicians.

Essential Criteria:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of instrumentation
  • Completion of Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services
  • Sound knowledge of AS/NZ 4187 2014
  • Experience with tracking systems such as Traybax & Tdoc
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Intermediate computer literacy skills - including MS office and various data bases an interest in promoting best practice patient care.

About You

As the SSU Instrument Technician your responsibilities will include:

  • Thermal disinfection inspection, packaging and sterilising of all instrumentation for theatre and other clinical areas
  • Comply with AS/NZ standards 4187 2014 and associated EN and ISO standards
  • Operate interpret and document all machinery operational requirements
  • Report and document all quality activities
  • Ensure priority of instrumentation and processes

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.



Selection Criteria Certificate IV Sterilisation

Ability to work independently

Experience leading a team

Experience with computerised tracking systems

Extensive experience in the field
Contact Person Name Position Phone Email
Sarah Brighton Nurse Manager 5990 6262

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