Sterilising Technician

$55,350 - $63,169 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 24 Jun, 2022
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Job Description

Classification: Sterilising Services Health Service Officer Level 3/4/5
Salary: $55,350 - $63,169 (depending on qualifications) plus superannuation
Position No: 29374, several - 023U3
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 23 June 2022
Contact Officer: Sandra Wheeler on or (02) 5124 2283

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

The Infrastructure and Health Support Services Division is responsible for facilities and asset management, delivery of capital and minor projects, and infrastructure services, support, and operations. The Sterilising Services section is embedded within this Division.

Sterilising Services provides sterilising services to Canberra Hospital (CH), including the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce (CPHB), and some private clinics within the ACT and surrounding areas of NSW by cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising Reusable Medical Devices (RMD). Sterilising Services provides reprocessing of RMD, purchasing, instrument repairs and maintenance.

Sterilising Services is organised into the following functional areas:

  • Sterilising Services Unit at Mitchell, including management and administration
  • Sterilising Services Unit at CH
  • Sterilising Unit at CPHB
  • Central Reprocessing Unit (CRU) at the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit at CH


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  1. Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.
  2. Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive.
  3. Well-developed interpersonal skills.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Relevant qualifications and experience working professionally in sterilising services is required.

  • Health Services Officer Three – No qualifications are required at this level, but experience would be preferred
  • Health Services Officer Four – Certificate III in Sterilising (HLT37015) is mandatory to be employed at this level and minimum three (3) years working in a Sterilising Services unit are mandatory to be employed at this level
  • Health Services Officer Five - Certificate III in Sterilising (HLT37015) and IV in Sterilising Services (HTL47015), or Certificate III in Sterilising (HLT37015) and Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB40215); and minimum five (5) years working in a Sterilising Services unit are mandatory to be employed at this level
  • A current driver’s licence is preferred
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Note: This position involves participating in a rotating roster. The rotating shift roster will require the employee to work all shifts within a 24 hour/7 days per week roster. This position also involves working across all Sterilising Services’ sites (Mitchell, Canberra Hospital including the Central Reprocessing Unit and Calvary Public Hospital)

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening, and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

Job Closing Date

07 Jul, 2022