CSSD Technician

Job Description

About the Role:

Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton is currently looking for a Central Sterlising Services Department (CSSD) Technician to join their team. 

In this role you will provide an efficient and effective preparation and sterilisation service by utilising a high standard of skills and procedures by industry and hospital guidelines.  You also will assist the perioperative clinical team in delivering clinical care under the direction and supervision of the Registered and Enrolled Nurses when necessary.

Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton has been supporting the health of people living in and around Rockhampton for more than a century. Today, our 136 bed facility features five operating theatres, a private emergency service and a wide range of specialised clinical services.

Salary range: $34.49 - $35.59 (AIN CSSD) per hour plus superannuation and access to salary packaging

What you’ll be doing:

  • Apply appropriate cleaning methods, disinfecting agents and procedures on surgical instrumentation.
  • Process equipment for transfer to an external sterilising unit where necessary.
  • Maintain a sound knowledge of surgical instruments and packaging techniques.
  • Conduct all sterilisation procedures following accepted sterilisation methods and principles.
  • Process endoscopic equipment for multi-use purposes.
  • Store sterilised items appropriately to maintain sterility and maximise access and efficiency.
  • Perform functions within the scope of practice according to accepted clinical principles, standards, and regulations.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate the following criteria:

  • A demonstrated understanding of infection control principles.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Practical interpersonal and communication skills
  • Certificate III in Sterilisation Services, or be willing to provide evidence of working towards attainment within the first six months.

This role could also be well suited to an Assistant in Nursing.


  • Exposure to Sterilisation Services in a healthcare environment
  • Previous experience in a CSSD role with the ability to work in all areas with a high degree of autonomy and accountability.

Why join us?

Mater is Queensland’s largest and most innovative not-for-profit healthcare service, providing care for almost 700,000 patients a year across a network of 11 hospitals.

We are a leader in healthcare, education and research — and that’s because we employ exceptional people. #MAKEYOURMATERMOVE

  • Via salary packaging arrangements, allocate some living expenses directly from your pre-taxable income and ultimately increase your take-home pay
  • Access to package meal and entertainment expenses via salary packaging
  • Access to leading education and professional development via Mater Education
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and on-site pastoral care teams
  • Discounts to local and national business/venues for Dining/Retail/Travel & Accommodation/Other


Please note, applications close on the 10th of July 2024. We may contact applicants prior to the ad closing date, so please don't hesitate to apply now!