Delivering safe and high-quality health care is a priority for our Trust and our Medical Engineers are responsible for checking our medical equipment to make sure it’s working properly and is safe to use.
Medical engineering is a really exciting and varied role where you’ll use your expertise in electronic or mechanical engineering to undertake these activities and perhaps become involved in modifying or constructing equipment as well. It is also one of the most satisfying roles for an Engineer as you are directly responsible for saving the lives of our patients.
It isn’t just safety checks and maintenance, though. In Medical Engineering, you’d also get involved with the entire equipment lifecycle, including:
- Evaluation of new devices
- Networking with medical device professional groups
- Acceptance testing of new equipment
- Introducing equipment and devices into service
- Advising on the correct use of equipment
- Addressing patient safety issues
- Safe disposal and recycling of old devices
You can begin a career in Medical Engineering by transferring previous engineering skills over to a Medical Engineering Career, which will be enhanced with on-going professional development involving manufacturers training courses, on the job training and technical courses. Entry into Medical Engineering with zero qualifications could be via an apprenticeship or trainee programme. Click here to view the roles we currently have available.