Non Clinical - Medical Equipment Technologist

  • Department Medical Engineering
  • Salary £25,655.00 – £31,534 per annum
  • Closing Date 22/10/2021
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-MET-771
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

Medical Engineering currently has a Band 5 Technologist vacancy within The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH).  The department is responsible for the management of Medical devices including commissioning, repair, maintenance and disposal for SaTH and external bodies within Shropshire and the surrounding regions.  The vacancy is predominantly based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH), however the post holder may be required to work at other sites as the service demands.

This is an exciting opportunity to be integral to the development and ongoing success of the department - the role is interesting and varied and the successful candidate can expect to support the Trust’s medical devices throughout their life cycle including acceptance processes, scheduled preventative maintenance, servicing, calibration, repairs, decommissioning and safe disposal of the equipment.

You will be a skilled and self-motivated engineer, educated to HNC level in a suitable engineering subject with proven experience of working unsupervised on electrical/ electronic/ mechanical equipment and be able to demonstrate the desire to continue your professional development through internal and external training courses. 

The post involves working with other healthcare professionals, often in clinical areas, therefore excellent communication skills will be required to interact with medical, nursing and technical staff.

Main duties of the job

Main duties involve the commissioning, maintenance and repair of patient connected medical devices, both in a workshop and clinical environment.  the post holder will be expected to work at locations other than Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, according to the demands of the service.

Medical Engineering operates an ISO:9001 and ISO:13485 quality system, therefore knowledge and experience of operating within these systems would be of benefit to the department to maintain its principles of continuous improvement.

Working for our organisation

Medical Engineering scope is approximately 34000 medical devices of which almost 21000 belong to SATH.  MES also service external contracts with Shropshire Community NHS Trust and Powys Local Health Board, as well as some private customers.  The department is split between two main sites (RSH & PRH) with a maintenance team based at each site.  The department is also responsible for the service and maintenance support for the Renal Service in Shropshire, which includes three Renal Units plus a cohort of home dialysis patients.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

HNC/HTEC/HND/Foundation degree in appropriate engineering subject and relevant maintenance experience or equivalent

Desirable criteria

B.Sc/ B.Eng degree in appropriate Engineering or relevant subject

Experience

Essential criteria

Evidence of competency in the application of engineering and technology
Service and repair experience in an appropriate equipment maintenance environment

Desirable criteria

Experience of working within a medical equipment service environment

Specific skills /knowledge

Essential criteria

Skills in either Electronic, Electrical, Mechanical or a combination of the above

Desirable criteria

Working to quality procedures

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
 
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
 
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
 
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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