Senior Technologist Clinical Engineering Renal

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts

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Job overview

To participate in the provision of a comprehensive technical support service to the renal dialysis services provided by the Trust. This service is currently provided to the City Hospital campus, QMC campus, Ilkeston Hospital and Kings Mills Hospital and to certain home dialysis patients. This work will include selection and procurement, acceptance testing and installation, calibration, planned maintenance, repair, routine safety testing, decommissioning and disposal of a range of dialysis and other medical equipment including certain fixed plant.

The post holder will be based at the City Campus, but will work at various locations including QMC, Ilkeston Hospital, Kings Mill Hospital and Home Patient Environment.

Main duties of the job

Our Renal Medical Equipment Servicing Teams manage medical equipment assets from acceptance and commissioning to service, repair and decommissioning. Including looking after the water treatment plants and home renal patients. These activities ensure the Trust maintains a fleet of high quality, state of the art equipment that is compliant, safe and fit for purpose.

This role is based in our CITY site based team, but the postholder will be expected to work at the other sites managed by Clinical Engineering at Ilkeston, Kingsmill and the Queens Medical Centre campus.

We are looking for an experienced renal clinical technologist who can fit into our current team structure into a senior role and who is able to work to high standards to ensure that the credibility of the department is maintained and that the service and repair activities are carried out to the high standards that we expect.

About us

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Our Clinical Engineering Department, part of the wider Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering service, is one of the largest in the country, offering a diverse range of medical device related services both to the Trust and to external customers. We have collaborative links within the medical device industry, academia and other healthcare providers and are actively involved in clinical research, medical device development, technology transfer and specialist consultancy. We provide a comprehensive medical technology management service; deliver a large equipment library provision and run training and safety management services fundamental to the delivery of healthcare by the Trust. Our mission is to maximise the potential of healthcare technology for the benefits of patients and clinicians, whilst minimising the risks.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for the repair, maintenance and servicing of a range of dialysis and other medical equipment including the water treatment plants on three sites, requiring a high degree of competence, experience and specialised knowledge.

To be responsible for the quality control test procedures for the water treatment plants within the Trust, Ilkeston Hospital and Kings Mill Hospital.

Responsible for carrying out planned preventative maintenance and electrical safety testing to all dialysis equipment throughout the Trust, as determined by department schedules/procedures and manufacturers recommendations. The aim is to perform within strict protocols laid down by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Health and Safety Executive to minimise risk to the patient, staff and the Trust.

To assist in the commissioning and acceptance testing of new dialysis equipment and water treatment plants, as required. To have the responsibility of ensuring that they conform to the relevant standards and are safe and functioning correctly, before being released for use to minimise risk to patient, user and the Trust.

To perform investigations on dialysis equipment that have been reported to have caused an untoward incident to staff or patient.

Support the Directorates in the management, evaluation, procurement and replacement of dialysis equipment by: -

a. communicating with staff at all levels within the organisation and discuss dialysis equipment issues with Senior Managers including Clinical Directors, General Managers, Clinical Leads.

b. contributing to the Trust compliance with the Care Quality Commission and NSHLA.

Provide advice and support to all areas of work undertaken by MESU Renal.

To provide out-of-hours emergency call-out technical support.

To share in the responsibility for provision of out-of-hours technical support for the MESU Renal Team provided by the Trust; to ensure 24hours/day, 7days/week availability of this technical support; to take sole responsibility for technical services during periods of out-of- hours working. Responsibility for acting as the first contact for Clinical Engineering in the event of a major incident.

Give consideration to patients, relatives and staff whilst giving advice or carrying out repair of dialysis equipment at the patient's bedside and or home.

Person Specification

Other

Essential

  • Be able to work within broad occupational policies and establish how these should be interpreted for the Trust
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Compassionate - demonstrates a caring nature towards patients, colleagues and the public.

Physical skills

Essential

  • Advanced keyboard and Microsoft office software skills.
  • Ability to review and complete documentation in a complex and repetitive manner.
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time desk working with VGA equipment following appropriate assessment.
  • Ability to lift items of equipment up to 15kg, following Trust manual handling policy and practices.
  • Ability to work in small or awkward spaces; when installing or maintaining equipment

Planning & organisation skills

Essential

  • Plan programmes of work within own service and other services, involving a wide range of other professionals.
  • Work independently and under pressure, prioritising workloads .
  • Exercise initiative when dealing with own area of competence and expertise.
  • Plan programmes of work that impact within own service and other services, involving a wide range of other professionals.
  • Work unsupervised and under pressure.

Analytical & Judgement Skills

Essential

  • Able to make recommendations about issues with complex equipment
  • Interpretation of legislation/policy/complex test results where there is no precedent
  • Analysis and interpretation of engineering test results.
  • Able to provide assistance, support and advice to technicians in the diagnosis and correction of faults.
  • Investigate and manage causes of problems with users/ patients / equipment, escalating to managers if required

Communication and Relationship

Essential

  • Able to communicate complex and varied information across professional boundaries to a range of staff both inside and outside the organisation.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Able to deal with complex and unpredictable situations.

Desirable

  • Able to deliver teaching and training on complex equipment to other technologists

Experience

Essential

  • At least 3 years' experience as a technologist.
  • Experience in fault diagnosis.
  • Specialist knowledge on the maintenance and repair of a range of highly complex devices
  • Use of Office and other equipment specific software packages.
  • Disassembly and reassembly skills
  • Advanced knowledge of mechanical and/or electrical electronic engineering
  • Ability to use equipment management data bases

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of working in a Health care setting
  • Knowledge of MHRA Managing Medical Devices April 2015

Training & Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters or equivalent (e.g. HNC/HND/Degree + post-qualification training)
  • Extensive additional theoretical knowledge acquired through CPD (professional short courses, personal study, conferences)
  • Working towards RCT or ART.

Desirable

  • Honours degree in Clinical Technology/Electronics or equivalent
  • Registered Clinical Technologist or member of ART

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts

Address

City Hospital

Hucknall Road

Nottingham

NG5 1PB


Employer's website

https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/

Date posted

30 April 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£31,365 to £37,890 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

164-3089729

Job locations

City Hospital

Hucknall Road

Nottingham

NG5 1PB


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