Senior Renal Technologist

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


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Job summary

We are seeking a highly experienced renal technologist to be part of a dedicated and highly professional team working within the renal technology field to support the Trust's renal services. The post holder will have day to day responsibility for the smooth operation of the main dialysis unit, with particular responsibilities for home and satellite dialysis.

Whilst the post holder will assist in the co-ordination and management of the Renal Technical Service department the main focus will involve maintenance and servicing of equipment utilised within renal services.

We provide an effective technical support service to patients and staff, both hospital and home based, ensuring equipment is maintained in line with department and Trust policies.

***Please note that previous applicants for this post need not apply.****

Main duties of the job

We require a highly experienced and motivated individual who will bring excellent renal technical skills to the renal service.

You will play an important role as a member of a friendly, professional and highly experienced team, committed to providing a high quality service in line with the Trust's 'Together Towards World Class' initiative.

The technical team is responsible for maintaining a large fleet of BBraun dialysis equipment along with the ancillary equipment associated with haemo and peritoneal dialysis. This full time post will provide variable onsite cover between 07:00 and 17:00. Renal Technical Services supports circa 500 patients, over five Trust sites, including Nuneaton, Rugby, Leamington Spa and Coventry.

The successful candidate will be expected to have relevant renal technical knowledge and experience to take lead responsibility for a cohort of satellite units upon appointment.

Ensure equipment is maintained and serviced to meet internal KPI

Carry out monitoring of water treatment plant performance and water quality in line with national standards for renal dialysis.

Additionally, the role requires an in-depth understanding of a renal service's technical requirements to support the technical manager and deputise in their absence.

The department also supports a dedicated home dialysis team and provides a 24hr on-call service.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

At UHCW NHS Trust we actively encourage and support all staff to be COVID19 vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence to protect patients, colleagues, friends and family members.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Provides a quality supportive technical service to patients and staff, referring any queries to appropriate members of the Multidisciplinary Team.

2. To have prime responsibility for the day to day running, including a planned preventive maintenance programme to dialysis and ancillary equipment situated in the designated satellite units.

3. To monitor, carry out first line maintenance and have prime responsibility for ensuring service contracts are maintained to the water purification plants in the designated satellite units.

4. Responsible for the day to day running of the main dialysis unit, including a planned preventive maintenance programme for dialysis and ancillary equipment.

5. Responsible for organising the installation of equipment for patients on home dialysis.

6. To assist with the development of procedures to cover the maintenance, servicing and testing of equipment.

7. Monitors service portals, keeping department abreast of updates

8. Ensures that new equipment is acceptance tested, documented and safety checked before use.

9. Undertakes a Planned Maintenance programme to both hospital and home based dialysis and ancillary equipment, having primary responsibility for a set allocation of home based installations.

10. Assists the Technical Manager with monitoring and ensuring the service contract is maintained with the water purification plant in the main unit.

11. Liaises with appropriate external agencies and essential services e.g. facilities management, water and power suppliers, manufacturers etc. as required, referring any issues to the Technical Services manager as necessary.

12. Continually assesses and evaluates all equipment used, being aware of and conforming to safe working practices as laid down by National and Local Policy.

13. Maintains and organises stock levels of parts and equipment ensuring best value in line with budget management.

14. Installs haemodialysis, haemofiltration, automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) and reverse osmosis equipment within the renal catchment area as necessary.

15. Conducts quality assurance of calibration equipment used in maintenance of dialysis equipment.

16. To demonstrate correct use of equipment to nursing staff and patients.

17. To supervise and train technical staff as required in the correct use, servicing and repair of equipment.

18. Participates in the agreed on-call rota.

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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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospital Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road



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For questions about the job, contact:

Garry Watson


Date posted

18 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

University Hospital Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road



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