Senior Medical Electronics Technician

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 12 December 2022

Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic problem solver with an engineering background to join the Trust's Electronics & Medical Engineering Team specialising in Renal Technical Services.

This post will involve working throughout the hospital engaging with many different aspects of the services that the hospital provides to ensure that all equipment is available, safe and functional for patient use.

A Higher National Certificate or equivalent specialist study/experience in a medical electronic maintenance related discipline is essential, as is a current driving license as the post-holder will be required to take part in an emergency on-call rota and may be required to carry out maintenance on other hospital sites, in patient's homes or in the community.

The successful candidate will be required to work with any of the dynamic teams within the Medical Engineering Department where no two days are the same.

  • Interview Date: 5th January 2022
  • 37 hours, 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be involved in the maintenance, calibration and repair of a wide range of medical devices including life support equipment such as anaesthetic machines, ventilators, renal and other highly complex specialist equipment used within a modern hospital environment. Knowledge of CCTV systems & medical equipment networking would be beneficial.

  • The Senior Medical Electronics Technician is responsible for the maintenance, calibration and repair of a broad spectrum of medical electronic devices, many of which are highly specialised, complex and technologically advanced, requiring an in-depth knowledge of current engineering techniques.
  • Carry out planned maintenance, repair, calibration and servicing of specialist medical equipment.
  • Acceptance test new equipment.
  • Train medical and technical staff in the use of medical devices.
  • Take a lead role in major installations.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Date posted

14 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2022-45-27-DR

Job locations

Trustwide

317 Trust Wide

NE7 7DN


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The Senior Medical Electronics Technician is responsible for the maintenance, calibration and repair of a broad spectrum of medical electronic devices, many of which are highly specialised, complex and technologically advanced, requiring an in depth knowledge of current engineering techniques.
  • Carry out planned maintenance, repair, calibration and servicing of specialist medical equipment.
  • Acceptance test new equipment.
  • Train medical and technical staff in the use of medical devices.
  • Take a lead role in major installations.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The Senior Medical Electronics Technician is responsible for the maintenance, calibration and repair of a broad spectrum of medical electronic devices, many of which are highly specialised, complex and technologically advanced, requiring an in depth knowledge of current engineering techniques.
  • Carry out planned maintenance, repair, calibration and servicing of specialist medical equipment.
  • Acceptance test new equipment.
  • Train medical and technical staff in the use of medical devices.
  • Take a lead role in major installations.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • A comprehensive knowledge of medical device technology and current analogue/digital electronic techniques to degree level standards is essential
  • A sound working knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic and electro-mechanical applications
  • A full understanding of the operation and calibration of diagnostic test equipment

Skills

Essential

  • Good interpersonal skills, in person and by telephone
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with staff, suppliers and customers
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Report writing
  • Computer use including database, word processing, internet and e-mail

Desirable

  • Use of spreadsheets
  • Teaching and presentation

Experience

Essential

  • Comprehensive practical experience as a Medical Electronics Technician
  • Good level of knowledge of medical device management and related issues
  • Awareness of risk management protocols

Desirable

  • Supervisory skills
  • Interest in Health & Safety matters

Qualifications

Essential

  • Higher National Certificate or equivalent specialist study/experience in a medical electronic maintenance related discipline
  • Evidence of CPD including completion of specialist manufacturers training courses (post graduate level equivalent)

Desirable

  • Degree plus post graduate level qualification would be advantageous
  • ECDL or recognised IT competency qualification
  • Biomedical Equipment Maintenance Practice Course (Eastwood Park)

Other

Essential

  • Current Valid UK Driving Licence
Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • A comprehensive knowledge of medical device technology and current analogue/digital electronic techniques to degree level standards is essential
  • A sound working knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic and electro-mechanical applications
  • A full understanding of the operation and calibration of diagnostic test equipment

Skills

Essential

  • Good interpersonal skills, in person and by telephone
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with staff, suppliers and customers
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Report writing
  • Computer use including database, word processing, internet and e-mail

Desirable

  • Use of spreadsheets
  • Teaching and presentation

Experience

Essential

  • Comprehensive practical experience as a Medical Electronics Technician
  • Good level of knowledge of medical device management and related issues
  • Awareness of risk management protocols

Desirable

  • Supervisory skills
  • Interest in Health & Safety matters

Qualifications

Essential

  • Higher National Certificate or equivalent specialist study/experience in a medical electronic maintenance related discipline
  • Evidence of CPD including completion of specialist manufacturers training courses (post graduate level equivalent)

Desirable

  • Degree plus post graduate level qualification would be advantageous
  • ECDL or recognised IT competency qualification
  • Biomedical Equipment Maintenance Practice Course (Eastwood Park)

Other

Essential

  • Current Valid UK Driving Licence

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

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, 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 (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

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

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, 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 (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

317 Trust Wide

NE7 7DN


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

317 Trust Wide

NE7 7DN


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Medical Engineering Team Manager

Paul Thompson

paul.thompson18@nhs.net

01912139141

Date posted

14 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2022-45-27-DR

Job locations

Trustwide

317 Trust Wide

NE7 7DN


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