Theatre Medical Device Technician - Band 6 - SPH

Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Exciting opportunity: Band 6 Theatre Medical Equipment Technician

Ashford and St Peters Theatres are welcoming applications from individuals interested in a newly created role as a Theatre Medical Device Technician.

As it is a new role, we are looking for an enthusiastic, confident person with the ability to work autonomously and you will have the opportunity to develop the role to the highest standards and quality.

The job will make you a valuable member of the theatre team and will involve working closely with other healthcare professionals, administration teams, manufacturing companies and external representatives to ensure that equipment is functioning safely for patient and staff use and that stock levels are at correct levels.

Clinical theatre experience is not a necessity however experience in working in a hospital is preferable including having some knowledge of the equipment that is used. You will be expected to show competency in operating all equipment worked on in order to safely verify correct operation, identify faults and able to assist in training staff the correct use and care.

Main duties of the job

Work closely with Electronic Medical Engineering services (EME) to provide a Medical Equipment Management service for the operating department at both Ashford and St Peters sites.

You will be responsible in ensuring that equipment operates effectively and safely working to a high standard of safety and accountability, in line with the Trust policy for the management of medical devices, MHRA guidance, Care Quality Commission regulations and Trust employment policies.

The post holder will require effective communication skills to have the ability to liaise and work closely with other healthcare professionals, manufacturers representatives, engineers and technical staff to provide applications advice, device evaluation, acceptance testing, commissioning, troubleshooting, calibration and maintenance of a diverse range of diagnostic, therapeutic and point of care testing equipment, ensuring it functions correctly, is within calibration limits and safe for patient and staff use.

About us

Ashford and St. Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of more than 410,000 people living in the boroughs of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and parts of Elmbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and beyond. The Trust employs around 4,400 individual members of staff. Our turnover was £387.3 million in 2020/21.The Trust provides a whole range of services across its hospital sites. The majority of planned care, like day case and orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation services, is provided at Ashford Hospital, with more complex medical and surgical care and emergency services at St. Peters Hospital. Our vision at Ashford & St Peters is to provide an outstanding experience and outcomes for patients and staff. There has never been a better time to join us in the NHS at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with our strong commitment to staff health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing continuous professional development, staff benefits and flexibility to shape our workforce around our patient care.

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Date posted

03 October 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,503 a year Includes high cost area supplements (HCAS)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

C9323-GKE2438-01

Job locations

Guildford Road

Chertsey

Surrey

KT16 0PZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

The role will have the following but not limited responsibilities such as:

You will be responsible for the assessment and maintenance of both old and new equipment and devices in theatres and ensure that they are ready for and safe to use.

You will have a key role in training and ensuring that all medical and nursing staff devices have appropriate training to operate devices required to undertake their roles. The post holder will also deal directly with equipment manufacturers, service suppliers, and external customers

Maintain and hold a clear and accurate documentation including records of repairs and service contracts and store in correct location for future use.

Handle and store equipment and consumables within acceptable safe limits and initiate orders to ensure the timely and adequate procurement of medical device parts and accessories to maintain devices in a serviceable condition.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role will have the following but not limited responsibilities such as:

You will be responsible for the assessment and maintenance of both old and new equipment and devices in theatres and ensure that they are ready for and safe to use.

You will have a key role in training and ensuring that all medical and nursing staff devices have appropriate training to operate devices required to undertake their roles. The post holder will also deal directly with equipment manufacturers, service suppliers, and external customers

Maintain and hold a clear and accurate documentation including records of repairs and service contracts and store in correct location for future use.

Handle and store equipment and consumables within acceptable safe limits and initiate orders to ensure the timely and adequate procurement of medical device parts and accessories to maintain devices in a serviceable condition.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional electronics knowledge acquired through some short course/ training
  • Diploma/degree or equivalent qualifications / training / experience, relevant to clinical practice.
  • Mentorship course or relevant teaching and assessing course.
  • Evidence of continued professional development

Desirable

  • Specialist course and competencies relevant to practice.
  • Multi-skilled in theatres
  • RGN/ RODP Qualification/ competence relevant to practice

Knowledge

Essential

  • NHS Constitution
  • Trust vision, values and strategic objectives
  • Good understanding and knowledge relating to political and professional issues.
  • Knowledge of current NHS, professional and educational issues
  • Knowledge and experience in fault finding and trouble shooting
  • Be prepared to make decisions and accept responsibility for outcomes.

Desirable

  • Understanding of Trust Policies and Practice
  • A creative approach to problem solving.
  • Principles of budget management.
  • Knowledge of Trust/ NHS performance targets

Attitude, Behaviour and Values

Essential

  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate.
  • Able to work under own initiate within boundaries of role.
  • Demonstrate evidence based practice.
  • Always puts patients first
  • Customer service focus
  • Willing and able to take personal responsibility
  • Demonstrates passion for excellence
  • Seeks out and takes opportunities for improving the service offered
  • Takes pride in their work and their team
  • Flexible in their attitudes and behaviours to support team working and delivery of objectives
  • Respects, values and cares for others
  • Supports learning and development of self and others
  • Supports and promotes equality and diversity

Desirable

  • Demonstrate ability to lead audit and quality issues.

Experience

Essential

  • Leading audit.
  • Understanding of risks that could arise from device failure.
  • Previous experience in dealing with medical equipment

Desirable

  • Relevant Experience.
  • Policy and Procedure writing skills.
  • Experience of staff supervision and training.
  • Previous experience as ATP/ODP/RGN in theatres

Skills

Essential

  • Must be able to demonstrate, in relation to people who use Trust and other related services:
  • You have knowledge & awareness of diversity and human rights and the competencies appropriate to your role to support their diverse needs and human rights.
  • You are able to communicate effectively with them and with other staff to ensure that their care, treatment and support are not compromised.
  • You have a good understanding of their communication, physical & emotional needs; can identify their individual needs and preferences, their changing needs and recognise and promote their independence.
  • Able to provide a customer focussed service
  • Ability to demonstrate effective leadership
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to write clear, concise reports.
  • Good IT skills.
  • A creative approach to problem solving.
  • Demonstrate an ability to transfer speciality skills to all areas
  • Commitment to clinical effectiveness and evidence based care.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Desirable

  • Presentation skills.

Other

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate that you are honest, reliable and Trustworthy
  • Treat service users and colleagues with respect
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with a clear vision of the way the service should be efficiently delivered.
  • Ability to liaise with all disciplines.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work well within the multidisciplinary team

Desirable

  • Available for out of hours cover.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional electronics knowledge acquired through some short course/ training
  • Diploma/degree or equivalent qualifications / training / experience, relevant to clinical practice.
  • Mentorship course or relevant teaching and assessing course.
  • Evidence of continued professional development

Desirable

  • Specialist course and competencies relevant to practice.
  • Multi-skilled in theatres
  • RGN/ RODP Qualification/ competence relevant to practice

Knowledge

Essential

  • NHS Constitution
  • Trust vision, values and strategic objectives
  • Good understanding and knowledge relating to political and professional issues.
  • Knowledge of current NHS, professional and educational issues
  • Knowledge and experience in fault finding and trouble shooting
  • Be prepared to make decisions and accept responsibility for outcomes.

Desirable

  • Understanding of Trust Policies and Practice
  • A creative approach to problem solving.
  • Principles of budget management.
  • Knowledge of Trust/ NHS performance targets

Attitude, Behaviour and Values

Essential

  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate.
  • Able to work under own initiate within boundaries of role.
  • Demonstrate evidence based practice.
  • Always puts patients first
  • Customer service focus
  • Willing and able to take personal responsibility
  • Demonstrates passion for excellence
  • Seeks out and takes opportunities for improving the service offered
  • Takes pride in their work and their team
  • Flexible in their attitudes and behaviours to support team working and delivery of objectives
  • Respects, values and cares for others
  • Supports learning and development of self and others
  • Supports and promotes equality and diversity

Desirable

  • Demonstrate ability to lead audit and quality issues.

Experience

Essential

  • Leading audit.
  • Understanding of risks that could arise from device failure.
  • Previous experience in dealing with medical equipment

Desirable

  • Relevant Experience.
  • Policy and Procedure writing skills.
  • Experience of staff supervision and training.
  • Previous experience as ATP/ODP/RGN in theatres

Skills

Essential

  • Must be able to demonstrate, in relation to people who use Trust and other related services:
  • You have knowledge & awareness of diversity and human rights and the competencies appropriate to your role to support their diverse needs and human rights.
  • You are able to communicate effectively with them and with other staff to ensure that their care, treatment and support are not compromised.
  • You have a good understanding of their communication, physical & emotional needs; can identify their individual needs and preferences, their changing needs and recognise and promote their independence.
  • Able to provide a customer focussed service
  • Ability to demonstrate effective leadership
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to write clear, concise reports.
  • Good IT skills.
  • A creative approach to problem solving.
  • Demonstrate an ability to transfer speciality skills to all areas
  • Commitment to clinical effectiveness and evidence based care.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Desirable

  • Presentation skills.

Other

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate that you are honest, reliable and Trustworthy
  • Treat service users and colleagues with respect
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with a clear vision of the way the service should be efficiently delivered.
  • Ability to liaise with all disciplines.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work well within the multidisciplinary team

Desirable

  • Available for out of hours cover.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Guildford Road

Chertsey

Surrey

KT16 0PZ


Employer's website

https://www.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Guildford Road

Chertsey

Surrey

KT16 0PZ


Employer's website

https://www.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Janet Wright

janet.wright5@nhs.net

Date posted

03 October 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,503 a year Includes high cost area supplements (HCAS)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

C9323-GKE2438-01

Job locations

Guildford Road

Chertsey

Surrey

KT16 0PZ


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