Theatre Medical Device Technician - Band 6 - SPH
Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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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.
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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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.
Attitude, Behaviour and Values
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).