Lead Medical Devices Coordinator
East Kent Hospitals University NHS FT
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This is an exciting opportunity for a nurse with comprehensive experience in management and/or use of medical devices and equipment to drive innovation and improvement.
We are looking for an enthusiastic professional with excellent management, clinical and team working skills to be part of our Medical Devices Governance Team. The Co-ordinators in this team are responsible for ensuring there is a systematic and consistent approach to medical device user training and competency assessment within the Trust. The role includes incidents investigation and support, monitoring and audit of medical devices governance, and participation in acquiring new and replacement medical equipment across the Trust to improve safety and efficiency. You will be working closely with other professionals across EKHUFT and you will be part of a multidisciplinary team. The transferrable skills and knowledge that you have gained whilst working clinically are just what we are looking for!
Main duties of the job
To monitor and audit current approaches to medical device governance Trust-wide and to advise staff at all levels on best practice in medical device management, thus maximising the safe and efficient management of medical devices across the Trust.
To support the Trust in the implementation and maintenance of compliance with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) guidance on the safe management of medical devices throughout their entire life-cycle; consequently, supporting the Trust with compliance to CQC and NHSLA standards through the inspection, audit and report on medical device training.
To reduce the risks associated with the use of medical equipment through participation in relevant Trust wide equipment management committees.
Today, the team at East Kent Hospitals will care for more than 2,000 people. Most of these people and their loved ones will be at a significant moment in their lives an emergency situation, a diagnosis, a new life, a last chance to say goodbye, or a new chance to learn or regain skills.
Thats why if you are passionate about people, youre the perfect fit for us, whether you are a health professional or someone who can bring your valuable skills behind the scenes.
- Contributing to the development of the Trust policy for the Management of Medical Devices and driving its implementation and compliance,
- Facilitating the training and assessment of staff to an appropriate standard in the use and management of medical devices,
- Advising-on and supporting risk assessment processes relating to medical devices, thus ensuring that risks are minimised,
- Participating in the development, implementation and adoption of a corporate medical device management system,
- Providing advice and support, as appropriate, in relation to the clinical use/application of medical devices both within Medical Physics, and to nursing, medical and other staff Trust wide, and
- Providing support and advice to the Medical Device Group and associated committees as outlined in the Trust policy for the Management of Medical Devices.
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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.
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East Kent Hospitals University NHS FT
16 March 2021
Agenda for change
£38,890 to £44,503 a year