Lead Medical Devices Coordinator

East Kent Hospitals University NHS FT

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Job overview

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.

About us

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • 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.

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

Person Specification

Other

Essential

  • Ability to drive across three sites
  • Able to prepare documents, reports and spreadsheets suitable for presentation at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to extract information from databases
  • To be aware of and adhere to the Trust's Vision, Mission and Values

Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of medical device operation, application and management
  • Specialist training on the clinical application and management of a wide range of medical devices
  • Significant understanding of patient safety and risks arising from the use of medical devices and equipment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation, national standards, professional and other regulations e.g. BSI/ISO standards, MHRA guidance, Health and Safety, COSHH

Skills

Essential

  • Proficient in the use of IT systems, and Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word etc.)
  • Good interpersonal skills. The ability to resolve delicate situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Able to communicate complex clinical, information across professional boundaries to Senior Managers and staff at all levels
  • Able to deliver advice and training on Medical Devices to other professional groups. e.g. instruct Nurses and Doctors in medical device use and application

Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge of technical/clinical issues
  • Use of various types of equipment
  • Experience of using medical devices in various clinical settings
  • Experience of evaluation of medical devices and experience of training and assessing staff/student competencies on use of medical devices

Desirable

  • Experience of working as MDSO

Qualifications

Essential

  • Minimum Degree level or equivalent qualification relevant to the applicant's background plus diploma level qualification in management or equivalent experience

Desirable

  • Relevant MSc

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

East Kent Hospitals University NHS FT

Address

Kent & Canterbury Hospital

Ethelbert Road

Canterbury

CT1 3NG


Employer's website

https://www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/

Date posted

16 March 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£38,890 to £44,503 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

344-8620CSK

Job locations

Kent & Canterbury Hospital

Ethelbert Road

Canterbury

CT1 3NG


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