Deputy Head of Clinical Engineering (Clinical Engineering Expert)

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


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Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Clinical Scientist to be the Deputy Head of Clinical Engineering for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT).

ULHT, situated in the county of Lincolnshire, is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England . We provide acute & specialist services to people in Lincolnshire & neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of £447 million & we employ nearly 8,000 people.

Clinical Engineering team has teams in three hospital sites at Lincoln, Boston, & Grantham.

The successful candidate will:

  • contribute to the services we provide across the Trust &,
  • be a Clinical Engineering Expert specialising in clinical technical & safety activities in the application of a wide-range of medical equipment in clinical settings in acute & community hospitals.

Informal visits to the department are encouraged.

Main duties of the job

You will support & empower the team to deliver high quality services to support excellent patient care ensuring key decisions on technical approach & delivery are appropriate, timely, & communicated. The successful candidate will lead the team in terms of technical strategy & direction, always focusing on continuous improvement of the team. You will coach & mentor them, lead with empathy & mindful of inclusion & wellbeing while the Trust continues to scale its medical device inventory. The role involves the management of medical devices in line with legislation; MRHA & statutory.

You will have big plans for the future & are clear on the challenges you face, ideally be someone process driven who can look at the longer term vision & think about, how do we get there & what do we do to achieve that, someone who can look at the team & think strategically about long term KPIs & what that means for the team.

About us

Pilgrim Hospital is situated beautiful countryside & serves the communities in the South Lincolnshire area. It provides all major specialties & a 24-hour major A&E service.

Grantham & District Hospital serves the communities of Grantham & the local area. It provides ambulatory paediatric & A&E services.

Lincoln Hospital is a thriving university city & with the opening of the new medical school, it provides all major specialties & a 24-hour major A&E service.

County Hospital Louth serves the communities of Louth & the local area. It provides a number of services including an outpatient department, diagnostic & surgical procedures & an inpatient surgical ward.

If you want to make a difference & be part of something new & exciting then we would love to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Deputy Head of Clinical Engineering/Clinical Engineering Expert has a leadership & management responsibility for the on-going development of a high quality Clinical Engineering service.

Implicit in the role is the provision of specialist expertise & advice for a wide range of highly complex medical equipment used for the examination, diagnosis & treatment of patients.

The post-holder is a key leader in the challenge to improve the profile of Clinical Engineering, providing expertise to senior management groups within the trust.

The post-holder line manages the workshop leads on the Trusts three main sites, providing clinical technical & professional leadership at a strategic level, ensuring the medical equipment management & maintenance services meets the needs of the trust.

It is essential for the post-holder to work effectively with professionals from a wide range of disciplines with knowledge & understanding as the trust develops & implements its Sustainability Transformation Plan.

The post is firmly based in supporting the wide-ranging clinical services for the ultimate benefit of patients. Part of this work is to pro-actively identify upcoming medical equipment replacement requirements & pro-actively contribute to the Trusts Integrated Improvement Plan & ICS strategies.

Person Specification



  • BSc Honours degree (1st or 2nd class) in a relevant subject
  • MSc in relevant specialist subject or equivalent
  • Membership of IPEM or equivalent professional body
  • Registered Clinical Scientist with HCPC


  • Chartered Engineer CEng / Chartered Scientist
  • PhD in relevant subject area or equivalent



  • Substantial experience in role of Clinical Engineering Expert
  • Substantial experience in (1) developing tender specifications and leading purchasing processes, (2) in developing medical equipment configuration settings, (3) in undertaking root cause analysis of adverse incidents.
  • Experience with quality standards
  • Leadership and management experience


  • Record of publications / presentations

Evidence of knowledge skills and aptitudes


  • Extensive specialist knowledge of patient connected medical equipment.
  • Extensive specialist knowledge of delivery of clinical services within an acute hospital and the relationships between clinical service delivery and medical equipment and services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively scientific concepts to other disciplines
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Range of IT skills including understanding of networked medical equipment systems.

Specific Requirements


  • Knowledge of national / international policies/guidance/standards and initiatives in Health Technology Management.
  • Full Driving Licence


  • Ability to use own initiative.

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).

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

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Lincoln County Hospital

Greetwell Road



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Ela Bardan


Date posted

23 December 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 8b


£54,764 to £63,862 a year per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Lincoln County Hospital

Greetwell Road



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