Medical Engineer

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 27 October 2021

Job summary

Please note that this role is advertised on behalf of Atlas BFW Management Ltd (Atlas), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and as such, successful applicant(s) will be on Atlas Terms and Conditions. For further information about Atlas, please visit: www.bfwml.co.uk

We are looking for a medical engineer who will undertake the repair and maintenance of a wide range of medical equipment, under the care of Atlas' Medical Engineering Services.

You will perform repairs, calibration verification and safety testing on a wide range of medical equipment, appropriate to your experience.

As part of the role, you will commission and undertake performance and safety tests, in addition to installing new equipment and recording inventory data for inclusion on the medical equipment management database/information system.

An essential part of this role will involve measuring, analysing and recording test data and taking corrective action for equipment falling outside the stated performance criteria. You will adhere to Atlas' quality system, consult manufacturers and internally produced documentation to extract information to allow servicing to be undertaken.

Please be aware that with this role you will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check*.

Main duties of the job

Perform repairs, calibration verification and safety testing on a wide range of medical equipment including highly complex and highly technical specialist equipment.

Perform planned maintenance on a wide range of medical equipment including highly technical, highly complex equipment.

Commission, undertake performance and safety tests and install new equipment recording inventory data for inclusion on the medical equipment management database/information system

Use a wide range of highly technical, highly complex, medical, electronic and mechanical test, calibration and simulation equipment and tools.

Measure, analyse and record test data and take corrective action for equipment falling outside stated performance criteria.

Consult manufacturers and internally produced documentation to extract information to allow servicing to be undertaken.

Communicate information to patients, clinical staff, customers and external engineers and suppliers.

Support and mentor junior staff in Medical Engineering.

Provide technical support to clinical staff.

Operate to department quality system including document control, stores system and stock control

Record and progress work on Computerised Equipment Management database (eQuip).

See Job Description for full duties.

About us

As experts in healthcare facilities and property management, we deliver fully-managed healthcare facilities services and property management solutions to clients throughout Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and North Lancashire.Our teams ensure our clients properties and amenities provide the best environment for their customers, patients, staff and visitors.As a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we support the Trusts frontline clinical services and assist with the delivery of patient care, through our service provision.Our profits are used to help grow our business, whilst providing additional employment, training and development opportunities for local people.Visit: bfwml.co.uk for further information

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake repair and maintenance to a wide range of medical equipment at a high technical level (See systems and equipment section) under the care of Medical Engineering Services and to support the work of the Service by undertaking duties at Client sites across Lancashire, and at any other locations as required.

To perform maintenance on a wide range of equipment with specific formal training and knowledge requirements.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential

  • HNC / HND in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or other appropriate discipline (Applied Physics, Mechatronics, Physiological Measurement) Plus, relevant post graduate training or significant equivalent experience.
  • Full Clean UK Drivers Licence (Business Insurance)

Desirable

  • An Incorporated Member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IIPEM)
  • Registered Clinical Technologist (RCT) on the Register held by the IPEM

Knowledge & Experience: General

Essential

  • IT/Software package experience Ability to use a computer and Microsoft office packages

Knowledge & Experience: Specialist

Essential

  • Substantial Practical working experience preferably on medical equipment (2 years minimum)
  • Knowledge of electrical and electronic principles (2 years minimum) Good knowledge underpinned by theory and practical experience
  • Knowledge of legislation, for medical devices
  • Clinical knowledge and understanding (2 years) A good understanding of clinical parameters and potential risks to patients and staff arising from equipment failure

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).

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Whinney Heys Road

Blackpool

FY3 8NR


Employer's website

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

For help with your application, contact:

Darren Gilheaney or David Hampson

darren.gilheaney@bfwml.co.uk

01253955789

Date posted

13 October 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£26,916 to £32,898 a year Salary negotiable dependant on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

382-ATL33-21

Job locations

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Whinney Heys Road

Blackpool

FY3 8NR


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