Team Leader Renal Technicians

York Teaching Hospital Facilities Management (LLP)


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Job summary

The Team Leader for the renal section of the Medical Engineering department plans and delivers technical support to Renal Services throughout the Trust.

Plan, organise, manage and carry out, the repair, calibration, planned maintenance and commissioning of specialist dialysis equipment, water treatment plants, and associated medical equipment.

  • Lead role in advising the Renal Directorate and users of medical equipment on technical matters relating to the selection, management, application and safe operation of devices.
  • Lead role in advising on technical issues surrounding an individual patients dialysis therapy.
  • Act on behalf of the Head of Medical Engineering in his absence.

Main duties of the job

Technical & Clinical

  • Plan and manage the work of the Renal Team to carry out repair, calibration, maintenance, commissioning and safety testing of medical, scientific and other electronic equipment as required ensuring operational safety of all items.
  • Take the lead role in advising and delivering training to clinical, nursing staff and patients in the use and operation of dialysis and associated equipment.
  • Manage the sections spares, materials and services required for the delivery of the service. Engage with the services Directorate Manager to ensure procurement meets their needs and is in accordance with in accordance with Medical Engineering requirements and Trust policy.
  • Follow up reports of faulty equipment which may have arisen from user error and advise on the correct use. Make recommendations for additional user training and deliver or arrange this where appropriate.


  • Act as Quality Manager (as defined in ISO9001:2008) for the renal section.
  • Manage the staff of the renal team
  • Monitoring of performance and KPIs of the renal technicians and provide data for the LLP dashboards to be used as proof of compliance to the Trust.

About us

York Teaching Hospital Facilities Management LLP (YTHFM LLP) provides a full range of estates and facilities services to York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, together with project management for capital investments. YTHFM LLP is a partnership between York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management Limited.

New starters will be employed by YTHFM and not directly by the NHS but will enjoy the same terms and conditions as NHS staff covered by Agenda for Change. This includes 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) rising to 33 days after 10 years service and an award-winning package of staff benefits.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

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Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that York Teaching Hospital has provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome their application to work for us.

Disability Confident and Mindful Employer

The Trust is committed to meeting the needs of employees and applicants with a disability or mental health condition. Our support for these schemes includes encouraging applications from people who are disabled or have a mental health condition, offering adjustments to make our application process accessible.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Degree Level qualification or equivalent in electronics, clinical engineering or related subject to meet the entry requirements for registration as a Clinical Technologist
  • Degree level understanding of the clinical aspects of renal dialysis and associated technical support issues
  • Meet the entry requirements for registration as a Clinical Technologist (minimum of 2 years IPEM approved formal postgraduate training or 4 years workplace experience)
  • Certificate in Health & Safety Management (IOSH Approved)
  • Management qualification (Institute of Management certificate or equivalent experience)


  • In depth knowledge of Renal association guidelines and associated British standards
  • Professional registration as Clinical Scientist / Chartered Engineer

Experience and knowledge


  • Fault finding and servicing experience of a range of dialysis equipment involving diagnosis and repair of complex electronic systems to component level
  • Specialist technical knowledge and experience of service/repair of medical equipment within renal dialysis, and of the clinical application and hazards associated (2 years post qualification). Equivalent to masters level training
  • 2 years' experience of working in a supervisory role
  • Development and leadership courses or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of the requirements and management of an ISO9001:2000 quality system
  • Product specific knowledge from experience and service training by suppliers


  • Knowledge and experience of IT systems and networks
  • Knowledge of PC operating systems, diagnostic techniques, data management, networking and serial communications

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.

Employer details

Employer name

York Teaching Hospital Facilities Management (LLP)


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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For questions about the job, contact:

Stewart Wiseman


Date posted

22 September 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£40,057 to £45,839 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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