Medical Devices Safety Officer

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Runwell, Wickford
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The post holder will primarily be responsible for the management, safety, and regulatory compliance of medical devices across NHFT. This is a new role and is a full time position that will report to the Head of Deteriorating Patient Pathways and Resuscitation Training Officer.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Main duties of the job

  • Lead on the design, implementation and monitoring of a comprehensive medical devices safety service across EPUT, ensuring that systems are in place to inform staff of the Trust's medical devices safety policies and procedures, along with individual responsibilities related to medical devices
  • To work in partnership with operational managers and maintenance providers for the provision of specialist advice and support for medical devices
  • Act as a specialist in medical devices safety, provide management advice, support, and teaching to relevant
  • Work with managers or leads to ensure medical equipment is fit for purpose, available, properly maintained, is used correctly in line with the manufacturer's
  • Ensure systems and processes are in place for purchasing, commissioning, servicing, maintenance, and decommissioning and replacement of medical devices
  • In conjunction with the EPUT medical devices committee, is responsible for the Trust' compliance with CQC and national standards/guidelines and advising on resources needed to comply with those standards
  • Manage medical device alerts and field safety notices
  • Review medical equipment incidents and reporting to MHRA
  • Co-chair and active member of EPUT medical devices committee
  • Lead on medical device education and competency and delivery of relevant training
  • Lead on management of medical device database, issue, and tracking
  • Lead on audit compliance with medical device management

About us

EPUT provides community health, mental health and learning disability services to support more than 3.2 million people living across Bedfordshire, Essex and Suffolk. We have also been running the COVID-19 vaccination programme across mid and south Essex and Suffolk and north east Essex.

The Trust is a large employer in the East of England region, with more than 10,000 staff working across more than 200 sites. We also provide services in people's homes and in community settings.

EPUT was formed on 1 April 2017 following the merger of North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) and South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT). A new leadership team was established at the Trust in 2020.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Lead by example, promoting the highest standards of personal and professional conduct, integrity, and probity.
  • Able to evaluate and be critical of self-ability to initiate and implement change
  • Good analytical & organisational ability
  • Ability to influence and facilitate MDT working
  • Ability to manage and deliver to deadlines and within resources
  • To have effective problem solving and negotiation skills Awareness of current developments in health and social care
  • Ability to analyse highly complex data, problems, and situations and to develop practical and workable solutions to address them
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills suitable for a range of audiences, including chairing of meetings.
  • Able to clarify key points from diverse and complex sets of information.
  • Able to move easily between the detail and the big picture on issues in understanding and explaining the complexity of challenges and possible solutions
  • Experienced in giving presentations to diverse audiences.

Person Specification

Experience as a Medical Device Safety Officer


  • Minimum 1 years experience

Management/Leadership qualification


  • Management/Leadership qualification

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