An exciting opportunity has arisen for a specialist clinical technologist to join the Regional Communication Aid Service, a regional specialised service working in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for 2 days per week.
You would be joining a supportive, multi-disciplinary team working across the region to help clients achieve their goals. We also have close links with other specialised services across England. You will be part of the technical team, supporting the assessment, provision and review of highly complex communication and mounting systems.Main duties of the job
The role involves working with clients with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, motor neurone disease and multiple systems atrophy. You will work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will visit clients in schools, homes, care homes and hospitals across the region.
You will complete safety checks and preventative maintenance reviews of equipment with clients in a range of settings.
You will contribute to equipment management and record keeping.
You will be involved in equipment repair processes including troubleshooting technical problems.
You will provide specialist technical advice, information, education and training.
You will be part of equipment evaluation and seeking out new solutions.
You will support and work with the rest of the team in the process of assessing, trialling, implementing and reviewing complex electronic communication systems.About us
We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please find attached job description for full details.
Advertising date : 14th November 2023
Closing date : 28th November 2023
We welcome your application.Person SpecificationEducation and QualificationEssential
- Relevant BEng / BSc or HND/C and significant experience. Substantial electronic/mechanical and/or computing component to qualification.
- Registered Clinical Technologist/Healthcare Science Practitioner or equivalent significant experience
- Significant relevant experience of use of computer technology
- Experience of equipment management.
- Experience in the use of tools relevant to fault finding.
Knowledge and ExperienceEssential
- Professional Engineering Registration e.g. Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (Registration with Engineering Council, IET)
- Significant experience of electronic assistive technology including device configuration, provision and solutions.
- Experience of working with people with disabilities.
- Significant experience of equipment maintenance.
- Significant experience of fault finding in electronic assistive technology and/or computing devices.
- Experience of risk assessment and other relevant procedures relating to the safe provision of equipment.
- Knowledge of role of electronic assistive technology and benefits to service users.
- In-depth knowledge of Microsoft and Apple operating systems
Skills and CompetenciesEssential
- Knowledge of health and safety requirements.
- Highly competent in the use of EAT and computers.
- Advanced Computer Literacy Skills (e.g. Access, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, PowerPoint, MS Word, standard operating systems).
- Able to configure EAT solutions, in particular those related to computer access and accessories.
- Able to understand and apply information from technical manuals
- Able to work independently within the applicable competencies and policies.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Skills in training other staff in technical topics and the use of equipment.
- Able to work with persons who have severe physical, cognitive and communication difficulties.
- Able to demonstrate empathy in dealing with difficult situations.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Highly developed skills in using engineering equipment to assemble and position EAT solutions.
- Significant relevant clinical skills gained during a postgraduate period including the ability to conduct individual assessments.
- Excellent (advanced) technical fault finding and diagnosis skills in EAT and/or computing.
- Able to produce technical drawings/ specifications for product manufacture.
- Able to generate own solutions to case-based clinical and technical problems for self and others.
- Able to carry out Portable Appliance Testing of assistive technology systems.
- Computer software programming skills.
- Able to apply research methods.
CNTW NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Walkergate Park Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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