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EME Services Officer

Employer
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
18 Mar 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust seeks to appoint an EME Services Officer to become part of the senior management team within the Medical Engineering Department. We are looking for a talented and experienced candidate who will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of a safe and effective maintenance service in support of the high-quality patient care delivered by the organisation.

This is a great opportunity to join an excellent Medical Engineering and Estates Team at the heart of exciting and innovative projects that will transform and future proof our Cardio, Maternity and ITU services for our patients.

This post will have Trust wide responsibility, and a base site will be discussed at interview.
  • Interview date: 4th April 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes /week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

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Main duties of the job

  • To provide a cost-effective service and to ensure that staff and patients have at their disposal reliable equipment that is clinically suitable, safe and diagnostically accurate.To provide specialist advice on the procurement, safe use and disposal of a broad spectrum of medical electronic devices, some of which are highly specialised, complex and technologically advanced, and therefore requiring an in-depth knowledge of current medical engineering principles and their applications. Topromote external business generation, current income in excess of �100k.
  • The EME Services Officer is responsible for determining the most appropriate engineering solutions in order to meet specific procurement, maintenance and safety requirements in relation to medical device management and the strategic objectives of the Trust.
  • Candidates should hold a minimum of bachelor's degree in a relevant subject. Possess a comprehensive knowledge of all relevant standards, regulations and codes of practice relating to the management of medical devices and associated technologies. Have the ability to lead a team of highly skilled technicians and be able to resolve difficult situations involving the maintenance of a wide range of medical/renal/laboratory/CCTV equipment. Excellent communication skills are required along with an ability to effectively manage staff, suppliers and customers under all conditions of urgency.


About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, we have around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The EME Services Officer is responsible for determining the most appropriate engineering solutions in order to meet specific procurement, maintenance and safety requirements in relation to medical device management and the strategic objectives of the Trust.
  • To provide a cost effective service and to ensure that staff and patients have at their disposal reliable equipment that is clinically suitable, safe and diagnostically accurate.
  • To provide specialist advice on the procurement, safe use and disposal of a broad spectrum of medical electronic devices, some of which are highly specialised, complex and technologically advanced, and therefore requiring an in depth knowledge of current medical engineering principles and their applications.
  • To promote external business generation, current income in excess of �100k.
  • Continuously provide advice and guidance to facilitate the professional development of a team of highly skilled technicians through regular individual performance reviews, identifying appropriate training needs and monitoring individuals progress.

Line managing a multidisciplinary team of up to 30 Technicians and Team Managers, responsible for the maintenance of over 30,000 items of Medical, IT and Audio Visual equipment with an asset value of over �70m, the post holder will also be responsible for the effective control of departmental budget of �1.25m and maintenance contracts valued at approximately �2.5m.

Supporting clinical services, the EME Services Officer is responsible for the operational aspects of Medical Device Management, ensuring Medical Devices remain, safe, accurate, functional and available for patient use.

This involves developing, implementing and continually reviewing maintenance practices and schedules to ensure suitability and efficiency.

Having a lead role in major projects the EME Services Officer will be able to build and maintain effective working relationships with clinical and other support services.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate a proven track record in managing a team as well as significant experience in medical device equipment maintenance/management. The successful candidate will manage the work of the trust medical engineering teams ensuring that services are offered to the highest standard, run smoothly, efficiently and economically in a way which ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Day to day management of the EME Department including:
  • Recruitment
  • Appraisals/1-2-1s
  • Absence management
  • Team meetings
  • Managing and implementing change
  • Producing reports on performance and recommendations for equipment replacement
  • Incident investigation and reporting

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential

  • Masters level qualification or degree qualification in Electronics or Medical Engineering plus Masters level knowledge and experience in a similar position


Desirable

  • Managerial qualification
  • Membership of professional organisation.
  • Current driving licence


Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Extensive experience in a Medical Engineering related field, some of which would have been in a managerial or supervisory position
  • Possess a comprehensive knowledge of all relevant standards, regulations and codes of practice relating to the management of medical devices and associated technologies


Desirable

  • Experience of an ISO9001 environment.


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Communication skills to effectively handle staff, suppliers and customers under all conditions of urgency
  • Ability to lead a team of highly skilled technicians and be able to resolve difficult situations involving the maintenance of a wide range of medical equipment
  • Good management & leadership skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, in person and by telephone
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with staff, suppliers and customers.
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Report writing
  • Fully conversant with all commonly used software packages


Desirable

  • Teaching and presentation skills


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary

NE1 4LP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

317-2024-07-37-DR

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