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Medical Equipment Engineer

Employer
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Location
Wakefield,
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic individual to join the Medical Equipment team and play a key role in delivering high quality Medical Device maintenance and repair operations for Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

The post holder will work on a range of Medical Devices on operational Ambulances across Yorkshire and be directly responsible for testing and calibrating components and equipment both on and offsite as required and maintaining records on all equipment maintenance conducted.

We are looking for a dynamic, flexible individual with good work ethics and significant experience in Electronics and/ or Medical Engineering.

There is an expectation that the post holder will be self-motivated as there is a level of on-going training to ensure knowledge is current.

The role is advertised as full-time, Monday to Friday. 37.5 hours.

Main duties of the job

  • Liaise with external organisations relating to the supply of parts, new equipment, and technical support.
  • Identification and rectification of faults on all medical equipment.
  • Routine servicing, maintenance, and calibration of all medical equipment.
  • Creation, completion, and maintenance of records relevant to all equipment held and all work done.
  • The maintenance and ordering of a stock of spares to enable minimal delay in affecting repairs to equipment and down time of ambulances.
  • Undertake audits and surveys as required.
  • Liaise with staff at all levels.
  • Liaise with the Fleet Helpdesk about faults and the availability of vehicles to effect repairs.
  • The kitting of new vehicles and de-kitting of old vehicles
  • The creation and maintenance of equipment inventories, asset tagging and allocating of all medical equipment
  • Participate in meetings and present suggestions which directly affect the implementation of policies and procedures within own work area.
  • Ensure incidents and near misses are reported in a timely and accurate manner, according to the Trust's risk management procedures.
  • Participate in on-call rotas when required.
  • Maintain a flexible attitude to work patterns, which may include working weekends and bank holidays.
  • Expertise within a specialist area. Train, support and guide the assistance medical equipment support technician.


About us

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) NHS Trust geographically covers nearly 6,000 square miles of varied terrain, from isolated moors and dales to urban areas, coastline and inner cities.We serve a population of over five million people across Yorkshire and the Humber and strive to ensure that patients receive the right response to their care needs as quickly as possible, wherever they live.We employ more than 7,100 staff, who together with over 1,300 volunteers, enable us to provide a vital 24-hour, seven-days-a-week, emergency and healthcare service.Our ambition is to be an employer of choice, and we are continuously working across our partnership to improve our collective offer to staff in areas like health and wellbeing, benefits and flexible working incl. hybrid working.Benefits:o Flexible working including part-time hours, job shares and flexible hours, agile working (role dependant)o 27 days annual leave, increasing to 33 with service.o Contributory Pension.o NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gyms etc.o Car lease and other salary sacrifice schemes.o Dedicated employee assistance and counselling service.o Opportunities for research participation, career progression and ongoing development.o Well respected, committed and supported staff networks for our workforce.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Principal Duties and Areas of Responsibility:
  • Liaise with external organisations relating to the supply of parts, new equipment, and technical support.
  • Identification and rectification of faults on all medical equipment.
  • Routine servicing, maintenance, and calibration of all medical equipment.
  • Creation, completion, and maintenance of records relevant to all equipment held and all work done.
  • The maintenance and ordering of a stock of spares to enable minimal delay in affecting repairs to equipment and down time of ambulances.
  • Undertake audits and surveys as required.
  • Liaise with staff at all levels.
  • Liaise with the Fleet Operational Support Centre about faults and the availability of vehicles to effect repairs.
  • The kitting of new vehicles and de-kitting of old vehicles
  • The creation and maintenance of equipment inventories, asset tagging and allocating of all medical equipment
  • Participate in field trials and the checking of all new medical equipment for functional suitability
  • Participate in projects when required.
  • Assist with research, development and implementation of solutions relating to medical equipment.
  • Assist with investigations following reported faults as part of the clinical governance and complaints procedure.
  • Compliance with manufacturers protocols and recommendations Adhere to all YAS protocols and procedures.
  • Participate in meetings and present suggestions which directly affect the implementation of policies and procedures within own work area.
  • Ensure incidents and near misses are reported in a timely and accurate manner, according to the Trusts risk management procedures.
  • Participate in on-call rotas when required.
  • Maintain a flexible attitude to work patterns, which may include working weekends and bank holidays.
  • Manual handling and lifting up to 15 20Kg.
  • Professional electronics and mechanical knowledge and skills acquired through manufacturers courses and experience.
  • Repair/maintain/install pneumatic pre-hospital medical devices including Oxygen Pressure Regulators, Flowmeters and Pipelines, Pneumatic Resuscitators/Ventilators, Entonox Delivery Systems and Suction devices.
  • Repair/maintain/commission a full range of defibrillators including internal repairs and investigations.
  • Expertise within a specialist area. Train, support and guide the assistance medical equipment support technician.
  • Day to day supervision/provides practical training.
  • Understanding of service processes and procedures.
  • Updates service, operation, and instruction manuals of medical equipment.
  • Awareness of operational environments in which the equipment is used and the common faults that may develop.


Person Specification

Skills

Essential

  • Able to analyse information, fault find, and problem solve technical issue
  • Decision Making Skills


Desirable

  • C1/D1 driving licence


Qualifications

Essential

  • BTEC HNC / HND / Degree level plus relevant post apprenticeship training in Electronics/Mechatronics. Equivalent education levels will be considered Professional mechanical and electronics skills/knowledge and skills acquired through manufacturers courses and experience.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of procedures for Repair & Maintenance of medical devices
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience in a complex high quality environment or experience in a similar complex business environment must be demonstrated


Desirable

  • Experience with medical devices and associated systems
  • NHS experience of working in Trusts/ Agencies


Employer details

Employer name

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Address

Yorkshire Ambulance Logistics Hub -Medical Equipment

Medical Equipment, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Wakefield 41 Industrial Estate, Unit C1, Telford Way,

Wakefield,

WF2 0XW

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174-MEE-010324

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