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Senior Medical Engineering Technician

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Senior Medical Engineering Technician to work in the Trust's Medical Engineering Department at The James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital Northallerton.

The post holder will have a track record within Medical Engineering and be able to work in a friendly, efficient manner, have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

The post holder will have the ability to multitask, prioritise work load and use initiative when required. They will have a record of equipment manufacturer's training and will be able to apply their knowledge effectively as required by the role.

The responsibilities will involve the routine maintenance, calibration and breakdown repair of medical equipment including dialysis equipment, anaesthetics, infusion devices, patient monitoring and life support equipment used within a critical care hospital environment.

Main duties of the job

Demonstrate advanced technical skills and competence for analysing and diagnosing faults on highly complex specialist and non-specialist medical equipment, always working to current legislation, as well as Trust and Departmental policies.

Commission new or loan medical equipment and carry out acceptance testing to ensure that equipment meets current legislative standards. Carry out scheduled maintenance. Monitor and assess, as requested, new and loan medical equipment for trial and evaluation purposes prior to purchase and /or clinical use. Supervise external company engineers, contractors and representatives while on site.

Take personal responsibility for the safety, accuracy, integrity and functionality of all medical equipment to the point of handover to the clinical user. The Value of this equipment is often more than �50,000. Inform Section Leader and Head of Medical Engineering of essential equipment replacement.

Carry out technical investigations into defect, failure or reported clinical incidents or safety alerts generated by the M.H.R.A. or manufacturer involving medical devices. This may include interrogation of internal software and error logs. Then to liaise with organisations both internally and externally and report any findings, in accordance with trust and departmental policies, verbally, in writing and electronically to the relevant departments and organisation.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification



  • HNC, HND or Degree in electrical or electronic engineering or related subject


  • Specialist manufacturers certified technical training courses for medical devices
  • Recognised ICT qualification



  • Minimum of 2 years' experience within a Specialist Medical Engineering related discipline or relevant equivalent
  • Diagnose and repair faults to a component level on a wide range of highly complex medical equipment
  • Competency certification in model specific manufacturer technical training followed by experience in maintaining this equipment


  • Broad experience in the maintenance of medical equipment gained through formal qualifications, plus in depth experience, specialist manufacturers training courses and NHS biomedical maintenance practice



  • A comprehensive, specialist knowledge of highly complex device technology and both analogue and digital electronic techniques
  • Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and gas system technology
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, national standards, Health and Safety electricity at work act, professional and other guidelines. Health and Safety experience
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems


  • Knowledge of hydraulics, optics, computer networking and audio video systems



  • Comunication skills to communicate highly complex technical information to all relevant parties
  • PC literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and competent in the use of internet and E-mail.
  • Keep accurate and complete records consistent with legislation, trust policies and procedures
  • A full understanding of calibration of diagnostic test equipment
  • Excellent analytical skills combined with a comprehensive knowledge of general engineering device technology
  • Self motivated, being able to work unsupervised, organise and prioritise own workload and those of subordinate staff
  • Physical ability and dexterity required. Requires manoeuvring heavy equipment often more than 120 kg
  • Must hold a current, full driving license


  • Health and Safety experience. NVQ assessor
  • Lives within a reasonable travelling time of the department

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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