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Electronics/Electro Mechanical Technician

Employer
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Redditch
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Electronics / Electro-Mechanical Technician:

We are seeking a motivated, experienced and enthusiastic person to join our busy team that service and manage a wide range of specialist medical devices across the county of Worcestershire.

The current vacancy is a post at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and the successful applicant will be expected to travel between other sites including Kidderminster Hospital on a regular basis as part of this post.

You will have at least 2 years practical experience with electronic and or electro mechanical medical equipment maintenance and hold a minimum BTEC qualification or equivalent Electro Mechanical engineering qualification. The successful applicant will also possess good general practical skills and have a sound knowledge of a broad range of medical equipment. Good communication and interpersonal skills are a prerequisite.

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome please contact:

Mr. Matthew Gilbert, Technical Services Workshop Supervisor, Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, 01527 503030 ex 44213.

Main duties of the job

To provide a responsive and efficient technical support service for medical devices and decontamination equipment within, and on behalf of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. To perform all duties required to provide safe operation of medical devices and decontamination equipment throughout their life cycle, this will include pre-purchase assessment/evaluation, commissioning, planned preventative maintenance, breakdown repairs, calibration checks, regulatory testing and decommissioning as required.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

WORCESTERSHIRE ACUTE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
ESTATES DIRECTORATE
JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Electronics / Electro-Mechanical Technician

Grade: Band 5

Department/Location: Technical Services

Alexandra and Kidderminster Hospitals

Accountable to: Technical Services Manager

Job Purpose

To provide a responsive and efficient technical support service for medical devices and decontamination equipment within, and on behalf of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. To perform all duties required to provide safe operation of medical devices and decontamination equipment throughout their life cycle, this will include pre-purchase assessment/evaluation, commissioning, planned preventative maintenance, breakdown repairs, calibration checks, regulatory testing and decommissioning as required.

All procedures are to be conducted within the departments quality procedures.
Dimensions
The post-holder will work under the supervision of senior grade staff as required. The post has no budgetary responsibility. There is a shared responsibility to maintain all items of medical equipment varying in complexity from simple battery operated equipment to advanced life support systems. The post-holders working base will be mainly mobile and significantly Ward based. The post-holder will be expected to travel between Trust sites and other clients as required. The post-holder will participate in a 24hour on-call rota as required.
Key Relationships
Internal:

Nursing and Medical staff (all grades) in all clinical areas, other healthcare professionals, department managers and staff, patients, relatives, Estates and facilities staff (all grades).

External:

GP surgeries, other hospitals, manufacturers and representatives, Medical Healthcare products Regulatory Authority, Patients and relatives.
Risk Assessment
Duties includes: open live working at low and high voltages (at high current capacity), chemical and biological hazards, high temperature pipework, high pressure steam and vacuum systems, operating active surgical and therapeutic equipment, lifting heavy equipment up to 30kg (with assistance). Works with contaminated equipment and sharps.

Works with visual display screen equipment on a regular basis (occasionally for long periods).
Key Responsibilities
1. Responsible for the maintenance, under supervision when necessary, (includes whole life-cycle of equipment, pre-commissioning evaluation, commissioning, planned maintenance, breakdowns and de-commissioning), of a wide range of patient connected medical equipment, decontamination equipment in a safe, efficient and responsive manner causing the minimum disruption to patient services.

2. To work within clinical areas with Medical and Nursing staff, (including patients), to resolve equipment issues as they arise.

3. Will monitor progress on individual work requests in their charge to ensure an efficient resolution.

4. Will produce accurate service reports of work undertaken for audit purposes, (technical, financial, quality and statutory)

5. Will operate the Technical Services database and all computer applications required to calibrate, test and repair equipment.

6. Will operate all relevant test equipment and advise the senior technician or Technical Services Manager of any issues as they arise.

7. Will participate in a rotational on-call system as and when required, (only when deemed competent to do so).

8. Will maintain good communication links with other departments and external bodies to uphold better understanding of clinical applications and needs.

9. Will keep the senior technician or Technical Services Manager informed of potential risks to the service, general issues that are appropriate to the delivery of the service.

10. Will ensure that all procedures to maintain the quality systems and Health and Safety policies of the department are adhered to, and will actively participate in any audit of the system that is deemed necessary.

11. Will keep abreast of and keep fully aware of technology development on matters that affect or are associated with the Technical Services Department.

12. Will attend manufacturers and health service courses to obtain the necessary skills to undertake the duties of the post and maintain records of training received.

13. Will identify potential savings and implement measures to realize these when requested to do so.

14. Will maintain the departments stock system, and ensure adequate stock levels are identified and refreshed as necessary.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • *BTEC Electronics or Equivalent Electro Mechanical engineering
  • *NHS accredited courses relevant to job function
  • *Must hold current driving licence


Desirable

  • *H.N.C./ Bsc Electronics / Electro Mechanical


Experience

Essential

  • *Has some practical experience working with electronic and electro/mechanical medical devices,


Desirable

  • *Has practical experience working on porous load sterilizers and washer disinfectors


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • *Polite telephone skills understand and carry out instructions accurately.
  • *High level of written and spoken communication skills able to relate to the general public team working skills.
  • *Ability to effectively work under pressure for sustained periods.
  • *High accuracy of physical skills, hand / eye co-ordination, sensory precision and speed.
  • *To exercise analytical judgment of highly complex information
  • *Ability to sustain prolonged levels of concentration.
  • *Flexibility, positive and approachable outlook.


Skills/Knowledge

Essential

  • *Must be prepared to attend training courses appropriate to position e.g. health and safety training / manufacturers courses specific to equipment types.
  • *Ability to work independently and take ownership of problems as they arise and effect solutions.
  • *P.C. literacy
  • *Familiarity with wide range of medical equipment to include Decontamination equipment.
  • *Understanding of HTM 01-01 (CFPP) 01-01 and acceptance testing (IEC 601) and equipment management DB 2006 (05) to Managing Medical Devices 2015
  • *Understanding of electrical safety testing to ICE62353 and IEC60601
  • *Understanding of working to a formal equipment quality system.


Other Job Requirements

Essential

  • *Able to work outside office hours, unsupervised.
  • *Physical attributes e.g. climbing ladders, pushing trolleys.
  • *Must hold current driving licence
  • *Must be willing to participate in departmental on call system


Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

The Alexandra Hospital

Woodrow Drive

Redditch

Worcestershire

B987UB

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