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Medical Engineering Team Manager

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
There is an requirement for an enthusiastic person to join the Trust's Medical Engineering team. The post-holder will be involved in the day-to-day management of staff and resources employed to maintain a wide range of medical/renal/laboratory/CCTV equipment as well as making a practical contribution to the routine maintenance, calibration and repair of over 30,000 medical devices including patient monitoring, ventilators and pathology equipment used within a modern Hospital environment.

Also involved in large and exciting site and service developments, the post holder will be an integral part of design teams modernising and expanding the Trust's Medical Equipment services.

Applicants should be qualified to degree level or equivalent in an electronic related discipline and will be able to demonstrate significant relevant experience at a supervisory/senior level in a medical electronics related field. A full driving licence is required, as the post-holder will participate in an out of hour's on-call rota.

You will need to be a team player, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to use your own initiative when required.
  • Interview date: 30th May 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

Main duties of the job

  • Planning, co-ordinating, implementing and delivering a programme of planned maintenance including personal responsibility for the maintenance of specialist equipment or departments.
  • Planning and allocating the workload of reactive maintenance of medical devices, sometimes with immediate responses required.
  • Planning asset audits to ensure equipment is operating at the required software and hardware levels.
  • Managing and lead a team of highly skilled Medical Engineering Technicians.
  • Implement necessary remedial actions recommended in Department of Health Safety Alert Bulletins or manufacturer's alerts, modification or software updates.
  • Liaise with medical, technical, supplies department, risk management staff and equipment manufacturers regarding technical information including investigating and reporting of adverse incidents and equipment defects and failures to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

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

  • Part of the Leadership and Management Team within Medical Engineering, the Team Managers role is to support the management of the EME/Dialysis/Loan Library/Instrument Curator departments and take full responsibility in the absence of the Medical Engineering Service Manager and carry out daily management responsibilities.
  • The Medical Engineering Team Manager is responsible for the maintenance and repair of a broad spectrum of medical electronic devices, which are highly specialised, complex and technologically advanced requiring an in-depth knowledge of current engineering techniques.
  • Plan, manage and carry out planned maintenance, repair and servicing of specialist medical equipment and acceptance test new equipment.
  • Train medical and technical staff in the use of medical devices.
  • Take a lead role in major installations.

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

Knowledge & Experience


  • Significant experience as a Senior/Specialist Technician in a Medical Engineering field
  • A comprehensive knowledge of all relevant standards, regulations and codes of practice relating to the management of medical devices and associated technologies
  • A comprehensive knowledge of Department, Trust and NHS policies and procedures
  • A comprehensive knowledge of current analogue and digital electronics
  • A sound working knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic and electro-mechanical applications
  • A full understanding of the operation and calibration of diagnostic test equipment
  • Experience of managing in an ISO 9001 environment
  • Evidence of CPD including completion of management/leadership and specialist manufacturers training courses
  • Extensive knowledge of medical device management and related issues
  • Awareness of risk management and Health & Safety protocols.
  • Degree level knowledge.


  • Management experience
  • Interest in Health & Safety matters

Skills & Abilities


  • Supervisory, Management and Organisational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, in person and by telephone
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with staff, suppliers and customers at all levels 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
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Computer use including database, word processing, internet and e-mail


  • Teaching and presentation skills

Qualifications & Education


  • A Bachelor's Level qualification, or HNC in Electronics or Medical Engineering related subject plus knowledge and experience to Bachelor's Level in a similar role
  • Current full UK driving licence


  • Recognised IT competency qualification
  • Membership of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine or other relevant institute
  • Registration on the Register of Clinical Technologists

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



317 Trustwide


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