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Medical Engineering Technician

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
There is a requirement for an enthusiastic person to join the Trust's Electronics & Medical Engineering Team. The successful candidate will be involved in the maintenance, calibration and repair of a wide range of medical devices including infusion devices, patient monitoring and other complex specialist equipment used within a modern hospital environment. Knowledge of CCTV systems & medical equipment networking would be beneficial.
  • Interview Date: 31 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

A Higher National Certificate or equivalent specialist study/experience in a medical electronic maintenance related discipline is essential, as is a current driving license as the post-holder will be required to carry out maintenance on other hospital sites, in patient's homes or in the community.

The successful candidate will be required to rotate to any hospital site/location to meet the demands of the service. The base site will be confirmed at interview.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with 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 Medical Engineering Technician is responsible for the maintenance, calibration and repair of a range of medical electronic devices, some of which are complex and technologically advanced requiring an in-depth knowledge of current engineering techniques.
  • Carry out planned maintenance, repair, calibration and servicing of medical equipment within the hospital, community premises and patients homes.
  • Acceptance test new equipment.
  • Train medical and technical staff in the use of medical devices.

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.

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.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • HNC in Medical/Electronics/Electrical Engineering related subject plus short courses, or equivalent training and experience.


  • Recognised Level 3 Medical Equipment Technologies qualification (e.g. Eastwood Park/Avensys).
  • Recognised IT competency qualification.
  • Current full UK driving licence.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Significant experience in an electronic maintenance related discipline
  • A sound working knowledge of current analogue and digital electronics is essential.
  • An appreciation of mechanical, pneumatic and electro-mechanical applications
  • A full understanding of the operation and calibration of diagnostic test equipment.
  • Computer use including database, word processing, internet and e-mail.
  • Good levels of manual dexterity.


  • Experience working within an ISO 9001 environment
  • Knowledge of NHS regulations and guidance relating to medical device maintenance.
  • Previous experience working in a medical electronics maintenance field.

Skills & Abilities


  • Good interpersonal skills, in person and by telephone.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with NHS staff at all levels.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to work within a team of technicians and readily accept supervision


  • Report writing skills.

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust





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