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Senior Medical Technologist

Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
To provide maintenance of medical equipment and repair of ventilators

To provide technical support, advice and assistance in setting up and operation of all equipment on the Lane Fox ward.

To assist Chief Technologist in developing and maintaining policies and guidelines

To assist in training of multidisciplinary teams

To undertake any such technical tasks as instructed by Chief Technologist.

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake routine servicing and maintenance of respiratory / ventilation equipment in both the Hospital and Community including satellite units. UK Full Driving Licence essential.
  • To ensure that repaired equipment is mechanically and electrically operational and safe by checking in accordance with Unit/ Department test procedures and policies.
  • To record defects in any equipment and report defects and repairs to appropriate officers and to ensure that unsatisfactory equipment is withdrawn from service.
  • To apply specified procedures when dealing with equipment which has been contaminated.
  • To maintain test and calibration equipment
  • To participate in an On-Call Rota.


About us

The Technical department provides a service to:-

The Lane Fox Respiratory Unit, consisting of 14 beds which provide invasive and non invasive management of chronic respiratory failure, The satellite unit also has a 20 bedded weaning unit that opened on the East Surrey Hospital site in October 2014. The service also supports a large population of patients in excess of 2600 using ventilation in the community.

Technical Support to the Evelina Hospital London Paediatric respiratory and ventilation service.

These are all supported with 24-hour technical back up with an On-Call service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake routine servicing and maintenance of respiratory / ventilation equipment. To ensure that repaired equipment is mechanically and electrically effective and safe by checking in accordance with Unit/ Department test procedures and policies. To report and record defects in any equipment including repairs to the appropriate officers and to ensure that non compliant equipment is withdrawn from service. To apply specified procedures when dealing with equipment which has been contaminated.

To maintain test and calibration equipment

To take part in on call duties.
Research and Development.
To aid in researching new equipment and projects in conjunction with medical and nursing staff. To evaluate / assess suitability of new equipment prior to purchase.
Training:
To participate and lead in-service training programs for medical staff, Nursing staff and junior Technologists .

To provide instruction on equipment provided for patients ,participating in the discharge of patients from the ward including the training of both the patients / relatives and carers in the correct use and care of the issued devices.

Where home installation are to be handed to other authorities to provide instruction to technical staff in operation adjustment and repair procedures.

To participate in Unit/Department/Trust mandatory training programs.
Services in Patients Home:
To identify equipment faults and undertake maintenance work on all medical equipment installed or provided by the Trust as per Unit/Departmental policies.

To transport necessary equipment to and from patients homes

To establish mechanical efficiency and electrical safety of equipment and to take action as appropriate

To install equipment in patients home

To operate Department / Trust vehicles under current guidelines

To keep secure and in good condition all Trust property supplied i.e. Vehicles, tools, test equipment, phones pagers etc.

To carry out such duties as may be required by the consultants or senior medical staff in the Lane Fox Unit.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Servicing, Repairing, Maintenance of Electro/mechanical Equipment


Desirable

  • Research Involvement
  • Working in a hospital / Clinical Environment
  • Home Mechanical Ventilation
  • Training MDT's


Knowledge/Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree - Electronics, Engineering, or relevant subject or experience in electronic Equipment Servicing


Desirable

  • MSc Manufacturers Training Courses experience in Medical Equipment Servicing


Skills

Essential

  • Troubleshooting Problem Solving Circuit Diagrams
  • Teaching / Training
  • To work in small team
  • Excellent Communication
  • Organisational / prioritise workload
  • Computer literacy


Physical requirements

Essential

  • Full UK Driving License


Desirable

  • Driving License Travelling to Patients Home


Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St Thomas' Hospital

Westminster Bridge Road

London

SE1 7EH

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196-LIS8427

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