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Medical Equipment Training Coordinator

Employer
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gillingham
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Medical Equipment Training Coordinator

Division: Estates & Facilities

Care Group: Clinical Engineering

Band: 7

Salary: �43,742 - �50,056 per annum

Interview Date: 5th June 2024

We are recruiting for a Medical Equipment Training Coordinator who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

This is an exciting opportunity for a senior nurse to join Estates and Facilities to provide and coordinate Clinical Training with Medical Equipment to Nursing and Medical Staff.

While working for Estates and Facilities you will be provided with a Nursing Mentor and Supervision, professionally reporting to a Senior Nurse.

Development and Research are key to this role, and working with Suppliers and other trainers will be essential.

The ability to work with all staff at all levels provide interest and support to this essential role.

Main duties of the job

To provide and to facilitate others in the delivery of training in respect of the use of Medical Equipment to ensure that Medway NHS Foundation Trust is compliant in all aspects of training on Medical Equipment for CQC, Trust Policy, and MHRA requirements as well as to ensure best practice and best value.

To promote the safe and efficient use of Medical Equipment across the Trust and integrate Medical Equipment training with the Trust's wider approach to learning, development and risk management.

To manage and promote trainer the trainer schemes and monitor their efficacy.

Audit the training methods and practices of Clinical Areas and departments to promote best practice in the use and training of users with Medical Equipment.

Maintain your own up to date clinical practice so that Medical Equipment Training can be delivered actively within the clinical environment.

To research and recognise the training requirements of Medical Equipment users and integrate this into a holistic solution based program of effective, consistent and efficient delivery using all available resources.

To organise training within the clinical environment and be able to participate in the patient care associated with such training or where otherwise required.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To author and deliver Medical Equipment Training programs for the Trust and other Medical Equipment users in conjunction with the Clinical Engineering Department.

To identify and analyse the training needs of staff within the organisation in relation to the medical devices used to ensure effective and appropriate training is developed and delivered.

To develop and deliver training programmes that include the safe, correct and effective use of a range of generic medical devices and to work with others to deliver specialised medical device training.

To challenge train the trainer staff to ensure that their training is correctly recalled so that errors and bad practice are not cascaded to other staff.

In conjunction with the Head of Clinical Engineering, assemble and lead the Equipment Training Validation panel to peer review all training schemes and materials and supervise all schemes generated by Medical Equipment users and ward/department based trainers.

To co-operate closely with Clinical Engineering staff and Head of Learning and Development (HR) to ensure that the Trust meets its statutory and mandatory training obligations in compliance with standards and legislation pertaining to Medical Equipment used within the trust.

To work with Clinical Engineering Staff, the Head of Learning and Development (HR) and Ward/Department Managers to ensure all training undertaken is recorded within the Trusts Training Data Base and that this information is available for general audit and the CQC. In addition, to act on to provide a risk assessed training strategy that meets the needs of the organisation.

To support, advise and train Medical Equipment users in the reporting and investigation of incidents relating to medical devices in accordance with the Trusts Incident reporting policies

To work with Equipment Users, Ward/Department Managers, Clinical Engineering, and Governance and Risk teams to develop and support Medical Equipment trials ensuring that the applicable documentation is completed prior to any use within the Trust.

To assist with the development of, continually update a Medical Equipment training library ensuring the provision of access for the user on an as required basis, and identify any other appropriate resources to support the learning programmes.

To undertake competency based/clinical assessments of staff for generic Medical Equipment and participate in identifying any specialist training updates required including decontamination.

Managerial

To work with Procurement and the Clinical Engineering Department to ensure that training packages are included in all new purchases of equipment and ensure the utilisation of this training resource is delivered in the most cost effective and efficient manner.

To negotiate and work closely with manufacturers of existing Trust Medical Equipment utilising resources that are available from these companies in the most effective manner.

To analyse the reasons for equipment issues of all types, both one-off and trends, bringing together clinical knowledge and systems, policies and other factors across the Trust in order to prevent recurrence and promote patient safety.

To liaise with the Patient Safety Team to ensure that training is prioritised towards highest areas of risk as identified through the Trusts Risk Management System.

To assist with the development, implementation and monitoring of policies relating to the safe use of Medical Devices which impact across the whole organisation.

To assist in the Trust wide implementation of the Training of Staff with Medical Equipment Policy.

To update and maintain own clinical competence, maintaining highly developed skills in the use of Medical Equipment in the clinical setting: to actively engage in the Trusts appraisal system with the line manager and professional supervisor.

To carry out any administrative duties that may be required for the efficient running of the service and to assist with the management of resources available with a view to achieving value for money in the delivery of the Medical Equipment training across the Trust

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RN1/RN2/RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Excellent knowledge of Medical equipment in acute areas
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • An understanding of Audit and Research Based Nursing Practice
  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives


Experience

Essential

  • Plus experience in a leadership / specialist role in an acute clinical environment at Band 6
  • To participate in or provide evidence of completion of preceptorship. Is able to administer intravenous drug therapy/
  • Experience of teaching/assessing staff


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage own time, supervise others, identify resource needs.
  • Effectively integrate as part of a larger team.
  • Able to supervise and teach nursing and medical staff in relation to Medical Equipment.


Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Medway Maritime Hospital

Windmill Road

Gillingham

ME7 5NY

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