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Medical Devices Technologist

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Clinical Engineering Service at Torbay Hospital is an exciting and forward-thinking engineering support service to the local health community, both NHS and private customers.

We are looking for experienced engineers or technicians who have worked in engineering or electronic/electrical instrumentation or mechanical engineering sector.

The CES provides a specialist clinical engineering service covering in excess of 25,000 devices ranging from highly sophisticated ventilators and other life-support systems through to low technology devices used to support patients. The CES invests in new engineering technology to make a real difference across many sectors of healthcare, such as 3d technology for design and manufacturing, Real Time Assets Tracking and Digital Integration of Medical Devices.

We are looking for an individual to join the Clinical Engineering Service to meet the challenging demands in supporting our clinical frontline staff with healthcare technology. You will be based at Torbay Hospital and support all sections within Clinical Engineering Service. Training will be provided by our specialist teams and in some cases by the original equipment manufacturer. The CES invests in staff training and excels with support its staff health and wellbeing. We are looking at staff who can accommodate a flexible working arrangement and drive to learn.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Engineering Service has identified a need for a technologist to support the senior engineers and head of service with delivering core elements of the engineering service and supporting our customers Governance/compliance needs. The role will focus on insuring specialist technological information from suppliers, regulators and procedures our updated and made available across our various digital platforms.

The role main duties are

o Provides specialist advice to the customers regarding medical devices technology and compliance.

o Provision of technical advice and support to clinical teams, management and external organisations with medical devices procurement, Risk management and technological information

o Support the Medica Devices Rolling Replacement Program risk management practices to identify product groups, support the MD RRP Program manager with the selection, evaluation and trial of medical devices. Facilitates and undertaking commissioning tests on all new & loan equipment.

o Writes, reviews, develop and implement equipment support procedures, ensuring compliance with statutory legislation, and broad national guidelines.

o Insure technical files and information is available across our digital platforms, insuring its relevant, up to date and appropriate to employees of the trust.

About us

The Clinical Engineering Services provides a comprehensive management & technical support service for a broad spectrum of medical devices used throughout the health, care and social community. We are currently developing networks with scientific and laboratory services across Devon with our new Scientific, Laboratory Equipment Support section.

Medical Electronics being the largest section in CES (providing repair, routine schedule service maintenance, troubleshooting, technical advice and commissioning & device disposal ('cradle to grave'). Medical Electronics implements and manages Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Safety Notices and Manufacturer product recall/updates. Within this section there are three teams providing specialist support for Critical Care areas (Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit & High Dependency) and Operating Theatre Support (all Operating Theatres and Recovery areas

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.

Due to the nature of the job role, we are unable to provide VISA sponsorship.

Person Specification

Interview Face to Face


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Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital

Lowes Bridge



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