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Technical Support Engineer

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Rochdale - Trust Wide
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Biomedical Engineer in the Medical Device Service at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Trust. You will join a team of engineers who specialise in the management of medical devices and equipment at Rochdale Infirmary and in the local communities. This is a Trust wide post which will require the post holder to occasionally work on other sites across the NCA.

You will be working with a multi-professional Medical Devices Team who deliver engineering, governance and training services across a number of Care Organisations and community teams. This Team welcomes innovative approaches and aims to provide clear development pathways andopportunities for staff at every level.

Applicants will be expected to have a minimum qualification of HNC in electronics or a clinical engineering higher diploma with a proven track record of maintaining a range of medical equipment used in hospital, with a willingness to gain new skills in a very diverse range of clinical engineering specialities.

Candidates with a limited skill set may be considered for a lower banded post with a development plan to enable movement to the advertised grade. If appointed to the training post the successful candidate will start at AFC Band 4 and progress to AFC Band 5 upon successful completion of their Training Programme.

Main duties of the job

A brief overview of what your day to day duties will include are listed below:o Carrying out routine maintenance on a wide range of medical equipment.o Investigating and repairing medical equipment reported as faulty.o Updating evidence of work done on an equipment database.o Driving to community sites to collect, deliver, service and repair medical equipment.o Assisting with the commissioning of new medical equipment. This includes testing and configuring of new medical equipment before itis released for clinical use.o Supporting users of medical equipment to make the best use of these assets. This will include providing specialist advice to users intheir clinical use and application.o Assisting in the management of risk associated with medical devices this will include involvement in training, investigations, testing andrepair of medical equipment and acting as the interface between users and other outside agencies / suppliers.o Working in a team supporting each other in order to achieve the common goal of providing a high-quality service that is agile and flexible and best serves the need of our service users.o Supporting senior engineers to carry out investigations on medical equipment and devices which are reported as being subject to anadverse incident or when supplier recall notifications require action.o Working with external suppliers of medical equipment.o Working within the organisations policies and local procedures.o Regularly updating your Knowledge / Skills.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

Person Specification



  • HNC (Level 4/5 BTEC) qualification in electronic engineering


  • Electronic Engineering Degree

Knowledge & Skills


  • Specialist knowledge in the application and use of a wide range of medical equipment
  • Knowledge and experience of current legislation recommendations for the management of medical equipment
  • Full clean UK driving license


  • Wide range of supplier approved training on the servicing and repair of medical equipment.



  • Register for clinical technologists (RCT)



  • Experience in a field of electronics maintenance and repair in a workshop environment.


  • Experience of working with supplier to resolve and manage clinical risk with the use and application of medical devices
  • Experience of working in a ISO9001 environment.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Northern Care Alliance NHS Trust

Whitehall Street

Rochdale - Trust Wide

OL12 0NB

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