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Senior Medical Technologist

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a inc HCA or (Annex 21)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Guy's and St Thomas Hospital ICU Technical Services, provides the Technical Support Service to Critical Care comprising of Adult Intensive Care Unit (one of the largest in Europe), Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care and High Dependency Units.

These units have a worldwide reputation for clinical excellence in tertiary care provision.

Main duties of the job

This is a unique opportunity to work in a technical department that supports all these disciplines of Critical Care. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated technologist to join our expanding team.Duties will involve maintaining all medical equipment within these increasingly high tech areas, including teaching/training and testing, calibration of equipment, performing physiological measurements, assisting in diagnostic procedures and supporting Point of Care devices.There will be a requirement to work nights and weekend shifts.Successful applicants to the full senior position will have to demonstrate relevant work experience. They will have to have a degree in a relevant science subject (or equivalent experience) and have a major interest in instrumentation and technology.

Trainee applicants are welcomed from recent graduates in a Physiological science background.If necessary, training will be provided under Annex 21 with progression to the senior band 6 position after training (unless already STP registered), completion of our competency log book and a period of consolidation (1-2 years dependent on relevant experience).

If anyone is offered a training contract, you will be paid a training salary as a percentage of the top of Band 6.

Up to 12 months prior to completion of training: 75 per cent of the pay band maximum, more than one but less than two years prior to completion of training: 70 per cent of the pay band maximum

About us

Organisational Values:

Our values help us to define and develop our culture, what we do and how we do it. It is important that you understand and reflect these valuesthroughout your employment with the Trust.

The post holder will:
  • Put patients first - consider the patient's needs and wishes in all that they do
  • Take pride in what they do - strive for highest standards on own work and challenge colleagues to do the same
  • Strive to be the best - in terms of patient care & teamwork
  • Act with integrity - maintain the privacy & dignity of patients, work with integrity and be trustworthy, be accountable for own work
  • Respect others - patients, visitors and colleagues. Actively give and receive feedback

Our values and behaviours framework describes what it means for every one of us in the Trust to put our values into action. The framework can be found on our Trust careers pages and Trust Intranet.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To set up, calibrate and connect all types of patient monitoring systems.

To set up calibrate and connect metabolic monitoring equipment.

To clean, sterilise, set up, calibrate and connect all types of patient ventilator / respiratory equipment.

To perform routine maintenance/services on ventilators and respiratory equipment.

To assist in special diagnostic catheterisation procedures and performing advanced haemodynamic measurements.

To perform measurements and derived Oxygen Uptake Studies

To clean and sterilise diagnostic equipment

To be expected to provide a significant amount of fault finding and/or recommend appropriate equipment to meet the demands of a test or patient condition.

To in-service inspect and check operation of all sundry equipment within ITU. E.g. Drip counters, peristaltic pumps, volumetric pumps, syringe pumps, suction pumps heater/cooler mattresses, defibrillators etc.

To perform complicated calibrations and servicing at manufacturers prescribed intervals.

Point of Care Testing

To perform emergency analysis of pathology specimens involving disciplines of blood gas, biochemistry haematology and coagulation.

To ensure daily cleaning and Quality Control procedures and performance checks are carried out, as well as our monthly EQA process. Analyse quality control data to make sure that all results / tests are within the required specification.

To check that Hospital policies on Sample Handling/control of Infection are observed.

To take universal precautions against infection and in the instance of a notifiable Pathogen/Infections to carry out enhanced procedures.

Teaching / Training

To take part in mandatory training programmes. Basic life support, lifting handling fire lectures etc.

To participate in in-service training programs/courses for medical, nursing and junior technical staff

Ad-hoc teaching to Medical/Technical/Nursing Staff

To aid the units programme of research & development

To supervise STP trainees and those on rotation from other specialties when if required.


To aid senior technicians in maintaining & troubleshooting activities / checking adequate stock levels of ALL ward and laboratory related disposables.

To uphold all relevant Trust polices and procedures to include Health & safety, Manual Handling, Fire, Infection Control and Basic Life Support.

To take part in patient transfer within the institution to MRI, CT etc.

Takes part in extra duty rotas (nights / weekends)

Flexible approach and must be adaptable to think in a proactive manner, and under stressful situations.

Proactive engagement in educational opportunities and in development of team, and own CPD.

Have good time management skills, and maintain professionalism at all times.

Person Specification



  • Is able to demonstrate previous work experience in Intensive Care and Critical Care Medicine
  • Knowledge of current instrumentation and measurement techniques



  • Have good written and verbal communication skills


  • Is computer literate and has a working knowledge of Microsoft windows applications.



  • Honours Degree in a biologically based discipline


  • Higher Degree in biologically based discipline
  • Critical Care STP/Equivalence

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust



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