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Medical Engineering Team Manager

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Your main responsibility will be to assist the EBME Manager in providing an innovative and responsive service across the geographical patch and cross section of clinical teams and service. You will line manage a team of Engineers and implement safe systems to comply with statutory and regulatory requirements supporting innovation for the NCA Community Services.

As a member of the wider team, you will provide strong leadership to the medical engineers but also blend the work of that team to develop robust governance practices.

The right candidate will have an engineering background and an understanding of specific challenges faced by community services. We are particularly looking for someone that is solution focused with a can-do attitude.

You will be working within a wider multi-professional Medical Device Service Team that delivers engineering, governance and training across a number of Care Organisations and community teams. All services are developed and managed with the patient at the centre and in close collaboration with the clinical teams. The Medical Device Service welcomes innovative approaches and aims to provide clear development pathways and opportunities for staff at every level to ensure delivery of high quality outcomes.

**Please note that for this post you will be required to have obtained a full UK Driving Licence.**

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to:
  • Communicate with and provide specialist advice to clinical teams senior managers and colleagues with regard to the life cycle of a wide range of medical devices.
  • Undertake testing and repair of a wide range of medical equipment
  • Undertake a range of duties in a deputising role for the EBME Manager
  • Supervise work plans and work of junior staff.
  • Assist in identifying and managing risk associated with medical equipment and support investigation of medical device related incidents.
  • Act as a mentor and oversee training and CPD for engineers of all grades ensuring accurate and up to date records.
  • Assist in monitoring key performance standards associated with both internal and external work plans

You will plan your own workload and that of the Engineering Team. You will have responsibility for communications and relationships with internal and external customers to ensure optimal function and performance of medical equipment.You will measure key performance indicators and produce reports and action plans to address any deficits.

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 website

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:

Person Specification



  • B Eng. in Electronics or equivalent experience, plus specialist training and experience to post grad. Diploma or equivalent level
  • Certificate in supervisory management or equivalent experience
  • Manufacturer accredited training course certificates



  • Supervising teams to achieve stated performance targets and outcomes
  • Supporting colleagues to meet CPD and training targets
  • Planning and implementing personal development reviews


  • Report writing
  • Adverse incident review and root cause analysis
  • Managing financial resources within a budget

Skills and knowledge


  • Knowledge of current legislation and recommendations for medical equipment management
  • Knowledge of the application and use of a wide range of medical devices across the complexity spectrum.
  • Undertaking and documenting risk assessments
  • Extraction and analysis of data from information systems
  • Use of high precision tools when maintaining delicate equipment
  • Knowledge of absence management processes


  • Experience of managing a range of HR matters.
  • Knowledge of ISO Quality systems



  • Full clean UK driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Rochdale Infirmary - Trust Wide

Whitehall Street


OL12 0NB

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