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Clinical Engineering Deputy Workshops Manager

Employer
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Location
Norwich
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Clinical Engineering Department at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (NNUHFT) for a deputy Workshops Manager.

The Clinical Engineering Department directly and indirectly maintains the 26,000 medical devices within the NNUHFT and Cromer Hospitals.

The Workshops Manager performs a vital role by ensuring that medical equipment maintenance and repair work is carried out promptly and in line with the manufacturer requirements, supporting a wide range of technicians at various skill levels and completing line management functions.

Main duties of the job

To provide planned preventative maintenance, repair, calibration, evaluation, safety testing, acceptance testing and clinical support in accordance with current standards for a wide range of highly complex specialist medical equipment for which the Clinical Engineering Department is currently responsible.

To be responsible for specialist medical and clinical lead practitioner work in areas which cover a wide range of highly specialist complex life support equipment. This work to be carried out for the Trust and other healthcare establishments as required.

To be able to plan own workload and organise servicing for Clinical Engineering for which they are responsible, liaising with equipment users and suppliers. The post holder may also propose policy changes or procedures within the section or department and co-ordinate, supervise, or advise junior staff.

Under instruction and supervision participate in the evaluation medical equipment devices with the user prior to purchase, carry out acceptance testing and be involved in adaptation of equipment.

To produce verbal and written reports, as required or self-initiated, including adverse incident reports, technical investigations, equipment appraisals, test, service reports and specifications.

To travel as and when the service requires, to other Health Care Establishments and Home Patients in your own vehicle for which an allowance will be paid.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide planned preventative maintenance, repair, calibration, evaluation, safety testing, acceptance testing and clinical support in accordance with current standards for a wide range of highly complex Specialist Medical equipment for which the Clinical Engineering Department is currently responsible.
  • To be responsible for specialist Medical and Clinical lead practitioner work in areas which cover a wide range of highly specialist complex life support equipment. This work to be carried out for the trust and other healthcare establishments as required.
  • To work as directed by the Head of Clinical Engineering or the Workshops Manager and to communicate technical equipment related information to staff, colleagues and suppliers, with regard to and within the Occupational Policies and Regulations thereby ensuring the reliability, capability and safety of the equipment. To facilitate the delivery of this by using judgements involving highly complex facts or situations, analysing, interpreting and comparing a variety of options to achieve the required results and prioritising work in order of importance. The work carried out may frequently involve skills of a highly physical nature utilising a high degree of precision in hand, eye and sensory co-ordination, coupled with frequent periods of prolonged concentration. The work may occasionally involve highly distressing emergency situations where failing equipment requires attention whilst attached to and/or supporting the life of a patient.
  • To train or disseminate complex, sensitive, contentious and confidential information to all equipment users, including medical and nursing staff, other healthcare professionals, home patients, where appropriate, conversing across the engineering/clinical barriers of understanding, on the safe use, operation and limitations of the equipment maintained and used in patient care.
  • To evaluate medical equipment devices with the user prior to purchase, carry out acceptance testing and be involved in adaptation of equipment.
  • To become familiar with all technical standards applicable to this post with particular regard to statutory requirements, policies, and regulations for safe operation of equipment, safe working methods, hazard procedures and protective clothing as the post can involve frequent exposure to unpleasant conditions and hazards.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • HNC/HND/B Eng or Equivalent in Electronic Engineering.


Experience

Essential

  • Be able to undertake all aspects of Planned Preventative Maintenance, on critical medical equipment.
  • Experience and training gained at lower grade.


Skills

Essential

  • Be able to use a computer to assist in repair, calibration of equipment and to be able to update database information.
  • Be able to maintain effective relationships with colleagues and with associates in other disciplines, be willing to teach others and to participate in training courses, some of which may be away from home.


Attitude, aptitude

Essential

  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Address

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Norwich

NR4 7UY

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234-24-C0416

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