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EBME Technician

Employer
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An HNC in electronics, or equivalent, is the minimum qualification, plus certified training on a wide range of medical equipment, plus at least 2 years practical experience as a Hospital EBME engineer.

The person we are seeking must be a good team worker, with good communications, willing to be flexible and supportive, and able to take responsibility for their workload both in quality and volume.

Experience of using a computer data base for job management is essential, and good computer literacy is expected. A current driving license is essential.

Hours are 37.5 (8-5 Monday - Friday) You will participate in Out of Hours On Call ROTA.

**Please note that interviews are face to face, and there is a practical test prior to interview, you must be able to attend the Trust Hospital site in person**

Main duties of the job

1. Accountable to Head of EBME

2. To Provide specialised clinical technical services in order to repair, maintain and electrical safety testing of complex and patient critical used for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

3. Communicate with clinical users to gain a full understanding of the nature of fault or problem with the medical equipment. Assess the seriousness of the issues and implications and respond appropriately to the urgency of the requests.

4. Contribute to the planned preventative maintenance systems for the above equipment.

5. Produce comprehensive reports for each repair/maintenance job carried out.

6. Provide first line training for clinical staff within the Trust.

7. Main site of work University Hospital Lewisham but may also be required to work on any site used by the trust.

There is support between the two main sites and flexibility in working at Lewisham is required from time to time. Support to outlying community sites may also be required.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream


  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Job Summary:
  • Accountable to Head of EBME
  • To Provide specialised clinical technical services in order to repair, maintain and electrical safety testing of complex and patient critical used for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • Communicate with clinical users to gain a full understanding of the nature of fault or problem with the medical equipment. Assess the seriousness of the issues and implications and respond appropriately to the urgency of the requests.
  • Contribute to the planned preventative maintenance systems for the above equipment.
  • Produce comprehensive reports for each repair/maintenance job carried out.
  • Provide first line training for clinical staff with in the Trust.
  • Main site of work University Hospital Lewisham, but may also be required to work on any site used by the trust.

  • Key Result Areas & Performance:
    1. Undertake advanced fault finding processes. Apply suitable fault finding process to diagnose faults and carry out repair and maintenance for all equipment within the EBME department remit and to ensure it functions to manufacturers specifications.
  • Contribute to the efficient running of the planned Preventative Maintenance scheme to ensure: -
  • Equipment is regularly checked for safety.
  • It functions to manufacturers specifications.
  • Carry out calibration and quality control checks
  • Carry out acceptance and electrical safety testing in accordance with local procedures.
  • To contribute to the departmental defect and failure computerised reporting system and ensure scientific and technical records are recorded to high standards for future reference.
  • Inform the EBME Head of EBME and other EBME staff of the performance or condition of equipment in the post holders remit.
  • Act as an identified technician for clinical areas, acting as a first point of contact for clinical issues in relation to medical equipment.
  • Prioritise and manage own workload in accordance with departmental procedures and service demands.
  • Ensure all works carried out are within a quality framework and meet manufacturers and regulatory requirements.
  • Have regular meetings with the Head of EBME and propose changes to departmental work methods and policies.
  • Practice appropriate workshop techniques so that the department is clean and tidy to ensure a safe working environment for all staff.
  • Assist in maintaining of an adequate stock of spares such that the most immediate component parts are available to affect a timely service to the user.
  • To assist Medical and Nursing managers in the procurement and acceptance testing of new equipment in line with current Codes of Practice.
  • To provide training, advice and to liaise with Operational and Clinical staff on aspects of equipment usage.
  • Train other technicians in the full range of techniques and methods used in the EBME Department.
  • Participate in clinical trials and equipment evaluations.
  • Carry out all duties in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work act, statutory regulations, approved codes of conduct and local rules
  • Attend training sessions to improve knowledge and personnel development and thereby enable the department to provide a better service.
  • To participate in a departmental On-call rota to provide an emergency out of hours service. Currently one week in four. This may vary according to the needs of the service. This service includes technical advice over the phone and/or attending the site to carry out essential repairs.
  • To deal directly with patients who use hospital equipment at home.
  • To carry out any other duties deemed necessary by the Head of EBME that are appropriate for the grade to ensure the appropriate levels of service are maintained by the department.

  • The duties within this Job Description are intended as a guideline only and may be amended from time to time, following consultation with the post holder.

    Work force
    • You would be responsible to the Head of EBME
    • The work load is a combination of PPMs generated by the database used within EBME and the reactive work that is reported by members of staff within the hospital via the helpdesk.
    • You will be expected to be able to work unsupervised when out and about in the hospital whilst carrying out jobs on behalf of the EBME department.
    • You will be responsible for generating new jobs on the EBME database as part of the PPM/Reactive work.
    • You would be responsible for keeping the database used in EBME up to date, with you notes about the jobs that you have been dealing with.
    • Provide specialist non-clinical advice to Clinic and nonclinical members of staff, relating to medical devices.

    Financial

    You will be expected to use the trust purchasing system to raise requisitions, for spare parts that are required to enable equipment to be serviced/ repaired.

    To assist in condemned medical devices, that is no longer clinically or financially viable.

    You will be expected to ensure that trail or loan equipment is tested prior to use, and that all details and paperwork is present on the EBME database.

    Partnerships
    • Communications and Relationships

    Head of Department,

    EBME Technicians regarding daily issues.

    Facilities and Estates personnel.

    Equipment Users,

    Clinical staff and Managers regarding training, repair and maintenance requirements.

    Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers regarding:- Repair/Maintenance issues, Technical specifications, Spare parts, Loans/Trials of equipment.

    General
    • Computer literacy (word processing, spreadsheets, database, maintenance management systems and MS Project)
    • Confidence in the use of numerical and technical data
    • Good working knowledge of electrical, mechanical and building systems, preferably in a health service or similar environment.
    • Must be able to pick up small items such as small screws nuts etc.
    • Must be able to lift and move medical equipment around the workshop as well as the wards.
    • Must be able to concentrate for long periods of time when repairing or maintaining equipment.
    • Must have a current driving licence.


    Person Specification

    Qualifications & Training

    Essential

    • Minimum of HNC in Electronic engineering or equivalent.
    • Training in the repair and maintenance of a number of key types of complex medical equipment.
    • Current Driving Licence.


    Desirable

    • Degree in Electronic Engineering.


    Experience

    Essential

    • At least 2 years hands on maintenance experience with general medical equipment.


    Desirable

    • More than 5 years' experience in the Medical equipment field.


    Knowledge & Skills

    Essential

    • oComputer literacy (Word processing, Spreadsheets, Database, Maintenance management systems)
    • oAppreciation of current software packages.
    • oGood working knowledge of a broad range of electronic engineering principles and practical applications.
    • oUnderstand and appreciation of mechanical engineering principles.
    • Good working knowledge of specialist areas of medical equipment management.


    Desirable

    • Desirable, previous experience of Medical devices maintenance within the NHS.


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

    Address

    University Hospital Lewisham

    Lewisham high Street

    London

    SE13 6LH

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    197-UT3718A

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