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Specialist Electronics Technician (Radiotherapy)

Employer
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Preston
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Join our dynamic Radiotherapy Engineering Team and embark on a rewarding journey of maintaining cutting-edge medical technology! You will help to maintain advanced medical technology to ensure safe and accurate delivery of external beam radiotherapy is certain to provide a sense of purpose and satisfaction.

The small, but highly skilled, Radiotherapy Engineering Team is in need of a talented electronics technician capable of maintaining extremely complex medical technology.Our engineering team is close knit and offers a warm welcome to new recruits. You will be made to feel very much part of the team.

Your responsibilities will encompass the design, manufacturing, and rigorous testing of bespoke mechanical and electronic devices. Additionally, you'll assume a pivotal role in the installation of radiotherapy equipment, offering invaluable assistance to guarantee optimal performance.

Moreover, you'll have the opportunity to craft custom beam limiting devices, adhering to stringent tolerances using lead and other specialised metals.

Depending on experience, you also have the opportunity to be appointed on a 2 year Annex 21 training contract. You will be expected to gain membership of the Register of Clinical Technologists within the 2 years.

Annex 21 salary details

Year 1: 29,823.60 per annum, pro rata

Year 2: �31,935.50 per annum, pro rata

Main duties of the job

Try as we might, we just cannot cram everything into one advert, so we really encourage you to get in touch to find out more. David Ormrod, Radiotherapy Engineering Manager really welcomes you to contact him to arrange to come and visit or have an informal chat david.ormrod@lthtr.nhs.uk

You will work with other radiotherapy engineers in providing electronic, electrical, mechanical and IT systems support within a multidisciplinary engineering department for the maintenance, calibration and repair of all cancer treatment and associated equipment within the Rosemere Cancer Centre Radiotherapy Department.This will ensure the safe and efficient delivery of radiotherapy treatment to patients

Each day presents new challenges and the opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment.

About us

We have nearly 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To perform and assist in planned and unplanned maintenance of radiotherapy treatment delivery and associated IT systems. To manufacture bespoke beam limiting devices to required tolerances using lead and other metals. To perform planned and unplanned maintenance of beam measuring equipment. To design, manufacture and test bespoke mechanical and electronic devices. To assist in installs of radiotherapy and associated equipment. To liaise with equipment manufacturers for maintenance advice and guidance. To attend manufacturers technical training courses. Take part in the decision process to order high-cost parts following machine breakdown. Carry the departmental phone on a rotational basis to provide first contact for radiotherapy equipment problems.

Cascade information from training to other staff members enabling them to maintain appropriate and correct standards. To provide technical advice on engineering or technical matters to non-engineering staff within the department. To liaise with outside agencies ensuring any information is shared with the appropriate staff.

To assist in non-routine quality control of the radiotherapy treatment equipment following repair or major service to ensure that all functions are within tolerances. To participate in routine radiotherapy quality assurance. To ensure that all test equipment is in calibration if required. To be fully aware of quality systems, their purpose and use. Especially ISO9001:2015

To be able to locate documentation, both paper and electronic, necessary for the correct operation and maintenance of equipment within radiotherapy. To collect and analyse data from radiotherapy treatment equipment to enable failure trends and performance variation to be identified. To use commercially available software to produce text documents, spreadsheets, and databases for data analysis. Maintain logs of any faults or interventions that occur on radiotherapy equipment. To comply with Information Governance policy and legislation To assist in R& D projects and to liaise with other staff working on such projects.

Participate in appraisal and personal development planning process and has current appraisal and personal development plan. Undertakes identified learning and development opportunities as agreed with the manager. Participates in mandatory training as outlined by the Trust. Maintain up to date technical knowledge by liaison with manufacturers, technical training, and technical publications. To work towards membership of the Register of Clinical technologists (RCT)

To be aware of current radiation protection legislation and to bring to the attention of the RPS or RPA any safety issues identified. To be aware of current and applicable Health and Safety legislation. Be aware of and comply with manual handling, lone working and working at heights policy and legislation. Carry out COSHH and risk assessments.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education

Essential

  • Degree /HND /HNC or equivalent training and education in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Membership of the Register of Clinical Technologists/ Willing to work towards membership within 2 years


Desirable

  • Satisfactory completion of manufacturer's technical training courses.
  • On the register of clinical technologists.
  • Eligible for incorporated membership of IPEM or other relevant professional body.


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience of working with electronic and/or computer-controlled systems.
  • Experience in fault diagnosis and rectification on industrial, avionic, or medical complex systems.
  • A level of knowledge attained by post-graduation qualification or experience within a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of appropriate health and safety legislation.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of the principles of operation of linear accelerators.
  • Knowledge of physics and general scientific principles
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001 quality system.
  • Working knowledge of spreadsheets and databases.
  • Experience of supervision of students and trainees.
  • Experience of working on radiotherapy equipment.


Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane

Preston

PR2 9HT

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438-PB1850

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