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Medical Devices Co-ordinator

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Canterbury
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
KMPT is Seeking a Medical Devices Coordinator!

Do you have a passion for patient safety and ensuring medical equipment runs smoothly?

We are excited to announce an opening for a motivated and dynamic Medical Devices Coordinator to join our team at KMPT!

In this role, you will play a vital role in:
  • Overseeing the safe and efficient management of medical devices across the entire Trust.
  • Implementing strategies to achieve the highest standards in medical equipment use.
  • Proactively identifying and mitigating risks associated with medical equipment.

To be successful, you will ideally possess:
  • A strong commitment to patient safety and quality care.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • In-depth knowledge of medical equipment and relevant regulations (desirable).
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The post holder must hold a full, valid, UK driving license and have access to a car/vehicle to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010) and the ability to travel throughout the Kent region (essential


Main duties of the job

  • Managing the Central Alert System (on behalf of the organisation and cascading relevant safety alerts to the appropriate staff within KMPT.
  • Providing advice about the maintenance of all relevant medical devices used within the Trust against the Service Level Agreement with EME Services ensuring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are met.
  • Developing and maintaining medical device risk registers and maintenance schedules across all services within the organisation.
  • Production of data reports on Medical device incidents received and actioned, CAS alerts, and field safety notices
  • Populate comprehensive approved medical devices electronic spreadsheet to capture all approved devices procured within organisation. For information, reporting, and quality assurance.
  • Acting as the Trust Medical Devices Safety Officer (MDSO
  • Provide training on Medical devices


About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people in Kent and Medway, as well as specialist services for adults in Sussex and Surrey. We are rated Good overall by the CQC.

Each year we care for over 2,000 people in our hospitals and 54,000 people in the community.

We are proud to employ over 3,800 people from 66 nationalities, and to serve an increasingly diverse range of communities across rural and urban areas.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Our strategy

Our mission is what we set out to do every dayWe deliver brilliant care through brilliant people

Our vision is where we want to be in the futureTo provide outstanding care and to work in partnership to deliver this in the right place, for every service user, every time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will need to forge effective working relationships with staff at all levels

Please see the attached Job description

If you are a highly motivated and results-oriented individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment, we encourage you to apply!

Here are some clips of our KMPT staff, speaking about their role and why they enjoy working for us.

Working at KMPT (youtube.com)

Canterbury site tour (youtube.com)

Person Specification

Training, experience and knowledge

Essential

  • Professional clinical or nursing qualification or equivalent level of education
  • Minimum 2 years clinical or nursing experience
  • Significant understanding of patient safety and risks arising from the use of medical devices and equipment
  • Understanding of CQC Domain 5, Patient Safety.
  • Understanding of the Managing Medical Devices. Guidance for health and social care organisations. (MHRA, January (2021)


Desirable

  • Evidence of continuing professional development and training.
  • Experience in the management/use of medical devices and equipment which includes knowledge of technical clinical issues, use of equipment, patient and staff safety, evaluation, commissioning and competency training.
  • Knowledge of physiological measurements as applied to medical devices
  • Knowledge of national medical device related policies and guidance


Skills

Essential

  • Use of MS Office products for the production of reports, spreadsheets, analysis and information storage and retrieval.
  • Understanding of and ability to extract information from databases.


Desirable

  • Able to review and deliver training on Medical Devices to other professional groups e.g. instruct nurses and doctors in medical device use and application


Driving

Essential

  • The post holder must hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car/vehicle to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).


Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Address

Eastern Coastal Area Offices, Canterbury

Littlebourne Road

Canterbury

CT1 1AZ

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380-SS0558

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