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Medical Physics Technician

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
30 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder main responsibility is to support the commissioning, maintenance, service (internal and external) and general operations of the Torbay medical physics department and also contribute to the effective provision of medical physics services within our Trust and to external users as required.

The post holder will contribute towards initiating, writing, reviewing, developing and implementing medical devices procedures, ensuring compliance with statutory legislation, and national guidelines.

Responsible to support the trusts medical devices management system, facilitate routine maintenance & support of the system to ensure that Medical Physics delivers a high-quality of service.

Main duties of the job

  • Work within a self-managed team model of work to support others and contribute towards a sustainably and cost effective medical devices management service. Able to demonstrate a positive approach to new challenges, encouraging others to do the same
  • Contribute with solutions with medical devices support and medical physics management problems and is able to demonstrate a positive approach to new challenges, encouraging others to do the same
  • To provide a medical devices technical support to meet the needs of the health, social and care sectors, both private and public funded
  • Be honest and learn from mistakes. Help to create a 'no blame' culture where people feel able to share and learn from experiences, together
  • Work as part of a team, demonstrating effective communication
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues/stakeholders at all levels
  • Enhances patient safety by ensuring that the medical devices are supported, maintained and repaired in line with procedures or manufactures guidance
  • Make decisions which are best for the service, seeking permission when working outside guidelines or boundary of procedures, policy, best practice, legislations or regulations

About us

The Medical Physics Department continuously evolves to ensure it provides expert advice and compliance framework to contribute towards a 'safe and well led' organisation by demonstrating it manages medical devices to the growing number of statutory requirements and increasing wide ranging guidance from professional bodies.

Why Work With Us

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • When new areas of work are considered by the medical physics services, be prepared to investigate fully the requirements necessary for the department to provide a high standard of service, this could entail a pilot project or feasibility study
  • Contribute to the services routine schedule service scheme (planned preventative maintenance PPM) as required

Analytical and judgement
  • Evaluate and prepare technical documentation to facilitate provision of Acceptance Testing & onward performance testing. This would include interpretation of technical data & specifications with other previously recorded results collected by other individuals or organisations as well as personally generated test results
  • Investigate and produce written reports with regard to equipment identified in an adverse incident and advise the Clinical Risk Manager, Clinical Governance representative and /or MHRA of the outcomes
  • Interprets complex data information to inform decisions
  • Ensure accurate analysis of management information and its presentation to staff and colleagues

Responsibility and accountability
  • As a member of the Medical Physics team to be a role model in terms of acceptable behaviour & moral standards
  • Promote a positive environment to other services of the benefits of the trusts medical devices management system and its services
  • Attend training courses, specialist technical medical device courses and conferences to extend the knowledge and personal development of the post holder and thereby enable the department to provide a better service
  • Provide support for the Trusts Medical Devices Management System through its Medical Physics representative and carry out routine data management tasks
  • The post holder is responsible for own professional actions
  • Exercise a degree of personal professional autonomy and make critical judgements to satisfy the expectations and demands of supporting medical devices within their competency levels
  • Works autonomously and makes decisions in line with procedures and code of practice, seeking permission when working near boundary areas of procedures, policies and codes of practice

Policy and service responsibility
  • As a member of the service contribute to the reviews of service policies, procedures & guidelines
  • Contribute to disseminating Trust policies, procedures and information as required but with particular regard to medical devices management, procurement, education and training
  • Interpreting manufactures guidance with supporting medical devices, understands and follows national guidelines and codes of practice

Information technology and administrative duties
  • Review, design, develop and construct reports as well as modifying existing reports to meet the specific and specialist needs to accurate reflection on performance, measures and all elements of contract management for medical devices from the medical devices management system
  • Contributes with recording evidence, data and results in the trusts medical devices management system regarding technical support activities.

Person Specification



  • Professional knowledge acquired through BTEC HND or equivalent in electronics or equivalent subject
  • Working towards registration as a Clinical Technologists (RCT) or other professional registration scheme within technology
  • In knowledge of all areas of medical or laboratory equipment maintenance, management & technical support
  • Understanding of computer hardware
  • Highly skills, knowledge and significant experience in working with designing, implementation and delivery of medical/ laboratory device procedures, device performance/calibration procedures and producing technical evaluation reports.
  • Has an investigative mind, and is prepared to challenge and able to work autonomously
  • Analyse complex information, interpret and/or present in a clear, comprehensive format for multi discipline large group audiences
  • oProject management skills with the ability to use own initiative and work under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital

Lowes Bridge



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