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Medical Equipment Service Technician

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inclusive
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
We are seeking a Medical Equipment Service Technician to join the Biomedical Engineering Department on a 6 month contract to cover maternity leave. You will join an enthusiastic department that provides a Medical Equipment Management service for the Trust. The post involves working closely with other healthcare professionals in providing corrective / planned maintenance, medical device training and the calibration of a wide range of medical equipment.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH) is a national centre of excellence in the provision of specialist children's health care, currently delivering the widest range of specialist care of any children's hospital in the UK. It is the only specialist Biomedical Research Centre for paediatrics, the largest centre in the UK for children with heart or brain problems, and the largest centre in Europe for children with cancer.You should be qualified to a relevant degree or equivalent in engineering discipline or equivalent level of knowledge gained through experience/vocational training.

You should also have good knowledge in fault-finding electrical / electronic equipment. Good communication skills are essential. Good opportunities for personal development are available, and training is provided for specific equipment.

For additional information or informal discussion please contact Claire Beckwith on: 020 7405 9200 Ext: 5637

Main duties of the job

The technician will be part of the team managing the Trust's large stock of medical equipment. The specialties covered include: x-ray equipment, pathology laboratory equipment, audiology, neuroscience, renal dialysis and anaesthetic equipment as well as the full range of patient related monitoring and therapeutic equipment found in the Trust's wards, intensive cares and theatres. The main tasks of the post holder are:
  • To maintain the equipment in all parts of the hospital, carry out planned preventative maintenance and to test and calibrate the medical equipment. They should work unsupervised, and exercise the initiative and responsibility required to maintain complex systems and equipment in the optimum functional state. The person will need to exhibit a can do attitude and be flexible and their attitude to work.
  • To advise and help the other members of the department as necessary. The role involves working in both the Mechanical and Electronic sections of the department maintaining a wide range of equipment including beds, suction and flow meters, infusion devices, lab equipment, theatre equipment, blood gas monitors and patient monitoring
  • To provide clinical technical services for preventative maintenance, servicing, inspection and repair to a wide range of complex and patient-critical medical equipment.
  • To work in close co-operation with clinical staff to plan planned preventative maintenance and servicing of the medical equipment.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • Science, Biomedical Engineering, electronics degree or equivalent level of knowledge and experience
  • Training in the use and maintenance of a range of medical equipment


  • Registration as a Clinical Technologist with The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)



  • Use an equipment management database to maintain asset register and record work done.
  • Ability to perform logical trouble shooting and fault finding procedures.
  • Use of fine tools for equipment adjustment/assembly.
  • Able to deal with complex and unpredictable situations
  • Able to deliver teaching and training on basicequipment to other professional groups (e.g. train nurses in basic medical device use).


  • Able to use Excel, Word etc to set up documents and spreadsheets and extract information.
  • Able to lift and move heavy equipment as part of servicing.



  • Experience in applying workshop technology to patientcritical equipment and techniques in healthcare
  • Practical experience in electro medical engineering workshop practices and techniques, including preventative maintenance, servicing, inspection, repair, calibration, quality control, safety, acceptance testing and procurement.
  • Experience of working in a hospital or similar environment
  • Knowledge of medical electronics, electro-mechanical systems, computing and medical device support.
  • In depth knowledge of medical device operation and management
  • General knowledge of electronic workshop practice and computer systems


  • General knowledge of electrical and electronic engineering
  • Working in a department that has a quality management system in place (e.g. ISO9001)
  • Knowledge of medical device integration or computer networks
  • Knowledge of Respiratory mechanical ventilation

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital



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