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Senior Medical Engineer

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
?? Do you have what it takes to be a Senior Medical Engineer within the NHS? ?

Are you looking for a new career within the Medical Engineering sector?

If yes, please read below, as we may have the perfect job opportunity for you!

As a team, we cover all the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) sites, as well as some Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (LTHTR) sites. Our patch is from Skelmersdale to Barrow in Furness and Colne to the West Coast so you will certainly have the opportunity to get out there and see different things and visit different places every day. ??

Main duties of the job

Well it's fair to say no two days are the same, but we have tried to give you an idea of what a typical day could look like, who you may meet and the tasks you will do.

A typical day involves getting our test equipment and setting out in the van to complete planned preventative maintenance (PPM) and repairs.

Our first stop could be a District Nurses Team for a service visit then off to a High Security Mental Health Ward to look at a reported fault then, on the way back to the workshop, call and collect a broken device for disposal from a Health Centre . At every stage we ensure we capture records of the activity undertaken so our database can be updated to ensure everyone knows where things are up to.

For more information, please see the attached 'day in the life' document

About us

We have 10000 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

  • Communicate and develop relationships with a range of organisations and technical and clinical staff on adverse incidents, investigations and day to day issues.
  • Explain the possible configurations of users computer / microprocessor based equipment and configure it to operate appropriately and safely for their areas/tasks.
  • Develop relationships with medical equipment manufacturers and suppliers so as to obtain best value and quality with the supply of products and services
  • Liaise with external contractors to request repairs and repair quotations
  • Communicate efficiently with, and offer advice on medical equipment to, clinical and technical staff at all levels within the Community Trust. Advice may include purchase, use, training, replacement, research etc.
  • Prioritise and negotiate with other Health Care Professionals in obtaining access to medical equipment for maintenance.
  • Train junior Medical Engineers and take responsibility for their work and appraisals when they are working under the post holders direction.
  • When appropriate, train clinical staff across the Trust in the function, operation and day-to-day maintenance of medical equipment.
  • Attend technical training courses when required and in line with the Job Description. This may include hardware, software, clinical, management or mandatory training.
  • Brief clinical staff across the Community Trust in the function, operation and day-to-day maintenance of medical equipment
  • Support colleagues by providing them with technical information and training on devices where appropriate and passing on information gained from technical and clinical courses where required
  • Undertake CPD to update own technical knowledge of specialized equipment and update knowledge in respect of the Clinical use of such equipment.
  • Be aware of, and contribute to, Health, Safety and Security of self and others. Act independently, safely, promptly and efficiently in all situations with patients, colleagues and contractors.
  • Take appropriate precautions to ensure safety when working with heavy loads.
  • Follow departmental guidelines to ensure safety when working on open live electrical equipment, equipment with high pressures, high voltage capacitors, dangerous mechanical parts, dangerous RF / microwave fields, powerful light / laser outputs, dangerous radiation levels or hazardous chemicals and on equipment in the patient environment.
  • Undertake all duties with due regard to infection control risks
  • Seek to minimise patient risk in all circumstances
  • Organise the provision of loan equipment from service providers on occasions when repairs cannot be achieved within a desired time scale, or in incident situations, to enable patient services to be maintained.
  • Contribute to and participate in regular meetings with Medical Engineering Management to improve performance within the community team.
  • When appropriate undertake project work
  • Be involved in the creation and updating of written procedures for the performance and functional verification of medical devices

Please see attached Job Description for more details

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Significant experience of maintaining a wide range of medical equipment.
  • Knowledge of design, construction, use, maintenance and repair procedures of medical equipment.
  • Understanding of Cyber security, IT hardware and software issues in relation to medical equipment.


  • Experience of working with others, supervising juniors, supervising contractors and coaching/instructing equipment users.

Qualifications & Education


  • HNC/HND or equivalent in a relevant subject. A lower academic qualification may be considered if the person has substantial relevant experience
  • Significant technical experience of maintenance and repair of medical equipment working within a medical engineering department.
  • Certificates of training at appropriate Manufacturers' Training Courses.


  • Register of Clinical Technologist registration
  • Clinical training courses

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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