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Apprentice - Healthcare Science Practitioner - Medical Engineering

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 5
Full Time
Applications are invited for an exciting new post of Apprentice Healthcare Science Practitioner - Medical Engineering,

This is a 3 year degree apprenticeship, upon successful completion the post-holder will transfer onto a substantive Band 5 Clinical Engineering Technologist post.

Between September 2024 and July 2027 the post holder will undertake a level 6 degree Apprentice Healthcare Science Practitioner (Clinical Engineering) course at the University West of England (UWE) in Bristol specialising in Medical Engineering, alongside work-based training within the Clinical Engineering Medical Equipment Servicing Units of Nottingham University Hospitals . Attendance at UWE is required for typically one week in each academic term (September, January & May) with one day a week virtual attendance. The Trust will pay the university fees associated with the degree course as well as travelling expenses, hotel accommodation and subsistence when in person attendance is required at UWE.

In addition to this summary you need to familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification documents attached to this vacancy.

Main duties of the job

Main duties will include activities such as selection and evaluation, acceptance testing and installation, calibration, planned maintenance, repair, routine safety testing, decommissioning and disposal.

These services are provided for a defined range of medical equipment within the care of Clinical Engineering's medical equipment servicing team.

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will need to develop the required knowledge, skills and attitudes of a Healthcare Science Practitioner in accordance with the content of both the education programme and the workplace training programme.

You will need to attend training sessions on-site or off-site provided by the apprenticeship training provider, participate in private study to support completion of academic coursework and exams, and produce a portfolio of evidence to meet the work-based competency and assessment requirements of this apprenticeship programme.

You will need to attend any internal on site, or external, off site, manufacturers technical training programmes as requested by the department to support your development and competency

Person Specification



  • HNC/HND in Clinical Technology/Electronics Engineering or equivalent. Additional theoretical knowledge acquired through CPD (professional short courses, personal study, conferences)
  • Working towards Registered Clinical Technologist (RCT) registration


  • Degree in electronics or in a relevant subject
  • Registered Clinical Technologist



  • Experience working as an engineer Experience in fault diagnosis. Knowledge of mechanical and /or electrical and electronic engineering Knowledge in the use of Excel, Word etc
  • Able to use databases
  • Disassembly and reassembly skills
  • Knowledge of mechanical and/or electronic engineering


  • Knowledge and experience of working in a healthcare setting
  • At least 2 years experience as a technologist
  • Knowledge of MHRA Managing Medical Devices.

Communication and relationship


  • Able to communicate complex information across professional boundaries Able to deliver training to groups of other professional staff Good negotiation skills Able to deal with complex and unpredictable situations.

Analytical and Judgement


  • Interpretation of legislation/policy/complex test results where there is no precedent Use of special computer packages. Analysis and interpretation of engineering test results
  • Investigate and manage causes of problems with users and escalation

Planning and organisation


  • Plan programmes of work that impact within own service and other services, involving a wide range of other professionals. Work unsupervised and under pressure

Physical Skills


  • Able to calibrate equipment with small margins of error
  • Able to list items of equipment upto 15KG
  • Keyboard skills



  • Compassionate - be able to demonstrate a caring nature towards patients.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Nottingham CITY Hospital Campus

Hucknall Road



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