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Medical Devices Management/ Clinical Engineering
band 4
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (7 day week)
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Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Torbay Hospital
£22,549 - £24,882 Per Annum
Salary period
07/07/2022 23:59

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Medical Devices Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical Technician

band 4

Job overview

The post holder is support the commissioning, maintenance & repair of a wide spectrum of complex diagnostic and therapeutic equipment throughout Devon, not restricted to healthcare technology.

The post holder will work in all location of health, care and social sectors to support the maintenance & repair including advice to clinical users in the delivery of a high-quality service.

 The post holder will work within the provided specialist professional advice,  supervised and work within procedures and guidance to insure all aspects of Medical Devices Management to ensure compliance to policies, statutory legislation and national guidelines.

The post holder should have experience working in an electronic, electrical and/or mechanical engineering environment

Main duties of the job

•    Provides a service and advices to the customers regarding  the safe use of medical devices technology.  To insure it is repaired and safe to use,

•    Provision of technical advice and support to clinical staff, management and external organisations with medical devices procurement; assist users in the selection, evaluation and trial of medical devices following Trust guidelines. Undertaking commissioning tests on all new & loan equipment particularly in relation to critical care & high dependency devices.

.•    Contribute towards writing, reviewing, developing and implementing equipment support procedures, ensuring compliance with statutory legislation, and broad national guidelines.  

Working for our organisation

The Medical Devices Support Services provides a comprehensive management & technical support service for a broad spectrum of medical devices used throughout the health, care and social community. We are currently developing networks with scientific and laboratory services across Devon with our new Scientific, Laboratory Equipment Support section.  

Medical Electronics being the largest section in MDSS (providing repair, routine schedule service maintenance, troubleshooting, technical advice and commissioning & device disposal (‘cradle to grave’). Medical Electronics implements and manages Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Safety Notices and Manufacturer product recall/updates. Within this section there are three teams providing specialist support for; Critical Care areas (Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit & High Dependency) and Operating Theatre Support (all Operating Theatres and Recovery areas

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Undertake repair (non-routine maintenance) under close supervision medical devices to ensure they function safely & to the manufacturer’s specification.

Contribute in the provision of advice for the procurement of non-specialist new & replacement reusable medical devices. This will include co-ordinating activities that are delegated to other staff member.

Contribute to the efficient and effective running of the Schedule Service Maintenance Scheme (routine maintenance / planned preventative maintenance; PPM) and by organising own workload to ensure; (1) equipment is regularly checked for patient & User safety to current legislation & (2) it functions to manufacturers specifications.

Undertake Acceptance Testing, Commissioning and vetting of medical devices to National and European Standards for the Trust and organisations in the local healthcare community.

Arrange & facilitate the loans of medical devices ensuring the correct procedures are followed (Indemnity cover is adequate, PAQ’s scrutinised) to minimise risk & optimise the opportunity provided by the trial process, user feedback forms, device evaluation documentation etc

Ensure the condemning and disposal of obsolete medical devices & those which are beyond economic repair is carried out in line with the current Trust policies & procedures.

Assist other members of the department in their duties to ensure smooth running of the medical devices library loan service thereby providing an optimal service to its Users/Customers.

Ensure all relevant Medicine and Healthcare Product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) guidance is acted on promptly and accordingly.

Practice appropriate workshop techniques so that the department is clean & tidy to ensure a safe working environment.

Order supplies of consumables/parts/accessories so as to maintain stock using the Trust requisitioning system such as AGRESSO.

When new areas of work are considered by the medical devices support services, be prepared to be part of the team 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.

As a member of the service contribute to the reviews of service policies, procedures & guidelines

Promote a positive environment to other services of the benefits of the trusts medical devices management system and its services

Provide guidance to junior members of the service so that correct technical & administrative procedures are implemented for the efficient and safe operation of the department.

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.

Responsible for repairing (non-routine maintenance) of straightforward medical devices both electronic and mechanical used in the diagnosis and therapy of patients. There are now in excess of 22,000 devices within the local health community with individual device asset values ranging from approximately £30 up to £100,000.

Provide support for the Trusts Medical Devices Management System and carry out routine data management tasks.

Contribute to the services routine schedule service scheme (planned preventative maintenance; PPM) in particular critical care and associated medical devices.

Provision of technical advice and support to clinical staff, management and external organisations with medical devices procurement; assist users in the selection, evaluation and trial of medical devices following Trust guidelines. Undertaking commissioning tests on all new & loan equipment particularly in relation to critical care & high dependency devices.

Provide guidance & tuition to junior members of the department and visiting students e.g. Apprentices, work experience students, etc in Medical Devices Maintenance & Management practices and protocols.

To undertake regular direct communication with the Head of Service, Senior Engineer, colleague Team Leader, Technicians and stakeholders

Communicating medical devices information/ advice to stakeholders.

To ensure that stakeholders and staff are informed in the planning and delivery of routine maintenance visits and requested supporting information.

Contribute to disseminating Trust policies, procedures and information as required but with particular regard to medical devices management, procurement, education and training.

To positively represent the Trust in any communication with external agencies as required; to include attending external meetings and conferences and day-to-day written, electronic and telephone contacts, behaving in a knowledgeable and professional manner at all times

Ensure accurate analysis of information and its presentation to staff and colleagues

Contributes with recording evidence, data and results in the trusts medical devices management system regarding technical support activities.

Follows manufactures guidance with supporting medical devices, understands and follows national guidelines and codes of practice.

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 inline with procedures and code of practice, seeking permission when working near boundary area’s of procedures, policies and codes of practice.

Person specification

Interview Face to Face

Essential criteria
  • As per specification
Desirable criteria
  • As per specification

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Darren Russell
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Head Of Medical Devices
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