Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust Liverpool United Kingdom
2 months ago
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Alder Hey Children’s NHS FT for a skilled, experienced and motivated Band 5/6 Medical Engineer depending upon qualifications & experience.
The role is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) position within the Medical Engineering department. The department consists of electronic and mechanical engineers, equipment library staff and an administration team.
To be considered for the Band 6 Specialist Medical Engineer role, candidates will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with further specialist Medical Device technical training, largely provided by original equipment manufacturers as well as several years’ experience of maintaining high risk medical equipment, preferably in a healthcare environment
You will be educated to HNC/D level or equivalent with several years’ medical device or other complex electronic/ electrical equipment maintenance experience, preferably in a healthcare environment.
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Subject to service demand, there is a requirement to participate in an “on-call” rota that provides emergency 24 hrs / 7-day cover to the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
To display a high personal standard in respect of self-discipline and attitude to work, in view of both the complex nature of equipment on which they may be working and the requirement to liaise with other healthcare professionals, patients, carers, clients and external organisations.
To commission, repair, maintain, overhaul, re-calibrate and decommission a wide range of medical equipment including life support, patient monitoring, IV Therapy, patient therapy, diagnostic, ventilators, pathology, radiology, pharmacy and anaesthetic equipment used within the medical field, most of which will be highly complex and non-routine.
To regularly work on equipment, which may be 'patient connected' in areas including Intensive care, HDU & theatres as well as being able to work across the whole range of specialties and disciplines. Some of this equipment may be connected via medical information networks and/or driven by computer-based software systems.
All candidates will be required to work along-side other healthcare professionals as part of a highly effective, multi-disciplinary team in order to deliver a safe and effective equipment management service. You will be supported in this position by the way of specialist training and development to build your skills, knowledge and experience with the potential for further opportunities within the department.
As a member of a multi-disciplined team of technicians you will be required to work without supervision. Duties will include the maintenance and the fault rectification of highly complex medical equipment; including life-support, patient monitoring, IV Therapy, patient therapy, diagnostic, ventilators, pathology, radiology, pharmacy and anaesthetic equipment, which at times will be 'patient connected'.
There is a regular requirement to maintain and repair equipment that is subject to contamination by hazardous substances and bodily fluids, and to work on equipment whilst it is exposed to mains and high voltage electrical supplies.
To be able to exercise due care and diligence whilst working on such equipment as stated above and other potentially harmful equipment used in patient treatment, such as ionising and non-ionising radiation producing equipment, surgical lasers, defibrillators, surgical diathermies and radio frequency therapy equipment.
To attend training courses and to update one’s own technical knowledge of specialist
equipment and to update one’s knowledge in respect of the specialised paediatric clinical use of such equipment. To disseminate this information to the relevant healthcare specialists as required.
To work in compliance with Department of Health guidelines and relevant standards set by statutory regulatory bodies, the Original Equipment Manufacturer and departmental procedures.
To comply Trust and Departmental Health and Safety policies, including reporting of all accidents, incidents and hazards.
To participate in an annual Personal Development Review and develop a Personal Development Plan with the consultation of the line manager.
To undergo mandatory training as per Trust requirements.
To work as a lone worker when required and act independently, promptly, and efficiently in response to emergency and unpredictable situations.
To carry out final inspection and tests on other engineering technician’s work.
To undertake the duties of more senior staff as necessary.
To undertake duties within the Equipment Library and Front Desk where required
To carry out additional duties required to meet the needs of the service as determined by the Medical Engineering Management
To communicate effectively with peers, senior colleagues and service users on a daily basis.
To liaise with other healthcare professionals and patients/ carers on a regular basis offering advice and support relating to the service.
To communicate in a professional manner verbally, electronically and written.
To disseminate information to senior and junior staff and offer support and guidance where necessary.
To instruct and advise healthcare professionals and/ or clients in the correct and safe use of equipment.
To gather and interpret complex information including fault summaries to determine the cause of failure of a device
To ensure that the technical safety of the equipment under his or her control, or jurisdiction is within the prescribed specification as laid down in the relevant statutory documents and to keep abreast of current standards, mandatory regulations and guidelines relating to medical equipment
To observe guidelines and regulations regarding the safe and satisfactory use of highly specialised expensive test equipment and tools.
To be involved in the investigation of adverse incidents relating to medical equipment as necessary.
Planning and Organising Skills
To organise and prioritise daily work schedules, and to work unsupervised to professional standards.
To prioritise and negotiate with other healthcare professionals in obtaining access to medical equipment to perform routine maintenance and/ or repairs at mutually convenient times.
To liaise with equipment manufacturers and external organisations regarding equipment to be returned for service and/or repair, and to organise documentation and courier where necessary.
To act on relevant safety action bulletins, hazard notices, engineering updates and modifications with the appropriate course of action and liaise with other healthcare professionals to ensure their timely execution.
To work on highly complex equipment that will require precision engineering techniques, expertise and fine control of fine tools and small components which requires skills such as soldering, crimping etc.
There is a requirement to be able to lift and move heavy and/or bulky equipment. You will occasionally be required to work in hazardous conditions such as: in confined spaces, at height, in dusty environments, in the presence of loud noises and in the presence of strong magnetic fields.
Responsibility for Policy/Service Development
To co-operate in the implementation of departmental policies and procedures as required and to be involved in the creation and updating of complex written procedures.
Responsibility for Financial and Physical Resources
To be aware of the cost implications involved in the servicing and repair of repair of medical equipment make every effort to minimise waste and improve efficiency in all aspects of the role.
To maintain agreed stock levels and progress the ordering of spare parts as and when needed. To be responsible for receiving equipment and spare parts into the department and ensuring their correct logging, storage and distribution.
Responsibility for Human Resources
To supervise the work activities of Junior staff
To take an active role in the training and development of junior staff.
Responsibility for Information Resources
To complete all documentation, including safety tests, fault history and commissioning records. To input this information to the Trust medical equipment management system in an accurate and timely fashion
Responsibility for Research and Development
To be involved in the evaluation, and provide advice in trials, of new equipment. To modify medical devices as per manufacturer-agreed engineering instructions and to develop one-off medical devices in conjunction with senior staff, where necessary
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