Senior Medical Engineering Technician - NHS (b4 or b5)
Senior Medical Engineering Technician
Type of role: Temporary
Duration of role: This is a temporary expected to be for 3 months and likely to be longer
Band: 4 / 5 depending on skill and experience
£12.33- £13.45 aye including holiday or £14.03 - £15.31 umbrella per hour depending on skill and experience
£14.28- £17.55 aye including holiday or £16.25 - £19.97 umbrella per hour depending on skill and experience
Working days and hours: Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, 9.00am to 5.00pm
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide specialised clinical technical services for preventative maintenance, servicing, inspection and repair to a wide range of complex and patient-critical medical equipment.
- Communicate with clinical users to gain a clear understanding of the nature of problems with equipment. Assess the seriousness and implications of the problem and respond appropriately to the urgency of the user request.
- Undertake advanced fault-finding. Apply suitable fault finding techniques to diagnose problems, including those beyond the scope of manufacturer supplied information. Report unusual fault conditions to manufacturers. Exercise judgement to determine the causes of faults in devices with multiple highly complex and inter-related systems (e.g. electronic, computer and mechanical systems), which may be due to user error, equipment failure or environmental issues (e.g. temperature, RF interference).
- Rectify complex equipment faults. Undertake repairs on complex mechanisms to component level.
- Check that equipment performs to manufacturer’s specification.
- Carry out calibration, quality control, safety and acceptance testing.
- Carry out electrical and functional safety checks.
- Using technical and clinical experience, identify potentially hazardous symptoms and faults when in clinical areas or in talking to clinical staff.
- Liaise with clinical staff to plan planned preventative maintenance. Adjust schedules in response to short-term clinical needs.
- Advise on equipment specification, evaluation and selection.
- Logging and supervision of loan, rented or hired equipment.
- Keep relevant scientific and technical records of work performed. In particular ensure the equipment management computer database is operated in an accurate, methodical manner with work being logged as it progresses until completion.
- Liaise with manufacturers to obtain information and provide feedback on equipment performance.
- Monitor stocks of appropriate components and spares, advise on re-ordering where necessary to keep an adequate stock.
- Take responsibility for all tools and equipment within the post holder’s care. Ensure workshop facilities are kept clear and well-ordered and that all equipment is maintained to acceptable standards. Where EME equipment is passed to others to use, make sure they are authorised to use it in a safe and effective manner.
- Provide technical advice to medical and other staff groups as appropriate.
- Provide technical expertise and assistance to other functions within the Department as appropriate.
- Support the helpdesk service.
- Action as appropriate NHS or manufacturer’s safety and hazard notices.
- Required to work independently and be accountable in line with RCT guidelines.
- Required to work off site autonomously.
- Professional Electronics Knowledge to degree equivalent level, acquired through BEng in electronics or HNC plus short courses, equivalent training and experience.
- Registration as a Clinical Technologist (RCT) or undertaking to work towards completing RCT registration within 12 months of being in post.
- Experience in applying workshop technology to patient-critical equipment and techniques in healthcare.
- Extensive practical experience in electro medical engineering workshop practices and techniques or equivalent of independent practice including preventative maintenance, servicing, inspection, repair, calibration, quality control, safety, acceptance testing and procurement.
- Mechanical Engineering
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