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Specialist Clinical Engineering Technologist

Job Description

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 650,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 130,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,000 staff and is the second largest employer in Portsmouth.

The Trust’s vision is to be the best hospital, provide the best care by employing the best people and to ensure our patients are the centre of all that we do. If you share the same values as Portsmouth Hospitals; Respect & Dignity, Quality of Care, Working Together and Efficiency we want you to work for us.

Clinical Engineering Technologist

** Specialist Clinical Engineering Technologist - £26,302 to 35,225 **

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Clinical Engineering Technologist to work at Portsmouth Hospitals, one of the largest acute hospitals in the country. The hospital’s vision is simple – to be recognised as a world-class hospital, leading the field through innovative healthcare solutions, focused on providing the best outcome for our patients, delivered in a safe, caring and inspiring environment.

The Clinical Engineering Team based in Queen Alexandra Hospital manages Medical Equipment for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, the Wessex Renal Service and Solent Primary Care Trust.

The Team provides a wide range of professional technological support to Theatres, Radiotherapy and Imaging, Critical Care, Renal Dialysis, General Wards and Community Healthcare establishments.

This vacancy is for a Band 6 Specialist Technologist to work in the area which supports equipment in areas such as NICU, Critical Care, Maternity, Anaesthetics, Theatres, Endoscopy and other medical equipment utilised by the Trust. You will be required to work at Queen Alexandra Hospital and possibly in some off-site areas.

This is an opportunity to work on a range of complex and patient critical medical equipment, ensuring it performs to manufacturer’s specifications and making it available for patient use.

The post involves working with other healthcare professionals, often in clinical areas, therefore excellent communication skills will be required to interact with medical, nursing and technical staff.

The successful candidate will support the Trusts medical equipment throughout its life cycle and will be involved in equipment evaluations, selection and procurement, acceptance processes, scheduled preventative maintenance, servicing, calibration, repairs and the decommissioning and safe disposal of the equipment.

You will be expected to keep detailed and accurate records of your work in a methodical method.

You will be required to show initiative and possess judgement and fault finding skills in order to facilitate effective repairs to medical devices. Being self-motivated you will also show an ability to plan your own workload, liaise with manufacturers, monitor stock levels and order spare parts.

Previous experience as a clinical technologist in a hospital environment is essential.

Minimum qualification HND in an Engineering discipline.

Membership of a recognised Professional Engineering Body is also required.

Applicants must hold a full UK manual driving licence.

The closing date for this post is: 24th October 2016

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