Are you a genuinely practical person interested in a career in electrical / electronic engineering? If so, read on…
This post involves working as part of a team providing a clinical support service that includes the servicing, calibration and repair of electronic medical devices.
The department is modern, friendly and utilises state of the art equipment, offering an excellent working environment. The post is based at Lincoln County Hospital though work on other ULHT sites is required as part of the role, as priorities demand
Main duties of the job
Clinical Engineering operates as a business, recharging parts to our internal customers and parts and labour to our external customers.
The post-holder primarily works in clinical areas, normally unsupervised but with access to technical/managerial advice and support by telephone or by returning to department.
The post-holder contributes to the equipment support service by providing a careful visual and functional inspection of medical equipment.
The post-holder completes an appropriate electrical safety test following inspection of the mains supply cable, connections, plug and fuse.
The post-holder identifies and resolves basic medical equipment accessory faults (and parts close to failure) on equipment e.g. failing Non-invasive Blood Pressure (NIBP) hoses/cuffs.
The post-holder commissions/calibrates a limited range of medical equipment unsupervised in defined circumstances e.g. ear syringe pumps, tympanic ear thermometers and sphygmomanometers.
Clinical Engineering has three teams working from each of ULHT's main sites, Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital Boston and Grantham & District Hospital.
The post is based at Lincoln County Hospital though work on other ULHT sites is required as part of the role, as priorities demand
Working for our organisation
Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of £643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.
Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement – “Outstanding Care Personally Delivered” – stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.
We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.
Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’. Our rating for caring remained as ‘Good’.
This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.
We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
What should you do next?
Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then apply today. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!!!
Knowledge and Skills
- Basic knowledge of electrical safety
- Computer literate
- Awareness and Knowledge of the dignity in care agenda
- Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework: Patient Centred Safety Compassion Respect and Excellence
- PAT testing competency
- Basic knowledge and interest in medical equipment
- Practical experience in engineering workshop practices
- Able to communicate effectively across professional boundaries
- Experience in functional testing of equipment
- Experience in Electrical Safety testing
- NHS experience
- A Level or NVQ Level 3 or ONC in relevant subject or equivalent
- City & Guilds PAT Certificate
- Ability to travel across hospital sites