The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large District General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital.
The Trust provides services in all of the surgical and medical specialties common to a District General Hospital with some specialist services. The Trust serves the whole of the local population currently in excess of 250,000 residents which geographically covers populations in England and North Wales.
The Trust strives to continuously improve and sustain the quality of its services for patients, providing care to more than 445,000 patients per year, with our 4,000 staff working together putting quality and patient safety, at the heart of everything we do. The organisation provides a wide range of services offering health care to the whole spectrum of the population from birth to the end of life. The Trust complies with its terms of authorisation as a Foundation Trust.
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Electronics & Bio-Medical Engineering Department
You will be a member of a highly skilled and motivated team of Medical Technologists engaged in the maintenance and management of a range of anaesthetic, respiratory and electro-medical devices.
You will be responsible for repairs to component level, calibration and preventative maintenance on a varied range of patient connected equipment including life support ventilators, nursing incubators and anaesthesia machines.
Your role will take you into many clinical areas within the Trust including Operating Theatres, Intensive Therapy Unit, Accident & Emergency Department, Neo-Natal Unit and its customer sites.
You will need strong interpersonal/communication skills and initiative. You will need to be appropriately qualified in a relevant engineering subject and have relevant experience.
The post requires a minimum qualification of a HNC/HND or Degree Level.
Fault finding and corrective maintenance skills are imperative to ensure the safe operation and minimum downtime of patient connected electro-medical devices and to maximise patient safety and care.
Where necessary specialised training will form an important part of your medical engineering development. The appointment would be suitable for Engineers trained in Instrumentation due to the pneumatics, electronics and precision engineering principles utilised in these medical devices.
If you are the person for this challenging opportunity we would like to hear from you!
This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.
For further details please contact the EBME Department direct on 01244 365040.
This advert will close earlier than advertised once sufficient applications have been received so please apply straight away. INVITATIONS TO INTERVIEW WILL BE VIA EMAIL ONLY. If you have not heard within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have been unsuccessful. Overseas candidates will be responsible for travel expenses until the point of entry into Britain.
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If you are successful and a Criminal Records Check is required, the cost of the disclosure will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.
REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT - The provisions of this Act relating to the non-disclosure of spent convictions do not apply to this job, YOU MUST, DISCLOSE WHETHER YOU HAVE ANY PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS ON THE APPLICATION FORM.
As an equal opportunities employer and approved user of the ‘Two Ticks’ symbol, we are committed to interview all applicants with a disability that meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy and consider them on their abilities.
The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain.
Those who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely in these circumstance, to satisfy the Resident Labour market Test. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.
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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.