Simulation Technician (apprenticeship)
East Cheshire NHS Trust
The closing date is 06 June 2023
Are you innovative, creative, ambitious and technically minded? Do you like media and simulated learning. Do you like creating special effects, including medical moulage and operating low and high fidelity manikins? Are you a team player and want to make a difference in healthcare education? If so come and join our amazing team.
The Professional Practice's simulation team are recruiting a band 3 simulation apprentice technician to support the day to day simulation education across the trust. As part of your apprenticeship you will complete an Simulation Technician level 3 qualification, then there will be opportunities to develop your skills further in line with you career ambition
East Cheshire trusts Simulation Centre is an accredited centre and a unique facility delivering expert multidisciplinary healthcare training. We use a range of simulation based education methods to give all healthcare staff the opportunity to learn, rehearse and perfect patient care and team-working, from the simple to the highly complex.
As the Simulation Technician you will be an integral member of the professional practice and simulation team. You will be responsible for the technical simulation provision which supports simulation based education activities across all trust sites. Interested? Then apply now! We're looking forward to receiving your application.
Main duties of the job
Main duties and responsibilities
- Participate in simulation sessions/courses using high fidelity manikins and equipment, both in setting up scenarios and operating the simulators, and clearing away at end of teaching activities.
- To participate as an actor in scenarios if required.
- Work without direct supervision and manage workload with the guidance of the senior members of the team.
- To organise and maintain all Simulation Services related simulation, clinical skills and resuscitation equipment within the Sim Centre using the Centre's data base
- Responsible for stock control and the ordering of consumables and training equipment for the department.
- Responsible for the setting up and taking down of equipment used in formal teaching sessions.
- Creating and working with room set up plans to prepare and clear away rooms, including cleaning the models, restocking, relocating, and moving trolleys, medical equipment, furniture, and manikins.
- Set up and operate audio-visual equipment and video recording systems in training rooms, reporting faults, co-ordinating repairs and issues using the recommended procedures.
Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.
COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information athttps://www.eastcheshirehrdirect.nhs.uk.
23 May 2023
Agenda for change
£22,816 to £24,336 a year
Victoria Road, Macclesfield
Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.
Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.
As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).
Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Education and training
- Educated to GCSE/NVQ 3 level or equivalent, including English language and maths
- Level 3 Technical Studies/IT/Computer or equivalent qualification
- Willing to undertake further formal training, eg apprenticeship
- Have undertaken Mechanical or Engineering training, BTEC or equivalent
Knowledge and Experience
- Experience operating human patient simulators/clinical equipment and AV equipment, and willingness to keep abreast of the evolving technological changes within the simulation field
- Good working knowledge of computer systems, eg. power point, excel, electronic mail, webex and the internet MS Teams
- Technical experience in audio/visual, PCs or similar equipment
- Experience of using technology to facilitate live streaming of simulation to support cross site working and in situ simulation delivery
- Experience working within a Simulation Centre setting
- Experience of working in NHS
- Experience of supervising less experienced team members
Other role requirements
- Please refer to the person specification for further details regarding the role requirements.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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East Cheshire NHS Trust
Victoria Road, Macclesfield
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