Specialist Engineering Technician (Decontamination)
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit an Engineering Technician to join the Estates Operational Team.
The successful candidate will join a team of Technicians responsible for the maintenance, repair and validation (in-line with HTM 01-01 & 01-06) of 40+ pieces of Decontamination equipment including Porous Load Sterilisers, Washer Disinfectors, Automatic Endoscope Reporocessors & Reverse Osmosis Plants.
Applicants must demonstrate flexibility and initiative when dealing with a wide range of engineering services and will have experience maintaining equipment as part of a planned preventative maintenance program.
Applicants must have served a recognised apprenticeship in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and have post-apprenticeship experience. Previous experience within an Acute Hospital is desirable.
The successful candidate will have good communication skills and is expected to work with various levels of staff across the Trust.
- Interview date: 22 December 2023
- 37 hours 30 minutes /week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will install, maintain, service and repair the full range of Estates complex critical Decontamination equipment, plant, fabric and infrastructure, whilst providing emergency response to ensure the continued effective performance and safe condition of such services throughout Trust.
Making safe an emergency breakdown to ensure no risk to users or those in the area.
Provides technical advice to other Estates maintenance staff and contractors to ensure compliance with safety standards and procedures.Support with minor works and capital projects where required.Responsible for self-supervision and the management of complex, specialist tasks.
Monitoring the performance of equipment and make suggestions forimprovements in line with National guidance.
Ensure that all risks and issues are identified, addressed and mitigated or notified appropriately.
Carries out validations and signs off equipment as fit for clinical use as per HTM 01-01/EN285.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- The post holder will install, maintain, service and repair the full range of Estates complex critical Decontamination equipment, plant, fabric and infrastructure, whilst providing emergency response to ensure the continued effective performance and safe condition of such services throughout Trust.
- Making safe an emergency breakdown to ensure no risk to users or those in the area.
- Provides technical advice to other Estates maintenance staff and contractors to ensure compliance with safety standards and procedures.
- Support with minor works and capital projects where required.
- Responsible for self-supervision and the management of complex, specialist tasks.
- Monitoring the performance of equipment and make suggestions for improvements in line with National guidance.
- Ensure that all risks and issues are identified, addressed and mitigated or notified appropriately.
- Carries out validations and signs off equipment as fit for clinical use as per HTM 01-01/EN285.
- Act in the role of Competent Person, as defined by Health Technical Memorandum, for at least two of the following areas:
o Water Safety.
o Lifting Equipment.
o Pressure Systems.
o Medical Gasses.
o Specialist Ventilation.
o Confined Spaces.
- Undertake condition surveys as requested by management, for their evaluation.
- Understand, diagnose and repair faults within the mechanical complex engineering infrastructure, plant and equipment.
- Diagnose and rectify unusual/novel faults in potentially emergency situations.
- Carry out new works as part of the Estates Minor Works and Life Cycle Replacement works.
- To liaise with engineering managerial staff regarding plant or equipment failures and to request the supply of goods and/or services as necessary.
- Undertake essential repair works and general maintenance activities at the request of the Decontamination Engineering Manager.
- Carry out planned preventative maintenance inspections and commissioning tests in accordance with maintenance manuals and Trust procedures.
- Follows detailed technical engineering drawings and specifications. Uses all relevant tools and equipment, including specialist testing instruments within safety guidelines as necessary for the completion of works.
- Regularly undertake R&D activities such as condition surveys and acceptance testing of new equipment.
- Provides technical familiarisation training to groups of staff as required.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
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