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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/02/2021.

Chief Clinical Engineering Technician

Job Reference: 153-ATR11750

Employer:
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Clinical Engineering
Location:
Poole, Dorset
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503 pa pr

Join us at this very exciting time as Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have just merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

We have ambitious plans to develop our sites, making even better use of our combined resources to serve our population most effectively.

You will now be one of the first new employees of University Hospitals Dorset and you will be taking up the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.

We are located within an area of amazing beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk, run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London.

Please note all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across our new Trust sites when service demands require it.


CHIEF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

Hours: 37.5 per week

Permanent Position

Grade: Band 7

An exciting opportunity to join the Clinical Engineering team has arisen at University Hospitals Dorset NHS Trust. We are looking for a passionate, committed and experienced candidate for the key post of Chief Technician to lead the workshop team based on the Poole Hospital site. Primary duties include the operational management of the department’s technical team in meeting departmental objectives and managing customer requirements and expectations.

The Clinical Engineering Department is part of University Hospitals Dorset, working across both Poole and the Royal Bournemouth Hospitals, and is responsible for the maintenance and repair of a diverse range of medical equipment for two General Hospitals and many Healthcare facilities across Dorset. The Clinical Engineering Team at Poole Hospital comprises 11 staff, each playing an important role in ensuring that the hospital’s medical devices are safely maintained.

You will have a degree in Electronics/Bio-Medical Engineering or equivalent qualification and comparable experience as well as significant relevant technical experience in the servicing, repair and calibration of medical devices. You will also have experience in the supervision and management of small teams, and will ideally have a supervisory management qualification.

You will have sound troubleshooting and repair skills, and have operational responsibility for asset management, commissioning of new equipment, and routine scheduled maintenance of medical and communications devices. You are customer focussed, proficient with IT systems and you have good written/verbal communications.

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Closing date: 09/02/2021

Provisional interview date: 24/02/2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

John Pickett or Paul Horn

john.pickett@uhd.nhs.uk or paul.horn@uhd.nhs.uk

0300 019 2244

 




Please note that this advert may be removed before the end date if sufficient applications are received.

The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender, age, faith or sexual orientation. We seek to establish a workforce as diverse as the population we serve.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

  • To show us you are right for this job please relate your application to the criteria for the post as detailed in the job description and person specification shown in the right hand column.
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  • If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date we regret that your application has been unsuccessful this time.
  • If you join us and need a DBS check we will deduct from your salary all or some of the cost
  • Many staff use the DBS update service at a cost of £13.00 p.a. but you need to sign up for this asap via their website.
  • If you come with no previous NHS experience, it is usual to appoint to the minimum of the band.
  • You will be joining a newly merged Trust and some Policies and local Terms and Conditions that apply to you will be confirmed in the coming months.
  • In completing this application you are giving us permission to contact the Home Office/UKBA to establish your immigration status and eligibility to work with us.
  • Previous NHS service will be verified with the relevant employers (if relevant).
  • Travel expenses are not always payable so please check with HR before you travel.
  • Appointment to the post is subject to satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.



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