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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/05/2021.

Band 4 Medical Device Support Officer

Job Reference: 313-A-21-94574-MA

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Estates & Facilities
£21,892 - £24,157

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and dedicated individual to join the Medical Devices Team within Estates and Facilities

The post of Medical Devices Support Officer is challenging and exciting; an ideal opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in a specialist environment. It is essential that you have excellent organisational skills and are self-motivated to deliver agreed deadlines. As a key point of contact for operational medical device queries you must be an excellent communicator and team player with the ability to remain calm and courteous under pressure.

You must have a flexible ‘can do’ attitude to work and be able to manage multiple tasks accurately and professionally. You will provide critical information about LPT owned medical devices gained from verification audits and task orientated projects across all of LPT’s inpatient wards and community based services.

The successful candidate will work across all services and with all levels of staff; they will create and implement a medical device annual audit schedule and complete audits to inform the trust wide medical devices central database to ensure compliance. You will need work autonomously and be able to think on your feet, have a friendly and persuasive manner providing advice and support for our patient facing services.

As a ‘starter-finisher’ you will manage task orientated projects that will include commissioning medical devices, organising the distribution and issuing of new devices across LPT services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to ensure trust wide service delivery; the ability to drive is therefore essential. You will also organise and support manufacturer’s demonstration training on new devices, understand decontamination processes and the compliant disposal of aged medical equipment.

NHS experience would be a distinct advantage, as would a good working knowledge of LPT services that we support. Training will be provided for the successful candidate.

The job roles are 1 x full time post and 1 x full time post whereby part time hours will be considered for the successful candidate(s)

If you have a sunny disposition and the passion to support our services to directly improve patient care please contact Kerry Palmer, Medical Devices Asset Manager on 07827 807 819 for an informal discussion and to get a full understanding of the role.

We recognise the need to develop modern working practices to enable employees to maximise their performance and productivity whilst maintaining a good work life balance. To this aim the Trust has adopted an Agile working methodology as outlined within the Trust Agile working Policy.

The post advertised falls under the Trust’s Agile working methodology, so if successful you will be appointed as an Agile Worker, and will need to work to the Trusts Agile working policy. Talk to the recruiting manager about what this means in practice for you.


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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