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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/06/2021.

Assistant Technical Officer (Equipment Library)

Job Reference: 411-SURG-2021-90381

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Equipment Pool (916519)
£18,005 to £19,337 pa

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients’ homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton.

We currently have more than 4,000 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We’re also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

DBS checks will be completed every three years during your employment with the Trust and the cost of these checks will be deducted from your pay and you will be given the opportunity to pay this over three instalments.

Alternatively if you are registered with the DBS Update Service at the same level required for your employment with the Trust there will no requirement to complete a DBS and no further cost applied by the Trust as payment will be made by yourself directly to the DBS Update Service.

Assistant Technical Officer (Equipment Library)

Medical Engineering

Hours: 15 hours per week (working times may vary dependant on the needs of the service).

Grade: Band 2

We are looking for a highly motivated Assistant Technical Officer on a short term basis within the Trust Medical Equipment Library, which is a sub section of the Medical Engineering Department - 2C. The Equipment Library provides in excess of 10,000 equipment delivery and collection transactions per year.

You will be a member of a team of three EquipmentLibrary Technicians working alongside a Technical Administration Team Leader, a Technical Administrator and eleven Medical Engineers, engaged in the maintenance and management of a range of anaesthetic, respiratory and electro-mechanical devices throughout the Trust and Community.

The post holder will respond to requests for the supply of equipment to wards and departments throughout the trust. As well as identifying and delivery of equipment the post holder will make regular collections and ensure the equipment is clean, serviceable and ready for reissue. All transactions are entered on a computer database.

You will be a good communicator and need to possess an NVQ level2 or equivalent and demonstrate good computer keyboard skills. The candidate must be enthusiastic and capable of undertaking ongoing continuous professional development to ensure familiarity with present and future medical devices held by the Equipment Library. Previous experience of medical devices is not necessary and training will be provided, however, the ability to understand technical information would be an advantage. The successful candidate will have good interpersonal/communication skills and initiative and demonstrate a flexible approach to working hours in order to provide continuity of service.

For an informal discussion please contactDorothy O'Brien,Bio- Medical Engineering Technical Administration Team Leader, on 0151 252 5080

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BAME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BAME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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