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Deputy Trust Equipment Manager

Job Reference: 249-DO-D0628

Employer:
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Equipment Management
Location:
Swindon
Salary:
£28,050 to £36,644 pa

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.


Deputy Trust Equipment Manager

The Medical Equipment Group based at the Great Western in Swindon is responsible for all the management, maintenance and repair of the equipment utilised within the hospital and its associated community sites. The department is proud to be certified to ISO9001, proving the delivery of high quality services to its departments, customers and stakeholders throughout Swindon and Wiltshire.

We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity to apply for the essential role of Deputy Trust Equipment Manager based at the main hospital site in Swindon. The post holder will be responsible for managing the maintenance and repair of hospital equipment across the whole Trust through an internal team and external contracts. They will have responsibility for managing the team that carries out non-medical equipment repairs as well as acting as the deputy for the Trust Equipment Manager.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with demonstrable knowledge of healthcare equipment including the procurement co-ordination for new equipment and the management of maintenance contracts for medical and non-medical equipment. Additional duties would include other aspects of equipment management and the line management of the team that repairs hospital equipment.

The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate experience of working with hospital equipment; experience of finance, tenders, ordering and receipting would be advantageous. The post holder will also require excellent communication skills, the ability to work on their own initiative and the ability to lead, motivate and work as part of a team. The position would suit a person with a technical healthcare background who would like to develop equipment management skills and further training will be considered as appropriate.

For further information or an informal discussion regarding the role please do not hesitate to contact Stewart Thompson on 01793 646095 or email stewart.thompson2@nhs.net

 




Benefits:

Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery and are one of the first employers in the country to offer 30 hours of free childcare a week subject to eligibility.

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from the first months pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be recovered over the first 2 months pay. (£22 per month)

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from DBS payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.


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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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