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Assistant Technical Officer

Job Reference: 411-SURGERY-2019-13320

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Medical Engineering (916518)
£18,813 to £20,795 pa

We are looking for a highly motivated Assistant Technical Officer (Engineering) to work in the Trust’s Medical Engineering department that resides within the Surgical Directorate.

The medical engineering department is involved in the support of approximately 12500 pieces of medical equipment performing around 11000 maintenance tasks per annum.

You will be a member of a team of ten Medical Engineers and an Administrator Team Leader engaged in the maintenance and management of a range of medical equipment including anaesthetic, respiratory and electro-mechanical devices throughout the Trust and Community. The department also includes an equipment pool employing three technicians and the post holder will also be required to work within the pool as and when the service requires. Your role will take you into such clinical areas as Operating Theatres, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Unit, Accident & Emergency, High Dependency Unit and all other clinical areas of the Trust including community, Pathology, Pharmacy and Radiology.

You will be a good communicator and possess a Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification in the field of Engineering and preferably Medical Engineering or equivalent. The post is ideally suited to candidates from an instrumentation or electronics background. The candidate must be enthusiastic and capable of undertaking ongoing continuous professional development to ensure familiarity with present and future devices held within the Trust. Previous experience of medical devices is desirable although all necessary training will be provided. 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 contact Barry Laithwaite Bio-Medical Engineering Department Manager, on 0151 2525080


Previous applicants need not apply

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 (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.

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.

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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 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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