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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/01/2020.

Lead Medical Devices Safety Officer - Band 8b

Job Reference: 218-JC-HCS-2169854

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Medical Equipment and Bioengineering Service
Coventry, Coventry
£52,306 to £60,983 per annum

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our skilled employees across our hospital sites in Coventry and Rugby, with high quality patient care positioned at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation asa national and international leader in healthcare.

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

There has never been a better time to join our team.

Clinical Physics and Bioengineering Department (Medical Equipment and Bioengineering Service)

Lead Medical Devices Safety Officer

Principal Clinical Scientist (Clinical Engineering) - Band 8B

Applications are invited from experienced and enthusiastic State Registered Clinical Scientists for the post of Principal Clinical Scientist (Clinical Engineering) to act as the Trust’s Lead Medical Devices Safety Officer (MDSO). The Lead MDSO is responsible for proposing and implementing policies, developing and monitoring training and undertaking audit that supports the safe and effective use of medical devices within the Trust. The post holder will chair the Medical Devices Safety Committee and advise and represent the Trust on matters relating to medical device safety. As a Principal Clinical Scientist the successful applicant will have a leading role in managing the provision of equipment within the clinical environment.

The PFI funded University Hospital in Coventry was opened in mid 2006. This 1250 bed hospital is one of the largest and busiest teaching hospitals in the country. Under the terms of the PFI contract, the Medical Equipment and Bioengineering Service is responsible for the management of all the non-imaging medical equipment within the Trust and plays a significant role in specifying, evaluating and coordinating lifecycle replacement of this equipment. The total value of the equipment is in the region of £35m. The department is accredited to ISO 13485:2016 & EN 13485

There is an active research and development programme within the department. There are close links with local universities and this provides opportunities to supervise and participate in undergradu­ate and postgraduate projects and related work.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and experience in a wide range of duties associated with providing a comprehensive equipment management service. As a minimum they will have held a senior or supervisory position and be able to demonstrate the necessary expertise to undertake the role as set out in the job description.


For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion or visit please contact John Knibb, Head of Medical Equipment and Bioengineering Services on 02476 96 8511 or email

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities within the workplace; all applicants who have a disability and who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be interviewed. Where a post has an overwhelming response, this Trust may use random selection in order to reduce numbers to interview, any disabled applicants will automatically be guaranteed an interview and will be exempt from this process.

If you are short-listed for this post you will be contacted by the Resourcing Department via email. Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful, if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the stated closing date for the post, please assume that you have not been successful with that specific application.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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