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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/02/2020.

Medical Devices Safety Officer

Job Reference: 457-20-015-CR

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Governance
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

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We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Quality Directorate

Quality Team

Medical Devices Safety Officer (MDSO)(Permanent)

Salary: Band 6 (£30,401 - £37,267)

Location: Fulwood House

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Post Ref: 457-20-014-CR

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a part time Medical Devices Safety Officer (MDSO) to work with the Trust’s Quality team. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join our team based at Fulwood.

The MDSO will be responsible for promoting the safe use of medical devices across the Trust, acting as a link/resource for clinical staff and providing specialist advice in medical device safety. The MDSO will be the key link between the Trust and the Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MHRA) for medical devices.

The successful candidate will be a registered nurse and will lead and support the investigations of serious device related incidents or significant near misses to determine root causes, implementing the necessary changes to policies, procedures or device user training to reduce the likelihood of reoccurrence as far as is practically possible. They will work closely with operational teams and help manage relevant contracts held by the Trust and those that the Trust interacts with. The successful candidate will be integral to the formation and delivery of the Trust’s strategy on medical device procurement and maintenance. The post holder will be confident in providing specialist advice to Clinical Staff, Senior Management and Estates Officers on the specification and maintenance of appropriate devices to support clinical need

As this is a new post, the ability to build and develop excellent relationships with clinical staff, colleagues in support services, suppliers and external stakeholders is of paramount importance to ensure the role functions effectively and improvements to safety are made and sustained.

We are absolutely committed to ensuring that our patients have the best possible experience from our services. We are looking for people who are committed to contributing to the delivery of caring, safe and excellent patient care, whatever their role, and who take pride in what they do. We place high value on treating all our patients and colleagues with respect and dignity, and seek people who strive for excellence and innovation in all that they do.

Contacts for further information – Vin Lewin, Clinical Lead, Risk and Patient Safety ( via the Risk Team on 0114 2716739)

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

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