Job Title: Medical Engineering Manager (EBME)
Provide full management and engineering support to the Trusts’ medical devices and laboratory instrumentation. The continuous development and operation of flexible, efficient and effective commissioning, maintenance, repair, and calibration service to the various types of medical devices and laboratory instrumentation used throughout the Trust and other associated external medical facilities. Responsibility for all processes involved in the safety and safe use, from initial request for purchase through acceptance to eventual disposal, of all medical devices and laboratory instrumentation used within the Trust.
Formal Qualifications, education & training required
- B Eng (or equivalent) level electronic engineering.
- Relevant specific equipment maintenance training.
- Medical device analysis software training.
- Generic physiological measurements training and understanding of analysis techniques employed by instrumentation.
- Recognised medical device maintenance qualification.
Essential skills and competencies
- Ability to accept and exercise management and technical responsibility for the Medical Engineering department.
- Ability to apply knowledge and techniques to the solution of technical and practical problems on a wide variety of medical devices and laboratory instrumentation.
- Ability to work alone on own initiative and also as part of a multi-skilled and closely co-operative team.
- Systematic and analytical approach to work. Leadership skills. Ability to oversee the planning necessary to ensure the provision of annual maintenance to the Trusts 4000+ medical devices.
- Ability to communicate complex technical issues effectively to managers, user staff, manufacturers and supplier’s employees using any appropriate communication method.
- Ability to negotiate effectively with manufacturers and suppliers. IT skills in word processors, databases, spreadsheets and analysis software, including database construction, development and maintenance.
- Ability to accurately document own work, update the equipment management database and retrieve information as required.
- Skilled and safe whilst working on equipment whilst exposed to live mains electricity, compressed gas, ionising and non-ionising radiation.
- Skilled in use of precision hand tools and soldering techniques on electro-statically sensitive and delicate high component density circuit boards.
- Ability to ensure accurate repeatable calibration standards. Ability to operate on equipment in stressful and emotional situations (patient areas).
- Manage and maintain a balanced financial budget. Develop In-House service provision and off-site working.
Demonstrable senior management experience. Post qualification practical electronic repair, calibration and servicing experience. Post qualification experience in medical engineering. Multi-skilled – encompassing Electronic & Electrical, Light Mechanical, Optical, Pneumatic and Hydraulic engineering experience. Ability to work safely and in compliance with the appropriate professional codes of practice.
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