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Practitoner Clinical Technologist - Medical Equipment Mangement

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What are you recruiting for?

We are recruiting for Modern Apprentice  Practitioner Clinical Technologists to join our Medical Equipment Management Team

What is Medical Equipment Management?

The Department of Clinical Physics and Bio-engineering (DCPB) provides the Medical Equipment Management Service for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. The Departmental staff work closely with Clinical, Nursing & Allied Healthcare Professionals in providing a comprehensive range of maintenance and management services for patient connected and other electro medical and scientific equipment. Clinical Physics staff maintain the majority of medical equipment used in hospitals. Some specialist equipment will be maintained by external service contracts. These contracts will be administered and monitored by physics staff.

The medical equipment looked after ranges from a digital thermometer to an anaesthetic machine; all equipment has different maintenance requirements but all medical equipment is important in patient diagnosis and treatment.

Medical Physics technologists are experts on medical equipment this means they work closely with clinical staff to diagnose medical equipment problems, to advise on medical equipment purchases and staff training. 

 In Medical Physics we get to see all the new and innovative equipment from the healthcare environment.  We get to see how technology can be used to treat, diagnose and monitor patients.   With such a varied work load you are always intellectually stimulated and the  unpredictable nature of the work means your knowledge and experience constantly tested.

What will I be doing?

Medical Equipment is used at all stages of patient diagnosis and treatment. The Medical Physics department ensures this equipment is working correctly; this is done through the repair and maintenance of the medical equipment.

The medical equipment looked after ranges from a digital thermometer to an anaesthetic machine; all equipment has different maintenance requirements but all medical equipment is important in patient diagnosis and treatment.

Following a period of training you will work with a team of Medical Physics technologists who are experts on medical equipment.  This means they work closely with clinical staff to diagnose medical equipment problems, to advise on medical equipment purchases and staff training.  

 Your duties will include; 

  • Fault diagnosis of equipment
  • Communicating with staff and company reps to collect all the relevant information about the equipment.
  • Repair of Equipment.
  • Planned maintenance of equipment.
  • Management of equipment through our database.
  • Assist the clinical and medical staff with advice on purchasing equipment.

More details of your role and a full job description are included in the candidate information pack. Click here to download.

 For more information on the Clinical technologist role please visit:

Where will I work?

These posts are based in the Medical and Clinical Physics department at the following locations;

  • Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow City West
  • Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow City South
  • Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow City South

During your apprenticeship you may also complete rotations other in Medical and Clinical Physics departments:

What departments will I be working in?

Much of the work takes place in the equipment servicing laboratory. Users of the Physics service send or arrange for equipment to be taken to the laboratory area. A significant proportion of the work takes place within clinical areas e.g. operating theatres, clinics, endoscopy, renal dialysis etc. This is mainly because these can be bulky items or equipment fixed in their location.

What education or qualifications do I need in order to apply?

At the time of submitting your application you must already hold a minimum of two Highers (or SCQF equivalent)  in Maths and a Science or Technical Subject at grade A to C and Grades A to C in five other subjects at National Five (or SCQF equivalent) one of which must be English. 

What other skills do I need?

As well as meeting the educational requirements you will need to be enthusiastic and willing to learn with an enquiring mind,  an aptitude for problem solving and an interest in understanding how electrical components work. You should have good manual dexterity and hand-eye co-ordination with excellent attention to detail, good communication and a strong team work ethic.

If you are the kind of person who enjoys solving puzzles, likes working with their hands and is interested in technology, has a good eye for detail and takes a creative approach to problem solving this would be an excellent environment for you.

This is a technology driven department where you will get to work on an increasingly wide range of cutting edge medical technology in various areas and it is the responsibility of the Medical Equipment Management Service to ensure this equipment is safe for use on patients and for staff to handle. For this you will need a strong sense of responsibility and meticulous attention to detail, even under pressure.

Is there an age limit?

These apprenticeship are only open to applicants aged 16-24 years (or 29 years for candidates with a disability or who are care experienced*)  in line with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Youth Employment Plan and in support of our Workforce Demographics and projections.  

* Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential children's setting/secure unit. If this describes you please indicate this in your supporting statement.

When will this Apprenticeship start?

We anticipate that successful candidates will commence employment (subject to the length of time it takes to complete individual pre employment checks) by Early August of 2019.

Successful candidates will begin their College studies shortly thereafter.

What qualifications and training will I receive?

Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Diploma in Healthcare Technology Management is a SQA customised award at SCQF level 9 which is a degree level qualification and is nationally recognised as such. This award was developed by Greater Glasgow and Clyde and has allowed us to identify and focus on the essential areas for training in the management of medical equipment. 

The qualifications you will achieve during this apprenticeship are:

  • HND in Electronics
  • Diploma in Healthcare Technology Management SCQF Level 9
  • Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) Diploma in Clinical Technology.
  • Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations
  • Core Skills at SCQF Level 5
  • SVQ Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance (Instrumentation)

Upon completion of the apprenticeship you will have attained a profile of knowledge, training and experience equivalent to SCQF Level 9 (Ordinary Degree Level) with experience of a range of healthcare science duties acquired through training. 

How long will the Apprenticeship last?

This apprenticeship will last for Four Years.

What happens a the end of the Apprenticeship?

On successful completion of all elements of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Modern Apprenticeship Programme we will support your transition into permanent employment within the organisation.

How much will I be paid and how many hours a week will I work?

Your starting salary in year 1 will be £18, 445 per annum and you will work a 37.5 hour week.

Based on 2019/2020* Band 5 pay scale your salary over the four year period will be:

Year 1:             Agenda for Change Band 5 (60%) Annex 21 £18,445.20

Year 2:             Agenda for Change Band 5 (65%) Annex 21 £19,982.30

Year 3:             Agenda for Change Band 5 (70%) Annex 21 £21,519.40

Year 4:             Agenda for Change Band 5 (75%) Annex 21 £23,056.50

 *The NHS Pay scale changes annually.

As an employee of Greater Glasgow and Clyde you will also be entitled to all the benefits that our staff receive including a minimum of 27 days paid annual leave, an additional 8 days paid public holidays and enrollment in the NHS Scotland Pension Scheme.

How do Apply?

Step 1 - Click to download and save the Candidate Information Pack - please ensure you read this pack carefully and follow the application guidelines.

This post closed at 12 Noon on Friday 17th May 2019 and late applications will not be considered.