Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £30,400.00 - £37,200.00 gross per year
  • Birmingham

Description

Looking for a clinical Technologist with the following experience and background

* Relevant degree qualification in healthcare science or similar

* Sufficient post graduate experience and development to enable registration with the Register of Clinical Technologists

* Evidence of sufficient ongoing CPD to ensure RCT registration remains compliant

* HCPC registered

* Experience of stock take practices and management of stock

* Knowledge of a variety of wheelchair mounting solutions and the ability to fit components effectively

* Understanding of risk assessment with regard to wheelchair mounting

* Experience of working within MHRA guidelines with regard to medical device management

* Proficient knowledge and skills in electronic engineering, including the ability to practically implement solutions

* Excellent written and oral skills for communicating technical processes and clinical practice to therapists within the Trust and referring external practitioners regionally.

* Current UK Driving Licence

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Equipment management

* Responsible for all BCAS equipment being in good working order and compliant with national and Trust guidelines

* Ensure that departmental standards regarding equipment management and PPM procedures remain compliant including auditing the use of these procedures

* Develop and update departmental repair policies and procedures

* Analyse and assess the clinical options and scenarios to ensure that cost effective solutions are adopted with regards to sourcing new equipment and managing repairs from a wide range of options

* Liaise with all service stake holders (eg patients, carers & families, local professionals, suppliers) in relation to equipment management issues

* Communicate remotely (ie not face-to-face) with service users complex technical processes in a manner which can be easily understood or where there are barriers to understanding

* Coordinate procurement of required equipment across both patient provision and departmental assessment equipment

* Coordinate ongoing process of stock management and the associated reporting ensuring efficient stock control delivery.

Clinical component

* Support BCAS Occupational Therapists in the running of mounting clinics and advise on bespoke mounting solutions

* Participate in switch access clinics to ensure that wiring of switches are practical and compliant with guidelines

* Work with third parties to develop bespoke mounting solutions

* Lead in integrated access clinics with patients, Occupational Therapists and suppliers

* Lead in the identification of appropriate integrated power sources

* Work with both BCAS team and Environmental Control team to ensure that integration of equipment is achieved where possible

* Lead in researching and analysing of new equipment in relation to AAC device peripheries and mounting solutions

* Ensuring that complex clinical decisions are well evidenced and communicated clearly to service users

* Communicate sensitive feedback following clinical assessments which some service users may find distressing or may require particular tact in delivering the messages

* Advise clinical team of hardware adaptions/solutions to achieve efficiency in the use of loaned aids- eg power saving settings etc

  • access
  • hardware
  • stock control