Apprentice - Clinical Engineering Technician

Recruiter
University Hospitals o
Location
Royal Derby Hospital, Derby
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
07 Jan 2021
Closes
14 Jan 2021
Ref
320-PLD-CENG-1493
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals - in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth - to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services. The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it's important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here's more about the role and what we're looking for;

Our Clinical Engineering team has a full-time apprentice vacancy, working towards the Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture. This post will report to the Chief Technician and can lead into the permanent role of Technician within the team.

As a Clinical Engineering Apprentice you will be required to provide high quality and efficient technical support to a wide range of clinical equipment used within the healthcare environment. You will be supported to gain the new skills and learning you need to carry out the job role as well as preparing you for future employment and career progression within the health sector.

Duties you will be expected to assist with include, routine maintenance, repair and calibration of medical equipment. The role will include administration duties required for these processes in line with Trust policies and procedures. There is frequent lifting and handling of equipment, tools , test equipment and components, so manual dexterity, involving good eye to hand coordination across a range of tasks is essential.

There are opportunities during the programme to visit a multitude of clinical areas.

The post will be based at the Royal Derby Hospital, with occasional accompanied travel to a variety of other Healthcare premises where the Clinical Engineering team have a maintenance commitment.

To apply, you must be able to undertake local training within the engineering field and commit to the Advanced Apprenticeship programme of study.

You must also be reliable, enthusiastic, self-motivated and possess good communication skills. The ability to work to set deadlines under supervision, progressing to planning and prioritising your own workload, is a requirement of this post.

Did you know.... There is no upper age limit for you to undertake your apprenticeship with us!

Annual Salaries are as follows:

AGES 16-Under 18 - £10,707 per annum WTE
AGES 18 - 20 - £12,612 per annum WTE
AGES 21-24 - £16,033 per annum WTE
AGES 25+ £17,050 per annum WTE

This is an amazing opportunity to start, change or develop your career!

More About Our Apprenticeship Programme:

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to offer a comprehensive Apprenticeship Programme. Our Apprenticeship Programme is a structured initial 12 month training programme, leading to 2 years to complete full apprenticeship, that consists of the following:
  • An induction programme providing an insight and development into the skills needed to undertake your new role
  • Relevant mandatory training including Information Governance and Risk Awareness.
  • Work placement that will be supported through working alongside experienced clinical engineering staff
  • Regular study sessions, support and guidance.

More About Us as an Employer:

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust work across several sites, including:
  • Royal Derby Hospital
  • London Road Community Hospital
  • A range of adult community services and outpatient clinic
  • Universities for which we are in partnership with

Our vision ensures that we continue our mission to be part of a flourishing network of health and social care partners to integrate care for our patients, deliver clinically excellent results and be financially sustainable whilst continuing "Taking Pride in Caring".

We are looking for individuals that meet the following skills and qualities required for this role;
  • Have good interpersonal communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Have keyboard/Word processing experience
  • Be confident in the use of Microsoft software
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and own workload
  • Show enthusiasm for working in the health sector
  • Be punctual, friendly, motivated
  • Adaptable to the changing environment
  • Demonstrate commitment to learning
  • Have a professional outlook and positive attitude
  • Have a good standard of general education to GCE level (or equivalent) including English and Maths.

Advert Closing Date: 13th January 2021

The Recruitment Process:

On submission of your application form, our training provider will evaluate your application against the criteria set out in the person specification and the entry requirements of the qualification.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to undertake a literacy and numeracy diagnostic assessment with the training provider.

You will then be advised, whether or not you have progressed to the interview stage.

INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE ON: 29th & 29th January 2021

On conditional offer of appointment, all applicants are required to undertake pre-employment checks as per the NHS Employer Standards; these include satisfactory references covering the last 3 years of employment, education and/or training history, successful work health assessment and, if required, a satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance (police check).

IF YOUR LAST THREE YEARS HISTORY CONTAINS EDUCATIONAL HISTORY, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ACADEMIC ESTABLISHMENTS MAY BE CLOSED DURING OUR PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKS STAGE.

TO ENSURE YOUR START DATE, PLEASE OBTAIN A STATEMENT OF RECOMMENDATION OR END OF PROGRAMME/COURSE REPORT, IF THE ESTABLISHMENT WILL BE CLOSING. VERIFICATION PROCEDURE APPLIES WHEREBY A COPY OF THIS SUBMISSION WILL BE SENT TO THE ESTABLISHMENT ON RE-OPENING FOR AUDIT AND OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Tom Spicer
Head of Clinical Engineering
thomas.spicer1@nhs.netTelephone

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

If we receive a high number of applications for this position we reserve the right to withdraw the post before the closing date, therefore it is advisable that you apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

All of our vacancies are processed via our TRAC system so although you have applied via NHS Jobs your application will be transferred to TRAC once an advert has closed. This means all correspondence regarding the vacancy you have applied to will come to you via TRAC, so please check your junk mail from time to time as occasionally emails go in to junk or spam.

Most of our posts are subject to a DBS check, however having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from obtaining a position. Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Non-EEA candidates requiring a Tier 2 visa may not be appointed to a post if it is for a role that requires the Trust to satisfy the UK Visas and Immigration Resident Labour Market Test and where there are suitable UK/EEA applicants.

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Our Privacy Notice includes applicants, employees (and former employees), workers (including agency, casual, honorary and contracted staff), volunteers, trainees and those carrying out work experience - please refer to our Privacy Notice available on our Trust website (uhdb.nhs.uk)

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.

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