Clinical Technologist

Recruiter
Personnel Futures Ltd
Location
Bristol
Salary
£30,000 - £39,999
Posted
09 Nov 2019
Closes
11 Nov 2019
Ref
1325195108
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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

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