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Clinical Technologist

Posted on Mar 22, 2020 by CV-Library

Bristol, Bristol (County), United Kingdom
Engineering
Immediate Start
£30.4k - £37.2k Annual
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

Reference: 210208830

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