Senior Clinical Engineering Technician
Wanganui, NZ
2h ago

MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve. What we do

MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) provides healthcare to over 180,000 people. MDHB employs more than 2,500 people and has a large hospital campus at Palmerston North delivering care to both MidCentral district and to neighbouring communities.

The Opportunity

The Clinical Engineering Service is a sub-regional service between MidCentral and Whanganui DHBs. The service provides asset management and clinical engineering services for medical devices and systems, assuring the safety and reliability of clinical equipment.

This role is based mainly at Whanganui Hospital, and requires someone who can undertake scheduled performance and safety verification testing as well as preventative and corrective maintenance.

The successful candidate will be able to make this technical role their own by having the ability to train, develop and mentor other staff.

You must be able to develop, document and implement procedures and protocols. What you’ll bring

  • Minimum 5 years clinical engineering experience.
  • Minimum qualification Diploma of Clinical Engineering or Electronics (NZQA Level 6).
  • In-depth medical equipment repair and maintenance experience and knowledge (such as Ventilators, Physiological Monitors, etc).
  • Electro-mechanical aptitude and fault-finding ability.
  • Good understanding of medical devices and local standards.
  • Ability to repair and maintain medical equipment.
  • Ability to train, develop and mentor other staff members.
  • Registered Electrical Appliance Serviceperson with a current practising certificate. (Can be acquired within first year of employment).
  • A high level of integrity and commitment to the preservation and strategic life cycle management of DHB assets.
  • The ability to relate to a wide variety of people with consideration and diplomacy.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • We are looking for someone with previous experience in the healthcare sector and the right can do’ attitude demonstrated by an ability to respond positively to a changing working environment and fluctuating workloads.

    MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks.

    These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

    To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here.

    General Information

    MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.

    Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000.

    In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.

    Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures.

    Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.

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