UK-Med Register – Biomedical Technician

Are you an experienced Biomedical Technician skilled in inspecting, maintaining, and training on biomedical facilities?

Role: Biomedical Technician

Hours: Register role, so no guarantee of work.  If deployed, work will be full-time.

Pay: If deployed, starting rate expected to be GBP808 – GBP929 per week (GBP3500 – GBP4025 per month)

Location: Able to travel internationally at short notice

UK-Med is a humanitarian INGO that has been responding to disasters and health emergencies for more than 20 years.  We train medical teams, both in the UK and worldwide, so they are ready to respond when epidemics, conflict and natural disasters hit.  When Ebola struck West Africa in 2014 we recruited and trained UK doctors and nurses who helped local medical teams and other NGOs to bring the outbreak under control.  We are core partners, providing the clinical component of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) in line with WHO standards.

Our responses are staffed from our Register of surge responders.  Register members undergo extensive training and vetting in advance, so they can be quickly deployed to where they are most needed.  Register members who join a response team are offered a fixed-term contract for the response and paid in line with our globally benchmarked pay scales.

We are seeking up to 12 new people to join our Register to be available to deploy in Biomedical Technician roles.  You will be able to make yourself available to travel and work internationally at short notice for 4-6 weeks at a time (longer availability may be an advantage).

Our ideal candidates will be experienced Biomedical Technicians who can inspect, maintain and train on biomedical facilities in a new context.  UK-Med surges health teams and temporary health facilities into humanitarian contexts anywhere in the world.  Our Biomedical Technicians will need to be able to provide technical and practical assistance where required.

You will hold a relevant qualification as well as having significant experience working with a range of medical equipment.  You will bring excellent understanding of planned preventative maintenance (PPM), ability to understand and apply technical information, excellent fault finding skills and confidence working with electronic circuitry.

You will be determined, high performing, compassionate and collaborative, as well as being committed to learning and supporting others to learn. Language skills will be an advantage.

We offer excellent learning opportunities and occasional opportunities to work in international humanitarian responses.

To apply:

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – UK-Med Register – January 2022 – Biomedical Technician before applying for this role.

To apply, please complete the questions and submit your CV through our Online Jobs Portal as soon as possible.

This vacancy will close as soon as we have received enough strong applications, and no later than 31 January 2022.

The questions you will be asked to answer are:

  • How many years of experience do you have working with medical equipment?
  • Please describe the experience you have of working with medical equipment, with specific description of the type of work you have completed and equipment you have worked with? Please highlight any experience of coordination and/or health responses (200 words maximum)
  • Please describe your experience of training and supporting others to use medical equipment effectively (150 words maximum)

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse.  We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

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