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Electrical Engineer

NHS Lothian


Electrical Engineer

NHS Lothian

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£22,700 to £24,973 per year EDINBURGH Full-time (37.5 Hours) NHS Lothian 09/07/2020 SCQF Level 6

Job overview

NHS Lothian is responsible for meeting the health needs of circa 800,000 people living in and around Edinburgh. We employ approximately 27,000 staff and provide a comprehensive range of primary, community and acute care services for the populations of Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian. Across all areas of care, we seek to provide specialist and general services fairly and efficiently and to the highest standards.

The objective of the Estates Department is to operate and maintain a physical environment in which healthcare can be delivered efficiently and safely to support patient care. The main elements being the maintenance of engineering and building services plus the associated infrastructure. e.g. electrical and mechanical plant and equipment, piped medical gases, pressure systems, ventilation, external and internal finishes, fittings and fixtures, water systems etc.

The successful candidates will be part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for maintaining, repairing, operating and testing a range of plant and equipment necessary for the provision of a safe, efficient and compliant service to healthcare locations across the Lothians. You will report to your nominated trades person/team leader on operational matters, be responsible to the sector estates manager (mentor) and accountable to the Area Manager - Hard Facilities Management (FM).

Carry out a wide range of duties, which will include assisting qualified trades persons in some / all of the following duties (appropriate to the specific apprentice role):

• Develop analytical, diagnostic and repair competencies across highly complex and critical installations and systems. E.g. operating theatres, clinical diagnostic suites, fire alarms, security systems, emergency generators, boilers etc.
• Minor electrical and mechanical installation, refurbishments and upgrade works.
• Effective and safe use all relevant tools, equipment and safety systems
• Interpret and understand detailed drawings, specifications and instructions.
• Adhere to all NHS Lothian Policies and Procedures, Health Technical Memorandum’s, Statutory Guidelines, Codes of Practice etc.
• Effective use of IT technology type equipment and systems required to maintain the quality/provision of services for patient care. E.g. Computer aided facilities management systems, building management systems etc.
• Take reasonable care to avoid injury or accident to themselves, colleagues, patients or other service users which may be caused by work activity. Duties must be performed in accordance with NHS Lothian’s policies and safe systems of work.

What will I learn?

• Attend college 4/5 days per week and your workplace on the days when the college is closed as agreed by all parties associated with the qualification and agreed by tutors and managers.
• Work closely with EDETA as the nominated service provider for the Company throughout the apprenticeship programme.
• Complete the required work associated with module assessments in a timely manner, raising issues early when not meeting required deadlines
• Work with time served colleagues on how to carry out maintenance tasks safely and in a timely manner.
• Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship, the post holder is required to work to an agreed training/development plan and on a regular basis to collect and collate supporting evidence for a skills portfolio.
• Participate in the planned preventative Maintenance program.
• Develop Electrical / Mechanical skills.
• Ensure work areas are kept tidy at all times.
• Work safely at all times

What qualification or qualities are required?

• Hold a minimum of 3 National 5’s (or equivalent) in Maths, English, plus one other science or technical qualification.
• Strong IT skills when using a variety of Microsoft Packages, with knowledge of GDPR
• A desire to want a long-term career as an Electrical Engineer within NHS Lothian.
• An interest/understanding of technologies and engineering
• Good interpersonal skills and communication skills to ultimately liaise with colleagues and tutors
• Effective team player
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Understand and possess the NHS Lothian Values: NHS Lothian Values
• Ability to carry out delegated responsibilities with in a dynamic clinical environment.

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