As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland's mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.
As a major division within the NHS National Services Scotland, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) plays a vital role not only in the health of the people of Scotland but also on an international scale – through our leading position in new product development, biomedical research and donor services. Our goal is to maintain the highest standards to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.
The role of the SNBTS Quality Directorate (of which MVS is part) is to champion and deliver a unified Quality Management System, throughout the five regional Blood Transfusion Centres (BTCs) and the SNBTS Tissue Services Directorate, which satisfies regulatory requirements (MHRA, HTA, CPA, etc), whilst ensuring a high quality, efficient transfusion process from donor to patient. Members of this team require to be forward thinking and imaginative with the drive and self-motivation to relish a challenge.
MVS provides a complete range of engineering support to all SNBTS directorates including mechanical, electrical, electronic, calibration, and validation services. MVS maintains a maintenance management system for all equipment requiring maintenance support throughout the SNBTS, and coordinates servicing, calibration, and validation work by MVS technicians and external contractors.
The Pharmaceutical Engineering Technician has a key role in ensuring that all equipment and services remain in a valid and compliant state, by repairing, maintaining, validating, and calibrating systems to the highest standards demanded by regulatory and legislative requirements. There will also be a requirement to lead or support multi-discipline teams to carry out minor works, modifications, or changes to systems and equipment, and ensuring that all documentation meets the required standards of GMP. Full consideration will be given to any application for job-sharing.
You should be educated to HNC level or have equivalent technical academic qualifications (e.g. City and Guilds full technological certificate) and have a background, with at least extensive experience, in a multi-disciplined engineering environment. Ideally you should have experience in a pharmaceutical, food, or other highly regulated environment, and be computer literate with standard Microsoft packages.
The post will be based in Edinburgh, but travel to other facilities will be required.
Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.
For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Lise Coles on 0131 314 1228.
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is 7th April 2017
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