Electrician needed for Southampton General Hospital
Hours per week 37.5 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30
To undertake pre-planned and essential unplanned (reactive) repair works and general maintenance (trade related/specific) activities primarily at the request of the customer and Estates Department via their designated Team Leader. These works need to be completed to a high level of accuracy often requiring comparison and analysis of varying options and effective solutions. Instructions may be oral or written and may include the use of schematic drawings and technical specifications. The need of highly developed diagnostic skills is often paramount to be able to resolve faults on some of the specialist equipment that does not have the modern fault finding computerisation processes built into them.
The ability to provide and receive complex technical information and instructions to work on equipment that will require complex analysis, judgement and decision-making. Work is generally carried out unsupervised and independently or in small teams, referring to a line manager if necessary to resolve complex situations. Carry out, and as signatory take legal responsibility for planned preventative (proactive) maintenance routines, inspections and commissioning tests in accordance with legislative, regulatory, Trust specific and standard operational policies and procedures.
Undertake fault finding and repairs, maintain and efficiently run plant and equipment in line with requirements of the maintenance asset management scheme providing information and communication for, the updating of, record data. Carry out regular maintenance schedules on the static tools and machinery within the Trades workshops and also the portable devices to ensure that they are safe and fit for purpose. This work includes necessary paperwork to ensure that an auditable trail can be shown. All audit sheets have to be signed by the operative and checked and countersigned on a periodic basis by the designated Team Leader. To carry out routine maintenance of highly specialist equipment such as sterilisers, washer disinfection equipment to the statutory requirement as laid down for the provision of clinical technical services. Regularly carry out statutory and Mandatory testing on all equipment/fabric/services & systems as required by such Statutory Acts and Regulations. To be able to deal with new situations as they arise and cope with and solve the problems and to be able to pass that knowledge and training onto other members of the mixed skill group. To perform with relevant training and competency, a range of other maintenance based crafts in the course of routine and emergency activities as required by the Trust. To liaise with the Team Leaders regarding plant/equipment/fabric failures, and to request the supply of goods and/or services as necessary to ensure rectification of the fault. To use tact, patience and diplomacy to communicate technical information to other staff (of different disciplines) so that the situation is fully understood by all parties. E.g. ward staff, department supervisors and the like. Working to the Dignity at Work policy and procedure. Work closely with other trades and disciplines to achieve versatility, flexibility and co-operation towards effective and efficient working and continually strive to reduce costs wherever possible within the full scope of all relevant legislation. To fully understand the inter-relationships between the various maintenance crafts as well as other clinical and non-clinical service provisions. Timely completion of all report sheets and test certificates, surveys and audits as necessary, to provide an auditable trail of quality control and history of work undertaken to legislative standards. To advise and propose changes that may require to be made to working practises, policies and standard operating procedures to comply with Health and Safety legislation and or increases in workplace efficiency To fully understand the working of the relevant building/engineering, equipment/fabric/services/systems, utility services, plant and equipment within the whole of the Estate and to work (at all times) in compliance with: Statutory Legislation. Mandatory Regulations. HSE Approved Codes of Practices. Department of Health Technical Memorandums. Department of Health Building Notes. Trust Policies and Procedures. Estates Department Policies and Procedures. Manufacturer's instructions.
All other relevant legal and regulatory controls and documentation, whilst carrying out their day to day duties, and as a registered "Competent Person". To undertake specialist-training courses when required to learn new techniques and to gain accreditation and certification in line with their team specific trade and allied trades as required. Thereby gaining a higher level of theoretical and practical knowledge. This, in turn will enhance individual career development. To attend training sessions as required updating their knowledge and skills in line with new legislation, including, Health and Safety Legislation generally, Product information and changes of materials and accepted methods of working. To maintain 'competency' in all specialist accredited skills, as well as core craft qualifications and craft skills. (Courses are sometimes in house, and sometimes held at specialist centres off site which will require travel out of normal hours in own time.) Responsible for assisting in the training of staff (including apprentices and support workers) in all aspects of their duties and responsibilities and to pass on "site knowledge" and skills. To assist in the training of young students undertaking short Training Schemes, and to formulate small projects that these students can undertake during their stay. During training sessions, follow strict guidance and policy as laid down by the educational establishment to ensure that the student is trained in a safe environment and that the training is relevant to the requirement of the student. Embrace and develop the usage of new technologies in all areas of operational maintenance and performance monitoring. Thereby providing agreed efficiency savings. (e.g. Hand Held Electronic Work Management Systems) Providing specialised technical information and instruction to maintenance contractors, technical officers and affiliated Estates Service Teams. Planning and undertaking minor installation works by an understanding of a range of engineering drawings and specifications.
To partake in craft specific on call rota providing 7 day a week, 24-hour maintenance cover. During this (on call) period they will be under the control of the Duty Estates Officer to carry out such duties that may be required at that time. These duties may be outside of their core craft skill, however, tasks will be those that would be reasonably expected within the person's competency and ability to carry out and complete.
Each member of staff is expected to demonstrate flexibility in filling the work pattern and on call vacant slots. For such eventualities as staff sickness, annual leave and vacant posts as required etc. Emergency cover by being available within reason, to work at short notice out of normal hours, in emergency situations.