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Position description #70606 30/05/16 10:03 PM
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Hi all, am looking for a copy of a PD if anyone cares to share. The position in question will be part medical IT/network skills and part on the tools emed stuff. So, sort of practical biomed but with strong interest and skills in the IT sphere.

Anyone have a PD that covers that sort of position? Email if you can pls to....

david.cunningham@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au

(and no, don't send me your CV, position will be advertised, in time, through normal NSW Health channels).


Thanks all, Dave


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Re: Position description [Re: DaveC in Oz] #70607 31/05/16 8:44 AM
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Is this not two separate positions you are trying to fill? One being an IT network tech/engineer, the other an EBME tech/engineer. They are separate specialities in the trust I work for.

Re: Position description [Re: kit] #70611 31/05/16 9:53 PM
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Sounds like it doesn't it but we only have one FTE to play with so it needs to be a combined role and the feeling is that it is better to have a biomed with IT knowledge/skill rather than getting an IT person and trying to teach them what a screwdriver is wink


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Re: Position description [Re: DaveC in Oz] #70615 01/06/16 12:43 AM
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And what's wrong with aspiring to be a multi-skilled technician, anyway?

In reality, many of us have been just that for years. As I've (probably) mentioned a few times before, it's all just a matter of "mind-set" (the "can do" approach, the Power of Positive Thought ... and all the rest of that good stuff). smile

Sounds like a nice opportunity, to me ... but you might need to bite on the bullet and draft your own Job Description there, Dave. Shouldn't be too hard.

Re: Position description [Re: DaveC in Oz] #70642 02/06/16 6:54 PM
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Well I can understand your position Dave and as Geoff mentions there's nothing wrong with aspiring to be multi skilled. My concern is that the EBME tech would be getting a raw deal in this situation - ie he/she will be getting squeezed for more and more work at a higher job skillset for half the money that would be required for the work to be done by the 2 separate techs. In an NHS hospital in the UK a specialist EBME tech can expect to earn annually 35K and the IT network tech can also expect to earn 35K easily. I presume Dave is expecting both jobs to be done for the equivalent Aus salary of one post around 35k. Recently I also commented on a post being punted on this site at around Band 4 (between 19K - 22K) for a technician to perform specialist work on infusion devices - in my opinion that post should also be at band 6 (26K to 35K annually). If the EBME tech is considered a valuable memeber of staff in the hospital setting then renumerate the technician properly, every other staff group seems to get what "they reckon" they deserve- often over inflated in my opinion. I put my point forward out of frustation at what I consider to be our staff group being targeted as the fall guys for any cuts that are required. I would be surprised if Dave even got a response from a good IT network engineer to do the work required of an EBME tech. To all EBME managers out there, I reckon you should stand up to management and advise them to target their cuts elsewhere and ensure you give your staff the renumeration they require. Personally I am happy doing the work of an EBME tech that involves working on all sorts of life support devices but I am not confident or even interested in being a good IT network engineer. Good luck on your search anyway.

Re: Position description [Re: kit] #70644 02/06/16 7:10 PM
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It was ever thus. frown


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Re: Position description [Re: kit] #70651 02/06/16 10:29 PM
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Not an easy thing to define or (we expect) to recruit but we certainly do see this as being a position that would be considered "senior" or in NHS terms, band 6 or indeed a wee bit above.

We have a PD BTW, so all good at this end.

Thanks, Dave


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Re: Position description [Re: DaveC in Oz] #70652 02/06/16 11:05 PM
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Best crack on then, Dave.

You're trailblazing, Mate. smile

Surely the "IT-enhanced biomed" is what the future holds? Myself, having always taken the view that "kit is kit", I can't really see what all the fuss is about ... and am old enough to remember the days when certain biomeds refused to have anything to do with "new-fangled computers" (as they were back then).


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