Vacancy: Anatomy and Clinical Skills Technician at Newcastle University *closed*

By 20th December 2021 January 26th, 2022 Jobs

Anatomy and Clinical Skills Technician

Reference: 15121

**This vacancy is now closed**

Requisition ID: 15121
Location: Newcastle, GB
Contract Type: Open Ended
Working Pattern: Full Time
Salary:  £22,245 – £23,487 Rising to £25,627  per annum
Closing Date: 03 Janaury 2022

The Role 

The School of Medical Education require a motivated individual to work as part of a team of technical staff supporting practical teaching within specialist anatomy and clinical skills teaching laboratories.

Reporting to the Technical Team Lead, the role will require working as part of a team of technical staff, primarily to support students on taught programmes within specialised laboratory facilities.   The role will involve supporting laboratory activities across various specialist disciplines including prosection of the human cadaver and demonstrating clinical skills procedures and equipment.  This will involve in-depth knowledge of technical practices, methods and procedures gained through experience and education within anatomy and clinical skills or a related field.

The post will work as part of a professional community to provide a technical support service to staff and students by mainly following established working patterns, but there will be a need to resolve most problems without access to more senior colleagues. The role may involve developing skills in a particular specialist area or possibly planning and supervising the work of others.

This is an full time, open ended post.

For informal enquiries please contact Mr Bill Saint (FMS Technical Manager for Education) (via email:

Key Accountabilities•    Complete a range of maintenance activities and repairs
•    Liaise with suppliers and manufacturers to resolve problems and investigate replacement options
•    Advise on equipment capabilities demonstrating how results can be achieved
•    By developing local procedures, establish and maintain a safe/compliant working environment
•    Assist with the completion and updating of a wide range of safety paperwork
•    Oversee compliance tasks ensuring timely completion and maintenance of appropriate records
•    Complete accident reporting and assist with investigations
•    Maintain broad and up to date health and safety knowledge providing support/advice to others.
•    Schedule, prioritise and monitor work and performance in line with demands and deadlines
•    Hold delegated responsibility from the academic/technical lead for the planning, operation and supervision of a variety of laboratory spaces.
•    Work collaboratively with the other areas to ensure efficiency and elimination of duplicated effort
•    Organize and facilitate progress and management meetings
•    Be a key contributor to service development, delivery and planning
•    Contribute and support change
•    Oversee local record keeping, inventory and asset management
•    Monitor resource usage and stores operations
•    Source and negotiate with suppliers for a range of items including specialist parts/equipment
•    Create, update and implement procedures to deliver an aligned, efficient and effective service
•    Provide a broad range of skilled research/teaching support
•    Prepare and manufacture a range of specimens/samples with limited direction
•    Manage equipment bookings and assist with recharging
•    Contribute to small and large scale building works
•    Design, develop and deliver inductions, demonstrations and training covering a broad range of activities (not limited to techniques and equipment)
•    Assist managers with the identification of training and development needs
•    Develop a broad knowledge and skills base, sharing with others
•    Mentor junior staff
•    Any other duties within the scope and general nature of the grade which may be required

The Person (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

•    Thorough working knowledge of Health and Safety procedures, and experience of safe waste management within a workshop/laboratory environment.
•    Demonstrable work experience in a relevant technical laboratory role
•    Excellent team working skills
•    Demonstrates technical and problem solving capability
•    Demonstrates good organising ability to meet deadlines with a positive and proactive approach to duties and attention to detail
•    Contribute to design and specification of teaching/research activities (Desirable)
•    Ability to adapt to changes in teaching/research priorities

Attributes and Behaviour

•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Good interpersonal skills to interface with staff
•    Attention to detail to ensure accuracy and precision
•    Work in a collaborative and flexible way
•    To exhibit University and Faculty values and principles



•    BTEC HNC/HND or equivalent in relevant subject or equivalent experience
•    Professional registration with an accredited professional body (including HEA) or working towards this on appointment (Desirable)
•    Degree level (or equivalent) qualification in a subject relevant to anatomy and clinical skills (desirable)


Success Factors

Team-working (Self)

•    Co-operative
•    Respects the expertise and contribution of others even if own opinion is different
•    Shares relevant and useful information with others
•    Keeps other team members up to date with progress
•    Gets involved with team tasks
•    Willing to help others and share workloads
•    Supportive of team decisions
•    Asks others’ opinion
•    Encourages others to get involved
•    Talks about other team members in a positive way
•    Respects the value that different views bring to the team

Planning and organising (Self)

•    Planning and managing own work
•    Works in a planned and structured way
•    Uses own and others’ time effectively
•    Sets own priorities in conjunction with team and area objectives
•    Plans workload and tasks in a systematic way
•    Ensures that all activities are completed on time
•    Uses systems and tools to ensure records and audit trails are clear and up to date
•    Keeps work systems up to date, neat and tidy
•    Ensures that others know how process and systems work

Delivering services (Self)

•    Getting the job done well
•    Sees others departments and colleagues as “customers” and follows through on their enquiries and requests
•    Keeps fellow team members up to date with progress
•    Co-operates with others in achieving targets
•    Takes responsibility for achieving own targets
•    Has a positive attitude for doing things better
•    Looks for ways to make immediate improvements (quick wins)
•    Pays attention to detail
•    Strives to deliver high quality results
•    Is enthusiastic in getting the job done on time

Embracing Change (Self)

•    Making improvements in your own role
•    Comes forward with new ideas and concepts
•    Anticipates change and prepares for it
•    Accepts change and “runs” with it
•    Willing to experiment, enterprising in approach
•    Builds on others’ ideas and suggestions
•    Willing to change ways and policies in light of new information

Communicating (Self)

•    Clear communicator
•    Is factually correct and gives consistent verbal and non verbal messages
•    Clear and concise; gets the message across to others
•    Chooses communication tools appropriately e.g. selective use of emails and other channels of communication
•    Tailors content of communication to the audience, changing style, tone and format appropriately
•    Uses face to face communication regularly; team meetings, one to ones, informal discussions/chats, briefing sessions etc
•    Can hold attention of others using appropriate techniques; questioning, rhetorical questions, changing tone and pace of voice and animated style.