Working At Althea

As the UK’s number one multi-vendor medical equipment service provider we continue to expand and recruit highly-skilled, best-in-class individuals to help us provide exceptional service to our healthcare customers.

We have a multi-disciplinary team with backgrounds in both the NHS and private healthcare.  Whatever position you join us in, we are committed to offering all staff learning and development opportunities.

We operate a graduate training scheme and welcome CVs from determined and capable people who have just finished university or college.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably-qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, or marital, pregnancy or maternity status.

If you would like more information or to apply for any of these roles, please send your CV and a covering letter to uk.info@althea-group.com.

Staff Spotlight

Robert Tanner, Trainee Field Service Engineer

Rob started his career with us in 2011 as a Service Centre Administrator logging equipment faults from customers and proactively ensuring the expedient repair of medical equipment at managed service customer sites.  In 2013 he became an Operations Co-ordinator directly dispatching in-house multi-vendor field service engineers and guaranteeing the prompt dispatch of spare parts from our UK facility.

This change in role was part of Rob’s personal development plan and ambition to become a Field Service Engineer.  ALTHEA paid for the appropriate courses and allowed Rob the necessary time to go back to college.  In 2015, Rob successfully received his BTEC in Electrical Engineering to become a Trainee Field Service Engineer and is currently in the last year of his HNC in Electrical Engineering whilst receiving OEM-certified and in-house training at ALTHEA’s Centre Of Excellence in Reading (Berkshire).

“The time I spent talking directly to customers made me understand how important our maintenance services were in supporting patient outcomes – going the extra mile to make sure equipment was repaired and back in service as soon as possible.  ALTHEA continues to support my career aspirations and has Centres Of Excellence across Europe where I can hone my skills across multiple vendors and modalities.  In the UK we have three live MR scanners which allow me to supplement my college courses with continuous training.  I simply wouldn’t get the same opportunities anywhere else.”

Current Vacancies

MRI Engineer: South

We are seeking an experienced Field Engineer to expand our MRI Team in the UK. This role will provide the right candidate with a unique opportunity to develop your MRI skills further by working on the latest industry leading MRI systems, and associated technology.

PET/CT Engineer: South

We are seeking an experienced PET/CT Engineer to expand our Engineering Team in the UK. This role will provide the right candidate with a unique opportunity to develop your PET/CT skills further by working on the latest industry leading systems, and associated technology.

Medical Engineer: Peterborough

Carry out repairs and planned preventative maintenance on equipment. Carry out acceptance testing of new and loan equipment. Condemn and decommission equipment. Keep full and accurate records of all work carried out. Provide support to clinical users of set-up and operation of equipment. Any other relevant duty that assists in the smooth operation of the Medical Electronics Department.

Senior Medical Engineer: Peterborough

Provide prompt, high quality and professional engineering support to a broad range of medical equipment, including acceptance testing, repairs and Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM). Have an in depth understanding of patient safety and the ability to work accurately and safely under pressure. Assist the Clinical Equipment Manager with work allocation and supervision.

Junior Biomedical Field Service Engineer: Hertfordshire/Essex

Provision of daily on-site medical devices repairs, preventative maintenance and asset management to contractual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Build long-term relationships with customers, subcontractors and staff to ensure responsiveness and superior customer service. Perform scheduled preventative maintenance (PM) on patient monitoring medical equipment for ECG, SATS monitor and thermometers. Complete associated admin needed to close repairs and PMs.

Biomedical Engineer: Bromley

Purpose of the role
Provision of daily on-site medical devices repairs, preventative maintenance and asset management to contractual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) within specified hospital location. Build long term relationships with customers, subcontractors and staff to ensure responsiveness and superior customer service.

Junior Biomedical Engineer: Harlow

Purpose of the role
Provision of daily on-site medical devices repairs, preventative maintenance and asset management to contractual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) within specified hospital location. Build long term relationships with customers, subcontractors and staff to ensure responsiveness and superior customer service.

Minor Repair Technician: Southend-on-Sea x 2

Assessment, Partial disassembly, repair, and function testing of a range of products to the required quality standards (encompassing air/fluid blockage removal – angulation/ variable stiffness mechanism adjustment – switch button & wire replacement). Contribute towards customer`s asset uptime by carrying out stage(s) of the repair process within required time limits to achieve consistently high quality whilst maintaining the required level of productivity.

Incoming Quality Control Inspector: Southend-on-Sea

Fault find/inspect all models and types of endoscope. Prepare internal inspection reports to guide areas requiring repair/rectification. Utilise computer tracking systems to ensure traceability and contract details. Deal with company couriers and logistical aspects. Generate weekly/monthly turnaround time reports for QMSR. Gain knowledge and competence on additional products/services within the service department.

UHL Assistant Service Manager: Leicester

This role is to train/develop as a Service Manager and assist current Operational staff with their responsibility for the management of Althea’s service delivery for the UHL MES account. The key objectives are to ensure that all service and maintenance activities are delivered safely, and carried out in line with industry standards and contractual obligations, to provide high standards of contract management including representing Althea on all contractual and operational site issues.

Biomedical Engineering Team Leader: Peterborough

Supervise a team of Biomed Engineers providing daily on-site repair, preventative maintenance and asset management of medical devices managed within the Althea MES contract with North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, whilst working with and supporting the Clinical Equipment Manager in achieving contractual KPIs. Ensuring all associated administrative work in equipment management is completed as outlined in Althea procedures.
To support customers whenever needed to ensure minimal disruption to the operation of the hospital and build long-term relationships with customers, subcontractors and staff to ensure responsiveness and support to customers.