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Medical device risk management and governance

Medical device risk management and governance is about ensuring that medical equipment is functioning correctly and is safe to use.

Training and qualifications required

A relevant degree (at a minimum of a 2:1 classification) or a 2:2 with appropriate postgraduate qualifications to apply for a place on the graduate-entry NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP) or .

Expected working hours and salary range

NHS staff will usually work a standard 37.5 hours per week. They may work a shift pattern. Most jobs in the NHS are covered by the Agenda for Change (AfC) pay scales. Trainee clinical scientists train at band 6 level, and qualified clinical scientists are generally appointed at band 7. With experience and further qualifications, you could apply for posts up to band 9. Terms and conditions of service can vary for employers outside the NHS.

Desirable skills and values

An interest in science and technology, good communication skills, comfortable using modern technology and complex equipment, pay meticulous attention to detail and able to work as part of a team.

Prospects

With further training or experience or both, you may be able to develop your career further and apply for vacancies in areas such as further specialisation, management, research, or teaching.
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