|Title||Professional Advisory Services|
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to analyse and synthesise their understanding of device risk management. The Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to apply their knowledge to advise the institution on professional and technical issues relating to medical device management and governance and will be aware of medical device research and emerging technologies to ensure the institution is able to adopt innovative devices in a timely manner. The Clinical Scientist in HSST will also be expected to evaluate their own response to both normal and complex situations using the professional attributes and insights required of a Consultant Clinical Scientist.
Knowledge and understanding
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to analyse, synthesise and critically apply their expert knowledge with respect to medical equipment management including:
- how to formulate the clinical question at hand, identify the totality of Clinical Biomedical Engineering issues that have a bearing, compare and contrast options and propose solutions.
- the range of tools and methodologies to deduce potential courses of action.
Technical and clinical skills
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current research and its application to the performance and mastery of the following technical skills and will:
- implement interdisciplinary medical device risk management forums within the institution.
- perform medical device audits.
- provide advice on the requirements for a clinical trial involving a novel medical device.
- keep up to date with new technologies and developments within the field of medical device management.
- advise the institution on equipment replacement requirements.
- participate in the Clinical Biomedical Engineering response to a major business plan involving a significant medical equipment installation.
Attitudes and behaviours
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to evaluate their own response to both normal and complex situations demonstrating the professional attributes and insights required of a Consultant Clinical Scientist working within the limits of professional competence referring as appropriate to senior staff and will:
- behave in accordance with Good Scientific Practice.
- promote the importance of medical device risk management when providing advice.
- ensure the integrity and security of data responding appropriately to issues as they arise.
- have a clear focus on effective patient centred service delivery, minimising risk and promoting patient safety.