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.

CMS Category Manager – Theale

The role is an entry-level position in this Procurement team, and would be suited to an individual who is seeking to develop and gain further insight into the work undertaken through a dedicated Procurement function. Initial focus will be to support project activities to ensure in-year value-add initiatives are achieved on schedule, with procurement savings delivered through the business unit.

Capex Senior Buyer – Theale

Support the Capex Manager to buy all equipment for the Group’s MES schemes, negotiating pricing and terms. Work closely with Implementation and Technology to support supplier management during the equipment selection stage. Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of Capex POs. Achieve agreed margins against budget targets. Maintain capex records and from these prepare agreed monthly reports.

DI Service Contract Manager – Theale

Lead UKI procurement of external service contracts for diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy equipment. Work seamlessly with the capital procurement manager to ensure through-life ownership costs guide all procurement decisions. Develop long-term supplier management strategies. Deploy advanced procurement techniques to maximise profit and value from our external spend.

Sales Modality Leads (x4) – Theale

Overall responsibility for the strategic development and tactical deployment of services within the modality. Understand customer requirements and deliver solutions at the sales and tender stages that optimise Althea’s commercial position (collaborating with other Modality Leads as appropriate).

EBME Procurement Manager – Theale

Lead UKI procurement of external service contracts and service parts for biomedical and endoscopy equipment. Work seamlessly with capital procurement manager to ensure through-life ownership costs guide all procurement decisions. Develop long-term supplier management strategies. Deploy advanced procurement techniques to maximise profit and value from our external spend.

EBME Senior Buyer – Theale

Support the EBME Procurement Manager to deliver profitable external service contracts and parts buying for biomedical and endoscopy equipment. Assist the EBME Manager to negotiate pricing and terms. Ensure accurate EBME maintenance contracts are maintained across all parts of the UKI business. Prepare agreed monthly reports on external EBME spend and performance against SLAs.

Credit Controller – Theale

Produce and issue customer invoices to agreed invoicing terms. Escalate overdue invoices. Maintain invoice files and general invoicing admin to ensure clear audit trail. Month End ledger close and producing Aging Reports. Ensure documented processes are in place and up-to-date. Assist the Financial Controller and Finance Manager on ad-hoc administration duties.

Radiotherapy Service Manager – Peterborough

Set up, lead and maintain a professional radiotherapy engineering support service. Provide prompt, high quality and professional engineering support. Key skills required include repairing and maintaining medical equipment, an in-depth understanding of patient safety and the ability to work accurately and safely under pressure.

Equipment & Library Co-ordinator – Peterborough

Ensure items in the library are ready and fit for use. Ensure requests and collections are completed within agreed time frames. Accurate record keeping to ensure the equipment database is up-to-date. Any other relevant duty that assists in the smooth operation of the Equipment Library.

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.

CMS Team Manager – Midlands

Daily provision of Consumable Managed Service (CMS) at allocated sites. Perform annual staff performance reviews. On-site client liaison to manage and resolve general queries. Provide monthly reports to head office as prescribed. Review, agree and append min\max stock control with client managers. Manage quarantine of product, recalls, shelf life expiry, stock rotation, loss management, exchange and physical returns.

CMS Stock Controller – Taunton

Expedite orders with suppliers. Manage migration process i.e. when Trust stock is depleting/depleted and Althea needs to order prior to stock out. Accept delivery, decant and manage reversals including management of over/under deliveries and damages. Ensure all stock is appropriately located ready for use by clinical staff. Manage receipt of products for trials, loan equipment etc after Consumables Group approval.

Implementation/Technical Manager – Field

An experienced Implementation Manager is required to manage the turnkey medical equipment replacement process of a number of both fixed and mobile equipment installations at various hospital sites. These processes will include; the design and construction processes, decommissioning of equipment, management of the construction contractors for any required enabling works and the subsequent installation of the medical equipment.