Medsalv was started in 2017 on the back of a conversation between Oliver Hunt and his Uncle, about waste in the health system. In the 2.5 years since, we’ve been supported by a number of influential New Zealand organisations and we have successfully started to change the face of NZ healthcare:
Our Vision is to make healthcare more sustainable by reducing the negative impacts of single-use medical devices. We do this by reprocessing these devices, so that they can be used many more times than once.
This both reduces the landfill and carbon emissions costs, as well as the actual costs - which means more people get access to healthcare for less money as a result of our work.
We’re not the first company to reprocess single-use medical devices, but we are the only one south of the equator. We have built our business model differently, to make the benefits of reprocessing accessible to health systems of all sizes.
About the role:
You will be working on quality systems and processes - the backbone of our reprocessing programs. As a medical device manufacturer, Medsalv is subject to stringent scrutiny and is required to maintain technical documentation for each and every device that we reprocess. Your role will involve preparing our existing ISO13485 Systems for audit, and maintaining all of the information pathways that feed these. You will work closely with our operations team and our research and development team to ensure new products are seamlessly integrated into hospitals, and all technical/regulatory data is current.
Medsalv is a young and dynamic company, and this role has the potential to greatly influence the sustainability of healthcare in New Zealand and further afield.
Oversee ISO13485 documentation generation/system creation and upkeep.
Oversee Adherence to ISO13485 system including regular auditing, report generation.
Maintain Regulatory details and listings for all of Medsalv’s devices including ongoing regulatory approvals processes.
Work in conjunction with the R & D team to ensure all reprocessing procedures are correctly documented, validated, registered and can be carried out in a fully traceable manner.
Develop and maintain tools and registers for tracing of maintenance and other routine tasks
Other miscellaneous tasks as required to help Medsalv reach overarching company goals.
Passionate about delivering the best healthcare, to the most people, in the most sustainable way.
Meticulous, practical, creative, driven
An excellent communicator
Able to own tasks and work to deadlines with excellent time management
Based in Christchurch, New Zealand
A graduate in STEM or related fields (including parts of business) at Hons or Masters level
Good with a variety of IT programs, able to learn new software quickly
Hungry to learn (this is more important than experience)
Additionally, the following may be considered advantages:
You have finished (graduated) less than 12 months ago from a New Zealand based* Masters or PhD programme in science or business, or are about to finish.
*or have recently completed equivalent courses overseas if a New Zealand resident
The ability to write code and/or work with/understand databases
Previous experience in a quality management/compliance role (any industry) may be useful
Experience in implementing, managing or working within any ISO quality management systems
Design, development, or maintenance management experience in any highly regulated industries (Aerospace, Financial services, Automotive, etc.)
We are looking for people who think big and know how to execute at every level.
We do good quality work and we do it rapidly, so we stay responsive to our customers.
We want people who are comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment that challenges them every day. Success will require you to learn quickly and use your initiative while working under pressure.