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Job Title: Clinical Engineer (Physics grade)

Reference No: 04.010 (2022)

Reports to: Head of Clinical Engineering Services

Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) is an exciting and dynamic place to work. The team at the Hospital are in the midst of implementing a new hospital strategy that has already delivered on the opening of a new renal unit, day surgery centre, step down facility in the community and the start of building works on a new ICU extension. It is an exciting time to join the TUH team and one of Ireland’s main teaching hospitals with so many plans to enhance patient care. The Hospital believes in investing in their team and offers excellent education and research opportunities.

TUH is one of Ireland’s largest acute teaching hospitals, adult, psychiatric and age-related healthcare on one site. The Hospital has 450 adult beds with over 3,500 people on staff and more than 50 different nationalities represented. The Hospital is a provider of local, regional and national... specialties. It is also a national urology centre, the second largest provider of dialysis services in the country, a regional orthopaedic trauma centre and a designated trauma unit.

TUH is one of the two main academic teaching hospitals of Trinity College Dublin - specialising in the training and professional development of staff in areas such as medicine nursing, health and social care professionals, emergency medicine and surgery, amongst many others. TUH is part of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group which serves a population of over 1.2 million across seven counties.

TUH Vision and Values

The vision of the Hospital is “People Caring for People to Live Better Lives” through excellent health outcomes supported by evidenced based practice, positive patient and staff experience in an empowering and caring environment. A culture of innovation and quality improvement in everything we do.

Our TUH CARE values – for patients, their families, our community and staff are:

Collaborate – together and with our academic and care partners

Achieve – our goals, positive outcomes and wellbeing

Respect – for patients, each other and our environment

Equity – for patients and staff

At TUH we view our staff as our most valuable asset and every member of the Team is valued equally. We recognise that a skilled, satisfied and motivated workforce is a prerequisite to high quality care.

The Clinical Engineer will work effectively as part of a team dedicated to delivering a high quality efficient service to patients and staff in TUH. They will assist with the support of medical, nursing, paramedical and clinical support staff in the application of technology.

Overview of role:

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The person chosen will:

• Maintain throughout the Hospital awareness of the primacy of the patient in relation to all Hospital activities.

• Actively participate in continuing education and research activities.

• Demonstrate behaviour consistent with the Values of the Hospital.

• Report to the Head of Clinical Engineering Services.

• Be accountable to the Head of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering

Specific Accountability


The chosen candidate will: -

Assist with the support of medical, nursing, paramedical and clinical support staff in the application of technology.

Assist with the implementation of the procedures that ensure the day to day scientific and technical quality of all instruments and procedures.

Analyse computer and equipment generated data and present it in a form suitable for clinical interpretation.

Participate in research, development and innovation as appropriate.

Assist with the provision of maintenance services for electro medical equipment in respect of its functional, electronic, electrical and mechanical aspects to a standard of safety, accuracy and reliability consistent with its function and with professional standards.

Assist with advising on the selection, specification, acceptance testing and safety of new equipment and installations.

Assist with supervision of other staff as required.

Provide in-house training as required, and develop relevant skills as trainer/educator.

Undertake courses, education and training programmes to the level required for professional development and performance of duties.

Develop, as required by Head of Clinical engineering Services / Line Manager, specialist areas of interest within the fields of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering.

Assist with efficient management of the hospital's budget in relevant areas of responsibility.

Participate in academic activities as per the hospital's teaching agreements with Trinity College Dublin and with academic institutions and in other academic activities as required and directed by the Head of Department.

Participate, as required, in the Departments out of normal working hours On Call system.

All activities shall be carried out in a professional manner, at least in accordance with the Engineers Ireland Code of Ethics.

Qualifications & Experience required

Must have:

(a) hold a first or second class Honors Degree in which Physics was taken as a major subject and Honors obtained in that subject;


hold a recognized qualification at least equivalent thereto.


b) Possess the requisite knowledge and ability, for proper discharge of the duties of the post.

In addition to the minimum qualifications outlined above, it is desirable that the successful candidate have Clinical Engineering experience in some of the following areas:

Renal Dialysis, Infusion Therapy, Intensive Care, Endoscopy, Ventilation, Diagnostic Ultrasound, Decontamination and Sterile Service Standards.

Reward & Recognition

Remuneration is in accordance with the Department of Health Consolidated Salary Scales, grade code 3794.

The appointment is whole-time, permanent and pensionable.

The annual leave entitlement is 28 working days per year. The leave year runs from 1st April to the 31st of March each year.

Normal working hours are 37 worked over 5 days. Your contracted hours of work are liable to change between the hours of 8 am to 8 pm over 7 days to meet the requirements for extended day services in accordance with the terms of the Framework Agreement.

Application process

Applications can be submitted ‘on-line’ at by completing the application form and attaching your CV. Candidates should be aware that, when applying for a post through the 'On-Line' Application System (Candidate Manager) they will receive an automated replying acknowledging receipt of their application. Should you for any reason, not receive this automated acknowledgement, you should notify the Human Resources Department, before the closing date, otherwise your application will not be considered.

All candidates should note that, in order to maintain a timely process, the closing date and time for receipt of applications will be strictly adhered to.

Informal Enquiries to: Head of Clinical Engineering Services, Leighton Curry, Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Telephone (01) 414202 or email View email address on click.appcast.io

Closing Date: Before close of business on: 21st April 2022

TUH Core Competencies:

Core AreaCompetencyLevel

Managing the serviceQuality & Safety of Service3

Managing the serviceDelivery of Results2

Managing ChangeProblem Solving & Decision Making2

Managing ChangeCommunications & Influencing3

Managing YourselfTeam player3

Managing YourselfPlanning and Organising2

The Biomedical / Clinical Engineering Association of Ireland (BEAI) is a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. Company Registration no. 484921.

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