Clinical Engineering Technician, Senior

Cork University Hospital Group
Cork, Ireland
Closing date: 
25 Mar 2024

Who We Are

The South/ South West Hospital Group (S/SWHG) is one of seven hospital groups in the Republic of Ireland. It has responsibility for the provision of acute hospital care for a population of over 915,000 people (19% of the population of the State) across Cork, Kerry, Waterford and South Tipperary, and a supra-regional catchment of 1.2 million which includes Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford.

The S/SWHG employs 11,800 highly skilled and caring staff and aims to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a great experience for all our patients and their families.

The S/SWHG consists of eight statutory hospitals and two voluntary hospitals. The statutory hospitals are:

  • Bantry General Hospital (BGH)
  • Cork University Hospital (CUH)
  • Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH)
  • Kilcreene Orthopedic Hospital (KOH)
  • Mallow General Hospital (MGH)
  • South Tipperary General Hospital (STGH)
  • University Hospital Kerry (UHK)
  • University Hospital Waterford (UHW)

The two voluntary hospitals in the Group are funded by the HSE as Section 38 agencies under the Health Act 2004:

  • Mercy University Hospital (MUH)
  • South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH)

These hospitals are defined as Models 2 to 4 based on the health services that are provided. There are two Model 4 hospitals (both of which are Cancer Centres), three Model 3 hospitals, two Model 2 hospitals, two exclusively elective hospitals and a Maternity Hospital. Emergency services are provided at six of the ten sites in accordance with the Acute Medicine Programme and Emergency Medicine Programme requirements.

The primary academic partner for the Group is University College Cork (UCC) and, together with our Higher Education Institutes of Technology in Cork and Waterford, plays an important role in developing and improving academic teaching, research and innovation to drive improved health for the population in the S/SWHG.

Skills and attributes


  • Commitment to providing a quality Service
  • Evaluating Information & Judging Situations
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skils
  • Planning and Managing Resources
  • Professional Knowledge & Experience
  • Managing and developing (self and others)


With over 40 different Medical and Surgical Specialties, Cork University Hospital (CUH) is the largest University Teaching Hospital in Ireland and the only Level 1 Trauma Centre in the country serving a population of 1.1 million for its tertiary services. The Hospital currently employs approximately 5,000 staff of multiple professions and is the primary teaching hospital for the Faculty of Health and Science in University College Cork.

The Biomedical Engineering Department currently has nineteen engineers and one administrative support staff.

Engineers provide technical and clinical support for diverse and complex medical devices throughout clinical areas of the hospital, such as operating theatres, maternity services, intensive care units, dialysis, cardiology, endoscopy and laboratories, to list just some of the specialist areas.

Medical equipment support can be:

· provided ‘in-house’ by engineers

· sourced via service agreements with medical device suppliers

· a combination of ‘in-house’ engineers, supplier engineers & clinical specialists.

Engineers from the Biomedical Engineering Department frequently participate in multi-disciplinary Product Evaluation Groups (PEG’s) as part of public procurement tendering processes.

In these instances, engineering expertise is provided to:

· formulate the necessary technical specifications that meet clinical requirements

· perform product evaluations alongside other members of the PEG

· oversee the installation, commissioning and recording of medical devices

Engineers provide clinical support and consultancy services to:

· business managers

· services managers

· medical staff

· health and social care professionals

Engineers provide training on specialist devices to clinical colleagues such as:

· Anaesthetic Department

· School of Nursing

· Intensive Care

Engineers based at Cork University Hospital support Cork University Hospital Group, i.e.

· Cork University Maternity Hospital

· Mallow General Hospital

· Bantry General Hospital

· Cork University Hospital

As the complexity, interconnectivity and interdependence of medical devices continues to grow, our engineers work closely in partnership with other engineering grades in the health sector such as those supporting and overseeing ICT, Hospital Networks and Estates. Care is delivered in a variety of settings and new approaches and models of care to follow the care demands of the health service, are being advanced within the context of overall healthcare reform, to include Slaintécare.

Purpose of the post:

The Clinical Engineering Technician, Senior, will provide Clinical Engineering and Technical support to all hospital medical devices including diagnostic, analytical, therapeutic, surgical, renal dialysis and life support systems in Cork University Hospital Group as directed by the Reporting Relationship.

Having due regard to service needs s/he will also liaise with other staff and grades within and outside the service/line manager as necessitated in the identification, acquisition, and support of safe, effective, and economical technology as part of a healthcare professional team, in the provision, delivery, and advancement of patient care.

Informal Enquiries:

Corneilus O’ Sullivan, Chief Biomedical Engineer, Cork University Hospital


Telephone: 087-9812585


About Us

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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For general information, including registration, please contact us at:

  • 8 Priory Office Park, Stillorgan Road,
  • Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland,
  • A94 EE95