St. Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny is the Acute General Hospital that services the counties of Carlow and Kilkenny providing health care for approximately 149,900 (2011 Census). Due to its location in the heart of the South East, St Luke’s also provides services to its bordering counties of Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford, Laois.
The Biomedical Engineering Department currently provide technical and clinical support for the diverse and complex medical devices equipment in the different clinical areas of the hospital, such as theatres, maternity services, intensive care units, Critical Care, ED, cardiology, endoscopy, MRI, CT, CSSD and laboratories, to list just some of the specialist areas. Some of the medical device equipment is maintained in-house by the engineers, some is on service contracts with the medical devices equipment suppliers
Biomedical Engineering Department form part of the multi-disciplinary Product Evaluation Group (PEG) as part of a tendering process. In these instances, they provide engineering expertise, formulating the necessary technical specifications that meets the clinical requirements. They perform the product evaluations with the other members of the PEG. Following purchase of the medical devices assist in overseeing the installation, commissioning and recording of the medical devices.
Engineers provide clinical support and consultancy services to the business managers, services managers, and medical staff and other H&SCP. Engineers provide training to various Clinical Staff within the hospital on particular medical devices in St Luke’s General Hospital and also support Kilcreene Orthopaedic Hospital and other outreach Hospitals in the Carlow / Kilkenny area.
Purpose of the Post
The Clinical Engineering Technician, Staff Grade will work as part of the team providing Clinical Engineering and Technical support to all hospital medical devices including diagnostic, analytical, therapeutic, surgical, and life support systems in St Luke's General Hospital 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.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
See more details in the job specification below.