Principal Physicist

Duration of Post

Permanent

Campaign Reference

145970

Closing Date

12th December 2021

Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) operates as a single service across the existing Dublin children’s hospitals, Crumlin, Temple Street and Tallaght. Also, the paediatric outpatients and urgent care centres, Connolly which opened in July 2019 and Tallaght which is due to open in 2020. CHI governs and operates local paediatric services for the Greater Dublin Area and all national paediatric specialist services, some of which are on an all-island basis.

The Children’s Hospital Group and the relevant Boards in each of the Children’s Hospitals considered a proposed Corporate and Clinical Governance paper in February 2014 and approved the need to progress with a clinical directorate structure to underpin how paediatric services are managed across the Hospital Group. 

Essential Criteria:

 Hold a recognised Master’s in Medical Physics/ Clinical Engineering or equivalent.

 Have at least seven years satisfactory experience, (at least three of which were at senior level), in one or more of the following fields: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Protection, Clinical Engineering, Radiological Physics, or Medical Imaging.

 Eligible for registration with the ICPM as a Medical Physics Expert

 Possess the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and of administrative capacity) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office

Professional Qualification and Experience:

 (i) Hold a recognised first or second class honours degree in which Physics was taken as a major subject and honours obtained in that subject;

Or

(ii) Hold a recognised first or second class honours degree in Electrical / Electronic / Mechanical / Clinical Engineering And

 (i)Hold a postgraduate (M.Sc. or PhD.) degree in Medical Physics / Clinical Engineering (QQI Level 8 or 9)

Or

(ii) hold recognised qualifications at least equivalent to (i) and (ii) above

And

 Have at least seven years satisfactory experience, in one or more of the following fields: – Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Protection procedures, Clinical Engineering, Radiological Physics, Medical Imaging.

And

 Have at least three years at Senior Physicist level involving one or more of the following fields: – Diagnostic Imaging Physics, Imaging Quality Assurance, Digital Imaging, Imaging Equipment Evaluation, PACS and DICOM And

 Possess the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and of administrative capacity) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office

Skills, Competencies & Knowledge

 Detailed knowledge and familiarity with modern medical imaging systems.

 Demonstrate experience of developing and implementing quality assurance programmes.

 Be actively involved in teaching radiological physics.

 Demonstrate satisfactory relevant experience in medical physics or medical imaging.

 Demonstrate an understanding of the health service management structures which influence delivery of a medical physics service.

 Capability for self-directed work, use of initiative and assertiveness in advocating your position.

 Strong planning and organisational skills including awareness of resource management and importance of value for money.

 Leadership and team management skills, including strong motivational skills for service delivery and new developments and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

 Commitment to providing a quality service with strong client/patient focus

 Effective judgement and decision-making skills regarding service delivery based on clinical and scientific expertise.

 Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to empathise with and treat clients, patients and colleagues with dignity and respect.

Personal Attributes:

 Ability to think and plan strategically

 Demonstrate Leadership ability

 Ability to relate effectively and build productive relationships at all levels of a complex organization

 Ability to handle a diverse and challenging workload

 Ability to analyse complex problems and develop practical solutions

Desirable Criteria:

 Relevant experience in delivering large-scale change initiatives; including change management and project management principles and approaches

 

How to Apply:

Please note that you must submit a cover letter with your CV, this forms part of your application and CV’s will not be accepted without a detailed cover letter.

The closing date for submissions of CV’s and letter of application is Sunday, 12th December 2021 by 6pm. Applications must be completed through the advertised post on CHI.jobs by clicking ‘Apply for Job’.

Applications will not be accepted through direct email or any other method.

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CHI provides a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs through your work life and beyond:

  • Excellent Annual Leave entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing Activities
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Access to excellent public transport at all CHI sites
  • Bike to Work
  • Tax Saver Travel Scheme
  • On-site Banking
  • Choirs/Musical Society
  • Running Clubs/ Walking Groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Lunch and Learns

CHI provides a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs through your work life and beyond:

  • Excellent Annual Leave entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing Activities
  • Access to first-rate postgraduate programmes/Educational Assistance
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Access to excellent public transport at all CHI sites
  • Bike to Work
  • Tax Saver Travel Scheme
  • On-site Banking
  • Choirs/Musical Society
  • Running Clubs/ Walking Groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Lunch and Learns