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Practice Education Coordinator – Clinical Measurem

Dublin Institute of Technology..

  • Dublin City Centre / Dublin North / Dublin South
  • Not disclosed
  • Temporary full-time
  • Updated 14/03/2013
  • Magdalena Machelak
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Post: Practice Education Coordinator – Clinical Measurement Science (17 month fixed term) Ref: NA/90/12 Applications: </


Post: Practice Education Coordinator – Clinical Measurement Science (17 month fixed term)
Ref: NA/90/12


Please complete the online application form which can be found by clicking "click here to apply" below. You will receive an acknowledgement by email immediately after submitting the application. Interested applicants must attach a CV and fully complete the online application form as incomplete forms will not be accepted.  It is not sufficient to state "See CV" on the form. 

Latest day for receipt of applications in our online recruitment system is
14th March 2013

Late applications will not be accepted.

If you require additional information on this vacancy, please contact
Dr John Doran at  or 01 402 4953

Please note, should you have any queries in relation to the submission of your application, support is available at telephone 01 402 3334, Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00. 

You are also advised that you can only submit one application per competition.  Should you have any issues with your submission, please contact us.

The Role:

The School of Physics, DIT, through funding provided by the Health Services Executive, is seeking to appoint a Practice Education Coordinator (PEC) in the area of Clinical Measurement Science (CMS).  The PEC will be responsible for sourcing, arranging, and managing the hospital-based placements of Year 3 and Year 4 students of DIT’s BSc Clinical Measurement Science, including the organisational aspects of student assessments and projects, and will assist in preparing students for their practice education.  The PEC will be based in the School of Physics, will report to the Head of School and will liaise with Clinical Tutors, with hospital-based staff and with PECs in other disciplines in the management and development of practice education.  This will involve travel to hospitals in Ireland.

The PEC will also assist with the development of educational initiatives, establish and maintain positive relationships with CMS practitioners, support the development of a research culture in DIT and in the CMS profession, and develop and maintain a database of CMS practice education sites.

Nature of the Post:

This is a 17 month fixed term contract which will run from date of employment until the end of the fixed term or on an earlier date if the funding for this post comes to an end. 

The provisions of the Dublin Institute of Technology Act, 1992 to 2006 and any subsequent Acts replacing or amending these Acts and any orders and regulations made under these Acts will apply.


1. Assume responsibility for the strategic management of hospital based practice education placements including the development of placement opportunities in Stage 3 and Stage 4 of the Clinical Measurement Science honours degree programme; and the education of CMS practice educators. 
2. Co-ordinate, allocate, arrange, and manage practice education placements in conjunction with senior hospital based CMS professionals. This will include visiting students on placement and dealing with organisational (non-academic) and generic issues that arise.
3. Visit potential placement sites as required and liaise with hospital based CMS professionals.
4. Assist in the administrative aspect of developing a well-structured Stage 4 placement, including the development of regularised assessment.
5. Assist DIT in the development of existing and further educational initiatives in clinical measurement science, in association with the Clinical Tutors and the IICMS.
6. Promote and develop communication and links with hospital-based CMS professionals in order to develop clinical practice education opportunities and to actively seek and expand practice education placement opportunities in hospital-based clinical measurement science laboratories, including those not previously explored.
7. Participate in academic quality assurance mechanisms.
8. Facilitate communication and effective working relations between CMS professionals in services and DIT-based staff.
9. Contribute to the preparation and delivery of generic practice education induction modules for students prior to their commencement of placements.
10. Prepare students for practice education placement informed both by their academic programme requirements and placement site requirements, and debrief students afterwards. This will involve arranging visits for Stage 2 students to hospital laboratories.
11. Play a significant role in the organisational aspects of Stage 4 projects, and in generic project-related issues, e.g., research methodologies, adopting a supervisory role in relation to such issues.
12. Facilitate Clinical Tutors, hospital-based supervisors and the programme team in the provision of ongoing feedback on issues generic to all disciplines.
13. Liaise with Clinical Tutors, the Programme Team and hospital based CMS professionals in relation to the effectiveness of placements.
14. Keep abreast of research and practice developments in relevant areas by attending, where possible, seminars, conferences and postgraduate courses, and maintain competency.
15. Participate in a performance review process with line manager.
16. Promote inter-professional learning in the health care setting.
17. Participate in the development of practice education .....

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