|Senior Medical Scientist |
|Blood Transfusion Laboratory|
“As part of the Blood Transfusion Laboratory team we provide safe, compatible blood and blood products for patients in urgent and routine procedures.
It is a busy, dynamic environment that I enjoy working in the Hospital, the incredible team spirit, support and camaraderie amongst my colleagues makes it a great place to work.”
"I work in the Centre for Learning & Development and manage the booking of rooms for conferences, meetings, lectures for Trinity medical students, tutorials and other events in the Hospital.
As a teaching hospital it is always busy with support required to troubleshoot and resolve any technical issues on the day of an event as well as planning ahead for the very busy events scheduled we have running. I have worked in Tallaght University Hospital for 17 years, it is the friendly nature of the staff and the diversity in my role that is so enjoyable."
|Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner|
|Registered Nurse Prescriber|
"Working as part of the nurse-led chest pain service, we offer safe, competent and compassionate care to our patients. The interdisciplinary ethos, amongst healthcare professionals and support staff is vital to the service and is just one of the reasons Tallaght University Hospital is a great place to work. I am fortunate to work as part of a great team that delivers great care for our patients."
"I have always been proud to call myself a nurse but am particularly proud to call myself a Tallaght Nurse." - Helen Corrigan, CNM3 Renal Services
|Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the Adult ED Ambulatory Care Unit|
"I work as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the Adult Emergency Department (ED) Ambulatory Care Unit. I work autonomously in collaboration with the ED team providing accessible high quality health care to patients. I examine, diagnose, prescribe, treat, council and educate patients about their healthcare needs.
I love being an ANP as I get to work with people and their families. The dynamic nature of the ED makes everyday a learning experience and this is why I enjoy my job so much. I started working in Tallaght University Hospital as a staff nurse in the ED in 2005. With the help and support of the Hospital I qualified as an ANP in 2015 and now have my dream job."
"I work as a nurse tutor in our Centre for Learning & Development at Tallaght University Hospital. I facilitate the training of Healthcare Assistants, who are an integral part of the multidisciplinary team caring for patients. I am also involved in a range of ongoing education opportunities for our nurses and other staff within the Hospital. I have worked in Tallaght University Hospital for over 15 years and enjoy the support of colleagues in my role. This Hospital is an organisation where staff are keen to learn and develop as individuals, as well as continuously looking for ways to improve services for our patients. As a teacher that certainly makes my role enormously rewarding."
|Adult Emergency Department (ED)|
"I started working in Tallaght University Hospital as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in 2014. I work in an Ambulatory Care Unit with three ANP colleagues. I assess diagnose treat and discharge patients who attend the ED ambulatory care department.
From the moment I arrived in the Hospital I have felt very supported in any educational or clinical need. Tallaght is an excellent teaching hospital with a wide variety of specialities. As a professional I feel very privileged to be associated with such an establishment and to be able to practice within such an efficient and specialised unit. It is empowering to have a positive impact on a patients journey through the ED."
I am a senior Occupational Therapist working on the general medical and surgical wards.
My job is to assess a patients ability to carry out activities of daily living such as washing, dressing, feeding, toileting and cooking and to help them to be as independent as possible. As part of my role I sometimes carry out a home assessment to facilitate safe discharge from the hospital and maximise independence for the patient when they get home. Other assessments may include upper limb assessment with splinting as required, wheelchair and seating assessments and cognitive assessments if a patient is having memory difficulties.
The two things I like most about working here is the friendly atmosphere within the Hospital and the community spirit in Tallaght.
"I am a clinical pharmacist in the Stroke & Age Related Healthcare team. Part of my role is to review patient’s medication history to ensure there are no omissions or errors in their medication during their stay in the Hospital. I work with the medical teams every day and give advice on various medication issues such as drug dosing, medication side effects and drug interactions. I also work in an outpatient atrial fibrillation clinic, which is the first of its kind in the country. I work alongside members of the cardiology/stroke teams to advise on anti-coagulation choices, calculating appropriate drug doses and educating patients on their new medications. There are many things that I enjoy about working here but one of the best things is working as part of an inter-disciplinary team environment, the general camaraderie that exists within the Hospital and the incredible support from the organisation to further your training and education".
|Senior Medicine Management Technician|
My role is busy and varied. I work on the general medical and surgical wards, ordering and maintaining drug stocks in accordance with our top-up policy and procedures. I order and maintain medicines from the pharmacy for the duration of a patients stay thereby reducing the nursing time spent on ordering medication and more importantly reducing the incidence of missed patient doses. I also work with the Dispensary Manager in the training of our pharmaceutical technician staff and general pharmacy staff. As a very busy teaching hospital, Tallaght University Hospital provides me with a dynamic working environment in which I am always learning and developing my skills. The opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team is quite motivating and I have had the opportunity to attend conferences and courses at home and abroad.