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Reference No: 08/008 (2018)

Each candidate must on the latest date for receiving completed application forms for the office -:

1.    Each candidate should:

  • Have served a recognised electrical apprenticeship and have the paperwork.
  • Have passed all relevant exams regarding the electrical apprenticeship.
  • Have the National Craft Certificate (or equivalent)
  • Have received a qualification in the London City & Guilds Examination (or equivalent).
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in Maintenance in a large institutional complex.
  • Have experience at working on UPS systems.
  • Have experience at working on 10Kv electrical supply systems and 10Kv control systems..
  • Have experience at working on Generators and generator control systems.
  • Have experience at working on networked Fire Alarm Systems and peripheral fire alarm devices.
  • Have experience at working on 110volt Central Battery Systems.
  • Have experience working on Air Handling Units and Extract fans.
  • Have experience in the field of Energy Saving and the installation of energy reduction systems and equipment.
  • Have experience working on Building Management Systems and interfacing it on to the plant within the hospital.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Have administrative experience and organising abilities.
  • Have the ability to work on self initiative.
  • Have knowledge of computer keyboard skills and be up to date with current windows operating systems and programs.
  • Have the ability to generate electronic reports for the Electrical Forman on the various electrical systems and equipment in the hospital.
  • Experience in Nurse Call Systems and Pneumatic Tube Systems would be an advantage.

2.    Age Restrictions In Relation To Applications
Age restriction shall only apply to a candidate where he/she is not classified as a new entrant (within the meaning of the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2004). A candidate who is not classified as a new entrant must be under 65 years of age on the first day of the month in which the latest date for receiving completed applications for the office occurs.

3.    Health
A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the  office and be in a state of health as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

4.    Be of good character.

5.    Garda Vetting is sought for all employees and prospective employees of Tallaght Hospital.  Given the specialised nature of the services provided, your appointment will be subject to satisfactory Garda Vetting and re-vetting in circumstances where the Hospital deems it appropriate. The Hospital will then process the necessary documentation to endeavour to obtain satisfactory Garda clearance for you.  You are obliged to disclose previous and any criminal convictions acquired during the course of your employment.  Should the Hospital obtain information from the Garda Vetting Unit to indicate that your Garda clearance report is not satisfactory and / or if you have supplied the hospital with false or misleading information in relation to your Garda clearance status, the Hospital reserves the right to withdraw or terminate this contract in accordance with Tallaght Hospital Garda Vetting policy.


1.    The appointment is wholetime, permanent and pensionable.
2.    Remuneration:
Remuneration is in accordance with the salary scale approved by the Department of Health & Children. Current remuneration with effect from 1st January 2018 is: 

                                                                                             €32,676 by 11 increments to €38,234 
3.    Pension arrangements and retirement age
There are three superannuation schemes currently in operation for staff in Tallaght Hospital:

(a)     Voluntary Hospital Superannuation Scheme (Non-New Entrant)  
(b)     Voluntary Hospital Superannuation Scheme (New Entrant)
(c)     Single Public Service Pension Scheme

Please read carefully the summary of the criteria for the three superannuation schemes below. This will assist you in identifying which scheme membership is applicable to your employment circumstances.

(a)    If you have been continually employed in the public service prior to the 1st April 2004 and you have not had a break in service of more than 26 weeks, you will be included in the Voluntary Hospital Superannuation Scheme (Non-New Entrant) with a Minimum Retirement Age of 60 and a Maximum Retirement Age of 65.

(b)    If you have been continually employed in the public service post the 1st April 2004 and you have not had a break in service of more than 26 weeks, you will be included in the Voluntary Hospital Superannuation Scheme (New Entrant) with a Minimum Retirement Age of 65. There is no Maximum Retirement Age.

(c)    If you have commenced employment in the public service as a new entrant or you are a former public servant, returning to the public service after a break of more than 26 weeks, you will be included in the Single Public Service Pension Scheme effective from the 1st January 2013 with a minimum retirement age of 66 (rising to 67 and 68 in line with state pension changes).  The maximum retirement age under this scheme will be age 70.

4.    Duties:
The Electrician will perform such duties as are outlined in this job description.

5.     Hours of work:
Normal working hours are 39 worked over 5 days. Your contracted hours of work are liable to change between the hours of 8 am to 8 pm over 7 days to meet the requirements for extended day services in accordance with the terms of the Framework Agreement.  

6.    Probation:
The successful candidate will be appointed initially for a probationary period of 6 months. During the probationary period progress or otherwise will be monitored and at the end of the probationary period the service will (a) be certified as satisfactory and confirmed in writing or if not satisfactory, the probationary period may be extended by 3 months. 

7.    Annual Leave:
The annual leave entitlement is 25 working days per year. The leave year runs from 1st April to the 31st of March each year.

8.      Sick Leave:
Payment of salary during illness will be in accordance with arrangements as approved from time to time by the Department of Health and Children.

9.     Termination of Office:
The employment may be terminated at any time by one months’ notice on either side except where circumstances are dictated by the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Act 1973/91. The Management’s right under this paragraph shall not be exercised save in circumstances where the Management is of the opinion that the holder of the office has failed to perform satisfactorily the duties of the post or has misconducted himself/herself in relation to the post or is otherwise unfit to hold the appointment.


The person chosen will:

  • Maintain throughout the Hospital awareness of the primacy of the patient in relation to all Hospital activities.
  • Promote open communications throughout the Hospital.
  • Demonstrate behaviour consistent with the Values of the Hospital.
  • Report to the Chargehand / Foreman / Technical Services Officer.



The chosen candidate will: -

  • Install and maintain, in conjunction with other members of the electrical team, electrical equipment throughout the Hospital.
  • Carry out electrical installation work around the hospital and have the ability to install conduit, unistrut, tray, trunking and ladder work. 
  • Ensure that all installation and maintenance work is carried out to the appropriate standard and in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and current regulations.
  • Have the ability to generate lists of materials needed for specific jobs that need to be done around the hospital and report back to the Electrical Chargehand/Electrical Foreman.
  • Have the ability to work on your own initiative. 
  • Arrange, where it is necessary, to have assistance from other trades.
  • Carry out daily and weekly inspections of all plant rooms and generate electronic reports of electrical equipment throughout the Hospital and report back any findings. This equipment will include UPS, 110volt central battery emergency lighting systems, fire alarm systems, nurse call system, pneumatic tube system, generators and 10Kv sub stations.
  • Be able to use the building management system on a daily basis to fault find and diagnose problems on the plant within the hospital and then rectify the problem.
  • Receive and record details concerning accidents, incidents, mishaps, complaints and defects in equipment and investigate the circumstances of such occurrences with appropriate staff and report findings as requested.
  • Liaise with departmental managers (users) as required
  • To appraise their immediate supervisor of any personal difficulties that might adversely effect    the performance of their assigned duties.
  • To perform the duties of an electrician in any department of the Hospital or at such other locations as may be required by the Hospital. 
  • To maintain at all times a satisfactory standard of work.
  • To perform such tasks appropriate to his/her trade as may be assigned by the Chargehand / Foreman / Technical Services Officer.
  • Participate where appropriate, in education and training. 
  • Carry a pager/two-way radio, mobile phone and PDA as required.
  • Be part of the electrical on call team in the electrical workshop. 

Information Technology & data

  • Make the most effective and efficient use of developments in information technology for both patient care and administrative support in a manner which integrates well with systems throughout the organisation.

Health & Safety 

  • All employees must comply with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005.
  • Comply with relevant Health and Safety responsibilities as outlined in Hospital Polices, Protocols and Procedures relevant to your area. 
  • Take reasonable care to protect your own safety, health and welfare and that of any other person who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.

Hygiene / Infection prevention and control  

  • All employees have responsibility for Hygiene awareness. Hygiene is defined as “The practice that serves to keep people and environments clean and prevent infection.”
  • All employees also have a responsibility under their terms of employment to prevent transmission of infection and to follow the hospital infection control policies and guidelines as outlined in the Infection Control Manual. 
  • All employees must be aware that they work in an area where there is     potential for transmission of infection.
  • All employees have a responsibility to follow hand hygiene guidelines as this is the single most important intervention to prevent the transmission of infection 

Quality, safety and risk management

  • Support the delivery of the Quality, Safety and Risk Management Programme, including the appropriate identification and management of risks and incidents throughout the hospital.


  • You will be aware of the confidential nature of Hospital work and in particular, the right of patients to confidentiality.  To this end, you will not discuss workings of the Hospital or its patients or disclose any information of a confidential nature except as required to do so in the course of your work. No records, documents or property of the Hospital may be removed from the premises of the Hospital without prior authorisation. You must return to the Hospital upon request and, in any event, upon the termination of your employment, all documents or other property of the Hospital which are in your possession or under your control.

Data Management

  • Ensure compliance with the obligations required by the Data Protection Act 2003.

Development of Hospital Groups

  • The Hospital Structure is currently under review and therefore, reporting relationships may change. The development of Hospital Groups may require the post-holder to adopt a different reporting relationship and additional accountabilities.  Full consultation will take place in advance of any such change.

NOTE:    The extent and speed of change in the delivery of health care is such that adaptability is essential at this level of appointment.  The incumbent will be required to maintain, enhance and develop their knowledge, skills and aptitudes necessary to respond to a changing situation. The Job Description must be regarded as an outline of the major areas of accountability at the present time, which will be reviewed and assessed on an on-going basis.



Applications can be submitted ‘on-line’ at by completing the application form and attaching your CV. 

Candidates should be aware that, when applying for a post through the 'On-Line' Application System (Candidate Manager) they will receive an automated replying acknowledging receipt of their application.  Should you for any reason, not receive this automated acknowledgement, you should notify the Human Resources Department, before the closing date, otherwise your application will not be considered.

Informal enquiries to Mr Paul Elmes, Technical Services Manager, Telephone (01) 4142916 or email