Centre for Learning & Development

Contact Names/Numbers/Email Addresses

NamePost   Email Address     
Sandra McCarthyHead of Learning & Development   cld@amnch.ie
Sinead FaganAdministrationcld@amnch.ie
All Transition Year EnquiriesE-mail enquiries only. Note – No reply will be issued unless this e- mail address is usedty@amnch.ie
All Work Experience Enquiries (Medical)E-mail enquiries only. Note – No reply will be issued unless this e-mail address is usedworkexperience@amnch.ie
Elective placements from abroad (Medical)Email enquiries onlyvismedel@tcd.ie
Elective placements from abroad
(Nursing)
E-mail enquiries onlystudentallocation@amnch.ie

Description of Department/Service

The Centre for Learning & Development (CLD) at Tallaght Hospital takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide a variety of programmes and training to the Hospital community. These include staff development opportunities, teaching technologies, student preparation for university courses and expert advice on teaching and learning. We provide leadership in learning and development opportunities that support the priorities of Tallaght Hospital and its overall human resource management strategies. In partnership with the Hospital’s academic partner, Trinity College Dublin, the Centre promotes employee and Organisational effectiveness.

The committed teaching team in the CLD has maintained a climate of caring, excellence and quality and has fostered a culture of lifelong learning among staff working within the Hospital and surrounding community. 

The team assists the Head of Learning & Development in planning and implementing continuing professional development programmes that reflect the philosophy, vision, mission and ethos unique to Tallaght Hospital. These programmes are designed to be comprehensive, relevant and flexible and to respond to the most recent changes in national and international health care policy and legislation.  An interagency partnership approach to programme provision is ensured by collaboration with the Learning & Development Committee, which provides a forum for stakeholders to participate in promoting multidisciplinary learning and maximising resources by facilitating cross-divisional and interagency programmes

Transition Year & Work Experience

Programmes

Transition Year two Day Information Programme (Classroom based)

APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY OPEN FROM THE 1ST APRIL TO THE 30TH SEPTEMBER EACH YEAR

This two day programme has been developed by the Centre for Learning & Development to give Transition Year students information on various career pathways within the Hospital. This programme will give transition year students an overview of Hospital life and some of the essential requirements for excellent patient care. This programme is delivered twice per academic year. Bookings for the November 2017 programme can only be e-mailed to ty@amnch.ie from 1st April – 30th September. See the link below for the application form.

Appliction Form

Work Experience Second Level (pre-Leaving Certificate students/Transition Year students)

APPLICATIONS ONLY OPEN FROM THE 1ST APRIL TO THE 30TH SEPTEMBER EACH YEAR to workexperience@amnch.ie

Applicants must be 16 years or over to participate in any work placements. All applicants will be Garda vetted by Tallaght Hospital prior to commencement of their placement. Applicants must review a presentation on hand hygiene and return a self-declaration form of completion. Applicants must complete a manual handling course externally and forward a completion certificate to the CLD. Fire training will be provided during work placement. See the link below for the application form.

Application Form

Work Placement for Post Leaving Certificate (3RD Level Students/Secretarial Colleges)

APPLICATIONS ONLY OPEN FROM THE 1ST APRIL TO THE 30TH SEPTEMBER EACH YEAR to workexperience@amnch.ie

This work placement programme has been developed to facilitate unpaid work placements throughout the Hospital. Placement is subject to availability. Applicants will be Garda vetted by Tallaght Hospital prior to commencement of their placement, must review a presentation on hand hygiene and return a self-declaration form of completion. Students must also complete a manual handling course externally and forward a certificate of completion to the CLD. Fire training will be provided during the work placement. See the link below for the application form.

Application Form

APPLICATIONS FOR PRE NURSING STUDENT PLACEMENTS We regret to say that we currently do not facilitate pre-nursing students in Tallaght Hospital.

MEDICAL/SURGICAL CLINICAL ELECTIVES contact email: vismedel@tcd.ie

Disclaimer

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Disclaimer for the provision of education/training by the Centre for Learning & Development at Tallaght Hospital

Attendance and/ or participation in the above programme which is provided by, or on behalf of, Centre for Learning & Development (CLD) at Tallaght Hospital is subject to the following terms and conditions:

  1. This programme is developed solely for the purposes of Tallaght Hospitals requirements in the interests of protecting and improving the health of the public in respect of the knowledge and training of nurses, midwives and other employees of a healthcare provider who are engaged in a healthcare environment (whether public and/or private).

  2. In light of these purposes, this programme is intended to provide educational information to aid and augment an understanding of the theoretical subject matter presented and/ or the practical application of certain skills and competencies.

  3. It is the individual responsibility of each practitioner to assess and maintain his/ her own competence in respect of any situation and to assess the limitations of his/ her competence. This programme is not intended to affect, interfere with or limit a person’s individual responsibility to practice safely and effectively within his/ her scope of practice and in accordance with any local policies, guidelines and/ or protocols which may exist.

  4. Tallaght Hospital shall have no liability, whether in (a) contract, (b) tort, (c) statute or (d) otherwise, for any injury, loss, damage or claim arising out of, or in connection with, any person’s attendance and/ or participation in this programme including but not limited to the subject matter thereof and/ or arising out of the use of any handbooks, guidance notes, other documentation, oral presentations/ demonstrations, web-based learning tools or any other instruction or materials provided as part of this course (the “Materials”), howsoever arising.

  5.  Any Materials provided by Tallaght Hospital as part of this programme are provided for information and guidance purposes only. Tallaght Hospital makes no representation assurance, warranty or guarantee of any kind whatsoever in relation to the Materials. The provision of the Materials is without prejudice to the obligation of persons attending and/ or participating in this programme to continually develop themselves as professionals, where applicable. 

  6. If and to the extent that any provision in this Disclaimer is held to be unenforceable, illegal or void in whole or in part, it will to that extent be deemed not to form part of this Disclaimer and the enforceability, legality and validity of the remainder of this Disclaimer will not be affected.

  7. Nothing in this Disclaimer shall limit or exclude the liability of the Tallaght Hospital in a manner which is prohibited by law.

  8. This Disclaimer shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with Irish Law. These terms and conditions are without prejudice to the operation of the Clinical Indemnity Scheme and the professional responsibilities of any persons attending and/ or participating in this programme

These terms and conditions are without prejudice to the operation of the Clinical Indemnity Scheme and the professional responsibilities of any persons attending and/ or participating in this programme

Map & Directions

How to Find Us

The Hospital is situated in southwest Dublin and is easily accessible by car, bus or Luas. It is close to the M50 motorway and the N81.


By car via the M50:
Travel south on the M50 and exit at junction 11.
Follow the signs for Tallaght. You are now travelling on the N81. Continue straight on this road for approximately 1km through the roundabouts and traffic lights.
The landmarks that you pass on the right include the Plaza Hotel and the Square Shopping Centre, and on your left, a public park.
The right-hand turn for the Hospital is signposted shortly after you pass these landmarks. The Hospital is clearly marked from here. It is the third turn on your right. You will then see the Hospital entrance on your left.

Click here for information on Car Parks.


Approaching the main entrance to the hospital

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By Bus
The following buses will drop you at the gates of the Hospital:
54A, 65, 65B, 27 and 77A
For details of pick-up points along any of these routes, contact Dublin Bus on (01) 8734 222 or log onto www.dublinbus.ie

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By Luas
The Hospital is accessible through the red line on the Luas. The line starts at Connolly Station, runs through Middle Abbey Street, Heuston Station, and finishes in Tallaght. The Hospital is adjacent to the second last stop on this line, aptly named, "Hospital". Although the nearest Luas stop for the main hospital is indeed called "Hospital", if any of you are travelling by Luas to the CLD, you would be well advised to disembark at the "Cookstown" stop, walk along the side of the hospital to a large set of gates on your left, and entire the grounds via this entrance. The building immediately in front of you will be the Trinity Centre and if you follow the road to the left, you will come quite quickly to the CLD.

CLD External signae

Hospital map
A interactive Google map of the hospital is available by clicking this link

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Room Hire

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Located in the heart of a major Dublin academic teaching hospital the CLD provides a unique venue to host local, community, national and international health related events. Situated at the foot of the Dublin mountains, the venue offers picturesque views of the mountain range whilst providing swift and easy access to the vibrant city centre hub of Dublin via Bus or Luas rail system.
There are also a number of car parking solutions available to visitors to Tallaght Hospital (see below)

Our vision is to provide our clients and users with:

Experienced and welcoming staff, who will advise and guide through the process of event management, appropriate venue/room to meet proposed needs, and confirm plans at each step of the process to smooth and streamline any event.

Professional approach to event management no matter how big or small. Whether the planned event is catering for a national conference, or an intimate engagement with local community healthcare user groups; we will provide a professional approach to meeting all requirements.

Passionate about learning and development, the centre maintains the ethos of the hospital though a commitment to continuous learning and development, engagement and learning both with and from our community. This is realised in the capabilities of the centre to offer alternative approaches to learning and development through teleconferencing and blended learning approaches 

Modern Facilities

Modern equipment such as;

  • Integrated Plasma screens
  • Poster display panels
  • Symposium
  • Teleconferencing
  • Video-conferencing
  • Anti-glare electronic blinds and curtains
  • A modern Evoko room booking and signage system

A modern digital signage display system is available in the main atrium of the CLD, which facilitates the schedule of events and their location in the Centre each day. This facility can also be tailored to advertise key information on current and upcoming events, hospital and community along with current alerts.

The unique versatility of our poster panels, allows you to set up the panels to your specifications, to host portrait/landscape in multiple arrangements. Both sides of our poster panels are finished in a velcro friendly material ensuring you can get the most out of your space.

Meetings are an important aspect to many events. Whilst traditional Face-To-Face (FTF) interaction/meetings may be used, they can in some instances be an inefficient and costly way to communicate and work collaboratively, particularly when participants must travel a great distance. An alternative meeting solution is teleconferencing, whereby multiple participants from the comfort of their own environment can telephone into a meeting whilst hearing and sharing their views amongst the wider group.

Please email cld@amnch.ie if you require further information regarding hiring a room in the CLD

Room type and capacity :

CLD Lecture Theatre – Capacity 320.
Seahan Conference Suite - three round tables seating, capacity = 24.
Equipment: PC - hospital networked.
Tibradden Blended Learning Suite – capacity = 12 PC stations, hospital networked and data projector.

Kippure Conference Suite - Tables U shape style capacity = 16-18. Equipment: PC - hospital networked.Teleconferencing capability.

Corrig Conference/Blended Learning Suite - 9 PC stations, Hospital networked.  Room also suitable for meetings/presentations.

Seefin Conference Suite - long oval table capacity =  14. Equipment: PC - hospital networked. Video conferencing and teleconferencing capable.
Two Rock Clinical Skills Lab – capacity = 15. Equipment: PC - hospital networked.
Three Rock Clinical Skills Lab – capacity = 8.
Montpelier Basic Life Support Suite(CPR Training)
Dodder Room - Teaching desks x 35 - chairs only x 50.  Audio Visual equipment and PC - hospital networked.
Tolka Room - U shape style capacity =  26.
Liffey Room - Boardroom style capacity =  30.

Prospectus & Working in Tallaght Hospital Information Booklet

MISSION STATEMENT
“The Centre for Learning & Development (CLD) mission is to provide lifelong learning to all who work in a Healthcare environment that is relevant, comprehensive and in keeping with evidence based practice to enhance patient & client care. To be consistent through quality improvement, transparency, equality and accountability.  This is achieved by offering choice, progression and equity of access.”

Continuing Professional Development Prospectus 2016/2017

Click here to view prospectus

Corporate Induction
Tallaght Hospital as an employer of best practice ensures that all new, promoted, transferred, seconded, work experience students and JobBridge interns will receive an appropriate mandatory programme of induction on commencement of employment or transfer to a new area of work within the organisation.  New employees will receive the necessary information to perform their duties to the highest standard possible within the Hospital.  All new employees receive a link to the Working in Tallaght Hospital Information booklet prior to attending our corporate induction programme.  

Click here to view the Working In Tallaght Hospital Booklet