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Ms. Claire Poole

Clinical Practice Coordinator (Radiation Therapy)

Claire Poole joined the Discipline of Radiation Therapy in November 2007. Prior to this she worked as a Radiation Therapist in London and Australia before returning to Ireland and working in Cork University Hospital. She worked in the areas of treatment delivery, planning, simulation and computed tomography at both a basic and a senior level.
 Core competencies and minimum standards for the final clinical placement of Radiation Therapy students in Ireland: Perspectives of experienced clinical radiation therapists.

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Council Member of the Irish Institute Of Radiography and Radiotherapy 2013-present
Representative of the IIRRT on the HSE's Health and Social Care Professions Advisory Group 2013-present
Representative from academia to CORU for consultation on criteria and standards of proficiency for radiation therapist education and training programmes 2013
Primary co-ordinator and member of the Joint Working Group on Clinical Education Standards for Radiation Therapy. 2011
Academic advisor on the Radiation Therapy Qualification Review Board for the HSE. 2009-2012
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Basic Basic Basic
Irish Basic Basic Basic
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ESTRO 2013-present
Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy 2008 present
European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology 2008 2010
Health and Social Care Professions Education and Devlopment Advisory group, Progressing Advanced Practice in the Health and Social Care Professions,, October, 2014, p1 - 14, Report, PUBLISHED
O'Donovan Theresa, McKenna Catherine, Corish Siobhan, O'Sullivan Lydia, Edel Doyle and Poole Claire, 'Scope of Practice of Radiation Therapist', (2 ED), Dublin, IIRRT, 2013, 1 - 40, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED
Leech M, Craig A, Poole C, Broderick M, Ni Chuinneagain S, Coffey M, Byrne J, Clinical Oral Examinations: Assessment of Competency in Radiation Therapy, Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 8, (3), 2009, p115 - 118, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Claire Poole and Council members of the IIRRT, 17th Annual Conference of the IIRRT, 12th October 2013, In:17th Annual Conference of the IIRRT, The Gibson Hotel Conference Centre, Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Claire Poole and Council members of the IIRRT, 18th Annual Conference of IIRRT, 11th October 2014, In:18th Annual Conference of IIRRT, The Gibson Hotel Conference Centre, Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Claire Poole and Josephine Boland, The impact of internalised standards on Clinical Placement ASSESSMENT, INMED 2014, Queens University,BELFAST, 19-21st February 201, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED

Claire Poole and Mary Coffey, Current and Future Trends in the Management of Gastrointestinal Cancers, 16th November 2013, Discipline of Radiation Therapy,Trinity for Health Sciences, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED


Areas of interest are clinical assessment and imaging in Radiotherapy.