Clinical engineering is a specialty within biomedical engineering. It’s primarily responsible for applying and implementing medical technology to optimise healthcare delivery.
Clinical engineers work in a variety of roles training and supervising biomedical equipment technicians, working with government regulators on hospital audits and serving as technological consultants in hospitals.
Their role also includes advising the producers of medical devices about potential design improvements, acting as an intermediary between product originators and end-users.
The National Committee for Clinical Engineering (NCCIE) aims to:
- promote the role of clinical engineering in the health industry
- highlight the scope and financial value of clinical engineers to hospital and health system executives
- identify a cooperative role for clinical engineers and research institutions in technology research and for redeveloping the Australian medical manufacturing industry
- identify the training role of clinical engineering departments
- look at the role clinical engineers play in other disciplines
- assess recent and future changes in the discipline
- comment on the health industry's ability to cope with clinical engineering and technology-related decisions
- promote the role of risk management in clinical engineering.
NCCE committee members for 2022 are:
- Melvin Mazid MIEAust – Joint Chair
- Bruce Morrison FIEAust CPEng NER-Joint Chair
- Mike Flood FIEAust CPEng NER
- Julie Page GradIEAust
- Adrian Richards TMIEAust CEngT NER
- Paisley Smith MIEAust CPEng NER
- Rebecca Bailey MIEAust
- Dr Edward Murphy – Corresponding Member