CEASA is introducing a Mentorship Programme, for CEASA members, designed to pair early career clinical engineers with seasoned Clinical Engineering professionals.

This is an opportunity for Clinical Engineers looking to enhance their knowledge and develop their professional network within the healthcare industry to work closely with an experienced clinical engineer who will guide and support you in your career development while fostering a culture of respect, collaboration, and growth.
A good Mentor-Mentee relationship could develop into a lifetime connection.

 

Through this programme we aim to facilitate:

  1. Career Development
    Mentees will receive support and guidance in career development, helping them identify career paths and make informed decisions about their professional development.
  2. Knowledge Sharing
    Mentors have opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise with mentees, helping to bridge knowledge gaps and promote a culture of learning within the industry.
  3. Improved Job Performance
    Mentees could benefit from feedback and guidance on their work, leading to improved job performance and increased confidence in their skills and abilities.
  4. Professional Networking
    Both mentors and mentees can benefit from new opportunities for collaboration and other professional growth that results from expanding professional networks through the programme.
  5. Retention and Succession Planning
    The programme could help retain top talent in the industry by providing a supportive and engaging environment for professional development.  It could also help to develop a pipeline of future leaders in the industry and ultimately drive individual and industry-wide success.

 

The Mentor

  • Active or retired Clinical Engineering professionals in the government or private sector with at least 10 years experience in the field.
  • Able to volunteer at least 3-6 hours of their time once a quarter over a period of 12 months to interact and have discussions with their allocated Mentee.

Ideally interactions will be in-person, having an informal discussion over coffee or even visiting a place of work, however, in some cases even a telephonic discussion works, when a Mentee, for instance, would like to have advice on a specific scenario.

It is good to mention that it is expected that all discussions and information shared between Mentor and Mentee are regarded as confidential, and it is the Mentor’s responsibility (as the senior party) to guide discussions in a way that there is no conflict of interest.

The Mentorship itself may vary depending on the specific needs and interests of the Mentee. However, in general the Mentor would be expected to:

  • Provide guidance and advice to help Mentees achieve their career goals and aspirations. This may include providing feedback on the Mentee’s work, helping them identify potential career paths, and sharing insights on the industry.
  • Provide insights on best practices, latest technological advances or the regulatory landscape. Mentors may also recommend resources such as publications or conferences to help the Mentee stay up-to-date with industry developments.
  • Provide career support and foster professional connections. This could include helping the Mentee develop their resume, assisting with interview preparation and possibly making introductions to potential employers or colleagues.
  • Provide feedback and accountability on the Mentee’s progress and help them identify areas for improvement. They may also hold the Mentee accountable for achieving their goals and deadlines, helping them stay motivated and focused on their career development.

 

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The Mentee

Aspiring Clinical Engineers with a minimum of 2 years’ after-qualification will be considered for the Mentorship Programme.

The Mentee should be:

  • Self-driven and motivated
  • Positive and enthusiastic
  • Receptive to learning
  • Committed and accountable
  • Showing potential to grow and progress in their career

Employers may submit applications for staff that they feel may benefit from such a Mentorship. Alternatively, an individual may apply in their own capacity with a reference letter from their line manager (or senior person from their company) explaining why they are a suitable candidate.

Applications will be considered by CEASA and if successful matched with a Mentor.

Mentorship can however not be guaranteed due to the fact that it will also be dependent on the availability of a Mentor at that time and available Mentee spots will be filled on merit basis.

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CEASA will:

  • consider applications and match Mentors and Mentees
  • facilitate introductions and the signing of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) by both parties to protect the individuals and the companies/institutions they represent.
  • Periodically monitor whether mentoring is taking place on a regular basis and provide support where needed.