The Deputy General Manager will deputise for the General Manager and act for, and represent, the General Manager in matters pertaining to his/her areas of responsibility as directed and delegated by him/her from time to time. The Deputy General Manager will have a very hands on approach on all aspects of the operational function of the hospital and will lead on all activity relevant to this.
There are three distinct elements to the role:
This role is structured to take account of the demands of a 24/7 operation in collaboration with all members of the Hospital Executive. Therefore, it must have the inbuilt flexibility to function as part of the Hospital Executive and provide cover on an agreed basis.
The RCSI Hospital Group includes the following hospitals;
The Academic Partner for the Group is the RCSI.
RCSI Hospital Group provides a national service and a regional service to Dublin and the North East and is committed to the provision of world-class care, exceptional clinical services with respect and compassion.
Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown is a major teaching hospital providing a range of acute medical and surgical services, day care, outpatient, diagnostic and support services. Emergency services are provided on a 365-day, 24-hour basis. Multi-disciplinary teams representative of medical, nursing, allied health professionals, management and general support staff play a pivotal role in the development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of these services. The hospital has a current bed complement of 391 beds.
The hospital is affiliated to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) for medical education, to Dublin City University (DCU) for nursing education and to University College Dublin (UCD), Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Institute of Technology for allied health professional education.
Learning and Education
Risk Management, Quality, Patient Safety and Governance
Candidates must have at the latest date of application:
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 such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.
Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character.
Age restrictions shall only apply to a candidate where he/she is not classified as a new entrant (within the meaning of the Public Service Superannuation 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 application forms for the office occurs.
Please note that appointment to and continuation in posts that require statutory registration is dependent upon the post holder maintaining annual registration in the relevant division of the register maintained by the associated registration body.
Technical & Professional Expertise
Has a command over the technical/ professional skills and knowledge required within the job holder’s role and continues to upskill to maintain high professional standards and continuous professional development requirements
Leadership & Management
Manages performance to deliver team goals; demonstrates accountability for leading, directing, monitoring and evaluating Connolly Hospital services. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best. Promotes confidence and positive attitude; influences others to follow a common goal.
Building & Maintaining Relationships
Builds and maintains relationships with a network of people. Recognises the two way nature of relationships and works to develop mutually beneficial partnerships. Interacts with others in a manner that builds respect and fosters trust.
Possesses the ability and desire to improve organisation performance by developing or creating innovative solutions.
Capable of lifting their thinking and applying their efforts outside of daily tasks to prepare strategies that take account of issues and trends and how these link to the objectives of the organisation.
Commitment to Quality & Risk Management
The ability to focus on understanding stakeholder’s needs and expectations and to respond effectively and efficiently to them. Has a good knowledge of and is committed to offer a quality service through the achievement of goals, accreditation standards, other organisation/department standards and risk management frameworks and guidelines.
Demonstrates eagerness to understand patient needs. Views the patient as central to the delivery of every day service through consistent understanding, tolerance, care, support and empathy while promoting empowerment, independence and choice.
Communication & Interpersonal Skills
Speaks and writes clearly, fluently and effectively to both individuals and groups; communicates in a manner that will persuade, convince and influence others, in order to motivate, inspire or encourage them to follow a particular course of action.
This Job Description is intended as a basic guide to the scope and responsibilities of the position and is subject to regular review and amendment. The role holder will be required to be flexible in this position and is expected to facilitate working additional hours on occasion, when requested.
The RCSI Hospital Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.