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Temporary Consultant Physician in General Internal Medicine

Job Locations Connolly Hospital
Posted Date 5 days ago(14/09/2021 10:03)
Job ID
2021-1302
# of Openings
1
Category
Medical & Dental
Closing Date
22/09/2021

Overview

This is a full-time appointment on a Type B basis under the Consultants’ Contract 2008 by the Health Service Executive to be based at Connolly Hospital 39 hours per week.

 

The Catchment Area extends across West Dublin, Meath and Kildare, where much of the recent housing development has occurred to support the rapid growth of Greater Dublin and its commuter belt hinterland. The Catchment area population has grown dramatically over the past 15 years and currently stands at approximately 350,000. Most of this is urban-based but there is a significant rural sector, all dependent on Connolly Hospital for their acute Hospital needs. Noteworthy sub-groups within this catchment population include a large immigrant community, Traveller Community, Nursing Home and Hospice residents. The catchment area workforce is drawn from Industrial, Agricultural and Service/Hospitality sectors.  The catchment includes Areas belong to Fingal, Dublin City, South Co. Dublin, Kildare and Meath Co. Councils.

Organisational Context

The RCSI Hospital Group includes the following hospitals;

  • Beaumont Hospital
  • Cavan General Hospital
  • Connolly Hospital
  • Louth County Hospital
  • Monaghan General Hospital
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
  • Rotunda Hospital

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.

Key Responsibilities

Standard Duties and responsibilities

 

  • To participate in development of and undertake all duties and functions pertinent to the Consultant’s area of competence, as set out within the Clinical Directorate Service Plan[1] and in line with policies as specified by the Employer.
  • To ensure that duties and functions are undertaken in a manner that minimises delays for patients and possible disruption of services.
  • To work within the framework of the hospital / agency’s service plan and/or levels of service (volume, types etc.) as determined by the Employer. Service planning for individual clinical services will be progressed through the Clinical Directorate structure or other arrangements as apply.
  • To co-operate with the expeditious implementation of the Disciplinary Procedure
  • To formally review the execution of the Clinical Directorate Service Plan with the Clinical Director / Employer periodically. The Clinical Directorate Service Plan shall be reviewed periodically at the request of the Consultant or Clinical Director / Employer. The Consultant may initially seek internal review of the determinations of the Clinical Director regarding the Service Plan.
  • To participate in the development and operation of the Clinical Directorate structure and in such management or representative structures as are in place or being developed. The Consultant shall receive training and support to enable him/her to participate fully in such structures.
  • To provide, as appropriate, consultation in the Consultant’s area of designated expertise in respect of patients of other Consultants at their request.
  • To ensure in consultation with the Clinical Director that appropriate medical cover is available at all times having due regard to the implementation of the European Working Time Directive as it relates to doctors in training.
  • To supervise and be responsible for diagnosis, treatment and care provided by non-Consultant Hospital Doctors (NCHDs) treating patients under the Consultant’s care.
  • To participate as a right and obligation in selection processes for non-Consultant Hospital Doctors and other staff as appropriate. The Employer will provide training as required. The Employer shall ensure that a Consultant representative of the relevant specialty / sub-specialty is involved in the selection process.
  • To participate in clinical audit and proactive risk management and facilitate production of all data/information required for same in accordance with regulatory, statutory and corporate policies and procedures.
  • To participate in and facilitate production of all data/information required to validate delivery of duties and functions and inform planning and management of service delivery.

To participate in GIM Medical Rota on approx. 1:10 basisThe above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.

 

Essential Criteria

Entry to competition / recruitment process

No candidate will be appointed as a Medical Consultant unless (s)he is registered as a Specialist in the Specialist Division of the Register of Medical Practitioners maintained by the Medical Council of Ireland.

 

Professional Qualifications
Registration as a specialist in the Specialist Division of the Register of Medical Practitioners maintained by the Medical Council in Ireland in the speciality of medicine.

 

Age
Age restriction shall only apply to a candidate where he/she is not classified as a new entrant (within the meaning of the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) 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.

 

Health
A candidate for and any person holding the post must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the post and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

 

Character
A candidate for and any person holding the post must be of good character.

 

Skills & Competencies

 

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 and Management

Manages performance to deliver team goals; demonstrates accountability for leading, directing, monitoring and evaluating RCSI Hospital Group services. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best. Promotes confidence and positive attitude; influences others to follow a common goal.

 


Commitment to Quality & Risk Management

The ability to focus on understanding stackholder’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.

 


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.

 


Patient Centred

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.

 


Resource Management

Manages and utilises the organisation’s resources in the most effective manner to maximise the value for money proposition and to identify costs savings where possible.

 


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.

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