The Senior Respiratory Physiologist will be responsible for the provision of a high quality lung function and sleep diagnostic tests and procedures under the direction of the Chief II Respiratory Physiologist.
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 >300 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.
Connolly Hospital is one of 8 hospitals in the RCSI Hospitals Group covering a population of over 800,000 people. Connolly Hospital’s Catchment Population of over 331,000 covers Dublin West, North Kildare and South Meath.
To assist with the provision of a high level pharmacy service to Willow Day Ward and other wards and departments of Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
The Respiratory & Sleep diagnostic department carries out a large number of non-invasive lung function, cardiopulmonary and sleep investigations as outlined below. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge and competence and be suitably qualified to perform/train in all of these areas.
The successful candidate should demonstrate the below:
Health & Safety
You will be aware of the confidential nature of hospital work and in particular the patient’s right to confidentiality. To this end you will not discuss workings of the Hospital or it’s patients with people outside the hospital, except as required to do so in the course of your work. You must return to the hospital upon request and in any event, upon the termination of your employment, all documents or other property of the hospital which are in your possession or under your control. No documents or property of the hospital may be removed from the hospital without prior authorisation.
The extent and speed of change in the delivery of healthcare is such that adaptability is essential. The incumbent will be required to maintain, enhance and develop their knowledge, skills and aptitudes necessary to respond to a changing situation. The job description must be regarded as an outline of the major areas of accountability at the present time, which will be reviewed and assessed on an on-going basis.
The 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 whilst in office.
Each candidate must on closing date for applications
(i) Possess the BSc in Clinical Measurement from Dublin Institute of Technology/Technological University Dublin
(ii) Possess a certificate in Medical Physics & Physiological Measurement from Dublin Institute of Technology
(iii) Possess an equivalent relevant qualification ( Level 8) or equivalent qualification as confirmed by Irish Institute of Clinical Measurement Science (IICMP)
(IV) Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years satisfactory relevant post qualification experience.
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.
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Post Specific Requirements:
Demonstrate depth and breadth of experience relevant to role
Technical & Professional Expertise
Maintains high professional standards including continuous professional development. Supports and implements teh development of technical and professional expertise within the team.
Communication & Interpersonal Skills
Uses appropriate, clear and concise language (written and verbal) to express complex matters in a manner that is easily understood. 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.
Demonstrates a commitment to the value for money proposition and makes decisions based on a considered approach to the management of resources. Effectively manages and allocates resources within their control.
Problem Solving & Decision Making
Anticipates the consequences of decisions and seeks to eliminate causes of a problem through well thought out analysis. Takes responsibility for decisions and the likely consequences
Commitment to Quality, Safety & Risk management
Ensures the team are clear and informed of the standards and risk management requirements while advocating for a patient centred approach.
Puts processes in place to ensure that quality improvement measures and risk management processes are in place.
Has the ability and desire to cooperatively with others, collaborating to get the job done. Encourage others to share ideas and to participate in discussions and decisions of the team. Monitors the experience of team members to ensure they are experiencing sufficient support.
Flexibility & Adaptability
Foresees and plans for obstacles which may be faced by or within the team.
Implements new approaches and initiatives when necessary to meet new standards and adapts easily to new ways of doing things to improve operational performance.
Leadership & Management
Demonstrates individual leadership skills (e.g. interpersonal, communication, political acumen). Acts as a role model for their team and colleagues and leads by example. Takes the time to provide constructive feedback to others to help improve service delivery
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.