There are currently permanent full time and part time permanent Senior Dietitian vacancies available in Connolly Hospital. A panel may be formed as a result of this campaign for Senior Dietitians from which current and future, permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part-time duration may be filled.
Metabolic surgery: This is an exciting new development post (0.5 wte) to establish and deliver a dietetic service to individuals identified for metabolic surgery for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. It will be part of a multi-disciplinary team for this new surgical service. This may be combined with 0.5 wte of an existing post within the surgical and general medical in-patient service.
Upper gastro-intestinal surgery: This is a new development post (0.5wte) to establish and deliver a dietetic service to patients attending the surgical/oncology service in the out-patient department. It will function within the multi-disciplinary team. This may be combined with a 0.5 wte existing post within the surgical and general medical in-patient service.
Nutrition Support (0.5 to 1.0wte available): Opportunity to work with existing surgical and medical multi-disciplinary teams to deliver a patient centred dietetic service to referred in-patients, including those requiring artificial nutrition support.
This campaign will run in compliance with the Code of Practice prepared by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA).
The CPSA is responsible for establishing the principles that should be followed when making an appointment. These are set out in the CPSA Code of Practice. The Code outlines the standards that should be adhered to at each stage of the selection process and sets out the review and appeal mechanisms open to candidates should they be unhappy with a selection process.
The CPSA Code of Practice can be accessed via https://www.cpsa.ie/.
Connolly Hospital, Dietetics Department comprises of 10.5 wte dietitians providing dietetic care across a range of adult specialties in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Specialties include critical care, general surgery, general medicine, orthopaedics, care of the elderly, cardiac rehab, stroke, diabetes and gastroenterology.
The department is also a dietetic student training site.
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.
The Senior Dietitian will:
Education & Training
The Senior Dietitian will:
Health & Safety
The Senior Dietitian will:
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 while in office.
Candidates for appointment must:
Candidates 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.
Candidates for and any person holding the office must be of good character.
Post Specific Requirements:
Technical & Professional Knowledge
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 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.
Problem Solving & Decision Making
Identifies and solves problems by understanding the situation, seeking additional information, developing, and weighing alternatives, and choosing the most appropriate course of action given the circumstances.
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.
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, 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.
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