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Temporary Consultant Respiratory & General Physician

Job Locations Connolly Hospital
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(22/05/2023 12:33)
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Temporary Consultant & General Physician, Connolly Hospital.


The Catchment Area extends into West Dublin, Meath and Kildare, where much of the recent housing development has occurred to support the rapid growth of Greater Dublin. As a result, the population within its service area has experienced considerable change in the inter-censal period and indeed over the past fifteen years. The CSO Census data from the 1991, 1996, 2002 Census as well as the Preliminary release data from Census 2006 can all be used to track the regions changing population. The catchment includes Areas belonging to Fingal, Dublin City, South County Dublin, Kildare and Meath County 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 for all Consultant posts are as per Section 12 of the Consultant’s Contract.

  • To meet clinical service demands, including delivery of consultant delivered patient care in the specialty of general internal medicine.
  • Ensure that duties and functions are undertaken in a manner that minimizes delays for patients and possible disruption of services.
  • Contribute to and further develop the chronic respiratory disease management program from the hospital to primary care and in the community as per theNational Framework for the Integrated Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease in Ireland  2020-2025.
  • Contribute to and develop Covid 19 in and out patient service.
  • Further develop acute medicine services in Connolly Hospital.
  • Implement strong specialist consult and transfer protocols in conjunction with consultant colleagues.
  • Participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. 


  • 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 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 multidisciplinary care and meetings relevant to the care of patients in Connolly Hospital. 
  • To participate in research and in clinical trials as appropriate in Connolly Hospital and to ensure compliance with ethical and data protection requirements.
  • Participate in teaching, including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and conference commitments of the department and of the hospital for medical, nursing and other staff.
  • To ensure that duties and functions are undertaken in a manner that minimizes delays for patients and possible disruption of service.
  • To work within the framework of the hospitals’ service plans and levels of service (volume, types etc.) as determined by Connolly Hospital.  Service planning for individual clinical services will be progressed through the Clinical Directorate structure or other arrangements as apply.
  • Participate in the development of agreed care protocols.
  • The Consultant shall, as part of his/her standard contractual commitment, contribute to the advancement of knowledge by facilitating and supporting research.


The above 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 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.


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.


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

Other Requirements Specific to the post

Must have own transport  

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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