Consultant Cardiologist (Interventional Cardiology)
Job descriptionPrincipal Duties andResponsibilities
(a) This post will support and participate in the Acute Coronary Syndrome Programme inline with the objectives of the National Programme. Key responsibilities include:
(b) Participation in the provision of interventional Cardiology services for patientspresenting with Acute Coronary Syndromes including participation in the primary PCIrota
(c) Participation in general Cardiology service provision and undertake all duties andfunctions pertinent to the Consultant’s area of competence, as set out within theClinical Directorate Service Plan and in line with policies as specified by the Employer. 2
(d) Participation in the refinement of standardised pre-hospital protocols for patientswith acute coronary syndrome.
(e) Support of patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome in addition to ED andAMAU and provision of a timely, an appropriate treatment responses in line withdesignated care pathway / protocol
(f) Implementation of standards which will provide safe quality care, timely diagnosisand focused treatment, in line with prescribed treatment protocols andinternational best practice.
(g) Participation in the provision and administration of cardiology services for patientswho present to or are referred to St. James’s Hospital
(h) Participation in cross cover as appropriate.
(i) Participation in teaching, including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching andconference commitments of the department and of the Hospital for medical, nursingand other staff.
(j) Maintenance of a programme of continuing medical education applicable to theresponsibilities of the post.
(k) Planning, development and maintenance of clinical audit programmes withinCardiology in conjunction with consultant colleagues and in accordance the Hospital’sclinical governance structure.
(l) Development and collaboration of clinical, laboratory or other research asappropriate to the specialty on a local, regional and national basis.
(m) Together with colleague(s) who also have a similar appointment in Cardiology, initiatea leadership role in shaping Hospital Policy with regard to the management ofcardiology services, best practice and accreditation.
(n) Attend and participate in meetings relevant to the post, e.g. Medical Board andappropriate division.
(o) Liaise with relevant senior Medical and Nursing staff in all matters pertaining to thegeneral efficiency of the Hospital.
(p) Work within the Hospital’s governance and Clinical Directorate structure.
(q) Perform such other duties appropriate to his/her office as may be assigned tohim/her by the Chief Executive Officer or designated officer, of St. James’s Hospital
Duties will comprise Inpatient care, ward rounds, cath lab activity, outpatient clinics,consultation services, case conferences, teaching duties, administration and participationin both the general Cardiology rota (1:6) and Interventional On-Call rota.
Eligibility CriteriaQualifications and/ orexperience
Registration as a specialist in the Specialist Division of the Register of MedicalPractitioners maintained by the Medical Council in Ireland in the specialty of Cardiology.The successful interviewee must be registered as a Specialist in the relevant specialty onthe Specialist Division of the Register of Medical Practitioners maintained by the MedicalCouncil of Ireland before taking up appointment.
Skills, Competencies and/orknowledge
- Clinical Care: To demonstrate the ability to provide a level of clinical care required by thispost according to the standards and requirements set by statutory and regulatory bodies,e.g. RCSI, RCPI, Medical Council, etc.
- Communication: To illustrate a high level of verbal and non-verbal skills in order toeffectively communicate with and relate to patients and / or parents / family, colleagues,hospital staff and management.
- Administration & Management Skills: To demonstrate a satisfactory level of proficiencyso as to enable the appointee to manage his/her staff and service and to be able tointeract with and participate in hospital management structures as required.Furthermore, the appointee should demonstrate the ability to lead, supervise and be 3responsible for the clinical work of his / her multi-professional team.
- Organisational Awareness: Provide evidence of knowledge and understanding of thestructure and governance of this and similar organisations
- Teaching: To demonstrate skills required for educational training to medical students,professions.
- Research: To demonstrate a proven ability and track record of engagement in researchrelating to the specialty.
- Continuing Education: To demonstrate a proven record of undertaking C.M.E. and C.P.D.
- Audit: Provide evidence of undertaking and initiating audit and quality projects. Theappointee would be expected to have an interest in, and prior experience of healthservices related research, data management and audit would be valuable in order tosupport the ongoing academic activity of St James's Hospital
The hospital's fundamental purpose is the delivery of health treatment, care and diagnose as well as health promotion and preventative services at catchment, regional, super-regional and national levels. Its service remits ranges in complexity from secondary to tertiary level.
St. James's hospital is also an academic teaching hospital. It is thus committed to the creation of an environment and the circumstances in which education and research in the health science and allied areas is possible and flourishes.
The Hospital is increasingly required to operate in an environment of vertical and literal collaboration in the ultimate interest of its patients. It advocates and pursues the promotion and participation of the hospital in services and academic health networks, both nationally and internationally, in this context.
While preserving the primacy of patients in all respects, the hospital recognises and accepts its responsibilities to a broader set of stockholders that include government, the public and community generally, service key purchasers, staff and the many associated institutions in the health and education sectors.
In the discharge of these remits, the hospital aspires to meet the highest possible standards and levels of efficiency, effectiveness and quality in all its endeavours. It is also driven by criteria of excellence, continuous improvement and innovation. Its services are made available equitably on the basis of need. Finally, the hospital is fully accountable to patients and other stockholders with respect to performance over the entire range of its remit.