Job descriptionThe appointee will:1. Act as Consultant Anaesthetist under the Board of St James’s Hospital2. Participate in the provision, development, and administration of anaesthesiologyservices at St. James’s Hospital3. Provide consultant anaesthetic advice and opinion for the peri-operativemanagement of in-patients and day care patients4. Provide emergency anaesthesiology on-call services as required at St. James’sHospital5. Maintain a programme of continuing medical education applicable to theresponsibilities of the post6. Participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching for medical, nursing andallied health staff7. Participate in research and clinical audit8. Liaise with the Chief Executive and the Hospital Management Group in all matterspertaining to the efficiency of Board of St. James’s Hospital9. Perform such other duties appropriate to his/her office as may be assigned tohim/her by the Director of Surgery, Anaesthesia and Critical CareThe Consultant’s reporting relationship and accountability for the discharge of his/hercontract is to the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital through the Director ofSurgery, Anaesthesia and Critical Care.
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.