Consultant Cardiologist (Interventional Cardiology)
At St. James's Hospital
Principal 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 development of and undertake all duties and functions pertinentto the Consultant’s area of competence, as set out within the Clinical DirectorateService Plan and in line with policies as specified by the Employer.(c) Participation in the refinement of standardised pre-hospital protocols for patientswith acute coronary syndrome.(d) 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(e) Implementation of standards which will provide safe quality care, timely diagnosisand focussed treatment, in line with prescribed treatment protocols andinternational best practice.(f) Participation in the provision and administration of cardiology services for patientswho present to or are referred to St. James’s Hospital(g) Participation in cross cover and provision of cross cover as appropriate.(h) Participation in teaching, including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching andconference commitments of the department and of the Hospital for medical, nursingand other staff.(i) Maintenance of a programme of continuing medical education applicable to theresponsibilities of the post.(j) Planning, development and maintenance of clinical audit programmes withinCardiology in conjunction with consultant colleagues and in accordance the Hospital’sclinical governance structure.(k) Development and collaboration of clinical, laboratory or other research asappropriate to the speciality on a local, regional and national basis.(l) 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.(m) Attend and participate in meetings relevant to the post, e.g. Medical Board andappropriate division.(n) Liaise with relevant senior Medical and Nursing staff in all matters pertaining to thegeneral efficiency of the Hospital.(o) Work within the Hospital’s governance and Clinical Directorate structure.(p) 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.
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.