Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG), with our Academic Partner University College Dublin (UCD), is the largest and most diverse hospital group in Ireland in terms of population, budget, staffing, number of hospitals/Community Health Organisations (CHOs), and geographical spread. IEHG aims to deliver consistently high quality, safe care, while transforming and integrating clinical services across the 11 hospitals in the Group to meet the needs of the people we serve. Our ambition is to be the national leader in healthcare delivery, with a strong international reputation, continuously improving the quality of healthcare and patient outcomes for our 1 million population. To achieve this, we will progress our strategic plan for service configuration and development of an Academic Health Science Centre.

IEHG Group Post

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital/
St Vincent's University Hospital

Sonographer Educator
IEHG Secondment Opportunity

The National Health and Social Care Professions Office is partnering with UCD Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging to develop and test an innovative sonography postgraduate education programme.

A dedicated sonographer educator has been identified as a key enabler for successful implementation of the programme ensuring capacity for clinical placement.

Appointment Details: 
This is a secondment arrangement and the successful candidate will be assigned to work in one of the Model 4 Dublin Hospitals within IEHG (MMUH/SVUH – primarily in MMUH).The appointment will be for an 18-month period, part-time (0.5WTE) or 9 months full-time (1 WTE) commencing September/October 2018.

Purpose of the post:
The purpose of the role is to plan and implement the clinical placement in the IEHG Demonstrator Hospital Group training hub. Working closely with UCD and in particular the MSc Sonography Clinical Co-ordinator, the role involves hands on training, supporting training hospitals, testing new approaches to training and contributing to the programme evaluation.

A job specification is available here.  

Informal Enquiries: For more information contact: Martina Glynn RSM MMUH (01) 803-2064 or Sharon Simpson RSM SVUH (01) 221-3345

Interview details: Evaluation/skills match of applications will take place on w/c 13th August with the programme formally commencing in September.

Application details:  Applications should be sent, including a cover letter and CV to Paula Lawler, Group Director of Human Resources, Ireland East Hospital Group. Email: recruitment@iehg.ie

Closing date: 10 August 2018

Job Opportunities at IEHG Hospitals

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital; St Vincent's University Hospital; Regional Hospital Mullingar; St Luke's General Hospital Carlow/Kilkenny; Wexford General Hospital; National Maternity Hospital; Our Lady's Hospital, Navan; St Columcille's Hospital; St Michael's Hospital, Dun Laoghaire; Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital; Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital

St Luke's General Hospital, Carlow/Kilkenny

St. Luke’s General Hospital Carlow/Kilkenny is the Acute General Hospital for counties Carlow and Kilkenny. Due to its location in the heart of the South East, St Luke’s also provides services to its bordering counties: Tipperary North and South, Waterford, Wexford, Kildare and Laois.

St. Luke’s is committed to providing a quality, patient-focused service in a way that meets all patient needs in an equitable, efficient and safe manner.  

We acknowledge the contribution of each member of staff and aim to encourage and support them in their on-going professional development.

The Hospital has 211 inpatient beds for General Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Critical Care (ICU/CCU/Acute Stroke Unit). It has 28 day beds which accommodate day care for General Medicine, General Surgery, Endoscopy, Oncology, Paediatrics and Gynaecology.

During 2015/2016 a new wing, which accommodates the Acute Floor (ED/AMAU), the Day Services Unit, Endoscopy, the Oncology Day Unit, the Hepatology Unit and a state of the art education facility, was opened.

Grade VIII Operational Manager Scheduled Care, Clinical & Other General Services
Permanent and Whole Time
Salary Scale:  €66,471 - €79,678

The Operational Manager Scheduled Care will support the General Manager in ensuring the effective and efficient functioning of the hospital, whilst having a lead responsibility for Scheduled Care and Business/Performance Management/Improvement for Surgical, Maternity/Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Perioperative and associated clinical and general services as assigned to the role.

The post-holder will be the executive lead for scheduled care (inpatient and OPD waiting list management,) with responsibility for ensuring the hospital consistently meets its performance KPIs in this area and other clinical areas included in this role.

A job specification can be viewed here.

Informal Enquiries: Anne Slattery, General Manager, St Luke’s General Hospital.
Tel: 056 771 7108 Email: anned.slattery@hse.ie

Application details: Cover letter & CV to Norah Mason, Group Director of Human Resources, Ireland East Hospital Group.
Tel: 045 988 383 Email: recruitment@iehg.ie

Closing date: Monday 20 August 2018

Grade VIII Operational Manager Unscheduled Care, Clinical & Other General Services
Permanent and Whole Time
Salary Scale:  €66,471 - €79,678

The Operational Manager Unscheduled Care will support the General Manager in ensuring the effective and efficient functioning of the hospital, whilst having a lead responsibility for Unscheduled Care and Business/Performance Management/Improvement for Emergency (ED and AMAU), Medical, Respiratory, Endocrinology, Stroke, Elderly Medicine, Cardiology, Critical Care, Diagnostics, and associated clinical and general services as assigned to the role.

The post-holder will be the executive lead for unscheduled care (Emergency Care, Patient Flow, Winter Planning,) with responsibility for ensuring the hospital consistently meets its performance KPIs in this area and other clinical areas included in this role.

A job specification can be viewed here.

Informal Enquiries:
Anne Slattery, General Manager, St Luke’s General Hospital.
Tel: 056 771 7108 Email: anned.slattery@hse.ie

Application details: Cover letter & CV to Norah Mason, Group Director of Human Resources, Ireland East Hospital Group.
Tel: 045 988 383 Email: recruitment@iehg.ie

Closing date: Monday 20 August 2018

St Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin

St. Columcille’s Hospital (SCH) Loughlinstown, is a Model 2 hospital with 109 Inpatient Beds, 3 Medical Observation Beds, 8 Day Beds, 9 Beds in MAU (Medical Assessment Unit) and 6 in the IU (Injuries Unit).

Located on the border of Wicklow, it has a national speciality in obesity management. In addition to general medicine and care of the elderly services, it also has orthopaedic rehab and stroke rehab services.

Clinical Nurse Specialist – Weight Management
Permanent
Salary Scale: €48,570 - €57,421

Purpose of Post:

The purpose of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in chronic disease management/weight management/diabetes is to work as part of the multidisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of effective quality-assured, patient-centred care.

The post of CNS has a pivotal role in coordinating and further developing the established service at St Columcille’s Hospital.

The CNS Weight Management will deliver care in line with the five core concepts of the role set out in the Framework for the Establishment of Clinical Nurse Specialist Posts, 4th edition, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery (NCNM) 2008.

Caseload:
Patients – adults over 16 years of age

A job specification is available here.
An application form is available here.

Informal enquiries: Ms. Kay Hand, Interim Director of Nursing, St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin.
Email: Kay.Hand@hse.ie Tel: 01 2115221

Application details: Application forms to Ms. Suzanne Kirk, Human Resources Department, St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin. Email: Suzanne.Kirk@hse.ie

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 17 August 2018.

Staff Nurse – General Acute, Theatre and Endoscopy
Permanent
Salary Scale: €28,768 - €45,248

At present the theatre department at St Columcille's runs day case surgery lists in general surgery, vascular surgery, pain management, gynaecology and dentals.

Purpose of the Post:

The Staff Nurse will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care to the highest professional and ethical standards within the model of nursing care practiced in the relevant care setting.

The Staff Nurse will provide holistic, person-centred care, promoting optimum independence and enhancing the quality of life for service users.

If you have a strong values base in all that you do and care passionately about improving care and services for people then we would love to hear from you.

A job specification is available here.
An application form is available here.

Informal enquiries: Ms. Kay Hand, Interim Director of Nursing, St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin.
Email: Kay.Hand@hse.ie Tel: 01 2115221

Application details: Application forms to Ms. Suzanne Kirk, Human Resources Department, St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin.
Email: Suzanne.Kirk@hse.ie

Closing date: 5pm Friday 17 August 2018.

Senior Speech and Language Therapist
Permanent
1 WTE (37 hours per week)
Salary Scale: €51,645 - €60,810

Purpose of Post:

The person appointed to this post will work within the National Gender Service as part of the multi-disciplinary team delivering an integrated and coordinated program of care to this client group.

He/she will form part of the front-line multi-disciplinary assessment team which includes Medical, Psychiatry, Nursing and Medical Social Work professionals, as well as fulfilling the SLT specific service role.  

He/She will join the SLT team of St. Columcille’s Hospital which includes a manager, two senior and two staff grade therapists.

A job specification is available here.
An application form is available here.

Informal Enquiries: Deirdre Fitzgerald, Speech & Language Therapy Manager. Email: Deirdrem.Fitzgerald@hse.ie Telephone: 01 2115266

Application details: Application form to Suzanne Kirk, HR Department, St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin.  
Email: Suzanne.Kirk@hse.ie

Closing date:
12pm on Monday 13 August 2018

Wexford General Hospital

Wexford General Hospital (WGH) is a busy Model 3 Acute General Hospital.

The goal of the hospital is to deliver a quality-driven, people-centred service to the population of County Wexford and its surrounding counties.

The hospital provides acute General and Maternity Services. The hospital has 262 beds (225 inpatient, 37 day beds and a 10-bedded Medical Assessment Unit) and provides a range of services on a 24-hour basis.

Services include: Coronary Care Unit, Surgical, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Oncology, Radiology, Acute Medical Assessment Unit, Emergency Department, Outpatients, Endoscopy Suite and Intensive Care Unit and Day Hospital at Ely Hospital campus.

The academic partner affiliated to Wexford General Hospital is University College Dublin, with nursing and midwifery students coming from UCD and WIT (Waterford Institute of Technology).

Operational Manager Clinical Services Grade VIII
Salary: €66,471 - €79,678

The Operational Manager Clinical Services will support the General Manager in ensuring the effective and efficient functioning of the hospital, whilst having a lead responsibility for scheduled care, Business and Performance Management/Improvement and Clinical Services.

The post-holder will be the executive lead for scheduled care with responsibility for ensuring the hospital consistently meets its performance KPIs in this area.

The Operational Manager Clinical Services will work as part of the Hospital Executive in pursuing the Hospital’s objectives and contribute to the strategic development of Wexford General Hospital.  

The post-holder will work closely with the Operational Manager General Services.

If you have a strong values base in all that you do and care passionately about improving care and services for people then we would love to hear from you.

The role requires an experienced individual with significant operational experience working at a senior level in a healthcare environment and who can demonstrate good communication and influencing skills.  

A job specification can be viewed here.

Informal Enquiries: Lily Byrnes, General Manager, Wexford General Hospital.
Tel: 053 9153156 Email: lily.byrnes@hse.ie

Application Details: Cover letter & CV to Norah Mason, Group HR Director. Tel: 045 988 383 Email: recruitment@iehg.ie

Closing date: Tuesday 14 August 2018

Operational Manager General Services Grade VIII
Salary: €66,471 - €79,678

The Operational Manager General Services will support the General Manager in ensuring the effective and efficient functioning of the hospital, whilst having a lead responsibility for unscheduled care, Business and Performance Management/Improvement and Non-Clinical services.

The post-holder will be the executive lead for unscheduled care and ensure that the hospital is meeting performance KPIs in this area. The post-holder will support the hospital clinical staff in the provision of the necessary services and functions to enhance patient care and experience in the hospital and work collaboratively to ensure best practice.

The post-holder will be responsible and accountable for the overall management of the Catering, Maintenance, Environmental and Support Services functions at the hospital, including Administration staff, HR/IR, Orderly, Security, Health & Safety, Complaints Management and, as such, will be responsible for the planning, organising, controlling and directing of the associated services with respect to the hospital and statutory requirements, policies and standards. The post-holder will drive change initiatives with the support of Senior Management in areas where services and systems need change improvement.

If you have a strong values base in all that you do and care passionately about improving care and services for people then we would love to hear from you.

The role requires an experienced individual with significant operational experience working at a senior level in a healthcare environment and who can demonstrate good communication and influencing skills.

A job specification can be viewed here.

Informal Enquiries: Lily Byrnes, General Manager, Wexford General Hospital.
Tel: 053 9153156 Email: lily.byrnes@hse.ie

Application Details: Cover letter & CV to Norah Mason, Group HR Director.
Tel: 045 988 383 Email: recruitment@iehg.ie

Closing date: Tuesday 14 August 2018

Job Opportunities at IEHG Head Office

IEHG Headquarters are currently based at the
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7

Grade V Personal Assistant to the Group Chief Operations Officer
Salary scale: €41,621 - €49,991

We have an exciting opportunity within the office of the Chief Operations Officer at the Ireland East Hospital Group.

The post-holder will be responsible for providing organisation and supervision of all administrative activities that facilitate the efficient functioning of the office of the Chief Operations Officer. This includes the provision and coordination of secretarial and operational support to the COO.

Initial screening may apply based on information provided in CVs.

The role requires significant experience of operating in a PA capacity for a senior manager and good communication and influencing skills.  

A job specification can be viewed here.

Eligibility Criteria: This competition is confined to permanent staff currently working in the Ireland East Hospital Group.

Informal Enquiries: Paula Lawler, Strategic Director of Organisation Development & Change, Ireland East Hospital Group.
Tel: 01 960 2406 Email: paula.lawler@hse.ie

Application Details: Cover letter & CV to Norah Mason, Group Director of Human Resources, Ireland East Hospital Group.
Email: recruitment@iehg.ie

Closing date: Tuesday 7 August 2018

Technical Services Officer, Senior Assistant – Capital Manager
Permanent, whole time and pensionable
Salary: €48,209 - €67,012

The post-holder will be responsible for delivering estate services such as capital development management, and professional technical and project management services in accordance with the responsibilities and duties of the post and as agreed.

If you have a strong values base in all that you do and care passionately about improving care and services for people then we would love to hear from you.

This role requires a flexible approach to working hours in order to ensure deadlines are met and access to own transport as post may involve travel to other locations.

A job specification can be viewed here.

Informal Enquiries: Alan Sharp, Strategic Director of Estates and Facilities, Ireland East Hospital Group. Email: asharp@iehg.ie  

Application details: CV and covering letter to Norah Mason, Group Director of Human Resources, Ireland East Hospital Group.
Email: recruitment@iehg.ie

Closing date: 7 August 2018

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Grade VI Developments Project Coordinator

The Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG) has an exciting opportunity for you to be part of achieving our vision redesign.  

The Grade VI Developments Project Coordinator will be responsible for providing both administrative and project management support, that facilitate the efficient functioning of the Estates Office. This includes the provision and coordination of operational support to the Strategic Director of Estates and Facilities.

If you have a strong values base in all that you do and care passionately about improving care and services for people then we would love to hear from you.

The role requires significant experience of operating in a project-supporting capacity for development/estates functions and good communication and influencing skills.  

A job specification can be viewed here.

Eligibility Criteria: Only staff employed in the Ireland East Hospital Group are eligible to apply at this time. Assignment to this role will be on a grade to grade basis with current terms and conditions applying.

Informal Enquiries: Alan Sharp, Strategic Director of Estates and Facilities, Ireland East Hospital Group.
Tel: 01 803 2428 Email: asharp@iehg.ie  

Application Details: Cover letter & CV to Ms Norah Mason, Group Director for Human Resources, Ireland East Hospital Group.
Email: recruitment@iehg.ie

Closing date: 8 August 2018

IEHG Quality and Safety Manager - Maternity Services
Permanent, Whole Time, Pensionable
Salary: €66,471 - €79,678

The IEHG Quality and Safety Manager Maternity Services will be responsible for the organisation and delivery of services within the quality, risk and patient safety function of the Maternity Services Directorate as well as supporting the Maternity Services Directorate in all aspects of the development and delivery of the Quality Improvement Programme, providing evidence within hospitals that services are caring, well-led, safe and effective.

If you have a strong values base in all that you do and care passionately about improving care and services for people then we would love to hear from you.

The role requires a qualified midwife or health professional with experience in maternity services who can demonstrate good communication influencing skills.

A job specification can be viewed here.

Informal Enquiries: Sinead Brennan, Group Director Quality, Clinical Governance and Patient Safety, Ireland East Hospital Group.
Email: sbrennan@iehg.ie Tel: 01 960 2442  

Application details: CV and covering letter to: Norah Mason, Group HR Director, Ireland East Hospital Group. Email: recruitment@iehg.ie

Closing date: * Deadline extended to 5pm Monday 6 August 2018 *


EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
IEHG Service Improvement Lead (SIL)
Two year fixed term


* Only staff employed in the Ireland East Hospital Group are eligible to apply at this time.  Assignment to this role will be on a grade to grade basis with current terms and conditions applying for a period of 2 years *


IEHG, as a leader in the arena of service improvement and change management, has established a service improvement team to support both clinical and corporate functions in delivering excellent services, transforming operations and maximising development opportunities for the group to meet our patient’s needs going forward.

IEHG has opportunities for talented service/process improvement professionals to join the team as Service Improvement Leads (SILs). The IEHG Group is building a solid foundation in process improvement, operational excellence, change management and data-driven decision-making. The programme will train and facilitate local staff in process improvement and change management to give them the capability to execute positive change. By making service improvement part of on-going operations and the responsibility of each IEHG staff member, we will ensure our staff focus on improving services every day.

The SIL will provide support to hospitals in developing and delivering realistic cost saving and service improvement projects, through Lean Improvement methodology. The SIL will track and report project performance in terms of finance, quality and key milestones. Post holders will have responsibility for the effective planning, delivery and evaluation of identified cost and service improvement projects, ensuring that projects are delivered within the quality assurance framework. This will include appropriate risk management controls, securing staff engagement and active participation. Through leadership and delivery, SILs will drive and support business and cultural changes across clinical services.

Postholders will ensure robust programme and project management methodology is applied to the development and implementation of all nominated projects, working with service managers and clinicians to identify opportunities to improve operational productivity and efficiency, to support the development and implementation of project plans. This is a leadership role within IEHG, which requires problem solving and implementing complex change. Strong practice within all these disciplines is essential.

This is a great opportunity to be at the heart of an evolving organisation and as such we expect your own values to align with those of IEHG.

A job specification can be viewed here.

Informal enquiries: Anne-Marie Keown, Director of Service Improvement IEHG. Email: amkeown@iehg.ie Tel: 01 960 2409

Applications:
CV with a covering letter to Ms. Norah Mason, Group Director of Human Resources, IEHG
Email: annemarie.kennedy1@hse.ie.  Tel: 045 988 383

Application deadline: Close of business on 6 August 2018