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Non Consultant Hospital Doctor (NCHD)

  • Location: UPMC Aut Even Hospital
  • Job ID: NCHDA001
  • Department: Medical
  • Job Post Close Date: 02 October, 2022


Principle Duties & Responsibilities:

. The post holder will work with all members of the multidisciplinary team, medical and non-medical to provide a seamless service for patients
. Diagnose and treat patients under the direction of the consultant surgical and medical staff.
. Will document patients’ assessment, history and physical on admission and write appropriate follow up comments in case notes in line with the Assessment of Patient Policy. 
. Will conduct daily re-assessment on in-patients as advised by the consultant and or nursing staff.
. Whilst on duty will conduct three hourly ward visits to address any non emergency requests by the Nursing or Multidisciplinary team.
. To carry a Dect Phone at all times while on duty and to response to each call in an efficient manner.
. Assist the Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in theatres and in emergencies assist in other theatres as required
. Work as part of the Pre Assessment service
. Order and interpret diagnostic tests as clinically required
. Initiate and monitor treatment as clinically appropriate and safe 
. Carry out clinical procedures as requested by Consultants
i   administer IV drugs
ii   cannulate/site IV lines 
iii  venopuncture
iv  catheterise male patients
v  ECGs
. Lead nursing staff in emergency/cardiac arrest procedures
. Discuss care with patients and relatives as appropriate
. To ensure discharge summaries are completed as per Discharge Policy requested by consultants and or nursing staff.
. Further own knowledge of diagnosis and management
. Participate in programmes of research, education and training
. Ability to access policies on Q-Pulse and to log incidents as required. 

Medication Management:
. Will work in line with all Medication Policies relevant to your role. 
. Will verify patient’s current medication on admission
. Will compare this to the original prescription order 
. Will verify all prescribed medication.

Qualifications and Experience:

Eligible Criteria 

. Applicants must be fully registered with Medical Council of Ireland.
. Up to date certification in ACLS and PALS
. Strong communication and interpersonal skills
. Evidence of continuing professional development 
. Sufficient medical diagnostic and surgical experience and the capability to fulfil the functions of the post

A $24 billion healthcare provider and insurer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centred, cost-effective, accountable care. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialisation arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. 
Providing high-quality healthcare in the South East since 2006, UPMC’s operations in Ireland now include UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford, UPMC Kildare Hospital in Clane and UPMC Aut Even Hospital in Kilkenny. Outpatient care is available at the UPMC Carlow Outreach Centre, UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre radiotherapy locations at UPMC Whitfield and in Cork, the UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic at WIT Arena and the UPMC Concussion Network. UPMC is the Official Healthcare Partner of the GAA and GPA. 

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