The SHO/Registrar Posts contribute to the NCHD team working with four Consultant OMFS. The Department provides a Trauma Service, Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Service and Orthognathic and Cleft Service in addition to a large volume of dentoalveolar surgery. Learning opportunities are based around situational teaching, daily Consultant-led patient handover and ward rounds, weekly formal registrar teaching, regular inter-specialty seminars and a clinical audit programme. Research is actively supported within the department.
Be responsible for assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment for patients according to professional standards and under the supervision of the Consultants.
Document all assessments, diagnoses, treatments, clinical notes, relevant contacts and summaries in accordance with department and professional standards.
Communicate results of assessments and recommendations to the patient and relevant others as appropriate.
Foster close working relationships with colleagues and other relevant professionals in maximising the patients potential.
Participate in teams, communicating and working in collaboration with the patient and other team members as part of an integrated package of care
Attend clinics and participate in relevant meetings, case conferences and ward rounds; followed by documentation of findings on each patient’s chart; follow through with actions arising from the round
In conjunction with the Consultants, contribute to the development and implementation of procedures, policies and guidelines while adhering to existing standards and protocols
Maintain professional standards in relation to confidentiality, ethics and legislation
Seek advice and assistance from the Consultants with any assigned cases or issues that prove to be beyond the scope of his / her professional competence in line with principles of best practice and clinical governance
Participate in audits and research
Engage in technological developments as they apply to the patient and service administration
Applicants are expected to have completed Basic Surgical Training in General Surgery
On application dual medical and dental qualifications are a desirable but not essential requirements for these positions.
Each applicant must hold Temporary or permanent registration with the Irish Dental Council and/or General Registration or Trainee Specialist Registration with the Irish Medical Council or must submit the Acceptance Letter for Registration from the Irish Medical Council.
Candidates will have:
Sufficient command of the English language to effectively carry out the duties and responsibilities of the role
Sufficient clinical knowledge and evidence based practice to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the role
The ability to effectively evaluate clinical information and make appropriate decisions
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