Registrar in Emergency Medicine

St James’s Hospital
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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St James’s Hospital Emergency Department (ED) seeks to provide the optimum level of emergency care, in order to ensure maximum health and social gain for all patients who suffer accidents or sudden illness. The department has been at the forefront of innovation in Emergency Medicine in Ireland.

The Registrar post contributes to a ten-person team, which includes three Specialist Registrars. 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 in Emergency Medicine is actively supported within the department.

Candidates will:-


  • Be responsible for the safe and efficient assessment of Emergency patients
  • Work under consultant supervision to lead the resuscitation of all critically ill and injured patients
  • Liaise effectively with other specialty teams in relation to patient referrals
  • Supervise handover at the end of each shift.
  • Balance service demands with their personal educational needs and those of the doctors and medical students they supervise
  • Be supportive of junior staff, ANPs, nurses and other team members
  • Participate in clinical risk management, audit and research activities
  • Comply with departmental clinical guidelines
  • Support by the Consultants and their Registrar colleagues.
  • Work a full shift roster, to a maximum of 48 hours per week, on average.
  • Comply with departmental leave policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate appropriate levels of professionalism in all aspects of your work and behaviour

Education and Training

  • Participate in mandatory and recommended training programmes in accordance with organisational / professional requirements
  • Maintain and develop professional expertise and knowledge by actively engaging in continuing professional education and development
  • Engage in planning and performance reviews as required with the Supervising Consultant

Health & Safety

  • Comply with the policies, procedures and safe professional practice of the Irish Healthcare System by adhering to relevant legislation, regulations and standards
  • Document appropriately and report any near misses, hazards and accidents and bring them to the attention of relevant / designated individual(s) in line with best
  • Work in a safe manner with due care and attention to the safety of self and others
  • Be aware of risk management issues, identify risks and take appropriate action
  • Promote a culture that values diversity and respect

(In consultation with the supervising Consultant)

  • Ensure good working practice and adherence to standards of best practice
  • Promote quality by reviewing and evaluating the service, identifying changing needs and opportunities to improve services
  • Assist the Consultant in service development, including policy development and implementation
  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate records in line with best clinical governance, the organisation’s requirements and the Freedom of Information Act, and provide
    reports and other information / statistics as required
  • Engage in service audit and demonstrate the achievement of the service objectives
  • Represent the department / profession / team at meetings and conferences as appropriate
  • Keep up to date with change and developments within the Irish Health Service