2 October

Programme Manager

Post Summary

RCPI is seeking to appoint a Programme Manager to develop and implement an operational model for the Histopathology Quality Improvement (QI) project. The manager will work with the key stakeholders to develop a sustainable model which will be embedded into the HSE structure and clearly outline the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved as well as define the governance and funding of the project.

The Specialty Quality improvement project in Histopathology was initiated in 2009. The purpose of the project was to improve the accuracy, consistency and quality of service with the aim of improving patient safety and enhancing patient care.  It facilitates individual hospitals to drive improvement by reviewing their performance relative to the national performance and against set intelligent targets. The project is now complete and has 32 public and private sites live which are collecting and reporting on a national system. The successful candidate will manage and co-ordinate the project into operational mode.

Reporting Relationship

The Histopathology Programme Manager will report to the Head of Education, Innovation and Research.

Duties will involve, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop a plan to operationalise the histopathology programme
  • Support  and  manage  the  operationalisation  plan,  objectives  and  time  lines  in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the budget of the programme
  • Work closely with key stakeholders - Faculty of Pathology, HSE, OCIO and local teams
  • Develop a sustainable model for the Histopathology programme
  • Manage and support continued compliance to the histopathology programme activities
  • Report on the status of this project to key stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Develop and implement a communications plan to raise awareness of the programme across the national and international medical community and public domain.

Person Specification

  • Relevant third level qualification, ideally in a Science or Healthcare background with proven capability and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a comparable/relevant role.
  • Self-starter, proven leadership, management and negotiation skills.
  • Proven track record in project management
  • Proven track record in team management
  • Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills with the ability to drive consensus among various internal and external stakeholders.
  • ICT Skills (MS Suite) and strong report writing skills.
  • Knowledge of or experience of Quality improvement

Application Requirement

Candidates should submit a cover letter and CV and specifically address in their cover letter how their experience fits with the requirements of the role. Candidates should also answer the following questions:

1.  What is your current notice period?

2.  What are your salary expectations?

Maire McEvoy

Human Resources Generalist

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Frederick House

19 South Frederick Street

Dublin 2

Tel: 01 8639700

Email:  jobs@rcpi.ie