Oncology Registrar, Dublin

Last update 2024-07-19
Expires 2024-08-19
ID #2201625328
Oncology Registrar, Dublin
Ireland, Dublin, Dublin,
Modified June 21, 2024


Oncology Registrar Department of Medical Oncology Overall Job Purpose The mission of Beacon Hospital is to provide quality care to all patients, in a respectful, safe and compassionate environment.

In exercising this mission, Beacon Hospital will adhere to all health and safety regulations.

To provide care to inpatients in Beacon Hospital, and to any other patients in the hospital who requires acute medical intervention that can be provided by an Oncology Registrar.

The Oncology Department at Beacon Hospital is a consultant delivered service.  The team consists of the Oncology Consultant who works in collaboration with the Oncology Registrars, SHO's and interns in formulating management plans for patients.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables   To act under the supervision of the Oncology Consultant in the provision of an Oncology service and to support the Oncology Consultants in their duties.

  Admission of Oncology Patients either as a supervisor to the SHO's admission, or as the primary admitter.

All patients admitted on to this service will have a designated consultant who is available in person or by phone 24 hours a day.

Take hand over of patients from previous shift Registrar, so that continuity of care is ensured and immediate decisions are made and orders written.

Morning rounding on all Oncology Patients with daily decision-making responsibilities and medical note writing.  Rounds should be completed with a Consultant communication and a plan for the next 24 hours.  The daily plan should be clearly communicated with hospital staff so that all lab investigations, imaging, and procedures are executed in a timely manner.

To review patients on a regular basis in accordance with the plan of care made at the beginning of the shift and inform the consultant of any issues or problems.

Order investigations, including radiology, blood tests, function tests, etc.

as required by patient care plan, i.e.

as directed by Consultant Document review findings in clinical notes in a timely and legible manner.

Discharge planning with the Consultant, the Nursing staff, and support services (physiotherapists, dieticians).  It is your responsibility that all written discharge summaries are completed and that the patient is provided with everything needed for a safe discharge home (prescriptions, follow up appointments, etc).

On-call - this requires about a 5-hour commitment over the weekend.  With the mentoring of the Medical Oncology Consultants, take on the primary care of one new oncology patient each week to learn international standards of diagnosis, management, and follow up of all solid tumour malignancies and lymphomas.

Be on call to the Medical Oncology Day Unit for urgent issues and reviews to learn how to manage complications of malignancies and complications of treatment.

Become an active member of the Beacon Hospital Cancer Centre and participate in our regular MDT meeting.  Present cases with appropriate literature review and detail the international guidelines of treatment.

Choose one case report over each 6-month period for manuscript writing and publication under the mentoring of the Consultants.

Take on special projects to further the goals of the Beacon Hospital Cancer Centre which could include creating and running a GP education day, inviting in special interest groups such as the Irish Cancer Society or other advocacy groups, or even start a cancer support group out of the Medical Oncology Day Unit.

To respond to any adverse occurrences e.g.

injuries, falls, sudden illnesses etc, suffered by patients, visitors or staff.

To contribute to quality improvement; risk management initiatives and policy development so that the overall Oncology Service is of the highest quality and reflective of best practice.

To assist in the education of colleagues, Medical Students and staff by participating in tutorials and teaching sessions.

To participate in work related projects at Beacon Hospital.

To act and behave professionally and perform one's duties in a manner that optimises patient care and protects and enhances the reputation of Beacon Hospital.

To adhere to Hospital Policies and Procedures e.g.

JCI, Code Blue, infection control, work hours and overtime.

To comply with Health and Safety Regulations, ensuring safe working practices in a safe working environment.

To undertake any other duties that may be required, which could include assisting medical colleagues throughout the hospital and acting as a resource for more junior colleagues.

Person Specification Qualifications Current Full Irish Medical Council Registration Membership of relevant college is desirable Experience Experience at Registrar level in an acute Hospital setting Job Specific Competencies and Knowledge Current BCLS certification required/ACLS desirable An interest in Oncology Medicine and patient care in this area Personal Competencies Proven ability to work as an effective team member Ability to communicate effectively All posts in Beacon Hospital require a high level of flexibility to ensure the delivery of an effective and efficient service.  Therefore, the post holder will be required to demonstrate flexibility as and when required by their manager or hospital management.

This job description is intended to be an outline of the areas of responsibility and deliverables at the time of its writing.  As the Hospital and the post holder develop, this job description may be subject to review in light of the changing needs of the Hospital. 

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Oncology registrar

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