Baromedicine, Senior Specialist VGH Gozo General Hospital [closed]

To provide Baromedicine service according to the service requirements of Gozo General Hospital (GGH) and quality standards of the profession.

The successful applicant would be expected to oversee the extended development of the Hyperbaric (HB) service in GGH to its fullest potential.


Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Daily management of the HB unit including all clinical and technical staff and liaison with supporting departments to ensure 24/7 provision of a safe and effective HB service;
  • Participation in a first-on-call rota to provide emergency HBO treatment for divers and for indicated acute medical conditions in the shortest time possible. In the interest of patient safety, on call rotas in GGH require the specialist to be on the island of Gozo for the duration of the on-call period. On call cover requires flexibility with colleagues to facilitate a seamless 24/7 cover;
  • Develop and update and oversee the implementation of protocols for optimizing the management of diving and other emergencies requiring HBO treatment;
  • Provide consultation and assistance to clinical colleagues in other specialties with management of patients with conditions that would benefit from HBO treatment;
  • Implementation of HBOT for abovementioned conditions;
  • Help maintain and further develop liaison with MDH to share expertise and resources in the interest of best practice and patient safety;
  • Carrying out duties at others VGH hospitals as and when necessary;
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with clinical colleagues in other specialties and participate in regular multidisciplinary clinical, administrative and committee meetings;
  • Develop an out-patient medical fitness assessment service for various categories of divers as well as a follow-up clinic for divers after emergency HBO intervention treatment;
  • Provide supervision and training of non-consultant senior, middle grade and junior staff/trainees;
  • Demonstrate a firm involvement in clinical governance, risk management and clinical audit – this includes the development and maintenance of appropriate systems and practices to ensure continued safe clinical practice and the supervision of implementation of these practices by colleagues in the field;
  • Keep abreast with the current developments in the fields of Baromedicine pertinent to the service at GGH and participating in postgraduate meetings locally and abroad. S/he will be required to involve themselves in the on-going education of clinical colleagues at all levels especially as new services and protocols are developed;
  • Be accountable for improving and complying with quality improvement and patient safety, including infection control practices;
  • Participate in hospital teaching programmes directed at both students and staff;
  • Make appropriate and full use of hospital resources, data and information technology to ensure optimal patient diagnosis and management;
  • Lead or participate in research initiatives in collaboration with colleagues and students as appropriate, including other institutes both locally and abroad.


Personal Qualities:

  • Leadership and management skills;
  • Teaching and communication skills;
  • Enterprising and resourceful nature;
  • The ability to always work to high professional standards.



  • Specialist Accreditation in Baromedicine with a recognized institution
  • Listed on, or eligible for inclusion on the specialist register of the Medical Council of Malta as Specialist in Baromedicine
  • Applicants must have two (2) years full time experience as a specialist in the speciality


Interested applicants are required to provide all information and documentation necessary for proper evaluation of the application. Applications shall contain the following information:

  • An updated CV including the applicant’s contact details. This should include a list of hospitals and posts held since registration and dates of employment at the hospitals worked at over the previous 10 years or since registration if registered for less than 10 years;
  • Photo identity documents issued by the applicant’s country of origin or country of residence (valid ID card/Passport);
  • Eligibility for employment in Malta by virtue of being a citizen of Malta or of an EU member state or by virtue of being granted Long Term Resident Status. Applications from individuals without this eligibility may be considered for posts if no suitable applicants with the necessary eligibility have applied and their eventual employment would depend on the acquisition of a work permit by the employer/Human Resources department of the Hospital as per the terms of the Immigration Act (Chapter 217);
  • List of qualifications with sufficient information to facilitate primary source verification of these qualifications;
  • Names and contact details of 3 referees from the previous 5 years of employment/training. These referees should be able to validate the applicant’s proficiency in the following areas of competency: Patient care, Medical/clinical knowledge, Practice based learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and communication skills, Professionalism and System based practice;
  • Certification of a valid licence to practice in Malta from the Medical Council of Malta or evidence of eligibility to do so;
  • Certification of Good Standing with the Medical Council of Malta or of the specialist accreditation body the applicant is currently working under within three months of application;
  • Certificate of Conduct issued by the Police or other competent authority not earlier than three (3) months from date of application.


Interested candidates shall be proficient in the English language provided that due recognition will be given to candidates who also have the ability to communicate in the Maltese Language.


Applications are to be sent with the above-mentioned documentation together with a covering letter by the 10th of September.