Physician with a special interest in Neurology, Senior Specialist (Consultant) [closed]

To provide consultant level Neurology service within VGH hospitals according to the service requirements of the hospitals and the quality standards of the profession.

The successful applicant would be expected to pilot and oversee the development of a new neurology service in GGH covering both general neurology and a stroke service. The stroke service would cover acute stroke at GGH, as well as neurological aspect of rehabilitation

 

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • To cover daily ward duties including management of emergency medical admissions as well as neurology patients and of outpatient services which may be allocated to afternoon clinics, catering for neurology referrals and follow-ups of acute admissions where appropriate.
  • Participate in a seamless emergency medical-on-call rota including attending to emergencies in hospital as and when required within the shortest time possible. In the interest of patient safety, on call rotas in Gozo General Hospital require the specialist to be on the island of Gozo for the duration of the on-call period;
  • Carrying out duties at other VGH hospitals as and when necessary;
  • Take-over neurology and Stroke patients admitted during on-calls of other Physician colleagues;
  • Provide advice and consultations to clinical colleagues in other specialties;
  • Supervise the development and running of Stroke and neurology patient rehabilitation both at GGH and KGH;
  • Help maintain and further develop liaison with MDH to facilitate specialist referral of neurology patients where care/investigation requirements are outside the remit of VGH service capacity;
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with clinical and other colleagues in other specialties and participate in regular multidisciplinary clinical, administrative and committee meetings;
  • Help develop mechanisms and protocols to facilitate best quality management of emergency neurology as well as family liaison and community outreach services;
  • Provide supervision 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 Neurology 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 techniques are developed;
  • Be accountable for improving and complying with quality improvement and patient safety, including infection control practices.

 

Personal Qualities:

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

 

Qualifications:

  • Specialist Accreditation in both Neurology and General Medicine with a recognized institution
  • Listed on, or eligible for inclusion on the specialist register of the Medical Council of Malta as Specialist in both Neurology and General Medicine

 

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 applicants 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 and 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 submitted with the above-mentioned documentation together with a covering letter by the 20th of August.