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Resident Medical Officer

Closing Date December 2021

Reference RMO/21/09

Kingsbridge Private Hospital are currently recruiting for an additional Resident Medical Officer to join their team. The successful candidate will be based at our private hospital Sligo.

Location Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Sligo
Salary Please direct all salary enquiries to the recruitment team
Department Wards
Contract Part Time permanent / Bank shifts available also
Hours Part time 24hrs 1 nightshift and 1 dayshift/ Bank as and when required
Responsible to General Manager / Medical Director
Accountable to General Manager / Medical Director

Job Summary

The Resident Medical Officer (RMO) will provide a 24-hour medical service within the hospital on an on-call basis permanently. They will assist with the daily review of all post-operative inpatients, assist with the preparation of patients for surgery, asses any changes in the patient's condition, initiating any emergency treatment where necessary, and informing the consultant immediately. The RMO is also expected to act as a team leader in a cardiac arrest situation.


Key Responsibilities:


  1. To be familiar with the use and location of emergency equipment.
  2. To demonstrate competency in adult and paediatric life support.
  3. To respond immediately to clinical emergencies / lead the resuscitation team.
  4. In an emergency situation undertake emergency investigations and procedures in accordance with hospital policy and as directed by the patient’s consultant.

Ward Duties:

  1. Be present and contactable within hospital premises at all times.
  2. Complete a brief admission examination on each patient when if required, and document clinical findings.
  3. Maintain individual contact with patients, carry out ward rounds and other duties detailed by the individual hospital.
  4. Attend communication (handover) rounds as required.
  5. Update clinical notes on all patients attended according to best practice for record keeping.
  6. Respond promptly to the request of all medical staff (Consultants and other doctors, nurses) to see any patients within the hospital and to advise or start any treatment as indicated.
  7. Visit all in-patients daily and document in clinical notes.
  8. Undertake specific medical procedures on patients within all departments in the hospital as requested by medical and nursing staff: cannulation, commencing IV infusions, urinary catheterisations, administration of IV drugs, ECG, phlebotomy, etc.
  9. Check blood sample results and take necessary actions.
  10. Assist with pre-operative /admission and outpatient clinics, if requested.
  11. Prescribe medicines to take home and complete discharge letters as requested according to local policies.
  12. Before going off duty ensure written appropriate communication to the oncoming RMO specifying any requirements of individual patients.

Responsibility to Consultants:

  1. Inform Consultants of any change in the condition of their patients and any emergency procedures undertaken.
  2. Follow the instructions of consultants for their specific regime for each individual patient.
  3. Initiate and alter in-patient prescriptions at consultant's request.
  4. In a "routine situation" initiate requests and treatments with the prior consent of the patient's consultant.
  5. In the event of death of a patient inform the consultant, and the patient's GP (if the consultant is unable to do so).
  6. Advise the Consultant immediately about who threatens to discharge themselves against medical / nursing advice.
  7. See and examine discharged post-operative patients, on requests of the consultant.

Other Duties:

  1. RMOs must not routinely perform the role of surgical assistant in the operating department, but are required to respond in the event of an urgent/emergency situation.
  2. Perform clinical procedures as requested by consultant medical staff and nursing staff, these may include phlebotomy and the giving of intravenous drugs to patients.
  3. Examine a sick/injured member of hospital staff and offer appropriate advice in respect of treatment.
  4. Participate in clinical audit and implementation of clinical governance.
  5. RMO's are expected to look smart and presentable at all times, wearing a white coat and a name badge when attending patients.


Administrative Duties:

  1. Provide evidence of annual appraisal/ARCP and revalidation. Inform the Medical Director of any serious issues that arise from these.
  2. Inform the Medical Director immediately of any restrictions on practice.
  3. Comply with the hospital consent and confidentiality policy maintain comprehensive clerking notes and treatment records for all patients.
  4. Read understand and adhere to hospital policies and procedures.
  5. Complete hospital administrative documentation as required.
  6. Be familiar with Kingsbridge’s clinical policies.
  7. Be aware of Kingsbridge’s clinical risk programme and report clinical incidents, drug errors and near misses.
  8. Ensure correct procedures are carried out in respect of patients discharging themselves, deaths in care and coroner's requirements.


Health & Safety and Quality Assurance:

  1. Be familiar, understand and adhere to all Health and Safety regulations including evacuation policy and the RMO's role in such an event.
  2. Participate/assist/attend in-house trainings and scenarios as requested. This may include: fire safety, infection control, manual handling, blood transfusion etc.
  3. Be aware of the promotion of effective customer care and public relations in order to promote the good reputation of the hospital.

The above list is not exhaustive and additional / alternative tasks may be required from time to time as directed.

Person Specification:



  • Qualified to at least FY2 level.
  • Full IMC registration.
  • PLAB certificate for all overseas (outside the EU) candidates.
  • Advanced Life Support 


  • Right Patient Right Blood certification (training can be provided).
  • Paediatric Advanced Life Support - where a candidate does not yet possess certification, training can be provided.



  • Evidence of continued professional development.



  • Minimum of 2 year’s post registration experience e. House Officer, with FY1 and FY2 completed.


  • Experience in multidisciplinary models of care.
  • Experience (1 year) in an acute hospital.
  • Experience in an acute medical setting.
  • Experience in a broad range of specialist surgical areas.

Special Knowledge and Skills

  • Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Good decision-making skills.
  • Good IT skills.

To apply please complete an application form and return to the recruitment team email

CV's will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 3rd December,2021.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete an application and return to the recruitment team at:
Human Resources Department, Kingsbridge Healthcare Group, Channel Wharf, 21 Old Channel Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9DE or email to

Download Application Form

For queries, or further information, please contact the HR Department on 028 9073 5232.

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