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HSE National Medical Director post to be advertised soon

The recruitment campaign will be run by the Public Appointments Service and it is anticipated that the advertisement will appear in late September/early October 2017.

“Appointments at this level generally take a period of more than three months from the date of offering the position to the selected candidate,” a spokesperson for the HSE told MI.

The National Medical Director will support the HSE Director General in ensuring clinical leadership, encompassing medical, nursing, midwifery and health and social care professionals at the most senior level of the organisation and will work closely with other National Directors and with senior leaders within Community Healthcare Organisations and Hospital Groups to secure sustainable improvements in patient and service user outcomes, safety and experience.

The National Medical Director will report to the Director General and will be part of the senior leadership team of the HSE.

The post is one of the new senior management titles recently created by the HSE, which also include a Chief Operations Officer and Chief Strategy and Planning Officer.

Mr John Connaghan was appointed to the role of Chief Operations Officer in April, while Mr Dean Sullivan was appointed as Chief Strategy and Planning Officer in May.

The Chief Operations Officer is responsible for the overall operational performance management of the service delivery system within the health services, including Acute Hospitals, Community Care, National Ambulance Services, Primary Care Reimbursement Services (PCRS) and the Special Delivery Unit (SDU).

The Chief Strategy and Planning Officer will lead on planning and reform processes across the health and social care system.

 The Chief Strategy and Planning Officer and the Chief Operations Officer will also both perform the functions of Deputy Director Generals of the HSE.

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