Group Operations Project Manager(s), RCSI Hospital Group

April 8, 2021
Job Type Full Time
Function Management/Admin/ICT
Location RCSI Hospital Group, Dublin

Organisational Context

The RCSI Hospital Group includes the following hospitals:

  • Beaumont Hospital
  • Cavan General Hospital
  • Connolly Hospital
  • Louth County Hospital
  • Monaghan General Hospital
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
  • Rotunda Hospital
  • The Academic Partner for the Group is the RCSI.

RCSI Hospital Group provides a national service and a regional service to Dublin and the North East and is committed to the provision of world-class care, exceptional clinical services with respect and compassion.

Key Responsibilities

The principal duties and responsibilities of the Operations Project Manager(s) for the RCSI Hospital Group are:

Key Duties

  • To lead in the delivery of projects and initiatives on areas of specific performance to improve the achievement of Access Targets for both Scheduled and Unscheduled Care.
  • Take a lead role in an assigned area and deliver improvement on the performance in that area through the application of a structured Project Management approach involving the validation and analysis of appropriate data.
  • On the basis of data and evidence, engage, influence and manage across a range of service, professional and organisational boundaries, working with staff at various levels of seniority to achieve the agreed RCSI Hospital Group Operational Plan targets and National targets.
  • In collaboration with Hospital Senior Management Teams, COO and clinical stakeholders, structure, initiate, manage and evaluate interventions, using performance data to achieve measurable improvement in service.
  • To support sites in the creation and maintenance of detailed demand and capacity plans for both scheduled and unscheduled care to inform operational management, future service developments and business planning. This will include liaising with key stakeholders and developing reports for monitoring demand and capacity within the system, therein ensuring optimal ‘patient flow’ aligned to available resource.
  • To provide management information and reports on scheduled and unscheduled care as appropriate and such other reports as may be required from time to the Group Executive team regarding performance metrics, data analytics, data management and interpretation and make recommendations where required.
  • Demonstrate pro-active commitment to all communications with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc and any other appropriates national standards. Ensuring all projects support adherence to these standards or guidelines as appropriate.

Essential Criteria


Candidates must have at the latest date of application. 

  •  Significant experience of managing in the area of scheduled and unscheduled care / hospital operations
  • Evidence of leading out on significant change and performance improvements in the health sector
  • Experience of data measurement analysis and production of high quality reports


Secondments will be considered on application 



Skills/ Competencies


Professional Knowledge & Technical Experience:

Has a command over the technical/ professional skills and knowledge required within the job holder’s role and continues to upskill to maintain high professional standards and continuous professional development requirements.


Our Sector:

Has knowledge of the sector in which the RCSI Hospital Group operates, and the organisations, stakeholders and competitors that occupy the space; has a perspective on the “big picture” of the sector, including the RCSI Hospital Group position within.


Evaluating information and judging situations:

Identifies and solves problems by understanding the situation, seeking additional information, developing and weighing alternatives, and choosing the most appropriate course of action given the circumstances.


Communication & Interpersonal Skills:

Speaks and writes clearly, fluently and effectively to both individuals and groups; communicates in a manner that will persuade, convince and influence others, in order to motivate, inspire or encourage them to follow a particular course of action.


Project Management:

Applies disciplines of planning, organising, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of a specific project; applies a project management approach to the delivery of activities and plans.


Strategic Thinking 

Capable of lifting their thinking and applying their efforts outside of daily tasks to prepare strategies that take account of issues and trends and how these link to the objectives of the organisation.


Driving Innovation

Possesses the ability and desire to improve organisation performance by developing or creating innovative solutions.

This Job Description is intended as a basic guide to the scope and responsibilities of the position and is subject to regular review and amendment. The role holder will be required to be flexible in this position and is expected to facilitate working additional hours on occasion, when requested.

The RCSI Hospital Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.