Potential Donor Audit Manager

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
April 07, 2024
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Post Date : 20-Mar-2024 Close Date : 07-Apr-2024

Title: Audit Manager

Department: National Office of Clinical Audit

Tenure: 2 years, full time

Location: Hybrid: on site at St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, and remote working

Reporting to: Executive Director, National Office of Clinical Audit, or nominee

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is a private, self- financing, not-for-profit medical and surgical college headquartered in Dublin (Ireland) with global reach through its overseas medical universities and health care centres in the Middle East, the Far East and Africa. Since its foundation in 1784, it has played a leadership role in Irish surgical and medical education. Currently, it operates the largest Medical School in Ireland and provides undergraduate education in Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, and Nursing. In addition to Surgery, it also provides postgraduate training and education in Radiology, Dentistry, Nursing & Midwifery, Sports and Exercise Medicine, Healthcare Management and Leadership, and has an Institute of Research.

About National Office of Clinical Audit

The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) was established in 2012 as a key enabler of clinical effectiveness which in turn is a key component of patient safety and quality. The integration of best evidence in service provision, through clinical effectiveness processes, promotes healthcare that is up to date, effective and consistent. Clinical effectiveness processes include guidelines, audit, and practice guidance. NOCA establishes and maintains national clinical audits across several clinical areas including intensive care, major trauma, hip fractures, arthroplasty, and mortality. NOCA is funded by the Health Service Executive (HSE) Office of the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) and operationally supported by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The purpose of NOCA national clinical audits is to improve the quality of care provided to patients and to improve their outcomes.

About the Potential Donor Audit

Organ Donation Transplant Ireland (ODTI) is the competent authority responsible for the oversight of donation and transplant services in Ireland. A key national objective of ODTI is to increase the availability of organs for transplantation in Ireland. Commissioned by ODTI, NOCA completed a feasibility study in 2021 to ascertain the need for a national clinical audit of organ donation practices. A pilot of data collection across 6 sites was completed in 2022. NOCA is now commencing the national implementation of the Potential Donor audit (PDA).

About the role of Audit Manager

NOCA are seeking to recruit an Audit Manager to support and manage the implementation of the PDA with the support of the PDA Clinical Lead and the PDA Governance Committee in collaboration with ODTI.

Specific duties

Audit Management

  • Supporting the audit team with day-to-day audit support and management tasks
  • Work with the audit clinical leads, audit development manager, PDA working group and governance committee
  • Support and collaborate with hospital-based Organ Donation Nurse Managers (ODNMs) for audit promotion, data collection and quality improvement
  • Develop and deliver programme for audit with clearly identified deliverables
  • Support hospitals with data quality and data validation reports
  • Lead and promote quality improvement initiatives or PDA at the audit level
  • Support the development of hospital audit governance committees to use the PDA data to drive improvements
  • Manage day to day hospital queries related to the audit
  • Organisation of the governance committee meetings
  • Lead the planning, writing, design, of data for reports including the national report, summary report, quarterly reports, data access requests and research requests. Liaise with the NOCA data analytics team for data analysis
  • Ensure adherence to NOCA best practice policies and procedures
  • Present on the audit at relevant conferences, meetings, association meetings
  • Lead ongoing developments in the audit
  • Support research
  • Ensuring audit compliance with information governance requirements, legislation, HIQA information standards and NOCA PPGs
  • Member of relevant committees related to the audit
  • About the person


    Minimum level 8 NFQ qualification in relevant discipline or equivalent professional training combined with relevant experience (e.g. Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health and Social Care professions). Level 9 desirable

    Essential experience, knowledge, competencies, attributes

  • Postgraduate clinical experience
  • Experience in project and change management
  • Experience in clinical audit and quality improvement initiatives
  • Experience in developing and delivering training programmes
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office suite or similar
  • Good understanding of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and implications for national data collections
  • Track record of building positive relationships with relevant stakeholder including clinical, technical, and patient groups
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) to engage with all stakeholders
  • Access to appropriate transport to fulfil the requirements of the role
  • Flexibility in relation to working hours to fulfil the requirements of the role can shift focus when required as well as the ability to prioritise conflicting demands to meet deadlines
  • Desirable experience, knowledge, competencies, attributes

  • Experience in public speaking at events and conferences
  • Knowledge HIQA information standards
  • Experience of working in organ donation or a critical care environment
  • Understanding of research principles
  • Problem Solving Skills: Analytical and decision-making skill
  • Meticulous attention to detail, with excellent writing skills and experience in writing of reports
  • Motivated: Displays a ‘can-do' attitude; demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for the role
  • Ability to work as part of a team: co-operative and patient; shares work and information
  • We are all too aware that imposter syndrome and the confidence gap can sometimes stop fantastic candidates putting themselves forward, so please do submit an application — we'd love to hear from you.

    Employee Benefits

    RCSI make sure you have the resources you need to thrive by offering a wide range of benefits in areas including time away, finance, community, health, and well-being and insuring your financial future. Below are some additional benefits available to you as an RCSI employee:

  • Minimum of 23 days annual leave, plus an additional 6.5 Privilege days
  • Flexible/hybrid working options for colleagues across many roles
  • Additional leave options incl. paid maternity leave, paternity/parental leave, study leave
  • 7% Employer pension contribution
  • Onsite gym €10 per/mth incl. classes and PT sessions
  • Childcare support 20% discount at Giraffe
  • Free eye test and annual flu vaccination
  • TaxSaver commuter tickets and Bike to Work schemes
  • A site sustainability team focusing on the environmental initiatives; Green Campus Initiative '
  • Competitively priced café and restaurant
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion forums, and network groups
  • Employee assistance programme with Spectrum Life
  • Learning and Development training programmes incl. LinkedIn Learning for career progression
  • Discounted services incl. GP visits, 10% off dental, staff parking, mobile tariffs, Group Scheme discount on numerous brands
  • Sports and social club incl. yoga, Pilates, fitness classes, Zumba, running club, social evenings, Summer BBQ
  • Ticket Draws for events including; Rugby, Taste of Dublin, Dublin Horse Show, theatre, music & comedy events
  • Application Process

    Please apply online with your CV and Covering Letter. Informal enquiries can be directed to Maria Kehoe at [email protected]

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