Certificate in Essential Leadership for New Consultants

CPD Credits42

Learn how to lead and manage responsibilities as a consultant

January - June 2021

Becoming a consultant marks a major milestone in your career. You worked hard to get to where you are and you are now ready to play a senior role in healthcare.

We know you want to achieve better outcomes for your patients, drive improvements and help shape the next generation of clinical leaders - and we want to help you do that.

This modular programme for new consultants will smooth the transition from being a 'doer' to being a leader and a decision maker who can really make a difference.

What you will learn

We will help you understand and manage the wide range of responsibilities that you will be expected to juggle in your new role, providing guidance and clarity on areas such as quality and patient safety, managing teams and budgets, and training the next generation of clinical leaders.

You will develop an understanding of how to manage complex, nuanced issues such as

  • managing the tension between service and leadership
  • working with colleagues across multiple departments
  • developing trusting and mutually respectful relationships with management
  • negotiating the delicate balance between clinical judgement, resource constraints and personal loyalties
  • keeping the best outcome for your patients at the forefront of care provision

Is this course for me?

This programme is designed for recently appointed consultants or those who wish to apply for consultant roles.

This course will start in January 2021, and the programme will run until June 2021.

 

"This course really helped my transition from specialist registrar to new consultant. It was great to meet other new consultants and share experiences and advice. I've used the techniques I learned in the course to motivate my team and run a high quality service."

Dr Vicky O'Dwyer, Consultant Obstetrician, National Maternity Hospital

 

How do we know this programme works?

Before launching this course we asked experienced consultants what they struggled with during their own transition from NCHD to consultant.

Their feedback and insights helped us to develop this practical, comprehensive programme, tailored to the specific needs of new consultants working in the Irish healthcare system.

"As a recently appointed Consultant, I found this course enabled me to explore my leadership style and develop skills to lead and drive change within a complex organisation. Excellent engaging faculty focused on promoting quality care."

Dr Kathy Rock, Consultant Radiation Oncologist in CUH

Want to talk to someone about this course?

If you would like to speak to a member of staff about this course please do not hesitate to contact us at 01 863 9700 or courses@rcpi.ie