Appointment as Chairperson of the National Screening Committee - Ireland

A recommendation contained within the ‘Scally Report into the CervicalCheck Screening Programme (September 2018)’ was that a National Screening Committee should be constituted to advise the Department of Health and the Minister on all new proposals for screening and revisions to current programmes.

It is against that context that the Department is now requesting expressions of interest for appointment to the position of Chair of the NSC – Ireland.

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.

Essential Criteria
-A successful and recognised career track record in clinical medicine, public health or health service delivery, with an ability to make an important contribution to the work of the NSC – Ireland.
-Ability to analyse complex information and data, identify key issues and develop evidence-based solutions to complex problems.
-Ability to balance conflicting information and opinions to make timely and informed decisions in a transparent manner, and work with parties holding polarised views to achieve compromise and agreement on action.
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills suitable for a range of audiences from technical experts, lobby groups, the general public and the media.
-Experience of working in senior multi-disciplinary committees with an ability to influence, challenge and remain impartial whilst exercising sound judgments and ensuring that all views are captured and explored and of effective influence and challenge in this arena.
-An understanding of and commitment to the principles of providing independent advice to Government, and to the principles of public life, and an ability to demonstrate no conflicts of interest in the role.

Desirable criteria
-Awareness of the population screening programmes currently offered in Ireland and an understanding of the benefits and harms that population screening programmes can bring
-Knowledge of the application of Health Technology Assessment and/or economic modelling and cost effectiveness in health programmes.

Interested parties should submit a CV and supporting letter as one document to with NSC – Ireland in the email subject line.

Expressions of interest will be assessed by a Department of Health selection panel.
In making an application please note the information provided in the Information Booklet

Closing Date: 15:00 on Thursday 25th April 2019

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