Junior doctor employed by maternity hospital got generous marks for 'medical skills' despite having never treated a patient - News Summed Up

Junior doctor employed by maternity hospital got generous marks for 'medical skills' despite having never treated a patient


A medic who was employed as a junior doctor in a busy maternity hospital received generous marks of 55 out of 100 for clinical medical and diagnostic skills at his job interview - despite having no experience of treating patients. A medic who was employed as a junior doctor in a busy maternity hospital received generous marks of 55 out of 100 for clinical medical and diagnostic skills at his job interview - despite having no experience of treating patients. Junior doctor employed by maternity hospital got generous marks for 'medical skills' despite having never treated a patientThe case of the EU-trained doctor, employed as a senior house officer in the hospital, has again raised serious concerns about gaps in recruitment procedures which allow medics with sub-standard skills to slip through, putting patients at risk. Questioned on what kind of safeguards it has in place, the HSE said that recruitment of junior doctors is conducted through the hospitals. "So many hospitals are depending on doctors in non-training posts to meet staff rotas and keep the hospital running."


Source: Irish Independent November 09, 2018 07:11 UTC



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