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Chief Executive Officer

Barry Herriott Search & Selection
Ireland (IE)
In line with HSE salary scales
Closing date
9 Jul 2024
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Mercy University Hospital (MUH), Cork CLG is a Catholic Voluntary Hospital, founded in 1857 by the Sisters of Mercy. MUH, as a city centre hospital, occupies 16 acres of the island and treats over 140,000 patients. The hospital employs circa 1,550 staff and has an annual operating budget in excess of €150m. The hospital is a registered charity and operates as a not for profit entity.

MUH provides complex diagnostic, medical and surgical services at local, regional and national levels on a 24/7 basis. The hospital currently has 330 beds (and recent approval for an additional 80 beds) providing a general hospital function of acute unscheduled care as well as a wide range of scheduled elective diagnostics and both day case and complex elective surgery. There is an on-site acute mental health service with 50 additional in-patient mental health beds. MUH is the centre of national and international excellence, renowned for its research and tertiary services and is a teaching hospital affiliated with University College Cork.

MUH now wish to recruit a CEO who will lead the management of MUH through the next phase of its exciting development including the commissioning of significant capital investment on the hospital grounds and continued implementation of the current strategic plan. The Mercy continues to grow its services beyond the building; creating a Hospital without Walls, Mercy at Home service & Mercy Virtual. The CEO will maintain a particular focus on strategic issues affecting the hospital, particularly its relationships with the recently formed Regional Group, HSE South West & other agencies involved in providing Health Care within Cork and surrounding regions. The CEO will report to the non-executive Board of MUH.

The ideal candidate should hold a degree level, preferably a postgraduate qualification, in a discipline relevant to general management in a hospital or healthcare setting. They should be a transformational leader with excellent communication and influencing skills, capable of creating and developing strategic relationships with stakeholders. Additionally, they should ensure positive internal working relationships to advance the hospital's goals and actively develop alternative services for the public. Demonstrating a proven track record of exceptional performance is essential.

The salary will be in line with HSE salary scales.

The values of Compassion, Excellence, Justice, Respect and Team Spirit underpin the culture of Mercy University Hospital.

Candidates should forward by email full career details in complete confidence to Barry Herriott stating how they meet the requirements for the post preferably by Friday July 5th. E: T: +353 87 255 5500 W:

Mercy University Hospital is an equal opportunities employer.

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