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Medical Centre Practice Manager


Medigroup, a long established group medical practice located on the north side of Cork city is seeking to recruit a Practice Manager. Responsible for the strategic planning, review and implementation of processes that increase practice efficiency and centre on delivering the best possible quality of patient service.

Job Environment:

The successful candidate will assume overall management responsibility for the practice focused on;

  • Patient Services
  • Human resource management
  • Information management
  • Business operations
  • Health & Safety management
  • Policies and procedures

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • With appropriate input from GP partners and staff set strategic and annual goals and objectives for the practice.
  • Improve systems and timely implementation of agreed objectives.
  • Directly manage, develop and motivate staff, with the aim of building an effective and engaged team.
  • Provide leadership to the team, through regular meetings, objective setting, and effective communication.
  • Identify and appointment of new staff as required.
  • Induct new staff, clinicians and locums into practice processes.
  • Manage admin roster, doctor and nurse sessions to ensure adequate cover and monitor / adjust in line with seasonal requirements.
  • Maintain adequate relief staff to cover holidays or absence, being aware of costs but also meeting business needs.
  • Define and maintain clear roles and responsibilities for practice staff and address all relevant human resource matters appropriately.
  • Identify and implement appropriate training needs of practice staff.
  • Conduct annual staff appraisals for admin and nursing staff in conjunction with relevant parties.
  • Ensure compliance to proper conditions of employment, to include current employment legislation and recognised good practice.
  • Establish appropriate policies and procedures for the practice and ensure staff are adequately trained on these.
  • Maintain ongoing compliance to agreed policies and procedures.
  • Promote continuous improvement in systems and elimination of all non-value adding activities.
  • Manage all administrative duties of the practice.
  • Ensure all records – hardcopy and electronic, are maintained up to date.
  • Facilitate practice meetings between practice staff and GP’s.
  • Instigate appropriate improvement /change projects to achieve practice goals and objectives.

Essential Requirements:

  • An ability to work well and effectively with others.
  • High degree of computer literacy.
  • Business Management experience essential.
  • Ability to pay a high level of attention to detail.
  • Strong ethos of confidentiality.
  • An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • An ability to exercise initiative and to work in an organised and methodical manner whilst handling multiple priorities.
  • An ability to work and deal effectively with corporate and staff issues in a confidential manner.


  • Contract is full time permanent working 40 hours weekly. It is expected that a blend of hours is most suitable to the position for the purpose of team cohesiveness; 9.00-6.00pm, 8.30-5.30pm and 9.30-6.00pm with 1 hr unpaid lunch break.
  • Salary negotiable.
  • In house training program will be delivered upon commencement with further third-party training available. Candidate must be willing to travel to attend training and development initiatives as these may be delivered at weekends. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
  • This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, hardworking and multi-disciplinary skilled individual.
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