When does it apply?

This code is used when the HSE needs to make emergency short-term appointments to deal with critical needs. It applies in times when additional staff are needed urgently, however to run a full selection process would delay appointment.

What does it mean?

The code lets the HSE speed up or leave out parts of the primary code processes.

The HSE must ensure, however, that the person appointed is suitably qualified and fit for the role. It must also document appointments made under this code – explaining the circumstances of the selection and the steps taken to fill the role.

Review and appeal mechanisms must be put in place for anyone who is unhappy with the appointment process.

It is important to note that these appointments are temporary. If the position becomes long term, then a full recruitment process should be carried out under the primary code.