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Consultant Respiratory Medicine in Leinster Region - Republic of Ireland

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All Ireland
Contract Type:
Fixed Term, Permanent
120,000 to 157,000 per annum
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Workplace Doctors
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Consultant Respiratory Medicine in Leinster Region - Republic of Ireland on a fixed term / permanent basis; working for our client via Workplace Doctors

*** Must have IMC (Specialist Division) Registration (Irish Medical Council) - Essential
*** Location: Republic of Ireland - Leinster Region (Louth, Meath, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare)
***Speciality: Respiratory Medicine
*** Pay rate: 120,000 to 157,000 Euro’s (dependent on experience)
*** Role: Consultant (6+ years post graduate experience)
*** Duration:12 months FREE Visa & Work Permit Offered
*** Start date: ASAP
***IELTS Score of 7.0 Overall (minimum) – Essential (overseas doctors only)
***Exact location details provided upon application

Irish Teaching Hospitals and Medical Universities receive great international acclaim & recognition throughout the world, doctors with experience and training in Ireland typically enjoy great success in terms of professional career development & job satisfaction.


A HSE Trust wishes to appoint a Consultant Physician in General and Respiratory Medicine with a special interest in the care of patients with Lung Cancer. This is a substantive replacement post. Applicants wishing to work less than full time or to job share are encouraged to apply, we are happy to discuss modifications to the suggested timetable. The post will involve responsibility for general respiratory inpatients and running the two-week wait clinic for patients with suspected lung cancer, as well as involvement in the respiratory outpatient and bronchoscopy services, and in the General Medical on call rota.

Our team of respiratory physicians includes 10.5 whole time equivalent Consultants plus an Associate Specialist. The Respiratory Department is a large teaching hospital department providing regional specialist services in CF, TB, sleep and non-invasive ventilation, as well as a full respiratory service to the local population. There is an active research programme in CF, COPD, sleep, pulmonary physiology and pulmonary hypertension. The respiratory department underwent complete refurbishment in 2009, including a newly-built ward, additional office space, a new exercise laboratory and a greatly improved clinic area.

The respiratory consultants participate in the general medical on-call rota, which has recently been improved to provide enhanced weekend care. The Lung Cancer team includes two Specialist Nurses. There is a regional Cardiothoracic Surgical unit at the hospital and a regional oncology and radiotherapy service in the neighbouring Dublin Oncology Centre. There is a weekly lung cancer clinic and multi-disciplinary meeting with excellent radiology, pathology, surgery, oncology, specialist nursing and palliative care support. There are two bronchoscopy lists per week covered by the respiratory physicians by rotation. We do not currently have an EBUS service, but they are keen to develop this.

Clinical Duties (guideline only)


The successful applicant will have responsibility for the care of the patients entrusted to him or her.

All consultants are expected to have a flexible attitude towards the work of the Directorate.

The successful candidates will be expected to comply with all relevant Trust policies relating to administration of patient care. This includes working to set timescales for the triage of referrals, the completion of discharge summaries prior to patients being discharged, following the specific process for the management of patients that do not attend (DNA) their appointment or admission, and the completion of all paperwork deemed necessary to support the management of their patients within agreed timescales. Consultants are also expected to work with service managers and clinical colleagues to manage their caseload in a flexible way, to ensure clinical, national and local, priorities, such as maximum waiting times for referral to treatment, are achieved.

This post will have 10 programmed activities (PA). .

The PAs will include:
• 8.5 PAs for direct clinical care; this includes one PA for predictable on-call clinical work associated with general medical on call work.
• 1.5 PAs for supporting professional activities (including teaching, supervision, audit, research and non-clinical management). An additional 1 SPA session is available by agreement with the Head of Division for consultants undertaking additional approved SPA activity (e.g. additional responsibilities in training, teaching, research, management or clinical governance).
• If a less-than-full-time work pattern is agreed, these commitments will be reduced pro-rata.

Duties of the post: (guideline Only)

The appointee will take the primary responsibility for running the 2 week wait clinic, supported by the other Respiratory Physicians and will Chair the Lung MDM.

Other duties include:

• Day to day troubleshooting on lung cancer issues, monitoring monthly performance data from lung cancer office
• Liaison and supervision of lung cancer nurses.
• Supervision of lung cancer clinic service and pathway.

The appointee will share responsibility for the management of the general and respiratory medical inpatients on the respiratory wards in rotation with the other consultants supported by a team of junior medical staff. There will be time for other outpatient activities, bronchoscopy and subspecialist interests.

Job plan

A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee, the Operational Medical Director and Lead Respiratory Medicine Consultant, on behalf of the Trust’s Medical Director, based on the provisional timetable. This will be signed by the Chief Executive and will be effective from the commencement date of the appointment.
It will be reviewed at 3 months & thereafter annually or at any time, but no less than 3 months after a previous review, as requested by the appointee, Operational Medical Director or Clinical Lead & adjusted accordingly to the agreement of both parties.

Provisional assessment of Programmed Activities in Job Plan

For a whole-time contract:

• Direct Clinical Care 8.5 PAs on average per week (includes clinical activity, clinically related activity, predictable and unpredictable emergency work)
• Supporting Professional Activities 1.5 PAs on average per week (includes CPD, audit, teaching and research) Department of Health Guidance advises that no new post should be advertised for more than a 10 PA job plan.

There is the possibility that up to 2 additional PAs may be available should the candidate wish to work up to 12 PAs. A view of the job plan will take place three months after the Consultant has taken up the post. The work diary may demonstrate the need for an increased number of programmed activities. Appropriate recognition/funding of this activity will be backdated to the date of commencement of work

On-Call Commitment

The appointee will participate in the General Medicine on-call rota. This is staffed by Consultant Physicians from the Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Care of Elderly and Diabetes and Endocrinology departments, supported by a full quota of medical trainees.

• 7 consultants including the new appointee will cover Mondays on call in rotation.
• All the Consultant Physicians rotate through Friday, Saturday and Sunday on-call duties working approximately 1 in 7 weekends.
• When on call, the Consultant Physicians undertake twice-daily post-take ward rounds reviewing all newly-admitted medical patients who have not been seen by the Acute Physicians or Cardiologists, plus any other patients requiring the attention of a consultant physician. The consultant on call is expected to be free of other clinical commitments on the afternoon of their take day, and to be actively involved in the management of the take during this time.

There is no formal on-call arrangement for Respiratory Medicine or CF specialist advice, but all the respiratory physicians accept periodic out-of-hours requests for advice regarding specialist matters.

Teaching Commitments

• regular commitments to ward based teaching of undergraduates.
• participation in the lecture programmes for 2nd and 4th & 5th year medical students.
• teaching of other groups as required including other specialty juniors and specialist nurses.


This post is open to doctors who hold Registration as a Specialist in the Specialist Division of the Registrar of Medical Practitioners maintained by the Medical Council in Ireland in the specialty of Clinical and Respiratory Medicine.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through; joint clinics, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.

If you are interested in working in growing your career and increasing your income, then talk to our healthcare team today. If you can fill the above requirements, we will give you the following benefits:

*** Visa & Work Permit for FREE!
*** Guidance, Training & Career Development
*** Dedicated & Supportive team- Consultant available when you need.
*** Excellent Basic Pay, Overtime paid for extra hours
***Assistance provided with relocation

Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV to or apply online today (see below).

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