Consultant Acute 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: Acute 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
***Exact location details provided on 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.
Our client works is a partnership between the Universities of the area. The school performs well in league tables in recognition of its excellent undergraduate medical curriculum and research, judged to be of high international quality.
This appointment will enable the Trust to expand its services to unscheduled medical admissions by providing more clinical leadership to the Unit. The Trust has recently implemented a new model of working in the AAU, ensuring continuous consultant presence on the AAU for 12 hours daily on weekdays.
The successful candidate will join four AAU consultant physicians and a group of 10 other physicians who work in sessions on the unit and share responsibility for providing an effective medical service for unscheduled medical admissions.
The successful candidate must hold or be within 6 months of being eligible for specialist registration in Acute Medicine or in General Internal Medicine with the Irish Medical Council.
Clinical Duties (guideline only)
• The consultant will join the existing cohort of sessional consultants to provide continuous senior review and management of patients on the units.
• Morning ward rounds are shared between the General Physician on call overnight and the morning sessional acute physician.
• The consultant will also share duties on the Medical Short Stay Ward, complementing the existing staff of 4 acute physicians and 4 rheumatologists.
• The consultant will have the opportunity to develop an area of special interest outside of acute medicine. This may be either an outpatients clinic, attached to the appropriate medical speciality, or a special skill such as endoscopy or echocardiography. The choice of special skill will be decided by the applicant depending on their own interest and prior experience.
Job plan- to be discussed and agreed
The post attracts 10 programmed activities (PAs); 7.5 PAs are for direct clinical care (DCC), 1 DCC is earmarked for clinical administrative work. There are 2 supporting programmed activities (SPA) built into the job plan as the minimum requirement to support revalidation. Further SPA time may be given to accommodate work-based assessments, trainee supervision, research etc depending on request from the successful applicant.
Note: Total of 6 PAs combined for AAU/ambulatory care and speciality interest.
Ratio of 5:1 or 4:2 depending on interests of the candidate.
A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee, the Operational Medical Director and Lead Acute 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.
Standard Duties and responsibilities
a) To participate in development of and undertake all duties and functions pertinent to the Consultant’s area of competence, as set out within the Clinical Directorate Service Plan and in line with policies as specified by the Employer.
b) To ensure that duties and functions are undertaken in a manner that minimises delays for patients and possible disruption of services.
c) To work within the framework of the hospital / agency’s service plan and/or levels of service (volume, types etc.) as determined by the Employer. Service planning for individual clinical services will be progressed through the Clinical Directorate structure or other arrangements as apply.
d) To co-operate with the expeditious implementation of the Disciplinary Procedure
e) To formally review the execution of the Clinical Directorate Service Plan with the Clinical Director / Employer periodically. The Clinical Directorate Service Plan shall be reviewed periodically at the request of the Consultant or Clinical Director / Employer. The Consultant may initially seek internal review of the determinations of the Clinical Director regarding the Service Plan.
f) To participate in the development and operation of the Clinical Directorate structure and in such management or representative structures as are in place or being developed. The Consultant shall receive training and support to enable him/her to participate fully in such structures.
g) To provide, as appropriate, consultation in the Consultant’s area of designated expertise in respect of patients of other Consultants at their request.
h) To ensure in consultation with the Clinical Director that appropriate medical cover is available at all times having due regard to the implementation of the European Working Time Directive as it relates to doctors in training.
i) To supervise and be responsible for diagnosis, treatment and care provided by non-Consultant Hospital Doctors (NCHDs) treating patients under the Consultant’s care.
j) To participate as a right and obligation in selection processes for non-Consultant Hospital Doctors and other staff as appropriate. The Employer will provide training as required. The Employer shall ensure that a Consultant representative of the relevant specialty / sub-specialty is involved in the selection process.
k) To participate in clinical audit and proactive risk management and facilitate production of all data/information required for same in accordance with regulatory, statutory and corporate policies and procedures.
l) To participate in and facilitate production of all data/information required to validate delivery of duties and functions and inform planning and management of service delivery
• 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 Acute Medicine
Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee.
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
***Relocation Package Offered
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