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Consultant Rheumatology Rheumatologist in Leinster Region - Republic of Ireland

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120,000 to 157,000 per annum
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Consultant Rheumatology Rheumatologist 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: Rheumatology / Rheumatologist
*** Pay rate: 120,000 to 157,000 Euro’s (dependant 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.


This is a full time (10 PA’s) appointment for a Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist, who will provide an out-patient, in-patient and day case consulting rheumatology service to our client’s HSE Trust, and join the current Paediatric Rheumatologists and multi-disciplinary team covering the regional tertiary service. This job description describes the principal clinical duties of the appointee and the support that will be available.

Clinical Duties (guideline only)

The post-holder will have duties in paediatric rheumatology alongside the existing multidisciplinary team. There will be a weekly general rheumatology clinic and fortnightly complex multi-system disease clinic as well as rotational responsibilities for a new patient clinic, inpatient and day ward service and patient reviews of children / young people involved in clinical trials. The post holder will contribute to the weekly service rota for rheumatology on a pro rata basis with the existing consultants (ratio of 1 in 4.7). 0.75 PA is allocated as a research session. There is no formal out of hour’s commitment to this post, although pro rata contribution to the informal emergency and out of hours care of tertiary rheumatology patients will be expected. In the future, this is likely be formalised into a pro-rata 24/7 telephone cover for consultant specialist rheumatology advice with formal agreement from all parties as part of a job plan review,. Currently, the on-call general paediatric team provides cover out of hours and the rheumatology consultants are contacted only if needed. If, in the future, the out of hours commitment increases or becomes considerable, it will be recognised (after review of job plan diaries) as a DCC commitment in the job plan. The post holder will report through the clinical director for medical specialities to the Chief Executive with professional support from the Medical Director.

Aims of the team:

The post-holder, together with the current team will aim to develop the service in the following ways:

• Reducing waiting times for new patient appointments thereby making the service more attractive to referrals and patients and families.
• Improved compliance with national service specifications recommended by the HSE (Ireland).
• Maximise potential for growth within established internationally recognised service.
• Enhance departmental reputation.
• Improve sustainability of out of hours service provision (to be considered in the context of job plan review and formal risk assessment)
• Extending associations with district general hospitals and establishing satellite clinics / improved links within a managed network.
• Support strategic aims of the organisation through development of tertiary and quaternary services including the possibility of generating international and private patient referrals with support from the organisation’s marketing and business development teams.
• Provide Paediatric Rheumatology input into the development of a coordinated Network for Specialist Rheumatology in Dublin as recommended by the HSE - The Specialised Commissioning QIPP, (Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention) project initiation document.
• Enable a Transition Lead for the team & ability to see patients until at least 19th birthday in a more robust and reliable way, as recommended by the HSE. The importance of improving transition has been highlighted by the Executive and underpins the priority for improving this – by specifically increasing manpower of consultants and specialist nurses, including the opportunity for a transition lead for rheumatology.
Support delivery and optimisation of clinical and translational research opportunities (including further involvement in clinical trials, commercial and non-commercial) within the Department’s robust clinical-academic infrastructure, including associated income generation for further investment.

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

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.

Job Plan

A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee, the Operational Medical Director and Lead Rheumatology 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.

Adapted from the approved Job Plan of the other HSE Rheumatology Consultants – subject to change with agreement from all parties as part of a job plan review. There is flexibility in this job plan dependent on the successful candidates interests and needs for ongoing continuous professional development.
*Job plan includes 0.75 PA funded by Research Business Unit – 4 PA divided between HSE consultants (for supporting delivery of clinical research and research development); 3 extra research SPA currently allocated to for grant writing and research development)

Total DCC (8)

OPA clinics: 3 PA (including peripheral clinic – to be determined; estimated at 4-12 clinics per year).
Clinic admin (0.25 per 4 hour clinic) = 0.75
Ward rounds: 1.5
Ward related activity / patient / parent consults (including steroid injections / theatre) = 1
Patient related admin 0.75
MDT meetings: 0.5 DCC
Research portfolio delivery (DCC) = 0.5


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 Rheumatology 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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