Consultant Medicine- Elderly Care/ COE 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: Medicine- Elderly Care/ Care Of Elderly
*** 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 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.
Our HSE client is to be recognised internationally as leading healthcare; excelling in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching; dedicated to improving health and well-being for a diverse population.
Our client is committed to:
• Treating our customers/ patients safely, courteously and with dignity and respect
• Providing care and treatments for patients within state of the art facilities that are clean and free from infection
• Delivering care, treatment and advice that combines clinical excellence with the highest standards of patient safety, is based upon the best research and employs the latest clinical technologies
• Offering a unique range of services to the population, treating and managing the simplest to the most complex conditions and diseases
Clinical Duties (guideline only)
The consultant will be working in elderly care with a commitment to up to 6 acute geriatric and/or rehabilitation beds. There will be an opportunity to contribute to other key services subject to job planning post appointment.
The post will supported by a clinical team comprising a Specialist Geriatric Trainee doctor, clinical fellows and/or Core Medical Trainee and/or GP specialist trainee, foundation year 1 doctor and/or Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
The consultant will have a commitment to general internal/acute medicine subject to job planning post appointment. Mid-week acute medicine is covered by the MAU ( medical assessment unit) physicians with a nominal on call rota on 1:14 basis for this post. The appointee will be accountable managerially to the Directorate of Acute and Rehabilitation Medicine and professionally accountable to the Clinical Director for Adult Community Services.
The Elderly Medicine team sits within the Directorate of Acute Medicine and Rehabilitation within the Medical Division. The Directorate operates a ward based service and has the following facilities:
5 x 28 bed Acute Medical Wards
56 bedded Medical Assessment Unit (MAU)
16 bed Continuing Health Care
Combined Stroke Unit (12 acute and 14 rehab stroke beds)
16 bed Rehabilitation Ward
20 bed Intermediate Neuro Rehabilitation Unit
Non invasive ventilation is available on the Respiratory wards. There is access to investigational beds on the five day Programmed Investigation Unit.
Acute medicine is supported by tertiary services provided by several cardiologists, renal physicians and haematologists.
The Medical Assessment Unit is run 5 days a week by a team of Acute Physicians who cover the take/post-take from 08:00am to 09:00pm Monday to Friday. There is a very active critical care department with large High Dependency and Intensive Care Units and also an outreach service. The Elderly care team currently provides support to Intermediate Care, complex discharge and community IV services and it is expected that the team will increase its presence within community services for older people over the next five years.
A frailty pathway has been developed on the hospital site with a dedicated Proactive Elderly Care Team to which there is support from a consultant geriatrician and GP with special interest. The team is also contributing to a program of urgent care service development underway in nearby hospitals, which will lead to a development of day care and diagnostic facilities targeted at community based alternatives to admission for patients with complex needs.
The department currently consists of six Consultants based on site covering inpatient elderly medicine and specialising in orthogeriatrics, intermediate care/community medicine, dementia, stroke, falls, continence, movement disorder and rehabilitation (both general and stroke rehabilitation). Currently two geriatricians work across other sites and it is expected that the department over the next two years will develop further multi-site working. All geriatricians are professionally accountable to the Clinical Director for Community Adult Services.
There is a significant amount of teaching and education carried out within the department at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The department contributes to a wide variety of local and national audits including into the National Hip Fracture Database.
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, MRCP candidates.
A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee, the Operational Medical Director and Lead Medicine- Elderly Care 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.
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 Medicine- Elderly Care
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
***Assistance provided with relocation
Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online today (see below).