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Consultant General Paediatrics in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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120,000 to 157,000 per annum
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Consultant General Paediatrics in Munster 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 - Munster Region (Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford)
***Speciality: General Paediatrics
*** 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

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Our HSE client requires two Consultant Paediatricians to join their service. These posts have arisen from our desire to improve the training opportunities for our paediatric trainees in region, while maintaining 2 acute paediatric sites until reconfiguration. The paediatric services in the hospital are in the process of reconfiguration with the plan for the entire paediatric and neonatal services of the area to be merged and provided at one site.

The post holders will join a team of 10 WTE paediatric consultants, and will be expected to contribute to the out-of-hours resident on call duties as detailed in the job plan. In addition the post holder will participate in all aspects of the Paediatric Service at the Hospital including paediatric service weeks, and paediatric follow-up with regular out-patient clinics. Adequate time off will be given in lieu of out-of-hours work.

The client would also look to these new posts to support specialist services appropriate to Level 2 activity, such as ambulatory paediatrics, diabetes, cardiology, gastroenterology, adoption and epilepsy (diabetes, allergy/resp, neurodisability, gastro, adolescent paediatricss, ambulatory, audiology). There will be the opportunity to evolve or develop a special interest to complement those of the rest of the team and to contribute to audit and research on the unit.

The posts will be based in the Paediatric Department at the HSE teaching Hospital, and will be expected to deliver clinics in peripheral settings.

The posts comprise of 10 sessions including the minimum of two sessions for supporting professional activities (SPAs). The number of sessions and/or the balance of direct care sessions (DCCs) and SPAs may subsequently vary with the agreement of the post holder and the HSE but based on the needs of the department will require agreement at job planning.

This consultant post includes a hybrid component and there will be 6 other colleagues with identical job plans. There will be fixed commitments to middle grade resident-on-call duties. There will be approximately 39 nights, 4.3 weekend long days and 8.7 week evenings per year at the hospital on the middle grade tier. You will work 3.7 ward weeks including weekends per year as 3rd tier (non-resident). In addition there will be commitments for consultant of the week cover and out-patient clinics.

It is envisaged that the job plan will be reviewed significantly when we merge with the paediatric team from our sister unit at a nearby hospital, in their exciting single site paediatric service and separately staffed neonatal unit in the Specialist and Critical Care Centre.

Clinical Duties (guideline only)

The exclusive responsibility of the post is for paediatric medicine. The specific and fixed clinical responsibilities are as follows:
1. Ward week at tier 3 at the Hospital, occurs on a 1:14 basis including the preceding weekend ward rounds on a 1:14 basis (3.7/yr). It attracts 12 sessions. It involves tier 3 activity, supervising a team of tier 1 and 2 doctors and being responsible for all inpatients, new admissions and the newborn infants in the postnatal and neonatal unit. Responsibilities will include attending the morning meeting, supervising the ward round, ensuring allocation of work for the day, supporting teaching and clinical supervision of junior staff.

2. Weekday resident-on-call at middle grade level at the hospital with a commitment for 39 nights/year. During these resident-on-call nights, a nominated consultant will be available (off site) for advice and support. Duties will involve a complete and independent responsibility of all in-patients, Level 2 neonatal service and new admissions.

3. Weekend resident on-call at middle grade level, 9am-9:30pm on a 1:12 basis (4.3 per year). This is scheduled on-call activity covering all inpatients, acute admission and Level 2 Neonatology. There will be a non-resident consultant covering for support, who will also attend for ward rounds.

4. Weekend resident on-call (nights) - there are none anticipated in the current job plan.

5. Non-resident consultant on-call (16 hours, 5pm to 9am) covering the hospital on a 1:14 basis. Your duties will involve a complete responsibility of all acute paediatric referrals, in-patients, safeguarding enquiries and Level 2 neonatology. There will be middle-grade and a junior tier doctor to help and you are expected to be available if needed within 30 minutes of being called.

6. Paediatric outpatient clinics (including specialty clinics) shared with other paediatric consultants. The current commitment would depend on the workload generated but will be around 38 clinics annually. Each clinic attracts additional administrative time.

7. Safeguarding – During your ward week and when on–call you will be responsible for liaising with partner agencies in delivering medical opinion for child protection.

8. Other responsibilities include:

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

The duties described here are provisional and will be the subject of annual review and will form a composite part of the job plan which will be agreed between the post holder and the Chief Executive or nominated deputy.

The work programme will be based on a contract for 10 sessions under the Contract for Consultants in the HSE, incorporating 8 direct clinical care sessions (DCC) and 2 sessions for Supporting Professional Activities or ‘SPA’ (teaching, meetings, clinical governance activity, research, etc). Educational supervision, if undertaken, will attract an additional 0.25 SPAs per trainee.

Uncontracted time will be taken and organised flexibly so as not to impact on service delivery or outpatient service delivery.

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

Resident On-call
1. Week night on-calls: On-call approximately 39 nights a year (with prospective cover). During these resident-on-call nights, a nominated consultant will be available (off site) for back-up. Duties will involve a complete responsibility of all in-patients, new admissions and neonatal activity.

2. Weekend on-calls: Weekend on-call approximately 1:12 long days amounting to 8.6 weekend long days (approximately 4.3 weekends). During these resident on-calls, a nominated consultant will be available (off site) for back-up. Duties will involve a complete responsibility of all inpatients, new admissions and neonatal activity.

3. Week evenings: Covering 4:30pm-9pm, approximately 1:6, amounting to 8.67 per year. During these resident sessions a nominated consultant will be available (off site) for back-up. Duties will involve a complete responsibility of all inpatients, new admissions and neonatal activity.

Consultant of the week

With these appointments there will be 10 consultants contributing to the ward week arrangements. Your job plan will include 3.7 such weeks per year. During this week you will be independently responsible for all activity within the department. You will chair the morning meetings, allocate the work for the day, supervise the ward rounds on the paediatric ward, manage all safeguarding enquires, liaise with the visiting neonatal consultant on 3 days of the week and supervise the neonatal ward round for the remaining 2 days. You will support all the learning activities of that week.

These weeks are obligatory commitments and cannot coincide with leave. Active teaching of junior staff and medical students is expected during ward weeks

Consultant on-call

You will participate in a consultant on-call rota and contribute on a 1:14 basis covering the unit as the senior most medical doctor in the unit. This is an out-of hours cover from 5pm to 9am, where there will be a middle grade and a tier 1 doctor available in the department. During this time you will not be resident in the unit, but will be responsible for all in-patients, new admissions and neonatal activity.

Outpatient Clinics

Your job plan allows for up to 78 clinics per year (2/week when not on ward week). They may be delivered anywhere within the Health Board as meets the demands of the service. Within this allocation you will be able to pursue your special interest, however it is expected that you will continue to offer a regular general paediatric clinic service. Clinical administration time will be given in addition.

Supporting Professional Activity (SPA)

The posts include plans comprising 10 sessions including the minimum of two sessions for supporting professional activities (SPAs). During this time you will be expected to participate in teaching and training, audit and research, quality improvement, protocol development, database management, general management related duties, attending non-clinical meetings, service development clinical supervision and support, and personal development. These activities will be monitored in annual appraisals.


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 General Paediatrics.

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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