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Consultant Radiologist Radiology in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

Job Field:
Doctor Jobs
Speciality:
Radiology Jobs
Doctor & Nurse Grade Type:
Doctor Grades
Doctor & Nurse Grade:
Consultant Jobs, Senior Registrar Jobs, Specialist Registrar Jobs
Country:
Ireland
Region:
All Ireland
Contract Type:
Fixed Term, Permanent
Currency:
EUR
Salary:
120,000 to 157,000 per annum
Salary Description:
FREE VISA & WORK PERMIT FOR NON- EU DOCTORS & RELOCATION PACKAGE OFFERED
Posted:
30-Nov-16
Recruiter:
Workplace Doctors
Job Ref:

Consultant Radiologist 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: Radiology
*** 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 + relocation package offered)
*** Role: Consultant (6+ years post graduate experience)
*** 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

Overview

The post is for a Full Time General Consultant Radiologist to work at our clients HSE hospital. The post will comprise of a total of 10 PAs including on call cover for Radiology out of hours and weekends on a 1:9 rota. You would be joining a team of 9.6 WTE consultant radiologists.
This post is most suited to a candidate who has extensive experience in cross sectional imaging including oncology reporting and who is competent in delivering a wide range of services across all modalities including relevant basic interventional procedures such as drainages and biopsies. Preference will be given be to candidates who are already in a similar job.

This is a replacement post to support the increasing cross sectional workload commitments in imaging. There would be opportunities to develop subspecialist interests in a number of areas including cardiac imaging, chest, gynaecology, head and neck imaging and paediatrics.

Applicants are also expected to have wide experience of general radiology, and contribute to the general work load of the department. Interested parties are invited to visit the department and discuss possible job plans and opportunities with the Clinical Lead and Divisional Director

Duties of the post holder

The successful appointee will be expected to have a wide range of reporting competencies, which complements the skill mix of the existing Consultant workforce. The appointee will be required to share the general reporting work load with other colleagues and partake in the on-call rota. On call commitments are based at the hospital where the post holder will be expected to participate in a 1:9 rota providing General Radiology cover out of hours and during the weekend. All Imaging can be viewed at home using a dedicated broadband facility provided by the Trust. Plain film reporting and other General Radiology commitments will be reflected in the job plan.

This is a replacement post to complement the existing Consultant workforce due to the general increasing workload in cross-sectional Imaging. The appointee will be expected to provide high reporting standards in a range of CT and MRI examinations including oncology imaging.

A brief description of the principal clinical responsibilities of the post is given below:

• Share the reporting of cross-sectional examinations with other colleagues including CT, MRI and Plain film reporting.
• Support the ultrasound service for in-patient and outpatient scanning
• Be part of the Duty Radiologist rota
• Develop a subspecialist interest and undertake a range of clinical-radiological meetings and interventions related to that interest as required. Particular areas where we have opportunities for further development include cardiac imaging, chest, gynaecology, head and neck imaging and paediatrics.
• There would be an opportunity to take the radiology lead for the skin MDT
• The post holder will be fully supported in developing imaging services as they deem appropriate, in particular introducing new examinations, techniques and interventions.
• Teaching and training of Radiology Registrars.
• Teaching and training of reporting radiographers
• Support the general work load of the department and provide on call cover for out of hours including weekends by participating in a 1:9 on call rota.
• Attend monthly consultant meetings and discrepancy meetings
• Participate in additional roles within the department

Department

Our client currently have 2 CT Scanners – a Phillips Brilliance 64 Slice CT Scanner and a Philips Ingenuity 128 Slice Scanner. Both scanners are equipped with all advanced software packages including ‘I dose modulation’.

MRI is provided by a Siemens Avanto scanner and a mobile MRI scanning service 8 days per month.
The department has had a business case approved for the purchase of a 2nd static MRI scanner and a replacement CT scanner and is currently in the procurement phase of this project.

Nuclear Medicine has a GE Infinia gamma camera.

The department provides a full range of ultrasound examinations using Philips, GE and Toshiba machines.

The Breast Unit provides a screening and symptomatic service and is fully digital in all areas. The HSE Breast Screening Programme is based at the hospital, with a separate screening unit close to the town-centre, and two mobile units cover the extensive rural area.

The department currently has Care Programme, which is well established, with integrated RIS and digital reporting system together with electronic ordering/vetting. Voice recognition is also widely used by the consultant radiologists. The trust is part of a project, a Munster region scheme designed to improve and develop collaborative working across the region and is planned to go live with a new GE PACS system as part of this project.

The department has a mature programme of role-extension and extended-day working. MRI, CT and US provide a 7 day service.
Radiographers participate in plain film reporting for appendicular MSK and chest x-rays. 4 reporting radiographers are currently being trained in plain film and MRI lumbar spine and knee reporting. Radiographer breast screen reading, ultrasound and stereo core biopsy is well established.

Most general ultrasound and all obstetric and vascular ultrasounds are performed by sonographers.

The department is part of the Hospital Radiology Training Scheme. We have 1 full time equivalent Speciality trainee, whose seniority is usually at Year 4 or above and who participates in the on call rota. Teaching at all levels is encouraged.

This teleradiology service covers the majority of the CT examinations performed between 9.30pm – 7.00am on all days including weekends, thus minimising disruption and radiology work load of On Call Consultant Radiologists. We also have a range in insourcing and outsourcing strategies to cope with the increasing demand in imaging.

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 Radiology 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.

Proposed - (subject to revision)

Reporting of all cases is pulled from a general list – and CT/MRI cases will be reported by the most appropriate radiologist, according to sub-specialty interest.

Core SPA/teaching/training
6 hours per week (1.5 PA’s)

Ad-hoc consultations
2 hours per week

Verification of reports
1 hour per week

On-call
1 hour per week

Clinical and other meetings
2 hours per week

General ultrasound
3 hours per week

CT reporting
10 hours per week

Plain film reporting
4 hours per week

MRI reporting
10 hours per week
Teaching/training
1 hour per week

Total contracted hours 40 per week (extra hours paid- overtime)

This is only a proposal and the relative time by modality within the job plan will depend upon specialty interest, and requirement of the service. The time allocated to supporting professional activities (SPA) may be reviewed at 6 months and at the annual appraisal and job-planning meeting with the clinical director.

The appointee will be required to participate in general plain film reporting, which is included in the job plan.

On Call

The on-call commitment will be 1 in 9, category A, and appointees will be required to participate in the on-call service. If appointed on a part-time basis, on-call will be pro-rata.

Requirements

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 Radiology.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

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 info@workplacedoctors.co.uk or apply online today (see below).

Closing Date:
28/12/2016

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