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Consultant A&E Emergency Medicine–General in Connacht Region - Republic of Ireland

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All Ireland
Contract Type:
Fixed Term, Permanent
120,000 to 157,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Workplace Doctors
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Consultant A&E Emergency Medicine–General in Connacht 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 – Connacht Region (Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo)
*** Speciality: A&E –General
*** 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.


Our clients HSE hospital is seeking to appoint a replacement Consultant in Emergency Medicine. The Consultant will have responsibility for providing an Emergency Medicine service in conjunction with other consultant colleagues. They will be expected to share and develop the clinical and administrative duties of the Emergency Department with the existing Consultants.

The Hospital was rated “Good” by the CQC in November 2015 and the Emergency Department was rated “Outstanding” for leadership and “Good” in all other areas.

The position provides an excellent opportunity to undertake an educational role for the medical and nursing staff. The Emergency Department receives medical students from the nearby Medical School, which opened in 2002. Consultants participate in the lecture programme actually delivered at University.

The Department sees around 70,000 patients per year. It receives major trauma and is a designated Trauma Unit, and has a dedicated helipad in the grounds. It serves a population of approximately 375,000. The area has a lot major tourist attractions hence resulting in increased attendances in summer months.

It currently consists of:-

a) 4 bedded resuscitation area
b) Paediatric Resus room
c) A 5 cubicle major treatment area
d) A 6 cubicle minor treatment area
e) Isolation room (for infection control)
f) Mental Health assessment room
g) See and treat area with 5 cubicles/ eye exam area
h) Plaster room
i) Paediatric treatment area, 3 cubicles
j) Paediatric minor treatment area
k) Separate Paediatric waiting area
l) 6 bedded observation ward
m) Meet and Greet room

Recent developments

• Brand new Resus area with 4 spacious cubicles and a separate Paediatric Resus room
• EDIS computer system resulting in a near paperless system
• New Observation ward area
• Many changes to working practices have taken place, The unit utilises Clinical Support Practitioners, Clinical Support Assistants and Emergency Advanced Nurse Practitioners
• The department has its own ultrasound machine
• Active role in Physician Associate training scheme

Planned developments

• Uplift in Nursing Staff establishment
• Renovation and reconfiguration of Minors area

Clinical Duties (guideline only)

• Provision within the organisation of the department of a comprehensive Emergency Medicine service to the Trust, with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness and the proper functioning of the department.
• Liaison with colleagues in other specialties and with management to achieve such a service.
• Administrative duties associated with the care of patients and the running of the Emergency Medicine service.
• The provision of advice, via professional and management structures at Divisional and Trust level, on the short and long term planning of comprehensive health provision for the local population.
• Participation, as required, in the instruction of all professional groups, including the department's own postgraduate programme.
• The provision of cover, on a reciprocal basis, in the absence of departmental colleagues in order to ensure the maintenance of an Emergency Medicine service and continuity of the department’s commitment to the Trust’s Major Incident Plan.
• Maintenance, via a process of continuing professional development of the knowledge and skills relevant to the post.
• Acceptance of and compliance with, the department’s and Trust’s programmes for Clinical Governance, CPD and Medical Audit.
• Out-of hours responsibilities, including participation in Consultant on-call rota where applicable.
• Professional supervision and management of junior medical staff.
• Managerial, including budgetary, responsibilities where appropriate.
• Any responsibility relating to a special interest.
• Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and for contributing to undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education activity, locally and nationally.
• Where it is agreed between the parties, work on behalf of the HSE Hospital such as domiciliary consultations or services provided by the Trust for other agencies, e.g. the prison service.

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 -guideline

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

Provisional assessment of programmed activities in Job Plan:

Clinical related activity 7.5 PA’s on average per week - Includes clinical activity, clinically related activity, predictable and unpredictable emergency work.
Supporting Professional Activities 2.5 PA’s on average per week -Includes Medical school teaching and familiarisation with the Trust policies, guidelines and procedure and also includes CPD, audit, other teaching activity and research.

This is for a 10 PA contract. The allocation of PA’s is reviewed and may be subject to adjustment when a further diary exercise is undertaken or if the service demands a review of the Job Plan. It is possible that more PAs could be offered in the future. The teaching component may vary. Research interests would be accommodated if possible within the job plan.


The timetable is only indicative and is based on a 10 PA contract under our existing 1 in 6 rota. As these are new posts, we will need to redesign the rota (with input from the new appointees) to reflect the new number of consultants.

The definitive timetable will be agreed by the Trust and the appointee and subject to regular review.

The following provides scheduling details of the clinical activity and clinically related activity components of the job plan which occur at regular times in the week.

Agreement should be reached between the appointee and their Divisional Director with regard to the scheduling of all other activities, including the Supporting Professional Activities.

8-12 DCC
12-16 DCC

8-12 OFF
12-16 OFF

8-12 SPA
12-16 Teaching/ DCC (alternate weeks)

8-12 OFF
12-16 DCC 16.00 to 22.00 hrs, then on call

8-12 SPA
12-16 DCC

On Call Availability

The department currently operates a 1:6 on call rota. This will change to a 1 in 8 on call rota following successful appointment to these posts. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in this. Please note for weekend on call


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 Emergency 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

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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