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Consultant Surgery- ENT in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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All Ireland
Contract Type:
Fixed Term, Permanent
120 to 157,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Workplace Doctors
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Consultant Surgery- ENT 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: Surgery- ENT / Otorhinolaryngology / Otolaryngology
*** 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.


To provide a general ENT service in the setting of the day surgery unit in our client HSE hospital, outpatients, and to see referrals from other specialities in the munster region

To liaise with the main emergency unit and inpatient unit at the hospital site.

The post holder will collaborate, support and supervise other practioners as agreed to be appropriate with the lead clinician and may be required to deputise from time to time for absent colleagues.

Exceptionally the post holder may need to perform additional duties in emergencies, unforeseen circumstances or for continuity of patient care.

The Unit:

The hospitals ENT department is a spoke of the Regional (Mnuster) ENT service. The hub in University Hospital has regional ENT services including head and neck surgery, academic unit, skull base surgery etc. The ENT department has day case theatre sessions on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, outpatients in on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday and on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday and Friday.

Scope of ENT service:

All aspects of ENT are seen in the outpatients. There are nurse lead aural care, allergy clinics. There are rapid access neck lump and head and neck cancer diagnosis clinics. There are special paediatric clinics and liaison with a consultant colleague (Consultant Paediatric Audiological Physician)

The theatre cases include all aspects of ENT with the exception of head and neck cancer resection, tonsillectomy and some major cases or minor surgery on ill patients who are sent to University Hospital.

Scope of ENT Surgery:

Otology such as stapes surgery, tympanoplasty, meatoplasty, mastoidectomy, ossiculoplasty, pinnaplasty, grommet insertion. Rhinology such as FESS, septorhinoplasty, septoplasty, turbinectomy, laser dacrocystorhinostomy, microdebrider. Endoscopy, pharyngoscopy, oesophagoscopy, microlaryngoscopy. Facial plastic surgery for skin cancer with flap repair.

The Post

Virtually all aspects of ENT are carried out by the Consultants, except those requiring regional involvement eg skull base surgery and specialised paediatrics. Day surgery is performed , inpatient surgery and emergencies. The Munster region head and neck cancer service works on a hub and spoke model with all major head and neck cancer surgery taking place. The post holder will provide assessment for head and neck cancer and ongoing follow-up after treatment in addition to thyroid surgery and general ENT.

They will attend the MDT meetings for Head and Neck and Thyroid. There is a strong emphasis on day surgery and accelerated recovery; and as well as the usual basket of procedures, it is standard practice for patients undergoing mastoidectomy, myringoplasty, stapedectomy, septorhinoplasty, endoscopy, endoscopic sinus surgery, adenoidectomy etc. to be carried out as day cases.

The department currently consists of 3 Consultants, a Specialty Doctor, and 6 SHO 1/2 doctors working jointly with the hospital, and at any one time there are two SHO 1/2’s present at the hospital between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm, attending clinics and theatres and dealing with post-operative reviews and emergency work. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the training of the registrars.

The post holder will enjoy secretarial support to maintain their clinical practice. Currently ENT Consultants share an office with their named secretary. In addition head and neck cancer patients are supported by a full-time head and neck clinical nurse specialist, who assists with the day to day care of head and neck patients.


This is a new post. In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, the post-holder will provide a service in ENT with responsibility for head and neck, thyroid and general ENT.

1. In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to play a full part in the out-of-hours On-Call service for the department. This includes being on-call for telephone advice and major incidents. Currently the on call frequency is 1 in 9 with Consultants.

2. To provide cover for Consultant and Senior colleagues in respect of periods of leave.

3. In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to take part in medical audit and research as appropriate.

4. In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to ensure that the requirements of clinical governance are met.

5. To ensure that there are adequate arrangements for hospital staff involved in the care of your patients to be able to contact you when necessary

Junior Medical Staff

6. In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to play a full part in the professional supervision and management of junior medical staff.

7. In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to take responsibility for and devote time to teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required for junior medical staff.

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 ENT Surgery 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 Surgery- ENT.

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 or apply online today (see below).

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