Consultant Medicine- Cardiology 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- Cardiology
*** 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 / Flexiable
***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.
The cardiology department has been through significant changes and developments over the past 2 years within our clients HSE trust. The hospital has been successful in expanding our imaging and diagnostic services by introducing stress echocardiography, expanding our TOE service and offering 3D imaging.
Work has started towards building a new cardiac catheter suite and cardiology department in order to expand our current diagnostic angiography service and introduction of cardiac pacing service.
Currently a shared ward of 33 monitored beds dedicated to Cardiology and General Medicine has been established. Cardiology has responsibility for 12 of these beds, with the aim of optimising care of those patients most likely to benefit from direct cardiology involvement. The remaining patients on the ward are under the care of three general physicians who work closely with the cardiologists.
Clinical Duties (guideline only)
This is a 10 PA post.
The cardiology consultant will provide day-to-day provision and development of the cardiology service management and enhancement of the cardiology service will be shared with four other cardiologists.
The post is to support the expanding cardiology services. Developments are on the way for a new build catheter suite and cardiology department including Cardiac Day ward, Cardiac Care Unit and Cardiology ward. This will provide expansion of the current diagnostic angiography service and introduction of simple cardiac pacing.
There is currently no General Medicine commitment although support for cardiology problems in general medical patients forms an important major activity.
The successful consultant will join the Cardiologist of the Day rota, involving ward round on the cardiac care unit, review of new patients on the cardiac ward and review of referrals for the day.
Job Plan- to be finalised post discussion
• 2 general cardiology clinics per week
• 1 Cardiologist of the Day, CCU ward round, review of new cardiac patients and referrals
• Pacing sessions and diagnostic angiography sessions to be decided with appropriate PA allocated
• 1.5 SPA time
• Participation in 1 in 4 out of hours cardiology on call rota to provide cover for temporary pacing or emergency pericardiocentesis. Predictable on call 1:4.
• Participate in monthly clinical governance and operational meetings
This time table is a guideline for the service requirement. A mutually agreed exact job plan will be implemented at the time of taking up the post. It is expected that the successful candidate will be prepared to undertake work beyond this plan in consultation with the clinical lead and cardiology service manager to meet service requirements of the department. This Plan will be reviewed annually and will provide an opportunity for discussion of the individual’s personal development plan and for appraisal.
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.
Clinical Governance/Audit is undertaken locally and as an ongoing programme within the Region. It is expected that the appointee will be actively involved in this. There may be extra SPAs available for those candidates wishing to take on additional roles such as clinical governance lead or educational supervisor.
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.
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 Cardiology Medicine.
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
*** Relocation package offered
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