Consultant General Internal Medicine- MAU 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: General Internal Medicine- MAU (Medical Assessment Unit)
*** 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.
The Consultant will carry primary responsibility for the assessment, care and management of patients admitted to the department. The unit is a step down facility and accepts patients from other medical wards. Most patients will be medically stable. There is a strong focus on MDT working particularly in liaising with our discharge team. The Consultant will be supported by a medical team of 3 junior doctors at SHO / Registrar level. The total number of beds will be 32 but it is anticipated that the appointee will take responsibility for 20 patients.
The job plan is negotiable. A sub-speciality interest is encouraged and will be supported within the job plan. There are also opportunities for engagement in the training of junior medical staff, medical students and other groups of health professionals. There are a number of established departmental teaching programmes with contributions from all medical specialties.
Medical Services Business Unit
The Medical Services Business Unit includes General Medicine, Older Persons Services, Children’s Services and Accident and Emergency.
Medicine is the largest business unit within the Trust providing a fully integrated service in emergency, acute, general, elderly care medicine and older persons mental health. Over 14,000 acute admissions are received every year and new outpatient attendances exceed 6000.
The hospitals new emergency care centre opened in February 2015 and accommodates the emergency department and assessment units within a single area. The short stay and ambulatory care units are conveniently located on the floor above. All beds within the new unit are single accommodation with en-suite facilities
The appointed Consultant will be expected to work with local managers and professional colleagues in the efficient running of services. He/she is expected to observe the hospitals agreed policies and procedures, and to follow the approved standing orders, financial instructions and standards of conduct. In particular, where he/she manages employees of the Trust, he/she will be expected to follow both national employment law and local personnel policies and procedures. He/she will be expected to make sure that there are adequate arrangements for hospital staff involved in the care of patients to be able to contact him/her.
Office accommodation, administrative support and a personal computer (including internet access) will be provided.
Education, Training and Research
Our clients hospital works closely with the regional Medical School and plays a major role in undergraduate teaching. Students come to the hospital for teaching in medicine/geriatrics in the 1st and 2nd years (Phase 1 hospital visits), the 3rd year (Foundations of Clinical Practice and Chronic Illness, Disability and Rehab courses), 4th year (Options attachments) and final year (Essential Senior Rotations). The new undergraduate curriculum is now fully operational and has led to a large expansion in numbers of students in all five years of the course. This has brought substantial resources into the Trust, which have been used to fund the new Clinical Skills Centre, as well as an increasing number of teaching posts.
As well as Medicine, the hospital provides teaching in Surgery, Paediatrics, O&G, A&E, Critical Care and Psychiatry. The hospital’s increasing allocation of HSE funding has been used to establish academic posts, to appoint Teaching/Research Fellows and to support consultants who wish to take on special teaching responsibilities.
The hospital’s Core Medicine trainees have had an excellent record of success in the MRCP for several years, and are now a host centre for the PACES exam (+mock exam) annually.
There is an active programme of continuing medical education and Clinical Governance including Clinical Audit within the Medical Directorate to which all consultants are expected to contribute. Regular lunchtime educational sessions are held, which include weekly “Grand Round” and Clinical Governance presentations, structured sub-speciality teaching, X-ray sessions, journal clubs and clinical audit. The Acute Medicine team has a weekly teaching session and alternates weekly Clinical governance and Morbidity & Mortality sessions, in addition to a shared Clinical governance meeting with the A&E team every three months.
The Trust supports the requirements for Continuing Professional Development/ Continuing Medical Education as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities
The post-holder will have responsibility for the supervision of his/her junior medical staff and will be required to devote time to this activity on a regular basis.
The Trust supports a mentoring process for new Consultants. Appropriate arrangements will be made depending on the successful candidate’s requirements and preferences.
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
A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee, the Operational Medical Director and Lead General Internal Medicine- MAU 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 General Internal Medicine / Acute 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
***Assistance provided with relocation
Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online today (see below).