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Consultant Gastroenterology in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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120,000 to 157,000 per annum
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Consultant Gastroenterology 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: Gastroenterology
*** 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 Trust is a large hospital in the munster region, providing comprehensive secondary and tertiary healthcare.

Geographically the hospital gives a secondary care catchment population of 250,000 with a wider peninsula population of almost 200,0000 people who can access our specialist services. The population is characterised by its diversity – the rural and the urban, the wealthy and pockets of deprivation, and wide variance in health and life expectancy. Population ageing is a recognised national trend, but is exacerbated locally by the drift of younger people out of the area and older people in.

The proportion of our population aged 85 or over is growing ahead of the national average by approximately 10 years, giving the hospital the opportunity to innovate on behalf the nation in services for the elderly.

We work within a network of other hospitals to offer a range of specialist services:

• Kidney transplant
• Pancreatic cancer surgery
• Neurosurgery
• Cardiothoracic surgery
• Bone marrow transplant
• Upper Gastro-intestinal surgery
• Hepatobiliary surgery
• Neonatal intensive care and high risk obstetrics
• Plastic surgery
• Liver transplant evaluation
• Stereotactic radiosurgery

A Specialist Teaching Hospital

The hospital provide comprehensive training and education for a wide range of healthcare professionals. The hospital works in partnership with both Universities & Medical School of Medicine and Dentistry within the region.

The hospital also support the Universities in the delivery of courses for the Faculty of Health and Social Work. With university campuses in the region along with teaching facilities in Galway, the Faculty of Health and Social Work is one of the largest providers of nursing, midwifery, social work and health professional education and training in the Munster Region.

Our Clients Values:

The values defining the way we do things are:

• Putting patients first
• Taking ownership
• Respecting others
• Being positive
• Listening, learning and improving

Our Clients Promises:

The promises to patients that every member of staff makes:

• I for you compassionately and respectfully
• I will...give you clear information and involve you in your care
• I will... give you the best treatment I can when you need it
• I will... make sure you are treated in a clean and safe environment

Our client is looking to appoint a Consultant Gastroenterologist to their HSE hospital Trust: This is a new post to work in a team of seven gastroenterologists and four hepatologists to provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient gastroenterology services. Applicants with an interest in endoscopy and complex IBD are encouraged.

Gastroenterology services

The department of gastroenterology has undergone significant restructuring over the last five years and is currently an autonomous service line incorporating endoscopy. The special interests of the gastroenterologists currently in post include therapeutic endoscopy and oesophageal physiology, inflammatory bowel diseases and therapeutic endoscopy, inflammatory bowel diseases and functional bowel disorders, nutrition/malabsorption/alimentary infections , and VCE and education.

Any successful new appointee will be encouraged to pursue a sub-specialty interest. A major interest in any of the above should not deter applicants, but an interest in another field could be an advantage. As with the other gastroenterologists, he/she will be expected to help provide the general gastroenterology and
endoscopy services.

Other consultants with major commitments to gastroenterology include:

• 4 Upper GI Surgeons
• 8 Colorectal Surgeons
• 4 Hepatobiliary Surgeons
• 4 Dedicated GI radiologists
• 2 Histopathologists
• 2 Oncologists


The Endoscopy Department at the hospital provides a fully comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic Service, performing over 8,000 procedures annually in 5 endoscopy rooms and a modern purpose built GI radiology room. Procedures currently undertaken include ERCP, Colonoscopy, Bowel Cancer Screening (3 screening endoscopists) OGD, Linear EUS-FNA, radial EUS, Video capsule endoscopy and Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation. The department is well stocked with Olympus CV Evis-Lucera 290 processors, HD screens, scope guide, ERBE diathermy units, APC and Barrx HALO ablation

The department has been fortunate to receive significant recent investment and continues to expand. It is a multidisciplinary unit incorporating gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists, associate specialist and nurse endoscopists.


The Radiology Department provides a comprehensive service in diagnostic and interventional radiology including spiral CT, MRI scanning, harmonic ultrasound imaging, specialist pelvic floor imaging and endoscopic ultrasound. Interventional hepatobiliary techniques include percutaneous biliary stenting,
chemoembolisation and radiofrequency ablation of tumours, transjugular liver biopsy, portal pressure measurement and TIPSS insertion.

Gastrointestinal Physiology

This is located in the Endoscopy Unit and has facilities for High resolution oesophageal manometry, 24hr pH monitoring, and anorectal physiology measurements.

Nurse Practitioners / Clinical Nurse Specialists

There are currently eleven nurse practitioners – inflammatory bowel disease (2), nutrition (2), hepatology (2), research (1) and nurse endoscopists (4). The nurse endoscopists also coordinate surveillance for Barrett’s oesophagus, PEG feeding, VCE, oesophageal physiology and liaise with wards re patients with acute
upper GI bleeding.

Gastroenterology ward

Gastroenterologists provide a 7 day a week gastroenterology take in association with staff on the medical assessment unit. All medical gastroenterology in-patients are admitted to one ward where they are managed together with GIM patients by a team consisting of 1 Consultant, 4 Foundation and core trainees
and 3 Specialist Registrar’s. The gastroenterology team also looks after medical patients on the adjacent colorectal and hepatobiliary surgical wards. There is also a five-day Planned Investigations Unit.

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 Gastroenterology 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.

Total PA DCC and 1.75 PA SPA

The successful candidate will conduct post-take ward rounds, and participate in the emergency endoscopy service. There is a shared teaching commitment to this post which is allocated in the PA allocation.

Should the successful candidate desire to do extra clinics or endoscopy sessions extra PA’s may be available by discussion and agreement with the clinical director.


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 Gastroenterology Medicine.

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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