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Consultant Surgery- Trauma & Orthopaedics / Spinal Surgeon in Leinster Region - Republic of Ireland

Job Field:
Doctor Jobs
General Surgery Jobs, Orthopaedics Jobs
Doctor & Nurse Grade Type:
Doctor Grades
Doctor & Nurse Grade:
Consultant Jobs, Senior Registrar Jobs, Specialist Registrar Jobs
All Ireland
Contract Type:
Fixed Term, Permanent
120,000 to 157,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Workplace Doctors
Job Ref:

Consultant Surgery- Trauma & Orthopaedics 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: Surgery- Trauma & Orthopaedics
*** Pay rate: 120,000 to 157,000 Euro’s (dependant on experience)
*** Role: Consultant (6+ years post graduate experience)
*** Duration:12 months FREE Visa & Work Permit Offered
*** Start date: ASAP
***IELTS Score of 7.0 Overall (minimum) – Essential (overseas doctors only)
***Exact location details provided upon 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.

Overview & Clinical Duties

The post holder will be joining an enthusiastic and dynamic Orthopaedic Department in the process of expansion. The department offers a wide range of Orthopaedic services with areas of specialist interest in spinal, hip, knee, foot & ankle, shoulder and complex limb reconstruction surgery. The Hospital is home to the regional plastic surgery unit, and we work closely with them and our orthopaedic colleagues at the Major Trauma Centre in the area - to deliver the best collaborative care for some of the complex trauma patients. Our clients hospital is also home to the regional spinal injuries centre.

They are seeking to appoint a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in spinal surgery for 12 months with a view to offering a permanent position. This is a new post to meet the increase in spinal surgical work and it is expected that a permanent post will be advertised. The post holder will have a recognised fellowship in spinal surgery – be competent in both cervical and lumbar surgery. The post holder will participate in the general orthopaedic on call rota currently 1 in 11 and support the general orthopaedic and spinal trauma workload.

The Department moved into new office and ward premises in May 2006. As well as enhancing the ward environment the move has provided medical staff with improved accommodation and access to a fully equipped seminar room for departmental meetings. There are 2 dedicated orthopaedic wards; Also the are Main Theatres and the High Dependency Unit which is situated next to the main building. The Day Surgery Unit is located in the older part of the hospital close to the library. The Outpatients Department is situated in the main hospital. The Post Graduate library, situated near the Day Surgery Unit, has an extensive collection of Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery journals and text. There is an excellent education centre complete with simulation facilities.

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

The advertised post is a 10 PA appointment, all applications will be considered. The job plan will be a prospective agreement that sets out consultants' duties, responsibilities and objectives for the coming year. It will cover all aspects of a consultant’s professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education, clinical governance, private practice and any other responsibilities. It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external. It will also include personal objectives for the year, their links with wider service objectives, and details of the support necessary for the consultant to fulfil the job plan and objectives.

The job plan will be based on the provisional timetables set overleaf which is indicative of commitments that may need to be undertaken.

Programmed activities

For a 10 PA contract

Direct clinical care
8.5 PAs on average per week
(Includes clinical activity, clinically related activity, predictable and unpredictable emergency work)

Supporting professional activities
1.5 SPA on average per week
(Includes CPD, audit, teaching, research, appraisal)



Supporting Professional Activities

Direct Clinical Care (including unpredictable on-call)

Other HSE Responsibilities

External Duties


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

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


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.

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
***Assistance provided with relocation

You are able to also apply online (see below) We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV to or apply online today (see below).

***Please note due to the high number of applications, we do answer every application in turn.***

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