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Consultant Gastroenterology in Connacht Region - Republic of Ireland

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120,000 to 157,000 per annum
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Consultant Gastroenterology 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: 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 HSE clients is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague to join our team of 4 Consultants providing comprehensive Gastroenterology and Liver services. Most importantly we are seeking someone who will fit in well with our happy and productive team in our very modern and well equipped unit. Subspecialty interests will be very welcome, particularly subspecialty training in hepatology, but we would also welcome expertise in endoscopy training, EUS, GI physiology Diagnostic and Therapeutic endoscopy, bowel cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, and nutrition services are already well developed, complementary skills will be very welcome.

The post holder will provide outpatient, inpatient and endoscopic Gastroenterology services along with on-call gastroenterology including weekend morning ward rounds and out of hours GI bleed service (1:5 rota).The new appointee will also be expected to take part in business planning of Gastroenterology services in collaboration with the other consultants in the department and hospital management.

This is a full-time position but candidates wishing to work part-time or job-share are encouraged to apply. If a part-time or job-share person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed with the appointee on a personal basis. They will be required to devote substantially the whole of his/her time for the appointed sessions to the duties of the post and to give them priority at these times.

Specific Duties

(a) Provision with Consultant colleagues of a service to HSE Hospitals group, with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, and the proper functioning of the department;
(b) Out-of-hours responsibilities, including participation in Consultant on-call rota
(c) Cover for colleagues' annual leave and other authorised absences;
(d) Any responsibility which relates to a special interest.
(e) Professional supervision and management of junior medical staff including the observance of local employment and human resource policies and procedures;
(f) Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education activity, locally and nationally;
(g) Participating in medical audit, the Trust’s Clinical Governance processes and in CPD
is provided in job plans and attendance at audit and other governance meetings is mandatory;
(h) Managerial, including budgetary responsibilities where appropriate and compliance with standing orders and standing financial instructions of the Trust.;
(i) Where it is agreed between the parties in job planning and in line with the 2003 contract, work on behalf of HSE Hospital trust such as domiciliary consultations, or services provided by the Trust for other agencies, e.g. the prison service. (This excludes work done under direct arrangements between an individualConsultant and a third party, e.g. Category 2;)
(j) The post holder must at all times carry out his/her duties with due regard to the Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy;
(k) It is the responsibility of all employees to comply with Trust Health and Safety policies and maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors and staff.
(l) All employees have an individual responsibility to have knowledge of and employ the basic principles of infection control practice and to ensure adherence to the requirements in the Infection Control Manual.
(m) In line with IMC Good Medical Practice it is the responsibility of the post holder to ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard, and in accordance with current quality initiatives within the area of work
(n) The post holder is expected to respond in a timely fashion to legitimate requests from Trust officers – this might include investigations of incidents or complaints; Connacht Hospitals Group
(o) All staff who have access to or transfer data are responsible for that data and must respect confidentiality and comply with the requirement of the Data Protection Act 1998, in line with the Trust’s policies.
(p) The post holder is responsible for data quality and complying with the policies, procedures and accountability arrangements throughout the Trust for maintaining accuracy and probity in the recording of the Trust’s activities.
(q) The post holder is expected to comply with Trust policies and procedures;
(r) Staff are required to comply with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in line with Trust Policy.
(s) Any other duties which may be required from time to time.

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.

Example Timetable

The hospital have adopted a rotational working pattern; one consultant covers the ward with a morning ward round five days per week, for 3 weeks at a time. This will average 6.5 weeks of the year. The ward has 24 beds. A second consultant provides a daily acute GI service a week at a time, again 6.5 weeks per year. The remaining consultants are ‘off the wards’ and some flexible working is expected to in order to maintain clinic and endoscopy capacity across both sites.

Agreement should be reached between the appointee and the Service Director with regard to the scheduling of all other activities, including the Supporting Professional Activities. The timetable outlined is flexible and we are very willing to discuss alternative arrangements with suitable candidates who have a specialist area of interest that complements the primary role. The following provides scheduling details of the clinical activity and clinically related activity components of the job plan which occur at regular times in the week. Agreement should be reached between the appointee and the Head of Service with regard to the scheduling of all other activities, including the Supporting Professional Activities.

The timetable outlined is flexible and we are very willing to discuss alternative arrangements with suitable candidates who have a specialist area of interest that complements the primary role.

Acute GI and Ward Round activity in the week will replace the fixed sessions; this will be on a rotational basis among all Consultants (1:5 rota). Therefore an annual delivery of approximately 29 morning sessions and 35 afternoon sessions would be expected. Weekend ward rounds are timetabled for 3 hours Saturday and Sunday 1:8 with the GI on call.

• DCC – 8.5PA (Including 0.66 PA Predictable On-Call and 0.16PA Unpredictable On-Call)

• SPA – 1.5PA 3.4 On Call Availability (currently 5% Intensity Supplement)

The GI team currently provides a reduced GIM rota which will cease by summer 2017 and an OOH GI bleed rota (1:8 including the new appointee) with weekend cover. The successful candidate will be required to live within 15 miles of their base hospital, or 30 minutes travelling time when on call. The current PA calculation is 0.16 for out of hour’s endoscopy. Weekend gastroenterology ward rounds are also timetabled in the job plan on a 1:5 basis

Study & Training

The applicant is expected to participate in professional continuing medical education; study leave is provided for this purpose, and the appointee will be entitled to apply to the Trust Study Leave Committee for a contribution to funding of this activity. The Trust supports the requirements for Continuing Medical Education as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

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 & IT 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

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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