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Consultant General Surgery in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

Job Field:
Doctor Jobs
Colorectal Jobs, General Surgery Jobs
Doctor & Nurse Grade Type:
Doctor Grades
Doctor & Nurse Grade:
Associate Specialist Jobs, Associate Specialist Consultant Jobs, 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 General Surgery 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: General Surgery
*** 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.


This is FULL TIME post for a General Surgeon with a interest in Colorectal Surgery

Duties of the Post

To participate in the delivery of Colorectal and General Surgical services and contribute to the colorectal cancer MDT.
To provide support for the emergency service by supporting sessions in the Surgical Acute Referral Clinic.
To contribute to the 1:8 on call rota for General Surgery.
To provide General Surgical outpatient clinics.
To provide appropriate operating sessions.
Planned activities

The post appointee will undertake 10 PA’s each week allocated as follows, but these will be flexible to meet the needs of the service.

Operating 2.0
Outpatient clinics 2.5
Specialist Clinic 0.5
Administration 0.5
Ward round 0.5
MDT 0.5
Supporting professional activities 2.0
On-call 1.5

Wards: General surgery has 3 full time surgical wards including an acute surgical admissions ward (100 beds in total). The main theatre suite contains 8 theatres one of which is a dedicated CEPOD 24 hours emergency theatre. The endoscopy unit has 10 beds with two endoscopy rooms, daycare unit 12 beds with two theatres and a minor treatment suite. There are 8 intensive care beds and 10 high dependency beds. There is a separate urology theatre and day case facilities. Children are looked after on the paediatric ward.

Specialisation: All the consultants have endorsed the need for specialisation for elective work. All consultants undertake general surgery operations including hernias and cholecystectomies. There is agreement that all breast referrals are seen by the breast surgeons, all gastro-oesophageal cancers by the upper GI team and all colon cancers, rectal cancers and inflammatory bowel disease cases by the colorectal surgeons.

The Trust has a policy on paediatric surgery and one surgeon and a visiting paediatric surgeon undertake elective general/urology surgery on dedicated children’s lists. Emergencies under the age of 5 years are transferred to the children’s hospital.

The Department

The General Surgical department is based in the development which contains the accident and emergency department, outpatient and radiology departments with CT & MRI, main theatre suite, daycase unit, endoscopy unit, intensive care unit and high dependency unit.

There is a Divisional Structure system in operation. General Surgery is a Department within this structure and is part of the Elective Care Division. The Clinical Lead Mr Harris reports to the Associate Medical Director for the Division.

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 & FRCS candidates.

Job Plan

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


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 Surgery.

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

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

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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