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Consultant General Internal Medicine- MAU in Leinster Region - Republic of Ireland

Job Field:
Doctor Jobs
General Medicine Jobs, Acute Medicine Jobs
Doctor & Nurse Grade Type:
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Doctor & Nurse Grade:
Consultant Jobs, Senior Registrar Jobs, Specialist Registrar Jobs, Staff/Trust Grade Jobs
All Ireland
Contract Type:
Fixed Term, Permanent
120,000 to 157,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Workplace Doctors
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Consultant General Internal Medicine- MAU 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: General Internal Medicine- MAU (Medical Assessment Unit)
*** 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.


This document provides the job description and proposed job plan for the post of Consultant in Acute / General Medicine. Review of and agreement to the elements of the job will be conducted with the Medical or Divisional Director.

This is a replacement full-time Locum Consultant post (10 sessions),providing an Acute Medical service.

The post is available as soon as possible and is advertised as a 10 PA post, but candidates wishing to be considered for a position with fewer sessions are welcome to apply.

Qualifications and Selection Criteria

Applicants will be expected to hold the MRCP or equivalent and must be fully registered with the Irish Medical Council. The applicant will be required to meet the essential criteria as described below.

The Department

Acute Care

Our client are seeking an enthusiastic Acute Physician to continue the developments within acute medicine to support the Trust in improving how it handles patients arriving for potential admission with the aim of delivering timely safe care as well as increasing the numbers of early discharges. This post holder will be part of the acute medicine team that supports both the Medical Admissions Unit (the short stay ward).

This post will help to continue to facilitate the change from a traditional firm based rolling rota for admissions to an acute medicine pattern with new admissions being assessed early by consultants, identified as short stay, or in need of specialty input and placed as such. The existing acute physicians are committed to changing to this way of working and an enthusiastic individual is required to continue to drive these improvements forward

Clinical Duties (guideline only)

The appointee will be responsible for the development of Acute Medicine along with their acute medicine colleagues. The key objectives are to reduce number of unnecessary admissions, reduce patient length stay and enhance the transfer of patients to the sub-specialities. There will be a strong commitment to teaching Junior Staff the principles of acute medicine, this will occur as the opportunity arises on a day to day basis with acute patients, as well as dedicated directorate teaching.
There will be responsibility for general professional training of the junior medical members of the department and contributing to the training of nurses and other staff and participating in the activities of the Postgraduate Medical Centre including Medical and Clinical Audit.

There is the opportunity to undertake speciality clinics and will be discussed on your appointment.

The post holder will be expected to undertake administrative duties associated with the care of patients and running his or her clinical department.

The postholder will also be part of the 1:11 current consultant on call rota.

• The post holder will have a continuing responsibility for the care of the patients in his / her charge and for the proper functioning of the departments and to be able to be contacted when necessary.
• Professional supervision and management of junior medical staff. If appropriate the post holder will be named as Educational supervisor to a specific member to oversee their training and as an initial source of advice to such doctor regarding their career.
• Responsibility for undertaking the administrative duties associated with the care of patients and the administration for the department.
• Requirement to co-operate with local management in the efficient running of services and an expectation to share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management.
• Requirement to work within the financial and other constraints decided upon by the Trust. Additional expenses of any kind will not be committed without the approval of the appropriate manager / budget holder.
• Complying with employment and personnel policies and procedures in the management of employees of the Trust.
• Travel as necessary between hospitals / clinics will be required but a planned and cost effective approach will be expected.

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 & 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

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

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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