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Consultant Surgery- Trauma & Orthopaedics in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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All Ireland
Contract Type:
Fixed Term, Permanent
120,000 to 157,000 per annum
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Workplace Doctors
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Consultant Surgery- Trauma & Orthopaedics 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: Surgery- Trauma & Orthopaedics
*** 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 facility is one of the largest integrated care trusts in the country bringing together hospital and community services across the boroughs of the Munster region. Our 9,000 staff, including 1,300 doctors and 4,000 nurses and serves a diverse population of approximately 850,000.

This is a pivotal time for the Trust as we pursue a transformational programme of activity to improve the way healthcare is delivered across the acute and community settings in the region. To evolve as an organisation, they must create an identity and culture that will support the ambitions they have for our services ‘to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being compassionate, responsive and innovative.’ During this exciting period of opportunity and change, they have a clear plan to address our challenges and with the commitment of our teams we are making significant progress. The hospital continue to lead the way in a number of clinical services. Examples of excellence can be seen in our stroke service which is rated the best in the country and at the hospital, an internationally renowned. The hospital are also a leading provider in undergraduate and postgraduate medical training and education.

Role and Duties of Post holder - Aims of the Post

This is a Consultant post to support the current Orthopaedic service in upper limb surgery and general trauma with an emphasis on upper limb trauma. The post holder will be expected to perform across the Trust on both the sites

Objectives of the Post

• The post holder will be accountable to the Clinical Director and will be expected to participate in the trauma service at the hospital, attending the trauma meetings and to assist in the coordination and smooth running of the emergency trauma lists. Provide elective orthopaedic upper limb services at the hospital.
• Participate in the on call for the Trust including week-ends.
• Provide an active participation in the teaching activities of the Trust and the supervision and training of junior medical staff.
• Ensure they are actively participating in the activities of the Orthopaedic department.
• The post holder will be expected to work collaboratively with professional colleagues and managers within the region.
• Maintain regular liaison with General Practitioners and other professional groups who use the Orthopaedic services at all the hospitals.
• Actively participate in clinical and medical audit of the service provided along with the other Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons. The post holder will take part in regular Departmental Clinical Governance.
• Provide lead responsibility for the development & co-ordination of the patient pathway & protocols for orthopaedics & trauma patients. Ensuring key communication and patient information is updated and shared within the division to improve the patient experience and outcomes.

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 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.

Proposed Work Plan for the Consultant

Programmed activities
Over a 2 week period:

3 half day trauma lists sessions (including 1 evening trauma lists as part of on-call)
1 fracture clinic
2 Trauma meetings (not part of on call)
3 elective clinics
4 elective theatre lists
1 afternoon ward rounds as part of on call duties
Weekend on call 1 in 8
Consultant’s Job Plan

Job planning will be based on a partnership approach. The clinical lead will prepare a draft job plan, which will then be discussed and agreed with the consultant. Job plans will list all the HSE duties of the consultant, the number of programmed activities for which the consultant is contracted and paid, the consultant’s objectives and agreed supporting resources.

The duties and responsibilities set out in a Job Plan will include, as appropriate:
- Direct Clinical Care duties including on-call work
- Supporting Professional Activities
- Additional HSE responsibilities
- External Duties

This is a provisional job plan and will be mutually agreed with the Clinical Director of Trauma and Orthopaedics. On occasion and as patterns of service provision evolve and change, further rescheduling of clinical sessions may take place following negotiation with the Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics and the Clinical Director.

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 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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