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Consultant Paediatrics- Cardiology in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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120,000 to 157,000 per annum
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Consultant Paediatrics- Cardiology 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: Paediatrics- Cardiology
*** 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 client are seeking to appoint a Consultant Paediatrician to join their forward thinking department. This is a replacement post the successful appointee will join 5 Acute Consultant Paediatricians and 2.5 Consultant Community Paediatricians in the department providing services primarily at the Hospita in the Munster region.
The vacancy is for a Full time post.
The Trusts’ services are commissioned by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). The CCGs work is currently supported by a Local Area Team (LAT) and Commissioning Support Unit (CSU). The Trust works in partnership with other hospitals who provide community and social care services.
Their core business is to:
• Deliver excellent emergency health care services.
• Deliver excellent planned health care services in line with commissioner needs.
• Provide a full range of secondary care critical care services including intensive and high dependency care.
• Ensure a full range of diagnostic services are available to our patients.
• Recognising our commitment to the concept of ‘Hospital Without Walls’ provide high quality services outside the hospital setting, possibly including non-standard primary care services.
The Service
The hospital is well-equipped district general hospitals with A&E, Maternity and Obstetrics, Acute Medicine and Acute Surgery (including Orthopaedics) and Adult and Neonatal Intensive care on site. There are well equipped support facilities including a digital radiology PACS system throughout the Trust including MRI and CT on site. Isotope studies are performed at the hospital including Hologic DEXA scanner. Basic EMG and nerve conduction studies are done within the Trust as are lung function studies, cardiac catheterisation and pacemaker implants. The secondary hospital is a smaller hospital with outpatient facilities, midwife-led maternity services, a minor injuries unit and in-patient wards for non-acute medicine. It is also the site of day case and in-patient orthopaedic surgery for a large geographic area. The hospital has X-ray facilities linked to the hospital system. There is an Acquired Brain Injury Unit which is run by the ABI charity. The Trust provides Community Services in the Munster region. There are 5 Locality teams comprising District Nurses, Therapists, Social Workers and support staff who work with GPs, mental health, voluntary services and the hospital to provide care for adults in the community.
Paediatric Service
The Paediatric Department in the hospital currently consists of 7 Consultants; five with predominantly acute duties and 2 with predominantly community duties. Community and acute paediatrics are run as a single unit, and most of the senior community staff having hospital sessions and on-call duties. The Children's Ward, the Neonatal Unit and the Maternity and Gynaecology wards, are located in the purpose built Department of Family Services, which in located within the hospital grounds. Delivery rate is approximately 2,700 per year, operated from within an Labour, Delivery, Recovery and Post-Partum (LDRP) Model of Midwifery Care. The Neonatal Unit has three Intensive Care Cots. Babies below 27 weeks or those requiring cardiac intervention or neonatal surgery are currently transferred. Our Neonatal Service is part of the Munster Network and our unit is designated as a local Neonatal Unit (LNU) or level 2 Unit. The Unit has state of the art monitoring and life support equipment. Four Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners are currently in post. The Children’s Ward consists of 21 in-patient beds plus 2 high dependency used between surgery and medicine for children under 16 years, (although exceptions are allowed for those below 18 years with chronic conditions in the process of transition to adult services). Management of in-patients is currently shared amongst the Consultants who run a service week on call system. Consultant ward rounds take place daily on the neonatal unit and children’s ward. There are approximately 2,200 acute medical paediatric admissions annually and 2,000 surgical admissions. All Consultants have special areas of expertise within Paediatrics. There are currently 3 Children’s Nurse Practitioner in post. The hospital has recently opened a 4-bedded paediatric assessment and observation unit co-located in accident and emergency department.
The Paediatric outpatient clinics take place at the new Paediatric Outpatient Department extending from the Child Development Centre and share the same reception area as the Child Development Centre. Existing Consultants, alone or in association with Consultants from Teaching Centres or local adult physicians, hold these on a regular basis. Specialty specific clinics include Paediatric Neurology, Paediatric Genetics, Audiology, ENT, Paediatric Surgical, Paediatric Rheumatology, Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Diabetic, Spina Bifida Clinic, Cystic Fibrosis Clinic and Endocrinology. There is a well-established Community Paediatrics service which comprises the Looked after Children Health Team providing a well-developed service for Looked after Children (LAC), Adoption and Fostering services. Neurodisability Clinics, Special School Clinic, Special Education Needs Service and Audiology Service are provided through Community Clinics and schools.
Specific duties of the post
This is Paediatrician with Special interest in Paediatric Cardiology with competencies and skills to deliver clinical paediatric cardiology services including echocardiography in a District General Hospital setting with support, supervision and peer review from a Tertiary Paediatric Cardiology Centre. The post holder will attend the JCC (joint cardiac conference) in aTertiary Paediatric Cardiology Centre(Leeds) once a month
• Provide paediatric inpatient and outpatient cardiology evaluation i.e. neonates, children, adolescents
• Ability to perform echocardiography
• Counselling parents with a foetus with Congenital Heart Disease(CHD) after diagnosis by Tertiary Centre
• OPD Clinics - General Paediatrics
• Cardiac Clinic
• Joint Cardiac Clinic with Tertiary Paediatric Cardiology consultant
• Provide an opinion on clinical measurements - ECG/24hour monitoring/ exercise test/ CXR
• Act as a resource for colleagues and trainees
• Liaison Paediatrician for all children and families with CHD in catchment area
• Liaison PEC with tertiary Centre
• Keep up to date with cardiology developments - CPD, Clinical Governance, Audits etc

The post would suit a good team player dedicated to high quality patient care. The post holder will be committed to providing a high quality service in terms of clinical care, communication and team dynamics. Research-opportunities may be provided and the post holder will be encouraged to undertake skill based courses as appropriate.
Any other special interests which the candidate(s) would like to develop should be communicated during the application/selection process

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 Paediatrician- Neonates 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 attracts 10 programmed activities per week.

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 Paediatrics- Neonates.

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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