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Consultant Palliative Care Medicine in Leinster Region - Republic of Ireland

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120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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Consultant Palliative Care Medicine 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: Palliative Care Medicine
*** Pay rate: €120,000 to €160,893 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.


Our client HSE hospital has an impressive record: they perform well in comparative assessments of clinical performance.

Under the HSE they are Shaping a Healthier Future programme we have been designated as a major hospital, which will bring further significant investments in our facilities and staffing, expanding a number of our services including accident and emergency and our maternity service.

Core services at the HSE Hospital include:

• Full emergency department service for major accidents and trauma. The department is supported by a separate on site urgent care centre, which is run by GP and community partners.
• Emergency assessment and treatment services including critical care. The Trust is a designated trauma unit and stroke unit.
• Emergency and planned surgery and medical treatments; such as day and inpatient surgery and endoscopy, outpatients, services for older people, acute stroke care; and cancer services.
• Comprehensive maternity services including consultant led care, midwifery led natural birth centre, community midwifery support, antenatal care, postnatal care and home births. The service is supported by a special care baby unit.
• Children’s services including emergency assessment, inpatient and outpatient services
• Sexual health services
• Diagnostic services including accredited pathology and imaging service
• A wide range of therapy services including physiotherapy and occupational therapy
• A comprehensive array of education, training and research opportunities
• Corporate and support services

They have a range of visiting specialist clinicians from tertiary centres to provide care from this hospital for our patients

Clinical Duties (guideline only)

The post holder’s immediate line manager will be the Divisional Director for Medicine, reporting ultimately to the Medical Director.
It is envisaged that the new Trust clinical management structures will incorporate a Service Director whose responsibilities will include palliative medicine/end of life care reporting to a Clinical Director and Divisional Medical Director within the enlarged trust-wide Medical division.

Outline of Responsibilities

The consultant will lead on and develop end of life and specialist palliative care within the hospital with the support of the Dublin Community SPC Consultant and the existing 2 sessions of block contract time for the hospital per week. The consultant will be expected to negotiate the delivery of clinical pathways, working alongside medical and nursing colleagues. It is expected that when required (eg annual leave), the hospital post will provide appropriate clinical cover and support to the Hounslow community post to ensure seamless delivery of care between community and hospital settings.

The Consultant will be expected to engage in all aspects of Good Clinical Practice including Teaching, Audit and Clinical Governance. The duties are summarised as follows:

Clinical Duties

1. To provide the medical lead for specialist palliative and end of life care at the hospital, liaising closely with medical and surgical teams, particularly those from acute medicine, oncology, Accident and Emergency and care of the elderly.
2. To support colleagues working in primary care and specialist colleagues providing palliative and end of life care services within the Dublin County.
3. To provide an in-hospital rapid access specialist consultation service to patients referred from community sites (home, nursing home etc).
4. To provide access to specialist palliative care advice for colleagues working in outpatients, Accident and Emergency, ward based environments and community settings, including nursing and care homes.
5. To provide a domiciliary visiting service for those patients for whom transfer between services is envisaged, or has occurred (eg nursing home to hospital, hospital to home etc)
6. To ensure active clinical communication between specialist palliative care services within the locality and with regional centres.
7. To participate in the regular Palliative Care MDT meetings and other site specific MDT meetings as appropriate at the hospital
8. To facilitate equitable access of all patients facing death within the County to specialist palliative
9. To ensure that ultimately the hospital has a 7 day a week face to face service for end of life and specialist palliative care. This will involve committing to providing at least 3 hours per day at weekends and on Bank Holidays of specialist time, the duties to be covered generically by the team as a whole, with each weekend session attracting a half day in lieu during the working week. Outside the hours covered by the face to face service, out of hours provision will continue to be provided by the 24/7 telephone advice service through the Hospice and its on call consultant rota.

Non-clinical Duties

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 & MRCGP candidates.

Job Plan

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

Ward referrals / clinic attendance / rapid access et
Out Patient Clinic

Palliative care MDT
Medical MDT eg Care of the Elderly
Clinical lead role/teaching/training
Ward follow ups / family meetings / case conferences etc

Domiciliary visits
Ward referrals / clinic attendance / rapid access etc
Clinical Governance / audit

Consultant ward round
Non pall care site specific MDT

Ward referrals / clinic attendance / rapid access etc

Balance: DCC = 8 DCC (7 at the Hospital and availability for 1 in community), 2 SPA

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 Palliative Care 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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