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Consultant Medicine- Oncology Oncologist in Connacht Region - Republic of Ireland

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Fixed Term, Permanent
120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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Consultant Medicine- Oncology in Connacht 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 – Connacht Region (Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo)
***Speciality: Medicine- Medical Oncology
*** Pay rate: €120,000 to €160,893 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 looking to appoint a Locum Consultant in Oncology pending the appointment of 2 new Consultant’s to help expand our existing radiotherapy service at their University Hospital site. This is an exciting time for cancer services at the hospital.

This post offers a unique opportunity to be part of team developing the new Cancer Treatment Centre which will accommodate and centralise Oncology, Haematology and Palliative Care, along with outpatient clinics, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. There will information and supportive care services under one roof in a state-of-the-art facility with an additional linear accelerator to add to our existing one.

It is planned that this will be built on the University Hospital site. This locum post is designed to provide Oncology expertise to a growing service, particularly within breast, lung, CUP cancers and Acute Oncology. The job plan can be adjusted to suit the skills of a Clinical or Medical Oncologist. The post holder will work as part of the Oncology teams. The main base will be hospital in the Connacht Region, on occasion attending meetings on other university hospital sites.

The hospital values help them in what we do and how we do it. It is important that you understand and use these values throughout your employment with the Trust to define and develop our culture. The post holder will be:-

• Compassionate, caring about our patients.
• Accountable and responsible, always looking to improve.
• Respectful for all and show integrity in everything.
• Encouraging and challenging each other to always do our best.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

• Join the oncology service, working in close collaboration with colleagues across the relevant cancer site-specific multi-disciplinary teams and other allied specialities (palliative medicine, emergency medicine, clinical haematology etc.).
• Deliver outpatient consultations, see patients on the wards and if problems arise during their chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment on the oncology units.
• Provide consultant support, training and mentorship to the oncology junior doctors.
• On-going consultant oncology input to the relevant cancer site-specific MDT meetings.
• Consultant input to the acute oncology service, which has been recently further developed under new leadership.
• To participate in teaching and training of all junior doctors across Trusts.
• Participate in audit and responsibility for clinical governance and quality improvement. In particular the bimonthly mortality and morbidity meetings.
• In addition if the post holder is a clinical Oncologist they provide consultant cover to the Radiotherapy unit and MSCC rota during 9am-5pm M-F, shared with colleagues.

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.

Job Plan

A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee, the Operational Medical Director and Lead Oncology 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 locum post has been devised to provide additional consultant oncology presence on the hospital site to meet the increasing demands of the service. The post-holder will attend the relevant cancer site-specific MDT meetings.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment and management of patients referred to them, as well as providing oncology advice to other colleagues. They will support the junior oncology doctors, particularly in the delivery of the acute oncology service.

A clinical Oncologist will also be involved in the planning and delivery of Radiotherapy on the main hospital site. In the hospital there is a minimum of 2 speciality Doctors / clinical fellows in Oncology on each day, supporting clinics, the chemotherapy unit and running the acute oncology service with the Clinical Matron, CNS and ANP trainee.


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 Oncology 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

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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