Consultant Diabetes & Endocrine 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: Diabetes & Endocrine
*** 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 wishes to appoint a consultant physician in Diabetes & Endocrinology and general medicine to lead the development of a bespoke and dedicated specialist inpatient diabetes service across the entire adult inpatient bed base and to contribute to further expansion of the trust’s established and nationally recognized diabetes foot service.
This new post is underpinned by the recent development of and investment in a major inpatient diabetes business case. This case provides resource for consultant, specialist nurse, dietetic, pharmacist and admin time in addition to investment in a suite of IT tools to automatically identify, risk stratify and locate all ~150 adult in patients with diabetes within the trust on a daily basis. The successful candidate will lead the multidisciplinary in patient diabetes specialist team comprising other consultant colleagues, 4 DISNs and other PAMs to provide structured specialist input to the highest risk cohort of this population.
The successful candidate will be encouraged and supported to develop this model into a national exemplar service. There will be ample opportunity for health service research, health economic research and audit outputs to be published and / or presented nationally and internationally. The final job plan will be negotiable but the successful candidate will also contribute to the diabetes foot service, general medical oncall rota and will be encouraged to develop or contribute to other specialist diabetes and endocrine clinical services.
A candidate who is unable for personal reasons to undertake the duties of a whole time post will receive equal consideration. If such a candidate is appointed the job content will be modified as appropriate in consultation with consultant colleagues and local management.
We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working.
Diabetes and Endocrinology
Consultants in Endocrinology
The successful candidate would be joining a team of 3 consultants in endocrinology, diabetes and general medicine: The appointee will be provided with an office, computer, internet access and secretarial support which may be shared.
They are a dynamic, ambitious and fast-growing department and are the largest department of diabetes and endocrinology in the Munster Region. They provide diabetes and endocrine services for a catchment population of >600,000 providing over 23,000 diabetes appointments and over 7,000 endocrine appointments per annum. Departmental quality markers include: The largest global diabetes prevention study currently running (Munster Diabetes Prevention Study, “MDPS”) is run out of our department; The Diabetes Centre; The diabetes foot service is nationally recognized both for quality of clinical service, clinical outcomes and research output. The foot team won a prestigious “QiC” award in 2013, the lead podiatrist is currently undertaking a funded PhD studentship; They are a specialist commissioned centre to provide subspecialist services including metabolic bone and calcium services, Adrenal, thyroid and Pituitary services and are a centre of excellence along with only 4 other departments nationally and a recognized hypophosphatasia centre.
In 2019 they are launching a dedicated, consultant led, specialist diabetes in patient service which the successful candidate will lead. The diabetes team currently provides care for all patients admitted with diabetes emergencies and diabetic foot infections. However, on any given day there are over 150 adult in patients in the hospital with diabetes looked after under a wide range of different specialties and departments. They have developed a suite of IT reports to automatically identify and stratify these patients such that each day an automatically populated list of “high risk” diabetes in patients (those on intravenous insulin fusions, and those with frequent recurrent hypos or other markers of poor metabolic control based on wirelessly networked capillary glucometry) is produced and a consultant led ward round (1PA per day) will occur with the DISN team to provide dedicated specialist care for the highest risk cases. This will be further backed up by a nurse educator, 6 a specialist dietician, dedicated pharmacist time and a dedicated in patient diabetes administrator to facilitate coordination and audit of this activity.
Duties of the Post
The appointment is to the Trust, not to specific hospitals. The successful candidate will join an expanding team of Diabetes and Endocrine physicians who provide assessment and care for patients admitted to the hospital as an emergency and attending outpatient services 11 The focus of this appointment will be Diabetes and Endocrinology. The appointee will share clinical, administrative and teaching responsibilities with the existing consultants.
All consultants, including the appointee, will be expected to be involved in implementing the Trust’s Clinical Governance programme. This includes active participation in clinical audit, quality, clinical guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal and risk management.
The appointee will be a member of the Consultant Staff Committee and be expected to serve on this committee.
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
• 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 Diabetes & Endocrinology 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.
Provisional assessment of Programmed Activities in Job Plan for a whole-time contract:
• The balance between Direct Clinical care Activities and Supporting Programmed Activities will be agreed with the candidate as part of the initial job planning process.
• The standard full time job plan will consist of 10 programmed activities of which up to 2.5 will typically be SPAs. The Trust will initially allocate 1.5 SPAs 12 for appraisals, CPD, mandatory training, job planning etc. A further 1 SPA may be allocated for formal audit, formal research and formal undergraduate and post-graduate education activity and supervision. Permission from your Clinical Director/Medical Director must be sought for participation in external HSE activities and once agreed these should be recorded in your job plan.
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 Diabetes & Endocrinology.
Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.
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
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