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Consultant Palliative Care Medicine in Connacht Region - Republic of Ireland

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120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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Consultant Palliative Care Medicine 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: Palliative Care Medicine
*** 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 is one of the highest performing HSE organisations in Europe with a proven international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research. The hospital is a regional centre for cancer, has the second largest renal dialysis programme in the HSE and has the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. It also provides a series of highly specialist cardiac and liver services and is a major specialist centre for burns and plastic surgery. The hospital specialist palliative care team works across the Trust providing support on request from clinical colleagues in order to enhance the care of our patients. This post, alongside an additional proposed Palliative Medicine Consultant post (for non-cancer patients) will help us meet the needs of the growing number of patients referred to their team. It will also expand our service in line with the anticipated need for improved access to palliative and supportive care as a result of the demographic shift expected over the next 20-30 years.

Job Purpose:

The successful applicant will work alongside the Consultant in Palliative Medicine and the Clinical Nurse Specialist team led. This role will be to focus primarily on the palliative medicine provision to cancer patients at the hospital. Initially the role will primarily involve MDT working and reviewing the hospitals in patients but they envisage the growing provision of e.g. joint oncology/ palliative care outpatient clinics and MDT working in order to deliver our team’s commitment to provide enhanced supportive and palliative care for more patients with cancer

Main Duties

• Clinical Leadership – acting as a resource both within and outside of the specialist palliative care team
• To respond to requests for advice and support from hospital colleagues in a timely and appropriate manner
• Inpatient and outpatient reviews and contribution to the specialist palliative care weekly MDT meeting
• Work within existing Trust guidelines and policies but also within the evidence base for palliative care – working in line with national and local policies
• To liaise with community colleagues, to include GPs and hospice colleagues in order to ensure continuity of patient care and foster excellent working relationships

Audit, research and education:

• This post will offer exciting opportunities for the successful applicant
• Involvement in and development of audit will be expected
• The candidate will also have the opportunity to engage in research which will be encourage
• There are numerous opportunities for teaching at UHB ranging from medical students to post graduate medical staff, SpRs in palliative medicine and also allied HCP colleagues
• The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the delivery of existing teaching and the development of additional teaching activity will be supported and encouraged.

Additional duties
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the existing second / third on call rota shared with nearby hospitals. This is currently 1:5 payable at the lower
rate (B). The on call commitment is primarily that of telephone advice and support to the hospital nursing and medical staff, clinical colleagues at the nearby hospital in patient unit and also the specialist nursing colleagues in the community team.

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.

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

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.

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

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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