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Republic of Ireland HSE Consultant Occupational Health in Connacht Region

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All Ireland
Contract Type:
Fixed Term, Permanent, Temporary
120,000 to 160,893 per annum
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered -Dependent on Experience
Workplace Doctors
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Republic of Ireland HSE Consultant Occupational Health in Connacht Region 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, Donegal)
***Speciality: Occupational Health
*** Role: Consultant (6+ years post graduate experience)
*** Duration: 12 months (FREE visa & work permit + relocation package offered)
*** Start date: ASAP
***IELTS Score of 7.0 Overall (minimum) – Essential
***Exact location details provided on application
*** Pay rate: €120,000 to €160,893 Euro’s (dependent on experience) basic salary plus on-calls, rota allowance, CME etc

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.


The Occupational Health Service of our client is an independent clinical service within Human Resources in the Corporate Division of University Hospitals.

The successful candidate will report to the Head of Service of the Occupational Health Service with respect to all operational, clinical and managerial matters. The Head of Service reports to the Medical Director.

The OH Service is one of the largest HSE OH services in Ireland, with departments on three acute hospital sites in the Hospital group. It provides services to 32,000 people of whom 90% are HSE staff or health care students from the Region, University Medical School. They also have a small portfolio of commercial clients in the public and private sector.

This is a replacement post in the Occupational Health Service which is an independent clinical service within Human Resources, in the Corporate Division of University Hospitals. The appointment will be 5 PA’s. The successful candidate would be welcome to work flexibly e.g. around other part time work/non-work commitments, or on the basis of an annualised hours contract. There is a mentorship scheme for all new consultant staff, this is designed to help and assist new appointees to settle into working at the hospital as easily as possible. It is designed to assist individuals in a personal way to familiarise them with the Trust and how things work in practice.

Specific Duties

Principal elements of the post will be:
• Providing occupational medical advice to the management and staff of the Trust, other HSE organisations and contracted private customers as appropriate.
• Advising managers and staff on:

 Suitability for employment and fitness for work
 Sickness absence and rehabilitation programmes Medical retirement
 Hazards related to work and risk reduction
 Health surveillance
 Associated legislative requirements and good practice
 Related policies and procedures relevant to OH.

• Providing clinics on other hospital OH customer sites when required.
• Participating in audit, clinical governance, annual job plan and appraisal.
• Contribute to supervision and educational development within the OH Team.
• Involvement in research is encouraged.
• Working with professional colleagues, managers and consulting and liaising with other agencies and specialists such as Microbiology, risk management, local GPs and other treatment providers.
• Observing the Trust’s agreed policies and procedures, drawn up in consultation with the profession on clinical matters, and following the local and general policies of the Trust (subject to provisions of the terms and conditions of services).
• Ensuring that the Trust and other clients are made aware of the existence, interpretation and application of national and local policies and issues where appropriate.

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 Occupational Health 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.

The job plan is intended to cover 5 PA’s which will be 4 Direct Clinical Care PA’s and 1 Supporting PA (revalidation).

It is acknowledged that in Occupational Medicine, as well as outpatient clinics, ‘direct clinical care (DCC)’ also includes workplace assessments, supervision of health surveillance programmes, case conferences, preparation of reports, general clinical administration and provision of policy advice to managers on an individual or organisational basis.

As such, the day to day duties may vary, but of the 4 DCC PA’s, at least 3 will be outpatient clinics (typically 45 mins for new patients, 30 mins review appointments, maximum five patients per clinic, longer appointments available if required for complex cases, and sufficient administrative time will be provided for report writing, correspondence, data entry, completion of ill-health retirement applications, telephone calls etc.).

Time off in lieu shall be provided, where appropriate, if for unexpected reasons duties extend beyond the regular working hours. Lunch breaks and any necessary travel within the working day i.e. travel between hospital sites, will be included in the job plan.

The requirement for additional PA’s e.g. for teaching, research, appraising others, clinical governance or service development activities will be reviewed at the periodic job planning meetings, and the job plan adjusted accordingly. There is no specific requirement to provide teaching or professional supervision/ management of junior medical staff. However, if this should change then appropriate consideration will be given during the job planning process and additional time will be apportioned as necessary.

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

Essential Requirements

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 Occupational Health

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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