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HSE Consultant Psychiatry Eating Disorders in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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HSE Consultant Psychiatry Eating Disorders 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: Psychiatry Eating Disorders
*** 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
*** 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.


Our HSE client is seeking to recruit an individual committed to working with people who have an eating disorder. This is a new post to provide medical leadership within a developing all age eating disorders service. The post holder will be responsible for seeing eating disorder patients aged 14 years and above. The post holder will join an evolving multidisciplinary team.

This is a full time post (10 PAs) in Eating Disorders Psychiatry. The post holder will be required to contribute to the out of hours Adult consultant rota. The job plan comprises 7.5 PA’s for direct clinical care and 2.5 PA’s for supporting professional activities.

Specific Duties

The duties of the post holder will include providing eating disorder psychiatric service to ages 14+ with an eating disorder in the Munster Region. This will include looking after outpatients and community patients covering a population of about 500,000.

The post holder will be expected to work closely with the Community Eating Disorder Team within the Munster Region. The principal duties will include the following:-

i. To provide and support the development of specialist psychiatric services to adults and children and their families with an eating disorder and to take an interest in the development of Mental Health promotion in the locality.

ii. To assess and treat outpatients with an eating disorder and co-morbid mental health and behaviour disorders. The postholder will be involved in developing protocols for screening and responding to referrals and discussion of risks and clinical management with the multidisciplinary team. The postholder will have a small caseload of patients but will largely provide consultation for patients attached to other members of the team.

iii. To contribute to clinical leadership within the eating disorder service.

iv. Be a member of the Trust’s Medical Staff Committee.

v. Supervision of junior medical staff employed within the service. This will include clinical and management supervision. Currently there are no medical training posts or junior medical staff attached to this team but this may develop in the future.

vi. The post holder will be expected to participate in the consultant on call rota. On call arrangements/payments are subject to review by the Trust in consultation with consultant staff. Currently the on-call rota for the hospital consultants attracts an 1% intensity for on-call. The current frequency of this rota is 1:13. The Consultants at the hospital also cover Old Age during on-call.

vii. The post holder will be required to be approved under Section 12 (2) of the Mental Health Act and to carry out Mental Health Act assessments for the catchment area population and out of hours as part of on-call requirements.

viii. Consultants within the trust are expected to cross cover any periods of annual, study leave and short term sick leave etc.

Eating Disorder service

The Eating Disorder service consists of an 8A service manager/clinical lead , 3 team leads, one systemic Family Therapist, one Psychologist, five Nurse Practitioners, one Occupational Therapist, one STAR worker , a Dietician and 3.3 wte Admin Support.

Current referrals for the team are approximately 300 per year and 35 per year for under 18s.

Active caseload for the Consultant is currently 58 adults and 22 under 18s. ( 14- 18 year olds)

Outpatient clinic facilities

There are clinic rooms in the community hospital setting. Other potential venue includes CAMHS.

Under 14s with an eating disorder

Children under 14 with an eating disorder are seen within the local CAMHS Service. The post holder will be expected to develop good working relationships with CAMHS colleagues in order to support the transition process to eating disorder services.

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 Psychiatry 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 is a full time post (10 PAs) in Eating Disorders Psychiatry. The post holder will be required to contribute to the out of hours Adult consultant rota. The job plan comprises 7.5 PA’s for direct clinical care and 2.5 PA’s for supporting professional activities.

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 Psychiatry.

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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