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HSE Consultant Genetics in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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HSE Consultant Genetics 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: Genetics
*** 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 clients hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. They care for people from all over the country as well as the 380,000 residents of within the region itself. Our 9,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat 500,000 people in their 300 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 40,000 day cases, 65,000 in-patients, 80,000 A&E visits and 650,000 out-patient appointments. They operate from 3 hospitals on a number of sites – all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.

Their values are to be:

• Patient-centred
• Fair
• Collaborative
• Accountable
• Empowered

They believe that by being true to these values, we will consistently achieve and continuously improve our results in relation to our goals, which are to be:

1. The best for patient safety, quality and experience
2. The best place to work
3. A centre of excellence for specialist services, education, research and innovation
4. Hospitals that offer seamless, integrated care
5. Financially sustainable

This is a full-time consultant clinical geneticist post providing general and specialist clinical genetic services. The general activity will provide consultant cover for the Munster region and regional paediatric and adult general genetics clinics. The specialist activity will cover areas such as the genetic cardiac clinic, prenatal clinics or other areas of the post holder’s interest.

Service Delivery


The Trust expects consultants to deliver clinical service as agreed with commissioners and other stakeholders. This will include:

• meeting the objectives of the post (see above)
• continuously improving the quality and efficiency of personal and team practice
• working with other staff and teams to ensure that the various criteria for service delivery are met, such as:
o achieving the best clinical outcomes within the resources available
o waiting times
o infection control standards

Consultants in the hospital are line managed by their specialty Lead Clinician working in conjunction with an Operational Lead for the service. This specialty team is then managed alongside a number of other specialties in a Clinical Service (or Support) Unit (CSU) led by a Clinical Director as the responsible person, and supported by a full time General Manager and a full time Head of Profession.

The Clinical Director and their team report operationally to the Deputy Chief Executive / Chief Nurse (Deputy CEO / CN). The Clinical Director will work closely with the Deputy CEO / CN team which includes the Medical Director for Operations, Nurse Director for Operations, Assistant Directors of Operations (ADOs) and a Performance Team, with each ADO aligned to specific CSUs.

Specific Duties

Consultant clinical geneticists will be expected to participate in other routine department activities including MDT meetings, audit, journal club etc.

The successful applicant will contribute to the duty consultant rota for the service (this is in office hours only). The development of a sub-specialist service that complements those already provided will be welcomed. Other consultant-appropriate duties may be agreed or allocated to support service need.

The current expected clinical activity for a 10 PA post is 355 patients per year, including follow ups. The usual clinic template is 3 or 4 new and one follow-up patient per half day clinic. The post holder will have access to office space with IT provision.


The Trust has a programme of activities that are designed to help consultants improve the quality of the service they offer. Consultants are expected to routinely engage in relevant activities in their specialty that are focussed on quality improvement. This participation should be reflected at annual appraisal and job planning and will be discussed in specialties as part of clinical governance programmes and meetings.

Clinical Audit and standard setting

• Clinical audit projects
• Development and application of agreed clinical guidelines
• Ensuring compliance against relevant national specifications, e.g. NICE guidelines
• External Peer review and relevant national audits.

Clinical outcome review

• Mortality and morbidity review
• Monitoring of outcomes reflected in routinely collected data
• Participation in clinical coding review and improvement

Improving patient safety

• Participation in Trust-wide programmes
• Implementation of local improvements as defined in e.g. mortality review

Improving service effectiveness and efficiency

• Service or system improvement projects, including small scale change, lean or other recognised improvement methods
• Conducting or considering reviews of the evidence to plan better service delivery
• Where agreed, working with commissioners to match service delivery with requirements of relevant populations

Improving the patient experience

• Implementing service improvements on the basis of individual or service feedback from patients or carers
• Raising the profile and impact of patient participation in decisions about their own care
• Involvement in understanding and improving the ethical basis of care provided

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 Genetics 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.

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 Genetics

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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