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HSE Consultant Acute Medicine in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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Workplace Doctors
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HSE Consultant Acute Medicine 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: Acute Medicine Physician
*** 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.


Applications are invited for two consultant physicians in acute medicine. These are fixed term posts subject to substantive appointments, based at our client hospitals in the Munster region. The posts comprise 10 programmed activities (PAs) and weekend on-call commitment, for 10.5 PAs in total, which could be modified for a candidate preferring to work 10 PAs or less than full time.

These posts are pivotal in the further development of acute medical services, offering the successful applicants the opportunity to work closely with the existing acute physicians to provide a high standard of acute care across the trust.

We are seeking consultants with enthusiasm, commitment and drive to work closely with colleagues throughout the organisation and within the community to help lead the organisation to “be amongst the best”. The department has a particular focus on further developing an already advanced ambulatory care service. This is based in a large dedicated area on the hospital site, staffed with its own medical team, including associate specialist and GP sessions, acute and general medicine registrars, junior doctors and highly experienced nurses.

Applications from consultants with specialist interests allied to acute medicine and those with a CCT in general internal medicine are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a specialist skill associated with an acute medicine CCT or a CCT in any medical speciality would be encouraged to maintain and develop this interest with dedicated sessions agreed in a job plan.

The client would be keen to support any speciality provided at the hospital and especially enthusiastic to welcome candidates interested in ambulatory emergency care; acute kidney injury; critical care; stroke medicine or education.

Our client would also be supportive of a candidate with an interest in developing a skill such as echocardiography. We suggest discussing any such interests prior to application or shortlisting. Applicants must be on or within 6 months of being on the Specialist Register for Acute or General Internal Medicine, at the time of interview. Applications from those wishing to work part-time or job share are actively encouraged.

Facilities and Services

There are currently 3.5 WTE substantive and 2 locum acute physicians in post, these appointments being additional to these posts.

The acute medicine department comprises an Acute Medical Unit (AMU) and a Short Stay Unit (SSU) AMU includes a 16 trolley area, AMUA for assessment of newly referred patients from both the ED and GP referral pathways, alongside the 8 bedded AMU Blue area, both of which provide cardiac monitoring facilities. AMU Green provides 16 further beds as side rooms. SSU has 28 beds with intended length of stay of 1 to 3 days. There is a dedicated multidisciplinary team working in tandem with the medical and nursing teams, alongside our proactive seven day ambulatory care service, placing acute medicine at the forefront of our services strategy for patient centred care. Patients requiring specialist input are admitted directly to the medical wards where appropriate and the team has close links with all specialities, which provide daily in-reach to the acute wards.

The post holders will carry out ward rounds in rotation with the other acute physicians, on AMU or SSU, leading the daily multi-disciplinary meeting. In addition to the acute medicine wards, both hospital sites house busy, well established ambulatory care and medical day units, providing care to more than 700 patient attendances per month. Working alongside the existing consultant lead and associate specialists, assisted by the acute medicine registrars, a dedicated GPVTS trainee and further medical juniors, the post holder will be encouraged to take an active role in the ongoing development of ambulatory care and provide clinical cover for ambulatory care at the hospital as per the sample timetables.

The post holder will provide strong leadership for the acute medicine department and the interface with ED and the community. The acute physicians provide a dedicated GP line from 0830-1700 on week days to direct patient referrals to the most appropriate areas including community services.

Specific Duties

• Maintenance of high quality patient centred care
• Shared responsibility for the day to day management of the service and participation in strategic planning
• Teaching and training within the multidisciplinary service
• Active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and directorate clinical governance activity
• Active participation in continuing medical education

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 Acute 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.

On Call Availability

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in a 1 in 13 weekend rota to provide on call emergency cover, including recall to Trust sites during these times and be able to return within 30 minutes unless alternative specialty requirements have been expressly identified and agreed in writing. The predictable on call includes 0.5PAs.

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 Acute 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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