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Consultant Republic of Ireland HSE Paediatrician Paediatrics – General in Leinster Region

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120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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Consultant Republic of Ireland HSE Paediatrician Paediatrics – General in Leinster 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 - Leinster Region (Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Cavan)
***Speciality: Paediatrics: General Paediatrician
*** 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 to apply for a replacement post in the Department of Paediatrics based at our client’s hospital facility in the Leinster region (exact details provided on application).

Applicants should have demonstrable experience and training to CCT level in General Paediatrics and hold IMC specialist registration with the Irish Medical Council.

The hospital serves Leinster as a region where they primarily compete with District General Hospitals for a secondary and tertiary referral base. A broader tertiary catchment area exists, where the hospital generally competes with other tertiary centres in the provision of more specialised and/or advanced care.

The Children’s Clinical Directorate provides general healthcare, both hospital and community based for the children of the Leinster Region. The Directorate also provide a wide range of specialty services (tertiary care) for children from throughout the area and beyond. Services for those from further afield are provided for some specialties such as cleft lip and palate surgery and craniofacial surgery.

Emergency services are provided at both sites. The main has a dedicated Children’s Emergency Department as well as the Children’s Hospital which provides a range of tertiary specialties. The other hospitals have both a Special Care Baby Unit, and an Acute Paediatric ward which has recently expanded to accommodate Children’s day case surgery. The National Orthopaedic Hospital manages our outpatients Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Chronic Pain services.

General Services

• Acute and Outpatient General Children’s care and Community Paediatrics

Specialist Services

• Cardiology, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Gastroenterology and nutrition, Immunology and infectious diseases, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Neurology, Oncology and Haematology, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Children’s Psychological Medicine (CPM), Respiratory medicine, Rheumatology, Surgery – general,
• Specialist Surgery – Cleft palate, Craniofacial, ENT, Plastics, Neurosurgery, Neonatal, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics and Urology.

Specific Duties


The candidate will be responsible for the assessment and immediate care of children admitted acutely to hospital, the care of children in outpatient clinics, and all relevant clinical administrative work for his/her own patients. Candidates with an interest in any of the existing services currently delivered at a tertiary level at the hospital are welcomed: paediatric diabetes, paediatric allergy, paediatric neurology, respiratory medicine, endocrinology, infectious disease, gastroenterology and cardiology.

Candidates with a non-clinical special interest such as education or governance are also welcomed.

In outline, the duties are as follows:

Outpatient clinics:

General Paediatric and Hot clinics.

‘Consultant of the week’ at the Main Hospital (1: 12)

Running Friday to Friday, coinciding with weekend on call duties at the hospital. During a weekend on call, the Consultant will be expected to be on site, either working on the children’s ward or in children’s ED at the hospital until 5 pm on the Saturday and Sunday (and then on call from home). As Consultant of the week, the successful candidate will work with the general paediatric trainees, supervising care of all paediatric inpatients and assisting with assessment and initial management of children admitted via ED or their GP and with the management of paediatric orthopaedic inpatients where necessary.

CDU/ ED duties:

The hospital has a busy ambulatory unit which sees over 250 patients a month and is based on level I close to the Paediatric Emergency Department. The successful applicant would be responsible to the review and management of these patients as well as supporting and training junior staff and nurses. These patients include GP referrals, day reviews, and ED referrals. The candidate would also be expected to offer support and advice to the ED department.

Secondary Hospital duties (1:12):

Resident overnight on-call duties covering the Children’s ward running Monday to Thursday, and with weekends running Friday to Sunday

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 Paediatric 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 Paediatrics

Office Accommodation

The post holder will undertake administrative work associated with their clinical and other professional duties. Adequate time and facilities for clinical administration, including appropriate office space, secretarial support and access to a personal computer, software & internet access, will be available.

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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