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HSE Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology (General) in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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Obstetrics and Gynaecology /Obs & Gynae Jobs
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All Ireland
Contract Type:
Fixed Term, Permanent, Temporary
120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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Competitive Salary Offered -Dependent on Experience
Workplace Doctors
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HSE Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology (General) 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: Obstetrics & Gynaecology (General)
*** 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.


This post is for a generalist obstetrician and gynaecologist with extensive responsibilities in obstetrics, acute and general gynaecology. This post is a replacement post completing a complement of 5 consultants at the University Hospital and 6 consultants at the General Hospital and would involve working at both sites but mainly based at University hospital site. The consultant may have to perform some clinical duties in general hospital including a daytime oncall in general hospital.

The successful candidate will provide general obstetric and acute gynaecology services and contribute to the on call rota, labour ward leadership and obstetric risk management. The successful candidate will be expected to have broad experience in obstetrics and labour ward management. SPA time will be used for clinical management duties, clinical audit, research, clinical governance, teaching and training, and reflective practice.

The Department Of Obstetrics And Gynaecology

The department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is part of the Surgical Business Unit which also includes General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Anaesthesia, Ophthalmology and E.N.T. The service is currently provided by a consultant-led service at the University Hospital (6 WTE consultants) and at General Hospital (5 WTE consultants).
At both hospitals there is a dedicated Out-Patient Suite with an Early Pregnancy Unit, Colposcopy and Rapid Access Clinics, Delivery Suite, Maternity Ward, day surgery unit, maternity day assessment unit and MLU

Outpatient Gynaecology Services

Our Client provides comprehensive outpatient services for all gynaecological problems which include menstrual problems, gynae-oncology, uro-gynaecology, pelvic organ prolapse, contraception, sub-fertility, early pregnancy, and unwanted pregnancies. Colposcopy, outpatient diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy are also provided in dedicated outpatient suites.

Inpatient Gynaecology Services

Inpatient gynaecology care is provided within surgical wards on both sites. In the general hospital, the gynaecology care is provided within single en-suite rooms. There are also dedicated day surgery units. Procedures performed include benign abdominal surgery, uro-gynaecological procedures, and diagnostic and operative hysteroscopic procedures.

Laparoscopic surgery presently includes diagnostic laparoscopy, sterilisation, salpingectomy, oophorectomy, ovarian cystectomy, LAVH, and total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH).

Obstetric Services

There are approximately 1800 deliveries per year and at the hospital, there are approximately 1300 deliveries per year. There is also a midwifery led unit and midwifery led facilities are in process of being developed in both hospitals.

There are specialist antenatal clinics, including maternal medicine, diabetes, mental health, multiple pregnancy, and obesity. At the facilities, there is also a weekly Tele-medicine fetal medicine clinic with a video linkup to the tertiary centre’s fetal medicine unit.

There is a full complement of medical secretarial staff and office space with a personal computer is provided. Multi-disciplinary team working is well developed within the department with Nurse Practitioner involvement in emergency gynaecology, early pregnancy and fertility clinics. There is a dedicated Gynae-Oncology support nurse and a colposcopy nurse and a midwife sonographer.

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 Obstetrics & Gynaecology 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 for emergencies: 1 in 5 (including shift over runs, return to working for clinical need and telephone advice whilst on-call etc).

Other Duties: Flexible Commitments

The remainder of the appointee’s professional time will be deployed flexibly on other clinical duties, administration, teaching, research, clinical audit, continuing medical education and professional development. (Details of this part of the Job Plan arrangements will be agreed with the successful applicant).

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 Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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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