Republic of Ireland HSE Consultant MSK Radiology Musculoskeletal Radiologist in Connacht 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 – Connacht Region (Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Donegal)
***Speciality: Radiology: MSK Musculoskeletal Radiologist
*** 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.
The successful candidate will work as a Consultant Radiologist and form part of the Radiology team based at our clients hospital. This post is for a Consultant General Radiologist with a special interest in musculoskeletal radiology. It is expected that the post holder will deliver an on call service as part of their commitment to the general radiology services of the department.
In addition, there may be emergency situations when attendance outside routine hours is required. The 10 PA contract comprises 8 DCC sessions and 2 SPA sessions. The job plan will be condensed into 4 working days and will require extended days. The proposed job plan will be subject to change, to allow for any future extended 7 day service or cross site working requirements. The applicant should be on the Specialist register of the HSE and be a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists or equivalent. Radiation Protection is a paramount responsibility.
It will be a requirement to ensure patient, staff and public safety by compliance with local policies and with appropriate legislation and professional standards.
The successful candidate will join a team of 4 Consultant Radiologists, and form a subspecialist team of 1 dedicated musculoskeletal radiologists. The remaining consultants work similarly as general radiologists, with subspecialist interests.
In addition, there are 2 radiology registrars, from the Chelsea & Westminster and Imperial training schemes.
Radiology Allied Team
The allied team consists of the service manager, 5 superintendent radiographers, a team of radiographers including reporting radiographers, sonographers, nurses, health care assistants, administrative staff and PACS support team.
Reporting Facilities and Equipment
Each Consultant has their own dedicated PACS reporting station, either in their own office or in a shared office of 2. Further PACS reporting facilities are available in the central reporting station.
Provide High Quality Care to Patients
• The post holder must adhere to the standards outlined by the HSE for Good Medical Practice.
• Develop and maintain the competencies required to carry out the duties required of the post.
• Ensure prompt attendance at agreed direct clinical care Programmed Activities.
• Ensure patients are involved in decisions about their care and to respond to their views.
• Demonstrate, model and encourage Trust Values at all times to all patients and staff.
• 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.
A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee, the Operational Medical Director and Lead Radiology: MSK Musculoskeletal 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.
Programmed Activities (PAs)
Direct Clinical Care Activities 8 PA’s per week on average (including clinical activity, clinically related activity, predictable and unpredictable emergency work)
Supporting Professional Activities
2 PA’s per week on average (including audit, clinical governance, CPD, teaching, research, educational supervision of junior medical staff). The trust is working towards a position where it will be expected that supporting professional activity will be delivered on site, however, at present 2 hours SPA are considered flexible in timing and location. Supporting Professional Activity time includes specific teaching commitments which are designated as a SPA within the job plan
There will be participation in the general radiology on call rota at approximately 1 in 12. Participation in weekend working will be required in the future.
A detailed job plan using the Trust’s template must be agreed within 3 months of starting the post. It is the responsibility of the individual, working with the Service Director, to ensure that this happens. Any delay in agreeing the job plan, or failure to work to an agreed job plan, may impact in deferral of a pay threshold.
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
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 Radiology: MSK Musculoskeletal
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.
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.
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