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HSE Consultant Paediatric Diabetes in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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Community medicine Jobs, Endocrinology/Diabetes Jobs, Paediatrics & Child Health Jobs
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All Ireland
Contract Type:
Fixed Term, Permanent, Temporary
120,000 to 160,893 per annum
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered -Dependent on Experience
Workplace Doctors
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HSE Consultant Paediatric Diabetes 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: Paediatric Diabetes Paediatrician
*** 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.


We are in the exciting position of being able to offer 2 full time substantive paediatric consultant posts to join the existing team at our clients Hospital in the Munster region.

These posts attract 10 PAs (full time, equivalent to 40 hour per week).

This is a traditional consultant post (no middle grade duties)

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic colleague for our client with sub-speciality interests in paediatric diabetes.

All consultants participate in the “consultant of the week” system to deliver daytime service on the paediatric in-patient ward and provide cover for acute admissions as well as the special care baby unit. All consultants participate in the acute on call rota. These posts require provision of general paediatric clinics with opportunities to develop/provide sub-specialty clinics.

In addition there is a dedicated team of community paediatric consultants to manage children with developmental disorders and complex health needs, who work alongside specialist community nurses and therapy services.

These posts will have the following components:

1- Full contribution to the Paediatrician of the Week (POW) rota to support paediatric in-patient unit, day assessment unit, special care baby unit and on-call cover.
2- The post holder will participate in assessment of acute child protection referrals for physical injuries.
3- Regular Clinics for general paediatrics and sub-specialist clinics.
4- Departmental governance and teaching activities

Given our wide geographic footprint these posts will be based at the Hospital, but some aspects of service may be provided at other trust sites, including out-reach clinics in smaller community hospitals or within GP-partnerships.

Child Health Service

The Child Health Service is provided to most of the region, covering a population (0-16 years) of approximately 80,000 children.

The hospital has number of care groups including- Acute & Emergency Care, Clinical Specialist Services, Family Health, Integrated Adults and Surgery. Family Health Care Group comprises paediatrics and child health, midwifery and gynaecology, sexual health, children’s therapy services, child safeguarding and some community services.

Acute Paediatric services

The 2 in-patient paediatric wards are based at the University Hospital and General Hospital, with some day surgery and investigations at Community based facilities.

Paediatric and neonatal outreach nursing services have been developed to cover the whole catchment area. A full range of outpatient services will continue the hospitals in addition to selected clinics at other smaller hospitals.

Diabetes service

There are currently 4 consultants with an interest in Diabetes, including vacant posts. Diabetes clinics take place at hospital and other sites - links into the regional service at nearby facilities as part of a managed clinical network.

The team is well supported by paediatric nurse specialists, paediatric dietitians and psychology input at all sites for joint clinics. Consultants provide a commitment to a telephone advice on call for out-of-hours.

Neonatal Service

The Neonatal Service is provided from Special Care Baby Units (SCBUs) at both the University Hospital and Regional Hosptials, each with 12 cots. There are facilities for nasal CPAP and short-term ventilation pending retrieval by the transport service of the Neonatal Network. Babies requiring continuing ventilation are retrieved to one of the level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) within the network.

Neonatal input is provided by all acute consultants. Transitional care is provided on the maternity wards with supervision from neonatal staff

Community Paediatric Services

The services offered include those for children with a disability (including epilepsy), adoption and fostering, children in need, children with special educational needs, public health, and for children with behaviour problems. There are Child Development Teams led by Consultant Paediatricians at various locations in the Trust.

The Community team has close links and shared care with tertiary neurology services from the Hospital and with the regional Genetics Service – both of whom provide tertiary clinics at each site and are fully integrated with the acute paediatric team into a Dept. of Child Health.

Child protection services

Each of the acute consultants takes part in a safeguarding medical rota along with some community based colleagues. There will be case that present to the acute service in addition.

Specific Duties

To be discussed with the applicant at interview (in-order to accommodate requirements of all parites)

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.

The POW shifts are traditionally delivered as ‘Paediatrician of the Week’ to provide continuity to the paediatric ward 0900 – 1700 on weekdays. The Extended hour shifts, in keeping with the RCPCH Facing the Future standards, run from 1700 – 2200.

Weekend cover includes on site cover 0900 – 1800, with off site cover 1800 – 0900. Weekday evening on calls are off site from 2200 – 0900.

The SPA (supporting professional activity) time is for personal CPD, for contributing to departmental teaching programme, clinical supervision and mandatory training.

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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