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Republic of Ireland HSE Consultant Allergy Medicine Immunologist in Connacht Region

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Allergy Jobs, Immunology Jobs, Pathology Jobs
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All Ireland
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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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Republic of Ireland HSE Consultant Allergy Medicine Immunologist 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: Medicine: Allergy Immunologist
*** 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.


Pathology is at the forefront of the delivery of 21st century healthcare and has a profound impact on an organisation’s ability to deliver high quality, efficient and effective patient care. Changing demographics, rising demand and technological innovation, combined with the findings of a efficiency review, demonstrate the need and potential to improve the quality of service provision, whilst streamlining the way in which services are delivered.

This post is necessary to support both the immunology laboratory and clinical immunology and allergy services following the retirement of a colleague.

The appointment will be whole time. Any consultant who is unable for personal reasons, to work whole time, will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with consultant colleagues.

There is a mentorship scheme for all new consultant staff, this is designed to help and assist new appointees to settle into working at our clients hospital as easily as possible. It is designed to assist individuals in a personal way to familiarise them with the Trust and how things work in practice.

Specific Duties

• Share responsibility with current consultants for both laboratory and clinical immunology services in the area.
• Three outpatient clinics in the region (Immunodeficiency and Allergy)
• Supervision of adult immunoglobulin replacement therapy day case activity with current consultants
• Laboratory reporting and liaison with service users re interpretation of diagnostic results and planning appropriate immunological investigation of patients
• Laboratory reporting of flow cytometry in haematological malignancy within context of a Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Laboratory service would be desirable (training will be provided if necessary)
• Participation in multidisciplinary team meetings
• Participation in the immunology service’s consultant on call rota to provide clinical telephone advice and support the implementation of the national guideline on immunoglobulin use within the hospital
• Teaching (including supervision, training, assessment and appraisal of specialist registrars, clinical scientists, and trainee healthcare scientists), research and administration
• To participate in the provision of a reliable, high quality Immunology laboratory service in order to provide routine and specialist services to nationally accepted standards
• To participate in the provision of a high quality Clinical Immunology and Allergy service in the hospital by working with colleagues in the Immunology and Allergy Consortium (IAC) network to common standards of care, working towards accreditation of both immunodeficiency and allergy services in the hospital
• Evaluation and implementation of recent developments and guidelines in the specialty to ensure that the department provides an up-to-date service and good practice

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 Medicine: Allergy 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.

Direct Clinical Care (DCC)

Outpatient immunology/allergy clinics 3.0
Day case immunoglobulin 0.5
MDT meetings (immunodeficiency, allergy and IAP) 0.5
Clinical administration 1.0
Laboratory reporting and liaison 3.5

Total 8.5

Supporting Professional Activities (1.5 SPAs)

SPAs (1.5 PAs) will be allocated flexibly to fill the gaps not covered by the above DCC Job Plan and the exact details will be negotiated with the successful candidate

• Audit and Clinical Governance
• CPD and Review of external national guidelines
• Mandatory training
• Appraisal / Job planning
• Medical education, teaching and clinical supervision
• Research activities

Up to a further 1.0 PA will be available for SPA by mutual agreement as part of the job planning process for further appropriate verifiable SPA, which may include research.


1:3 rota available for telephone advice from home to cover the hospital service. Over a typical week this will not be more than one hour of time and supports the hospitals immunoglobulin panel for out-of-hours urgent requests for blue and grey indications in the national guidance.

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 Pathology Immunology / Allergy Medicine

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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