HSE Consultant Medicine – Neurology 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: Medicine – Neurology Neurologist
*** 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.
Our client is a pioneering Trust, on an exciting journey of healthcare transformation, with award winning research and innovation, and a strong team ethos. We’re looking for positive clinical leaders who want to help us deliver first-class patient care to a fascinating and complex population and be part of something special.
The culture is one of passion for patient care and the Division is proud to treat each and every patient as we would care for a member of our family.
There is an active epilepsy unit with two consultant neurologists and a consultant neurophysiologist supported by routine and activation EEG, two video/telemetry beds, epilepsy nursing team . There is a weekly meeting at the University Hospital for pre-surgical assessment for intractable epilepsy.
Movement Disorders services are delivered by 2 Consultant Neurologists and 3 Consultant Geriatricians, supported by 3 Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Nurses. Dedicated Movement Disorders and Parkinson’s clinics are provided on all hospital sites, as well as an Apomorphine service. Strong links exist with the regional Neurosciences Centre at the University Hospital, where care for complex disorders is shared, as well as training, and neuroradiology review if required.
Multiple Sclerosis service
The Multiple Sclerosis Service is delivered by 2 Consultant Neurologists, 3 MS Specialist Nurses and a Specialist Physiotherapist. The department delivers a full Disease-Modifying Therapy Service and has liaises closely with the Neurorehabilitation Unit at the University Hospital.
Motor Neurone Disease Service
The Motor Neurone Disease service is delivered by a Consultant Neurologist and a Specialist Nurse and a Care Manager employed to support people living with MND. The team work with other community health professionals including Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Speech & Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and communication aids specialists.
Acute Neurology Ward
The University Hospital hosts the acute neurology ward with 16 neurological beds and 2 telemetry beds which is supported by a neurophysiology department. In addition there is also a 19 bedded Neurorehabilitation Unit. The Neurology and Neurorehabilitation wards are supported by a consultant attending rota and junior doctor team.
The hospital has actively developed award-winning stroke services in recent years and during the next year have plans for significant improvements to the delivery of hyper-acute, acute and rehabilitation services for patients. The hospital operates as an independent operational group within the wider Munster Region Network aligned with and leading the regional stroke strategy.
The hospital currently provides combined acute and rehabilitation stroke units as well as neurovascular clinics on all main sites. The hospital has extended the thrombolysis service on all sites in the last 5 years to be a 24 hour, 7 day service. This is achieved through a rota of Stroke Physicians and neurologists with an interest in neurovascular disease using the Mytec horizontal tele-medicine system, to allow remote monitoring of assessment, CT scan viewing and decision making (one of the first examples of horizontal stroke telemedicine in the country). Thrombolysis experience exceeds 250 cases / year, treating 18% of patients (ICD 163). CT perfusion with CT angiography is available for all patients at presentation 24/7; the images being available via PACS.
Neurovascular clinics are established on all sites to enable referrals to be seen in the shortest time possible using same day MRI/CEMRA as the imaging modality of choice. The service runs seven days per week. Most high risk patients are seen <24hrs with all others being seen <7 days.
A vascular surgery programme of Rapid Access Carotid Endarterectomy has evolved, aiming to intervene upon all symptomatic (TIA / minor stroke) extra cranial carotid vessels with in 48hrs of diagnosis. This service is a national leader with published data unparalleled; median delay to intervention is 2 days. The stroke service is well supported by the radiology department with rapid access to CT/A, MRI/A and duplex scanning. There is a weekly neuro-radiology meeting on all main sites and an interventional neuroradiology meeting once monthly.
The postholder’s duties will be primarily at the hospital. Time for specialist interest clinic/ research and to carry out teaching duties as required r could be arranged according to the interest of the appointee.
The postholder will be responsible for providing a comprehensive general outpatient neurology service to the catchment area of the hospital, alongside the existing Neurology consultant and Neurology specialist nurse. The postholder will also be providing specialist inpatient review where required, if inpatient beds required the postholder will have access to inpatient beds at the hospital. The postholder will be encouraged to practice a special interest clinics that is relevant to the population of the Munster Region health community.
• Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of Neurology patients.
• To share with colleagues responsibility for the day-to-day management of general Neurology patients.
• Provide a full range of neurological services
• Contribute to the development of the service
• Teaching and training of junior staff, nurses and medical students from the nearby University.
• To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.
• To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in continuing medical education (CME)
• 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 Medicine 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.
Non-Emergency Work in Premium Time:
The Trust will require you, in line with service needs to undertake non emergency work during premium time.
On Call Arrangements:
The on-call rota is 1:8 and is non-residential. It requires the consultant to be contactable at all times and to return to hospital as clinically indicated. The primary duties are, to support the on-call Registrar in the out of hours running of the Acute Neurology Ward and the provision of advice and support for patients with neurological problems throughout the hospital. Although most of this will be based in the hospital visits to the other acute hospitals may sometimes be clinically indicated. The final work programme will be agreed with the appointee and the Divisional Medical Director.
The duties and responsibilities in this job description may need further discussion in the future to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of the service, future service developments and the post holder
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 General Medicine – Neurology
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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