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HSE Consultant Occupational Health in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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Occupational Medicine 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 Occupational Health 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: Occupational Health
*** 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.


The Occupational Health Service at the hospital provides services to the Trust and other organisations including the University Medical and Dental School and the Lead Employer hospital for doctors in training.

The Occupational Health Service is actively contributing to the Health Improvement Agenda and is currently renewing SEQOHS accreditation. We are looking to recruit a Consultant Occupational Health Physician to complement the existing multidisciplinary team.

The Trust has demonstrated a clear commitment to developing the existing services to maintain and improve health and wellbeing for its workforce and prevent ill health associated with work with the ultimate aim of improved patient care.

The hospital is proud of their record in recruitment and retention of Nursing, Physiotherapy, Counselling and Psychology staff.

The hospital have been innovative in establishing OH technician and apprentice roles as well as supporting the training of Specialist Registrars in Occupational Medicine.
The service has a paper-free records system and electronic communication within the hospital and with stakeholders. They have online web-based referral tools. These developments are led by the leadership team consisting of the existing Clinical Director, Clinical Service Lead, Senior Nurse in occupational health, Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Clinical Psychologist and Senior Data Administrator. The successful candidate will from a key part of this leadership team.

Departmental Information

The service is delivered across many sites from core Trust clinical facilities and has a hub in a purpose designed facilities, allowing a full range of assessments and wellbeing interventions.

The successful candidate will be expected to play an integral part in the strategic development of the service to meet its primary objective of delivering a service to the Trust. Other service level agreements and tendering for new opportunities is ongoing and may require flexibility in job planning to accommodate service delivery.
Management for the department is via the Clinical Director who is accountable to the Deputy Director of Nursing and ultimately accountable to the Executive Nursing and Patient Services Director. This successful applicant will be line managed by the Clinical Director and will have appraisal via the Trust appraisal system. The successful applicant will have no direct line management responsibility but will have duties related to clinical supervision of trainees and sessional doctors in occupational medicine.

Specific Duties

The post holder will be instrumental in promoting the success of the Occupational Health Services ensuring that clients receive a quality service based on the principles of clinical governance. The primary outcome will be the highest standards of occupational health are achieved and the post holder will maximise the use of resources and explore development opportunities and collaborative working/sharing to their fullest potential. In conjunction with the multidisciplinary Occupational Health team, the post holder will demonstrate specialist knowledge and expertise in Occupational Health as a clinician, educator, advisor and advocate. To empower staff within the field and act as a change agent and role model, to ensure good working relationships.

The appointee will join the Health Safety and Wellbeing Team as a Consultant in Occupational Medicine and will be expected to participate in all facets of departmental activity. This is a full - time post to work with our full time Consultant OH physician. The post holder will provide occupational health clinical leadership to the Health Safety and Wellbeing Service on a shared job basis. The post holder will be a Consultant in Occupational Medicine with a specialist interest in the management of occupational health.

• To promote good occupational medicine across the hospital and act as an ambassador for the department
• To provide occupational medical advice to the management and staff of the hospital, other HSE organisations and contracted private customers as appropriate.
• To advise managers and staff with regard to
• Suitability for employment and fitness for work
• Sickness absence and rehabilitation programmes
• Medical retirement
• Hazards related to work and risk reduction
• Health surveillance
• Associated legislative requirements and good practice
• Related policies and procedures relevant to occupational health
• To liaise with professional colleagues managers and specialists such as Microbiology, Infection Control, GPs and other treatment providers to ensure an effective service is provided
• Be responsible for the development writing and review of relevant Health and Safety policies and Patient Group Directives, share with the senior management team submit through appropriate channels for approval and publication.
• To lead clinical audit within the department and promote, advise on nursing audit in line with SEQOHS requirements and ensure that changes are implemented in a timely manner.
• To take the lead for clinical supervision for the senior nursing team establishing requirements, developing planning and leading monthly clinical supervision sessions for the nursing team
• To attend relevant committees if required e.g. Health and Safety Committee
• The post will be based at our clients University Hospital. Full participation in teaching, audit and research will be expected.

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 Occupational Health 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.

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 Occupational Health

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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