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HSE Consultant Paediatrician Paediatrics – General in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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Workplace Doctors
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HSE Consultant Paediatrician Paediatrics – General 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: Paediatrics: General Paediatrician
*** 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.


This post are full time (10 PA) post to join the team of Consultant Paediatricians across the hospital. The post holder will be expected to work both at University Hospital and General Hospital. The appointees would be expected to have training in General Paediatrics and a specialist interest to complement that of the department. A paediatrician with an interest in epilepsy / diabetes / renal disorders or any other subspecialty to match the needs of the department would be welcomed.

About the Hospital

Great care can change everything. Like you, everyone here at the hospitals wants to be a part of truly brilliant, integrated care. And just like you, they ambitious about what they do. Always seeking ways to do more and be better for their patients. Bring your dedication and determination to the hospital, and you’ll be surprised by just how great your career can be. They are sure - like to think they offer you the best of both worlds. They are welcoming and friendly place that’s devoted to their community. But their plans and ideas for the future - yours and theirs- are huge. First, let us tell you what we’re building on. It’s a firm foundation, of which they are very proud of.

The hospital are an integrated care organisation with an outstanding reputation for teaching, education, research and innovation. With 7,200 staff are here for 330,000 local people when they need them. The Hospital in the Munster is home to the local Eye Centre, Gynae-Cancer Centre and our Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre. It’s also the regional base for the National Poisons Information Service. At the General Hospital , you’ll find inpatient paediatrics, most general surgery and our stroke specialist centre.

At the hospital, they also have significant academic departments in cardiology, rheumatology, ophthalmology and neurology. Having intermediate care hubs, which is also the base for our Birth Centre. With community teams throughout the region providing integrated services for children in schools, GP practices and at home. They also offer both general and specialists home care for adults in hospices and nursing homes.

Facilities and Resources of the Childrens’ Department

The Department reconfigured Paediatric and Neonatal Services. This was in order to modernise clinical services, improve physical facilities, improve sustainability, and comply with Newborn Network guidance. The main in-patient paediatric wards are at the hospital with 53 beds in total including short stay assessment; day surgical; and adolescent beds. There is an 11 bed, 24 hour Paediatric assessment unit and a separate day case surgery ward at Main Hospital with day surgery and 5 medical day beds. There are large maternity and neonatal units. There are separate Paediatric and Neonatal rotas.

Specific Duties

1. General paediatrics duties in the department as per requirements and to support the subspecialty needs of the department.
2. To collaborate and work to maintain Paediatric services in line with strategic requirements.
3. To provide, with the other Consultants in the specialty, routine and emergency Paediatric services to the hospitals, operating a system of mutual out-of-hours cover, and cover for annual, study and professional leave.
4. To provide a consultation and advisory service to medical colleagues in other specialties in the hospitals
5. Managerial responsibility for quality improvement, guidelines, and process for paediatric patients
6. Establishing audit and research activities within and between departments.
7. Liaison with other clinical (medical, surgical, orthopaedic, critical care) departments in the hospital and the associated hospitals in the network and participate in clinical meetings and postgraduate activities in the hospitals.
8. Liaison with Adult and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
9. Ensuring Safeguarding standards for children within the Emergency Department.
10. Liaising closely with colleagues in ED and Paediatrics to ensure that care of children in ED is seamless and meets standards of RCPCH and Care of critically ill child standards.
11. To take responsibility for the professional supervision and appraisal of junior medical staff, in conjunction with colleagues.
12. To participate in the education and training of junior doctors, medical students, nurses, paramedics and general practitioners.
13. To participate in the training and assessment of specialist registrars rotating through the paediatric department
14. To maintain and develop good communications with general practitioners.
15. To participate in research in accordance with priorities agreed within the Clinical Groups and the Trust within available resources.
16. To demonstrate a firm commitment to the principles of clinical governance, including:

• Developing and maintaining appropriate systems and practice to ensure effective clinical audit in Paediatrics.
• Attending and contributing to the Trust’s Clinical Governance Programme.
• Participating in the Trust’s Clinical Incident Reporting system.
• Developing a programme of personal continuing professional education and development, within available resources and within the workload and priorities of the service, as agreed with the Clinical Director and Group Director and in accordance with the Royal College requirements. The Trust will provide the necessary support for this.

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 on call commitment for this post is currently 1 in 6. The on call availability supplement is currently Category A and currently classed as Medium Frequency with an on call availability supplement is payable as per HSE rates.

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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