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Consultant Republic of Ireland HSE Liaison Psychiatry Psychiatrist in Leinster Region

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120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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Consultant Republic of Ireland HSE Liaison Psychiatry Psychiatrist in Leinster 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 - Leinster Region (Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Cavan)
***Speciality: Psychiatry: Liaison Psychiatry Psychiatrist
*** 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.


A vacancy has arisen for a consultant psychiatrist to provide clinical and managerial leadership for the liaison psychiatry service in collaboration with the Crisis Team, Mental Health teams and Wellbeing Service of our client’s facilities in the Leinster Region

The service is looking for a committed and enthusiastic consultant to lead the newly developed liaison psychiatry team, to provide a service which meets the aims and objectives of the service:

• Provide equitable care and improve health outcomes for people with physical and mental health co-morbidity
• Provide a rapid response to referrals for assessment, support and advice
• Improve joint working with acute hospital staff, reduce waiting time in the Emergency Department
• Provide input into ward areas for assessment, review and on-going support
• Facilitate early and improved discharge planning.
• Reduce re-attendance in the Emergency Department
• Reduce length of stay in the acute trust
• Increase discharge of people to their own homes as opposed to residential care
• Improve patient experience/satisfaction and reduce psychological distress
• Develop quality pathways and relationships with partners
• Provide appropriate level mental health training to acute trust staff
• Working in close collaboration with the Crisis Team Consultant

Specific Duties

The following outlines the main duties of the post. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the grade as directed by the Head of Service/Clinical Director. Any changes to clinical commitments would include a review of the timetable and would take account the experience of the post holder and the need for any additional training.

The content of this post will be reviewed in consultation with the post holder when necessary and in line with changing service needs.

The post holder will:


• Develop & deliver a liaison service at the Hospital / Treatment facilities for Leinster patients
• Provide medical leadership input to the liaison service.
• Work with colleagues in the acute and mental health trusts to integrate psychiatry into acute medical care to improve patient outcomes
• Offer a consistent response to referrers/patients regardless of origin of referral and in a timely fashion
• Deliver evidence based treatments
• Contribute to relevant screening programmes in the acute hospital
• Contribute to training and support of medical and nursing staff in the delivery of psychiatric aspects of the patient care.
• Provide continuing clinical responsibility for patients in their charge allowing for all proper delegation and training of members of staff accountable to the post holder.
• Share in the provision of a comprehensive psychiatric service including responsibility for the diagnosis, risk management and treatment of mental disorder including preparing reports for and participating in Mental Health Act and other regulatory processes.
• Take clinical responsibility as a Responsible Clinician for the assessment and management of patients within the service.
• Actively participate in the development and management of the pathway multidisciplinary team.
• Actively participate in the Trust’s clinical and strategic development, including Quality Improvement.
• Undertake Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act assessments and reviews as required.
• Comply with statutory duties of the post as required by the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act , and to provide leadership to the teams in this area.
• The post holder should work flexibly, be accessible and provide appropriate response to patients.
• Provide expert advice and a consultation service on clinical issues.
• Provide a second opinion for colleagues for patients from the same or other areas of the hospital and where appropriate and by agreement provide treatment and care for patients
• Cross cover for periods of leave and short-term illness is provided on an equity basis by all consultants as detailed in the hospital’s medical staff cross cover guidance.


• Work in close liaison with the other consultant psychiatrists, teams and services within the Mental Health and Wellbeing Service of Leinster
• Establish and maintain good links with commissioners, criminal justice services, partner providers and local health services.

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 Psychiatrist: Liaison Psychiatry 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.

A standard whole time job plan will contain 10 Programmed Activities each consisting of 4 hours. For this post there will 7.5 PAs dedicated for direct clinical care and 2.5 Programmed Activities for supporting professional activities. These Programmed Activities are subject to formal appraisal together with the job plan. The job plan will be developed further in consultation with the Clinical Director.

*Flexible SPA sessions

Job planning will be undertaken annually and led by the Clinical Director. The job planning process is in accordance with the Trust’s Job Planning Policy.

Out of Hours and Emergency Cover Arrangements

• From 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, the consultant will be responsible for any emergencies, which arise within his/her service.
• The post holder will be expected to take part in the out-of-hours Trust-wide on-call rota (currently 1:26 covering adult, older adult and learning disability services).

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 Psychiatry: Liaison Psychiatry

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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