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HSE Consultant Surgeon General Surgery in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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General Surgery Jobs
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All Ireland
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120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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HSE Consultant Surgeon General Surgery 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: Surgery: General Surgeon
*** 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 job description is for a Consultant in General Surgery and to support laparoscopic GI surgery at our clients University Hospital based in the Munster region (Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford)

Specific Duties


• To support the General Surgery service
• To provide a 1:8 on call rota with the general surgeons
• To improve the emergency patient pathway

The appointee will provide a 1 in 8 on call rota and support laparoscopic GI Surgery and the emergency surgeon rota.

The Surgical Department, including Urology, is located on hospital ground at our client’s University Hospital. There are 30 beds for elective and emergency admissions. Children are treated in the children’s ward.

There is a separate Day Theatre unit which incorporates a two-room Endoscopy Unit. The Surgical department has high rates of day case treatments for a wide range of conditions.

As part of the programme to modernise the emergency surgical care in hospital our client is looking for a Consultant General Surgeon to be part of the developing Emergency Surgery and Ambulatory Care (ESAC) team at the hosital. The Ambulatory Care Unit is well established in hospital and they are expanding this model to include a dedicated ESAC clinic with ultrasound support and ESAC theatre sessions. The initial development is to create this service with two surgeons covering four days a week with the potential to expand the service.

The aim of the new service is to improve the quality of emergency general surgery and reduce the inpatient requirements for emergency surgical patients. The new service will run in conjunction with and support, the existing general surgical on-call and the successful candidate will have a 1:8 oncall commitment. There will also be space in the job plan for the successful candidate to retain a specialist interest session.

We are looking for a candidate who has an interest in developing a cutting edge emergency general surgical and ambulatory care service and is on the specialist register as a general surgeon with an upper or lower sub-specialist interest.

• To provide, to a high standard, the full range of specialist diagnosis, treatment and care to patients requiring general and emergency surgery, as outlined in the proposed programme.
• Except in emergencies or where otherwise agreed with your manager, you are responsible for fulfilling the duties and responsibilities and undertaking the programmed activities set out in your Job Plan, as reviewed from time to time.
• You are responsible for the associated duties set out in of the Terms and Conditions.
• The purpose of including agreed personal objectives in your Job Plan is to set out in clear and transparent terms what you and your clinical manager have agreed should reasonably be achieved in the year in question. These objectives are not contractually binding in themselves, but you have a duty to make all reasonable efforts to achieve them.
• To provide, with Consultant colleagues (as appropriate) a service in the specialty to the hospitals so designated with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness.
• Locums are not normally employed to cover the absence of Consultants who are away on leave. The number of Consultants who are away on leave at any one time will be agreed with the hospital specialty policy. During the absence of colleagues on leave, Consultants are expected to provide agreed levels of cover.
• Where you wish to seek agreement to have external duties included in your Job Plan, you must notify your clinical manager in advance. Scheduling of such duties will be by agreement between you and your clinical manager.
• You may be required to travel between sites.
• Where emergency work takes place at regular and predictable times, your clinical manager will seek to schedule it as part of the programmed activities in your Job Plan schedule. You will, however, be required to participate in an on-call rota to respond to less predictable emergencies.
• The Trust will provide secretarial support and an adequately equipped office, including IT facilities.

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 General Surgery 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 Surgery

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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