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Republic of Ireland HSE Consultant Medicine - Haematology in Connacht Region

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120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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Republic of Ireland HSE Consultant Medicine - Haematology in Connacht 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 – Connacht Region (Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Donegal)
***Speciality: Medicine - Haematology
*** 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.


The post holder will be contracted to provide a Haematology service, along with their five consultant colleagues to our clients University Hospital. Candidates must hold full registration with the Irish Medical Council, hold membership with the Royal College of Physicians or show evidence of equivalent qualification and/or Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists or show evidence of equivalent qualification and be on the Specialist Register of the Irish Medical Council.

The main purpose of this post is to maintain and develop the haematology service provided for the population who present to University Hospital. This includes both laboratory and clinical responsibilities relating to the diagnosis, also the treatment and aftercare of patients with haematological problems presenting as either emergency or elective referrals.

Working with the existing haematologists, the post holder will be responsible for providing these inpatient and outpatient services for which the hospital will provide all necessary secretarial support and a new microscope.

The successful candidate will provide with the other five consultants comprehensive cover for the haematology service, including an on call service (1 in 5). Prospective on call cover will be required for planned and unplanned absence of consultant colleagues.

The Pathology Department has CPA and MHRA Accreditation.

Specific Duties


• To assist in the professional supervision and management of trainee medical staff.
• To organise and participate in teaching, examination and accreditation duties for undergraduate, post graduate and continuing medical education activity.
• To teach Medical School students and trainee SRP’s on rotation form Dublin deanery.
• To participate in the education and teaching of nursing staff.
• To undertake appraisal as required.

Research and Audit:

• To be actively involved in medical audit, the Trusts Clinical Governance processes and continued professional development.
• To implement audit and research findings as appropriate.
• To participate in the Pathology and Medical Division’s audit activities and to share in running educational activities, including teaching and audit.

Policy and Planning:

• To contribute to the development of clinical and organisational guidelines.
• To review and develop policies for clinical practice and effectiveness.
• To participate in strategic planning for the service.
• To comply with current trust policies and procedures.

Management and Communication:

• To participate in all aspects of service Line and Trust haematology affairs, including attendance at Consultant meetings and to represent the department on appropriate committees/ working parties as required.
• To develop and monitor performance indicators for the haematology service and implement actions as necessary.
• To assist in the effective handling of patients complaints.

Record Keeping:

• All staff that have access to or transfer data are responsible for that data and must respect confidentiality and comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, in line with the Trusts policies.
• To comply with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in line with policy

The Department

The Clinical Haematology Service provides facilities for the care of patients with haematological disorders, including remission induction treatment for adult patients with acute leukaemia and intensive treatment for patients with high-grade lymphomas. Patients requiring autologous or allogeneic transplants are referred to a regional centre. Hickman lines are inserted under ultrasound guidance by a team of two interventionist consultant radiologists.

The hospital maintains close links with the Haematology Department at the University site in Dublin. Dublin undertakes specialist diagnostic work (including immunophenotyping and cytogenetics) as well as providing expert haematopathological review of all cases of lymphoma. The University Hospital is a member of the Dublin MDTs for lymphoma, myeloma and leukaemia, with a weekly Lymphoma Videoconference and an additional weekly Videoconference (alternately Myeloma and Leukaemia). There are annual managerial and clinical meetings for each of the three haematology malignancies. The University Hospital has a good record of participating in clinical trials and has a Research Officer to facilitate trial approvals (through the ethical committee), patient entry and record keeping. In the haematology laboratory the main analysers are two Sysmex XE 2100. The Haematology laboratory service is fully accredited and has full quality assurance.

Haemophilia/Bleeding Disorders:
The University hospital patients have their routine follow up appointments at the Haemophilia Centre. Dublin provides excellent support for acute patients presenting at the University Hospital. There are currently discussion to repatriate some of this work to the University Hospital.

The Haematology coagulation laboratory has two Instrumentation Laboratories ACL Top -500 and a Sysmex PFA100 platelet function analyser.

Blood Transfusion:

The Blood Transfusion Laboratory receives approximately 26,000 requests and approximately issues 11,000 blood products per annum. An Immucor Galileo and NEO machine will perform blood group and antibody screens. A Clinisys laboratory information system, linked to Blood Track, monitors the movement of all blood products. Stocks are maintained by daily routine deliveries from Dublin Transfusion Centre, with “ad hoc” deliveries when necessary. Stocks of factor concentrates, including Prothrombin Complex Concentrate and recombinant factor VIIa are held in the department.


A consultant haematologist has clinical responsibility for haemoglobinopathy and is developing the service as haemoglobinopathy lead.
Laboratory provision includes the Biorad variant II HPLC analyser.


There is no provision for clinical paediatric haematology in the department at the University Hospital. Paediatric leukaemia patients are referred on to Dublin for management. There is shared care between paediatricians in the University Hospital and paediatric haematologists in Dublin for this patient group.

Clinical Facilities:

Clinical Haematology is fortunate in having good facilities for in-patients, out-patients and day-case treatment within very close proximity of each other.

In-patient haematology beds (as many as necessary) are provided on Ward which opened in April 2009. There are 12 single rooms (one with laminar flow) and 2 four bedded bays. The ward is currently shared with the diabetic/endocrinology team.

Out-patient clinics are run in a purpose-built facility adjacent to the Pathology Laboratory with its own waiting room, reception, phlebotomy room and two clinical consultation rooms.

A purpose-built Unit for haematology and oncology day treatment was opened in 2004. It has a large area for outpatient treatments, with twelve treatment chairs and three beds. There is a specific room for procedures, and five consultation rooms. There is a sizeable reception area, a patient information room, and a small room for meetings. This will be replace in November 2019 by a new purpose built Cancer Centre.

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 Medicine - Haematology 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 Medicine - Haematology

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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