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HSE Consultant Gastroenterology Medicine in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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All Ireland
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120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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HSE Consultant Gastroenterology Medicine 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: Medicine: Gastroenterology Gastroenterologist
*** 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 purpose of this post is to enhance the provision of gastroenterology services and meeting the demands of endoscopy service. There is opportunity to IBD service further. The role encompasses ward work as well as both gastroenterology clinic and endoscopy sessions and the candidate will be expected to embrace the other aspects of hospital gastroenterology including attendance and involvement with MDT, and will be required to partake in the out of hours GI bleeding rota and future expansion of 7 day service.

We welcome candidates with CCT or equivalent in gastroenterology. Any special interest and IBD in particular will be considered and role development will be supported.

Specific Duties

a. The main duties are to provide elective and emergency care to general gastroenterology and medical patients presenting to the hospital.

b. To provide out-of-hour GI bleeding rota cover currently 1 in 5 rota (extra supplement is payable)

c. Responsibilities which relate to a special interest will be supported. There will be opportunities to develop special interests including IBD.

d. Professional supervision, training and management of junior medical staff.

e. Responsible for carrying out teaching, as requested by the College Tutor. This will involve contributing to and participating in postgraduate and continuing medical education activities, both locally and nationally. There is opportunity to get involved in teaching of medical school students.

f. Requirement to participate in the Directorate’s medical audit activities and take a share in running the education activities including teaching and audit.

g. Involvement in research is encouraged.

h. The successful candidate will be expected to work with local managers and professional colleagues in the efficient running of services and will share with consultant colleagues in the contribution to management roles and responsibilities. Subject to the provision of the Terms and Conditions of the Service, the appointee will be expected to observe the hospital’s agreed policies and procedures, drawn up in consultation on clinical matters, and to follow the local and national employment and personnel policies and procedures. The successful candidate will be expected to make sure that there are adequate arrangements for hospital staff involved in the care of their patients to be able to contact them when necessary.

i. The post holder may be occasionally required to carry out domiciliary consultations or services by mutual agreement.

j. All medical staff employed by the hospital are expected to comply with regional and appropriate hospital health and safety policies.

k. The successful candidate agrees to have responsibility for the training and supervision of junior medical staff whom work with them and will devote time to this activity on a regular basis. If appropriate, the successful candidate will be named in the contracts of doctors in training grades as the person responsible for overseeing their training and as the initial source of advice to such doctors on their careers.

l. The post holder is expected to undergo an annual job planning and appraisal as a contractual obligation.

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 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 job plan on appointment will consist of a split of 7.5:2.5 DCC/SPA. The SPA component is made up of core activities (appraisal, revalidation, CME, routine departmental meetings etc.) and non-core activities. Non-core activities are discussed and agreed within the hospital (via an agreed tariff and, on occasion, through ad personal agreement). Non-core SPA may reflect activities such as educational supervision, research, leadership and quality improvement. Following appointment, non-core SPA may be used to participate in our consultant development programme, or in acquiring or consolidating specific skills and expertise. Non-core SPA is only available if specific activities and objectives are mutually agreed in job planning.

Direct Clinical Care ( 6.25PAs) : Endoscopy x 1.0 (DCC=3.0); Clinic x 2.0 (DCC = 2.0); Clinical management (DCC = 1.0); MDT 0.25

On-call with Saturday 3hrs in-reach (1:5 rota plus extra supplement): 1.25 PA

Supporting Professional Activity: up to 2.5

The Direct clinical care (DCC) includes outpatient clinics, endoscopy sessions, ward and board rounds, MDT meetings, paper work related to patient associated clinical work. The participation in endoscopy rota (1:5) for GI bleed and 3hour in-reach on Saturday mornings earns 1.25 PA and 5% intensity payments. There is no commitment to acute medical take.

Normal clinic has 4 new and 7 follow up patients; Most endoscopy sessions have 11 units equivalent procedures.

The SPA allowance is currently being negotiated in the trust and 1.0 SPA will be allocated to all for the core activities, and further 1.5 SPA can be allocated according to the responsibility taken e.g. 0.25 SPA for educational supervisor role per trainee (to a max of 0.5 SPA), 0.25 Spa for being an appraiser, Clinical audit lead 0.5 SPA etc. For non-core SPA output of the roles will reviewed regularly.

In future if 7-day service is commenced then there will time off in-lieu of the weekend duties in the job plan.

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 General Medicine: Gastroenterology

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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