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HSE Consultant Paediatric – Haematology in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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HSE Consultant Paediatric – Haematology 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: Paediatric – Haematology Paediatrician
*** Duration: 12 months (FREE visa & work permit + relocation package offered)
*** Role: Consultant (6+ years post graduate experience)
*** 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 is to recruit a 10 PA Consultant Paediatric Haematologist within the department of Haematology and Oncology in addition to the current complement of three Consultant Paediatric Haematologists and three Consultant Paediatric Oncologists. This post sits within the Division of Medicine.

Any applicant who is unable for personal reasons, to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with consultant colleagues.

Department of Haematology

Laboratory Services
The Haematology Department is part of the Division of Medicine which includes the other Pathology disciplines, Radiology and Pharmacy. All departments within Pathology are accredited under the ISO standards.

The hospital provides a routine and emergency laboratory service for in and out patient requests for haematological tests. In addition to the laboratory services, a phlebotomy service is provided for the hospital and for local family practitioner use.

The laboratory is a centre for the HSE Neonatal Haemoglobinopathy Screening service performing almost 20000 assays per annum. Clinical support and follow up is provided by the Clinical Haematology service.

Clinical Services
The Clinical Haematology services are part of the Department of Haematology and Oncology in the Division of Medicine. The Haematology consultants will be involved in all aspects of provision of the service with clinical leads developed depending on the particular interests of the individuals. Opportunity for undertaking the role of Head of Department for Haematology will also be available.

The Paediatric Regional Haemophilia Centre, based at the hospital site is a comprehensive care centre and has 110 patients registered, of whom 36 have severe haemostatic disorders. The centre received a favourable report following peer review in 2015. The Haematology consultants support the hospital anticoagulant service, providing advice as required, and supervision of the hospital anticoagulant clinic run by the Cardiac Liaison Nurses.

Out-patients are seen in the Haematology-Oncology out-patient clinic. Day care patients are seen in the Medical Treatment rooms or on the Day Case Unit. In-patients are usually admitted to another ward where families also attend for emergency care outside normal hours.

The staff of the haematology laboratory and consultant haematologists support an off-site service to the Special Care Baby Unit which is housed in the regional Women's Hospital.

The haematology-oncology department is based in the hospital. This consists of an out-patient clinic with four examination rooms, a day case unit with six bed spaces, an in-patient ward with 16 routine bed spaces including two isolation cubicles and a Teenage Cancer Trust sponsored unit with two day case spaces and four in-patient beds.

The leukaemia work of the haematology consultants is part of the hospital's haemato-oncology service which provides tertiary care for children with leukaemia and solid tumours. The hospital treats approximately 5-15 new cases of leukaemia per year. This post holder would be expected to take a major role in the care of patients with leukaemia. The unit has JACIE accreditation for autologous stem cell transplants. Allogeneic procedures are referred to regionally..

There is strong commitment to the national haemophilia service specification including peer review. All children with leukaemia are treated according to the protocols of the Childhood Leukaemia Research Network and Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group including contributing follow-up data.

Specific Duties

All haematology consultants will be involved in providing the different aspects of malignant, non-malignant and laboratory haematology. The specific leads for each area will be negotiated among the consultants depending on their specialist interests. All consultants will have responsibility for children referred with malignant and non-malignant haematological conditions. There will also be a joint responsibility to ensure consultant medical input to the clinical laboratory service. On-call arrangements will consist of a 1:4 rota for non-malignant and laboratory haematology and a 1:7 rota for malignant haematology and oncology. Depending on the appointee’s training and experience clinical support will be provided as required by the other consultants for the management of oncology and stem cell transplant patients, including on-call cover.

The appointee will be expected to attend the Pathology Interdepartmental meetings which take place each month and the Pathology Users’ Group two monthly.

The post holder will report through the Clinical Director for Medicine to the Chief Executive with professional support from the Medical Director. Annual clinical appraisal will be undertaken by a suitably senior consultant.

The role of head of department for haematology with primary responsibility for staffing issues and accreditation will rotate among the four consultant haematologists

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.

Average Programmed activities:
8.5 PA for direct clinical care
1.5 PA for supporting professional activities

1:4 non-malignant haematology including laboratory cover
1:7 malignant haematology and oncology

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 Paediatric – 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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