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Republic of Ireland HSE Consultant Emergency Medicine – Trauma & Resuscitation in Connacht Region

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120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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Republic of Ireland HSE Consultant Emergency Medicine – Trauma & Resuscitation 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: Emergency Medicine – Trauma & Resuscitation
*** 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.


The Department of Emergency Medicine is part of the Division of UPACs – Urgent Care, Planned Care & Allied Clinical Services.

The Department of Emergency Medicine has a leadership structure that is headed by a Clinical Director and General Manager. Each specialty has a clinical lead that is responsible for the development of the service and for ensuring liaison between the Division’s management team and the clinical team.

The Emergency Department (ED) at the Hospital is one of busiest in the region providing a service for a large multi-ethnic inner city population. 87,000 patients a year are seen in the ED and approximately 25% of these are children. The case mix includes diseases and illnesses from all socio-economic and ethnic groups. The hospital is a designated Major Trauma Centre (MTC), Cardiac Arrest Centre, Arrhythmia Centre and Hyper Acute Stroke Centre. The department prides itself on its excellent standards of medical care supported by an active clinical governance strategy and ongoing audit and research.

The hospital are opening an new layout of the ED to provide space for separate assessment areas for ambulance arrivals and ambulatory patients. These 5 cubicle areas will be staffed by their won teams and supported by a 15 trolley majors are and 16 bedded CDU.

The hospital have excellent working relationships with other departments in the hospital and have regular interdepartmental meetings including a weekly trauma meeting, weekly multi-agency children’s review meeting, and an adult safeguarding meeting, a monthly critical care meeting and acute medicine/ED interface forum.
Local General Practitioners and Emergency Nurse Practitioners (ENPs) provide an integrated Urgent Care Service. Our ED-based, 24/7, Mental Health Liaison Service helps provide more specialist nurse/social worker assessment and facilitates management decisions regarding patients presenting with mental illness and/or deliberate self-harm.

At the hospital the department is divided into six main clinical areas as it currently stands.

Resuscitation Room

This is a modern, well-equipped area close to the ambulance arrival point. Each of the 10 bays is equipped to intensive care standard and two are adapted for seriously ill/injured children. The area is equipped with central monitoring and mobile X-ray facilities.

LAS Assessment Area

A newly opened facility with 5 cubicles and a team of staff to receive assess and commence treatment for ambulance patients. Consultant presence in this area will support early clinical decision making and we anticipate strong team working with our colleagues from frailty and AMU.

Ambulatory Majors Assessment Area

A newly opened facility with 5 cubicles and a team of staff to receive assess and commence treatment for walk in ED patients. Consultant presence in this area will support early clinical decision making and an emphasis on ambulation through CDU or other trust ambulatory services.


The 15 cubicle majors area support flow out of AMA, LASA and Resus. Patients receive ongoing treatment, tests and are seen by colleagues before admission. In addition we have 2 rooms for psychologically distressed patients. There is also a dedicated isolation room for patients with VHF etc.

Paediatric Emergency Department

There is a separate triage, waiting/play and clinical area for children. Trained children’s nurses staff the facility. A recently refurbished 5-bedded Majors area, allows for assessment of children requiring further observation. We have relaunched our paediatric CDU in an expanded facility to accommodate up to 5 children on clinical pathways. A PEM Paediatrician is being appointed to work in partnership with the existing PEM Emergency Physicians to oversee the care of these children.

Urgent Care Centre

The integrated Urgent Care Centre is staffed by local GP’s and Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) sessions 24 hours. Limited ED doctor presence is maintained for training. There are 8 private examination rooms. A separate room is available for ophthalmic examination and maxillofacial procedures. A plaster room is also located within the UCC.

Clinical Decision Unit

These areas provide facilities for the further assessment and management of up to 16 patients on clinically driven pathways to support Emergency Flow and quality.


Dedicated Emergency Department x-ray facilities are adjacent to the department. CT scanning is readily available on the ground floor just adjacent to the ED, or in the Neuroscience Imaging Department close to the ED on the ground floor. There are several ultrasound machines in the department for bedside use and the department has consultants qualified to provide Level 2 USS sign off.

Major Incident

The Emergency Department plays a central role in major incident management and emergency planning. All staff are provided with and trained in the Trust’s Major Incident Plan.

Specific Duties

1. Together with the other consultants, to provide an emergency medicine service at the University Hospital. This includes all aspects of treatment and relevant management duties for the proper functioning of the department.

2. Shared responsibility with the other consultants and ED team for providing 24 hour, 7 day a week cover for the department on a rota basis. Responsible also for covering colleague’s periods of annual leave and short-term sickness.

3. Clinical supervision of junior medical staff as a shared responsibility with other consultant colleagues.

4. Responsible for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to Continuing Medical Education and clinical governance initiatives.

5. To contribute to departmental research interests in accordance with the hospital’s R&D framework.

6. To contribute to the Audit Programme.

7. To take an active role in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the Division’s Business Plan. This may include assisting with discussions regarding service plans and developments with both internal and external agencies.

8. To conduct all activities within the contracted level of service and operating plan for Emergency Medicine services.

9. To exercise professional leadership for all staff working in the specialty. This will include fostering and developing projects focused towards these ends and ensuring that the momentum of post qualification professional education and other appropriate training is maintained.

10. To work in conjunction with clinical and professional colleagues to ensure that the productivity of staff within the specialty is maintained and their job satisfaction is enhanced. This may include involvement in the appraisal process for junior colleagues.

11. To undertake Divisional management duties as agreed with the Clinical Director.

12. To be aware of, and comply with, all hospital infection prevention and control policies, to include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental and food hygiene. To undertake annual training/updates in infection prevention and control.

13. To be accountable for implementation of the Code of Practice within own department/area of responsibility.

14. To prepare for and undertake the protective interventions that you are responsible for in a manner that is consistent with evidence based practice and maintaining patient safety.

15. You have a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of yourself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.

16. You are required to observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of HSE University Hospital together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations.

17. You are required to observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.

18. You are required to be responsible, with management support, for your own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.

19. The post holder has an important responsibility for and contribution to make to infection control and must be familiar with the infection control and hygiene requirements of this role. These requirements are set out in the National Code of Practice on Infection Control and in local policies and procedures which will be made clear during your induction and subsequent refresher training. These standards must be strictly complied with at all times.

20. This job description is intended as a guide to the general scope of duties and is not intended to be definitive or restrictive. It is expected that some of the duties will change over time and this description will be subject to review in consultation with the post holders.

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 Emergency 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.

ED shop floor: 6.4 PA in hours: 4.4PA
out of hours: 2PA made up of 1600 to midnight + on-call x 14/year
1700 to 2030 x 14 per year
weekend earlies 0800 to 1700 x 3 weekends per year
weekend late / on calls 1600 to midnight x 3 weekends per year

clinical admin and letters 0.5 PA
unpredictable emergency work 0.5 PA
PA associated with late work 0.6 PA

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 Emergency Medicine

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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