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Consultant Republic of Ireland HSE Psychiatrist Learning Disabilities Psychiatry in Leinster Region

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Consultant Republic of Ireland HSE Psychiatrist Learning Disabilities Psychiatry in Leinster 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 - Leinster Region (Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Cavan)
***Speciality: Psychiatry: Learning Disabilities Psychiatrist
*** 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.


Job purpose:

To provide a comprehensive psychiatric service to people with a learning disability in the Leinster Region

Description of the Specialist Learning Disability Service

The Specialist Learning Disability Services provides specialised mental health services for adults with learning disabilities with additional needs including psychiatric services for people with learning disabilities, who have forensic problems, mental illness or challenging behaviour.

This includes medium and low secure services, enhance support services and community services for the North Dublin . In addition to the core contract with West Dublin secure commission to provide LD Forensic services, the hospital also provides community services to adults Learning Disabilities services to Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Cavan

The LD service in Leinster employs 3.6 WTE consultant psychiatrists in intellectual disability. 2 WTE psychiatrists cover community services including the assessment and treatment unit for which is a 9 bedded unit situated in the region. 0.6 WTE psychiatrists cover other areas and 1 WTE covers North Dublin and provides cross-cover for primarily by advice. There are 3 funded core trainee posts and one specialist trainee post. The post holder will be encouraged to apply for specialist trainee training status as this trainee is placed in the facility. The service is adequately supported by medical secretaries and transcriptionists. The service provides for patients with Learning Disability associated with mental illness, personality disorder, pervasive developmental disorders and behavioural problems. There is active liaison with primary and secondary care services to improve the physical health of people with learning disabilities. The service is actively involved with the local transforming care agenda and HSE process.

The secure services of the division currently employs 13 Responsible Clinicians (includes Consultant Psychiatrists and two non-medical Responsible Clinicians) and five Specialty Doctors, with additional support from trainees usually two - three Speciality Registrars and two- three SHO doctors. The service is adequately supported by medical secretaries.

The secure services of the Specialist Learning Disability Division provides in-patient facilities for medium and low secure forensic services and non-secure (Rehabilitation Services and assessment and treatment units), for patients with Learning Disability associated with mental illness, personality disorder, pervasive developmental disorders and challenging behaviours.

The Specialist Learning Disability Division also has Specialist Support Teams which work across the South West. The Specialist Support Teams serve the South West . This service aims to prevent the admission or re-admission to secure services and provides support and advice to local learning disability services in helping to look after service users in the community and to stop future admissions. With support from the Specialist Commissioning Group, the Specialist Support Teams provide a prison in-reach programme and work with Garda Constabulary (Police) on improving management of people with a learning disability.

Services are provided by the multi-disciplinary team, including Consultant medical staff, non-Consultant medical staff, Clinical Psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, Speech Therapists, Behaviour Therapists, Nurse Managers and Nurses in learning disability.

The trainees on rotation provide first and second on call cover out of hours .

All Consultant medical staff are required to participate in the Royal College of Psychiatrist CPD programme. The service actively supports CPD by providing study leave and dedicated resources to enable this. The study leave allowance is 1500euros over 30 days over 3 years. All Consultant medical staff are encouraged to undertake a management development programme.

Established links will be maintained with Dublin Universities who have teaching and training programmes for MRCPsych.
Medical staff are actively involved in the Clinical Audit Committee, which is chaired by the Clinical Director. Standards are set and clinical practice is modified or approved as appropriate.

Specific Duties

• The post holder will have a flexible job plan drawn to provide outpatient/community clinics.

• The Consultant will provide direct clinical work including assessment, diagnosis and treatment, ensuring physical health is considered alongside the mental health of
the patient. He/she will participate in regular multidisciplinary team meetings, care planning and reviews, providing clinical leadership and Responsible Clinician role.

• These include occasional domiciliary visits, emergency home visits, liaising with forensic support services, safeguarding/CPAs and any other activities involved in delivery of clinical care to the patients with learning disability within the designated population and geographical area.

• The Consultant will participate in departmental reviews, audits, safeguarding meetings, and risk reviews.

• If patients with learning disability are admitted to the local general adult inpatient unit as part of the greenlight toolkit there will be an expectation to liaise with the inpatient RC to ensure continuity of care. In rare occasions it might be appropriate for RC responsibility to be held with the post holder as per trust policy on the management of people a dual diagnosis of mental health needs & learning disability. This is a rare occurrence 1-2 times per year and will be job planned.

• The referrals to the outpatient clinics would come via primary care/GPs, from the MDT and occasionally from secondary care for patients who are being discharged from secure services to the community and young person transitioning to adult services. Referrals are aligned to GPs within the North Dublin area commissioned. On average one new patient will be seen in the new patient clinic and 4-6 follow-up patients will be seen per follow up clinic. The post holder will have the flexibility of managing their outpatient clinic list and appointments with the assistance of the medical secretary who will also manage the letters for the clinic.

• All outpatient reviews will be pre-arranged in the clinic diary by the secretary. In cases where patients are unable to attend the clinics, the Consultant will be expected to deal with requests for urgent home visits and telephone advice outside the out-patient clinic times, but not out of working hours. The clinics are planned for specific days of the week and the home visits would also be fitted within the specific day of the week.

• Emergencies are managed by the post holder with the support of the community LD team. Mental health act assessments are co-ordinated via social services. There is an admission process to access the general adult/old age beds throughout the trust and the LD inpatient unit based in Dublin. There is the provision of an on-call psychiatrist at all times during the day if the post holder is unable to attend to any emergencies.

• There will be reciprocal cross cover provided by the other intellectual disability consultants during periods of leave and sickness. The Trust is committed to improving the services and reviewing contractual agreements to ensure that community teams are adequately resourced.

• The post holder will be expected to liaise with colleagues in other services/divisions within the trust to support people with LD accessing mainstream services

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 Psychiatry: Learning Disabilities 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 Psychiatry: Learning Disabilities

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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