Republic of Ireland HSE Consultant Interventional Cardiology Cardiologist 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: Cardiology Interventional Cardiologist
*** 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 a new full time post, for a 3rd interventional cardiologist that has been created due to retirement within the department. This post is in addition to the current interventional cardiologists. Applicants will, in addition to training and expertise in PCI, require a wide range of experience in general cardiology.
Candidates will be expected to possess the MRCP (UK) or equivalent.
The interventional cardiology service has been developed within the hospital since its inception in 2011. Procedural numbers have continued to rise as has the complexity of cases undertaken. The hospital has ambitions to develop a primary angioplasty service (PPCI) and discussion between hospital management and the local tertiary centre in region, together with commissioners is underway. In the interim, prior to this development, it is anticipated that we would seek a place on the PPCI rota in region for the successful applicant to this post.
Approximately 600 PCI cases are undertaken annually together with a large number of angiograms. Currently this workload is through a single cath lab. In order to facilitate the expansion required to accommodate a PPCI service plans are being developed to install a second lab at the hospital site.
This post will contribute to a 1:9 rota on call for general cardiology, and to a 1:10 week consultant of the week ward model on the cardiology ward. There is no commitment to general medicine.
The post holder’s main base will be at a University Hospital although working at other hospital locations may be necessary. Office accommodation and secretarial support will be provided.
Support Services in Cardiology
The current diagnostic provision includes ECG, ambulatory monitoring of BP, ECG, Stress Testing, Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET), Echo (both Transthoracic and Transoesophageal), Dobutamine Stress Echo and 3D imaging are available.
A range of cardiac devices are implanted and followed up, including pacemakers, cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRTD), implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD) and loop recorders.
Rapid Access Clinics:
The Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinics are run daily by either Cardiology specialty doctors or local GP, with support from cardiac physiologists and ACS nurses in the cardiology department. There is a commitment to see up to 30 patients per week in these clinics. There are established Heart Failure Clinics and associated services both in the hospital and the community staffed by dedicated Heart Failure Nurse Specialists.
The consultants take clinical responsibility for hospital based cardiac rehabilitation. This is supported by rehabilitation nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and a clinical psychologist. There is close liaison with secondary prevention nurses.
Approximately 1100 Angiograms, 600 PCI’s and 300 Cardiac device implantations are carried out per year.
The hospital has a long history of permanent pacemaker implantation. In the last year 80% of these have been dual chamber systems. CRTD, ICD and Loop implantation is commissioned. There are 300 cardiac devices implanted annually. The department follows up over 2,300 patients per annum with cardiac devices in situ. More recently there has been an increase in complex devices within the hospital. The Cardiac rhythm management is supported by 8 cardiac physiologists with BHRS accreditation and specialist cardiac nurses.
The hospital has successfully achieved accreditation for the PCI service. This local service commenced in August 2011 for NSTEMI and elective PCI patients. IVUS and Pressure Wires are used when required. The rotablation service commenced in February 2015 and crossboss/stingray is available for CTO PCI. Tertiary Cardiology and the primary PCI service is provided at The Regional Service.
It is anticipated that this will be a 10PA full time post. Additional PAs by negotiation with the clinical director to a maximum of 12.
The post holder will participate in a 1 in 9 on-call rota.
The post holder will participate in a 1:10 Consultant of the week (COW) model. In the COW week the post holder will work on the inpatient cardiology ward and provide a focal point for cardiology queries (CCU ward round is provided by a separate consultant).
• 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.
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.
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
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: Cardiology
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.
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.
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