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HSE Consultant Community Paediatrics in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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HSE Consultant Community Paediatrics 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: Paediatrics: Community 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.


We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic full-time Consultant Community Paediatrician to be an integral part of the team of experienced Community Paediatricians providing a wide range of Community Paediatric services. The post holder will be expected to have broad experience in all aspects of community paediatrics and be competent to assess, diagnose and manage neurodevelopmental problems and disability. He/ She should be competent to assess children in whom abuse or neglect has been suspected including sexual abuse.

Children’s Services Group

The Directorate Group comprises of Acute and Community Paediatrics, which includes a Paediatric Assessment Unit, Children’s Ward, Children’s Outpatient Department, Children’s Pre Op, Community Paediatrics, Child Development, Looked After Children, Community Children’s Nursing, Education and Healthcare Plans, Special School Clinics, 0-19 Services (School Nursing, Health Visitors and Partnering Families Team) Child Protection and Child Sexual Assault.

Children’s Community Health Services

There is a purpose built centre, state of the art centre for children and young people which has brought together all of the specialist children’s community services on one site. These include, but are not limited to, the Child Development Centre, Health Visitors, School Nurses, Independent Advice and Support Service, Community Paediatric Medical and Nursing Teams, Paediatric Audiology and Therapy Services, CAMHS and Early Years. This facility allows close professional collaboration and integration of care pathways. It also provides excellent teaching and library facilities and resources for young people, parents/carers and professionals.

Community Paediatrics

The Community Paediatricians supervise the majority of children with developmental disorders, in addition to the range of other services previously mentioned. The service is based in the Centre, less than half a mile away from Hospital. The Community Paediatricians provide specialist clinics in ADHD, Autism, child development, enuresis, constipation, neurodisability and joint clinics in ophthalmology and the investigation of hearing loss. There are outreach clinics in all of region’s special schools and General Paediatric clinics in three localities. The Community Paediatricians also have a strategic role working with partners in Public Health and the local authority in developing the Children’s Plan for the city. Within the team are the Named and Designated Doctors for Safeguarding, the Named and the Designated Doctor for Looked After Children, the Designated Doctor for Special Educational needs and the Immunisation Lead.

Child Psychology/Psychiatry is provided by the CAMHS team and is also based at the Centre, although not part of the hospital. There are three Consultant Child Psychiatrists. In addition, there is a Hospital Youth Working Team. They are involved in the welfare of teenagers including those on the acute children’s ward, A&E department and maternity unit (teenage pregnancy).

Specific Duties

We are seeking a full-time Consultant Community Paediatrician to be an integral part of the team of experienced Community Paediatricians providing a wide range of Community Paediatric services. The post holder will be expected to have broad experience in all aspects of community paediatrics and be competent to assess, diagnose and manage neurodevelopmental problems and disability. He/ She should be competent to assess children in whom abuse or neglect has been suspected including sexual abuse.

• To work as part of the Consultant Paediatric Team to provide service to the children of Munster.
• To undertake outreach paediatric clinics in the community.
• To provide paediatric input to the Child Development Team and to undertake assessment, management and investigation of children with developmental delay and disorders in developmental clinics and take part in joint assessment clinics.
• To provide a paediatric service to children in one of the special schools or units in the city.
• To examine children where there is suspected abuse, including concerns regarding historic sexual abuse, and attend case conferences and multi-agency meetings as appropriate.
• An interest in paediatric palliative care would be desirable.

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 Paediatrician: Community 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 Paediatrics: Community

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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