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Consultant Neurosurgery in Leinster Region - Republic of Ireland

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All Ireland
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120,000 to 160,893 per annum
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Consultant Neurosurgery in Leinster 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 - Leinster Region (Louth, Meath, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, Carlow,   Kilkenny, Wexford, Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare)
***Speciality: Neurosurgery
*** Pay rate: €120,000 to €160,893 Euro’s (dependant on experience) basic salary plus overtime, on-calls, rota allowance etc
*** Role: Consultant (6+ years post graduate experience)
*** Duration:12 months FREE Visa & Work Permit Offered
*** Start date: ASAP
***IELTS Score of 7.0 Overall (minimum) – Essential (overseas doctors only)
***Exact location details provided upon application

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 HSE Trust is a progressive and ambitious provider of health services, delivering for a large local population and with specialist regional services for major trauma, neurosciences, vascular centre, urology, plastics and burns, orthopaedics and renal services.

The Department provides a comprehensive neurosurgical service to a population of 2.5 million people within the Dublin area with additional specialist referrals from the UK and abroad. The adult service comprises 53 acute ward beds in 2 adjacent wards and access to centralised ITU and HDU ward beds. The Neurosurgical Department undertakes approximately 3800 operative procedures per year, in a suite of 3 dedicated Neurosurgery theatres (2 x elective and 1 x emergency). Neurosurgery patients benefit from access to a fully functional Intraoperative MRI scanner.

The team are fully supported by access to specialist Neurosciences services including Neuroradiology, Neuropathology, Neurophysiology, Neuropsychiatry, and therapy services, as well as a dedicated team of Advanced Nurse Practitioners.

There are a number of active clinical trial and research programmes within the Neurosurgery team which the post holder may be expected to contribute to.

Clinical Duties (guideline only)

Consultant in Neurosurgery

- Specialist interest in Skullbase neurosurgery.
- Advanced cranial microsurgical skills are essential.

The postholder will be responsible for the clinical management of patients under their care, and, in liaison with consultant colleagues, continuity of care when the postholder is absent.

The appointees will join a team of 11 substantive consultants (with two locum consultants currently in post) delivering regional and supra-regional adult neurosurgical services. The current locum appointments are in other neurosurgical sub-specialties. Paediatric neurosurgery is undertaken by a separate consultant team of 4 consultants. The post holders will undertake general and emergency neurosurgery and will ideally have a sub-specialty interest in vascular neurosurgery or one or more of: neurosurgical education; trauma; and, hydrocephalus .

The hospital have fully equipped theatres with neuro-navigation and a fluorescence / infra-red enabled microscope.

The department of neurosurgery is undergoing consultant expansion in order to optimise the use of our operating theatres, inpatient beds and clinics. This expansion is associated with the further development of our service delivery model (consultant delivered care within teams) and an emphasis on quality and training. Changes are envisaged to team structures and the working model in order to optimise efficiency, clinical quality and training standards.

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 Neurosurgery 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.


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 Clinical and Neurosurgery.

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

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support

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

You are able to also apply online (see below) 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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