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HSE Consultant Histopathology in Munster Region - Republic of Ireland

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HSE Consultant Histopathology 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: Pathology: Histopathology
*** 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.


Applicants are invited for a consultant histopathologist post arising as a result of increasing demand and one incumbent consultant moving to part time. The successful applicant will join a small, affable and well regarded team comprising three full time and one part time consultant based in the Munster region, but there is an increasing move towards working as part of a network with other hospitals in the region.

At present the hospital offers a general histopathology and cytology service across most specialties. No cervical cytology is undertaken and no specialist renal or medical liver biopsies are reported. Lymphoma reporting is undertaken in conjunction with the specialist lymphopathologists. There is expected to be a move towards more subspecialised reporting in the future, and a strengthening of ties across the the region, which allows an interesting degree of flexibility to the successful candidate in developing their career. The laboratory is fully accredited, and is well staffed with an entertaining and motivated workforce. There is a same day immunocytochemistry service, and the department meets all key performance targets.

The University hospital provides integrated acute and community services across the region. The acute hospital provides a full complement of secondary care including cancer services, emergency care, maternity and paediatric services. It is a designated Cancer Unit and Trauma Unit.

Munster offers a fantastic combination of coastline and countryside, so the famous surfing beaches of Stradbally Cove, Co Waterford, Glasheen Beach, Loop Head, Co Clare, Dunworley, Co Cork, Nun's Beach, Ballybunion, Co Kerry, Ladies' Cove, Dunmore East, Co Waterford, Trá Ban, Great Blasket Island, Co Kerry, Garinish Beach, Beara Peninsula, Co Cork. and the beautiful Parks are on your doorstep. Munster also boasts excellent local schools and vibrant theatres in the region..

Applicants must be fully registered with the IMC (Specialist Division) and hold FRCPath or equivalent.

Specific Duties

Clinical Commitments

• Responsibility with consultant colleagues for the provision of a diagnostic pathology service at the hospital.
• Involvement with consultant colleagues in the provision of a frozen section service.
• Undertaking and participating in clinical audit.
• Out of hour’s commitment – no formal on-call.
• The provision of cover for consultant colleagues on annual or study leave.
• To conduct post graduate and MDT meetings in conjunction with other consultant colleagues.
• An expectation to share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to departmental and hospital management.

The appointee will have the opportunity to take part in the Coronial autopsy service. This is out with the HSE contract and ‘time shifted’. It is not a requirement of the post to participate in this work.

Emergency Calls

In exceptional circumstances, the Trust may request emergency cover for colleagues. However, the hospital recognises that there is no contractual expectation of availability when a consultant has no scheduled duties.

The Service

The majority of specimens received in the department are small biopsies and skins. Major resections received are small and large bowel, breast and testis (for benign and malignant disease), hysterectomy and oophorectomy (for benign disease and low grade endometrial tumours). More complex surgery such as head and neck, thoracic, upper GI, prostatectomy, cystectomy and nephrectomy, high grade endometrial tumours and malignant ovarian tumours is carried out at other University Hospitals in the region and the department does not receive these specimens.

The workload of the department is shared equally amongst the consultants. New cases are allocated on a daily basis with each consultant having one day a week without new cases to clear difficult cases or use for SPA activity (see timetable below).

The hours of work are flexible as long as the department is staffed by at least two pathologists during laboratory opening hours (9 – 5 Monday – Friday).
The MDT workload is shared as equally as possible, with a lead pathologist for each MDT – There are MDs in breast, upper and lower GI, skin, urology, lung and gynaecology. In the absence of the lead pathologist one of the other pathologists will cover to maintain 100% attendance.

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 Pathology: Histopathology 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.


Surgical cutup, surgical and cytology reporting, MDT and associated administration - 8.0 PA’s

SPA’s - 2.0 PA’s

Total - 10

Provisional Timetable

Mon 9-5 DCC
Tue 9-5 DCC
Wed 9-5 SPA
Thur 9-5 DCC
Fri 9-5 DCC

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 Pathology: Histopathology

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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