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Consultant General Internal Medicine in Leinster Region – Republic of Ireland

Consultant General Internal Medicine 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: General Internal Medicine
*** Pay rate: €120,000 to €160,893 Euro’s (dependant on experience)
*** 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 appointee will be one of six consultants in the Acute / General Internal Medicine. Two of these 6 consultants have Specialty Interests (one in Diabetes and Endocrinology, the other in Rheumatology).

The allocation of programmed activities will be based on 8.5 for direct clinical care and 1.5 for supporting professional activities.

The detailed job plan will be agreed in consultation with the Clinical Director for Medicine and the Divisional Director, with the approval of the Medical Director and Chief Executive or his/ her representative.

This appointment will be for 10 programmed activities (PAs) per week. There may be an opportunity to develop a Specialist Interests, amounting to 1 PA per week.

Clinical Duties (guideline only)

The appointee will be expected to work with the other Consultants in Acute G(I)M, the General Physicians and the Elderly Medicine Physicians to deliver a comprehensive emergency service in Acute General and Elderly Medicine.

  • The Acute Physicians rotate through EAU, the short stay wards and ACC. The appointee will take part in the Acute rota on a 1 in 12 basis. This consists of overseeing the take and conducting a rolling review of newly admitted patients, along with supervising and supporting the training of junior medical staff.
  • When working in one of the short stay wards, the consultant is responsible for running the daily Board round and daily review of patients to ensure safe, effective management and early discharge.
  • He/she will be expected to ensure that agreed procedures are followed including the single clerking for Medicine and DME and that handover procedures are adhered to.
  • He/she will undertake (on average) one out-patient clinic per week to see follow-up patients after discharge from EAU and the Short Stay Unit and urgent G(I)M review. It is expected that patients will generally be discharged from the follow-up clinic after a single visit.
  • He/she will review results of patients discharged from EAU / MSS wards and take any action that is considered appropriate
  • There may also be an optional specialist activity, if desired.
  • He/she will be available for consultant advice to the Accident and Emergency Department if required.

Job Plan- Guideline Only

Job plan for 10 Programmed Activities (10PAs)

A 10 PA week divides into a minimum of 8.5 PAs for clinical activity and a minimum 1.5 Pas for Supporting Professional Activity (SPA) in agreement with the Clinical and Divisional Directors. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges estimates that 1 to 1.5 SPAs per week is the minimum time required for a consultant to meet the needs for CPD for revalidation purposes. CPD activities encompass clinical, personal, professional and academic activities. If required and agreed additional SPA time above 1.5 should be linked to organisational objectives, such as, research, clinical management or medical education roles.

The Job plan allocation for Clinical Activity and SPA will be reviewed three months after appointment. A diary exercise will provide evidence of activities. Thereafter review will be annual.

In addition to the fixed clinical sessions necessary to provide continuous cover in the clinical area, flexible sessions that include time for teaching, administration, management and clinical governance will be discussed and agreed.

The Trust may wish to contract for up to a further 2 PAs to support the provision of extended clinical cover and other supporting professional activities. This will be discussed with the appointee.

A job plan will be agreed by the Clinical Director for Medical Specialties in the first instance and approved by the Medical Director on behalf of the Chief Executive. This plan will be reviewed annually. The annual review will be used to check that the record of fixed and flexible sessions is accurate and compliant with the EWTD; covers acute commitments and is compatible with the agreed template for the speciality and that any problems arising can be resolved. This also provides an opportunity for constructive debate about the individual’s personal development plan including CPD and any evolving special interests which the appointee may wish to pursue.

On Call

The appointee will take part in the Acute rota on a 1 in 12 basis. This consists of overseeing the take and conducting a rolling review of newly admitted patients, along with supervising and supporting the training of junior medical staff

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

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 & MRCP Candidates.


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 General Internal Medicine

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee.

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.

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Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV to info@workplacedoctors.co.uk  or apply online today (see below).

***Please note due to the high number of applications, we do answer every application in turn.***