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Consultant Medicine- Neurology in Connacht Region – Republic of Ireland

Consultant Medicine- Neurology in Connacht 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 – Connacht Region (Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Donegal)
***Speciality: Medicine Neurology
*** Pay rate: €120,000 to €160,893 Euro’s (dependent on experience)
*** Role: Consultant (6+ years post graduate experience)
*** 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

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.


Our client is a medium sized hospital, serving Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo- areas. The hospital has approximately 450 inpatient beds, and provides a broad range of general medical, surgical and Women’s and Children’s services. They have a busy A&E department that manages all medical, surgical and child health emergencies seeing 80,000 patients a year. The Trauma Unit is a registered Level 2 Unit and the department deals with all emergencies. As their local population grows (current catchment is 300,000), they continue to develop our facilities.  In addition to providing general acute services, The University Hospital increasingly provides more specialist services such as cancer care and complex cardiology.

Some quick facts:

  • The Trust employs 3,000 staff.
  • They have 450 inpatient beds.
  • 80,000 people attend our Accident and Emergency Department every year with a further 55,000 attending the Urgent Care Centre.
  • They treat approximately 20,000 elective patients, 200,000 outpatients, and deliver approximately 4,000 babies every year.

Job Outline

The neurology team at the University Hospital provides a range of outpatient services including both general neurology and sub-specialty clinics. The neurology team provides a comprehensive same day ward referral service. There are strong links with the regional neurosciences centre at other University Hospitals HSE Trust and the Department of Clinical Neurology, University. Patients requiring tertiary input are admitted in the region. A neurology Registrar from the rotation is based at the hospital.

The Department

Outpatient Clinics

The purpose built out patient building provides standard facilities, including X-ray.  Clinics are run from designated rooms in outpatients.

Department Critical Care

DOCC is a facility offering critical care to all acute hospital patients specifically invasive and non-invasive ventilation, intracranial pressure monitoring, haemofiltration and invasive cardiac monitoring. There is a split on-call rota (anaesthetics and critical care), and DOCC is led by consultants from both anaesthetic and medical backgrounds.


There are 12 theatres currently available within the Trust, split across two sites.  Phase 1, Theatre 1 – 4 (Emergency Theatres) and Phase 2, Theatres 5 – 12 (Elective Theatres)


There is a modern imaging department staffed by 13 Consultant Radiologists.  The department provides plain x-rays, image intensification, digital screening, ultrasound, CT and MRI scanning and has an interventional suite. There are plans for further CT and MRI Facilities.


There is a modern Cardiology department providing diagnostic facilities for both inpatients and outpatients.  They include exercise testing, electrocardiograph testing, ultrasound scanning, pulmonary function testing and twenty-four hour monitoring and echocardiography.


There is a modern Endoscopy unit. We provide both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy including ERCP and thoracoscopy.

Pathology Laboratory

There are full facilities on site for haematology, histopathology, microbiology and biochemistry. Specialist Clinical Support Services are well provided for from the University Hospitals, our main Tertiary Centre

Job Planning

The job plan on appointment will consist of a 7.5/2.5 split between DCC and SPA.  The SPA component is made up of core activities (appraisal, revalidation, CME, routine departmental meetings) and non-core activities. Non-core activities are discussed and agreed within the Trust (via an agreed tariff and, on occasion, through ad personam agreement). Non-core SPA may reflect activities such as educational supervision, research, leadership and quality improvement. Undergraduate teaching is often aligned to direct clinical care but on occasion may also be recognised through non-core SPA. Following appointment, non-core SPA may be used to participate in our new consultants’ development programme, or in acquiring or consolidating specific skills and expertise. Non-core SPA is only available if specific activities and objectives are mutually agreed in job planning.

Through its inclusive and comprehensive job planning process, the Trust commits to providing equitable working conditions to medical colleagues across specialties and their sub-specialties. Delivery of job plans, whilst owned by consultants and their Clinical Service Unit Leads, is overseen by the Divisional Director and subject to peer challenge at divisional level, thus enabling a further layer objectivity to our commitment in this regard.

Review of Job Plan

The job plan is subject to review once a year and is signed off between the post holder, the CSU Lead and an Executive Director of the Trust. Participation in annual appraisals is a contractual requirement. The Trust has procedures for resolving disagreements concerning job plan, either following appointment or at annual review.

The Appointee

The hospital seek to appoint an effective general neurologist with special interests to complement those of the existing consultants. The ability to communicate and work well as part of a small team is key.

Continuous Personal Development

The Trust is fully committed to CPD. There are internal meetings (with certificates issued) plus a study / professional leave allowance of up to 30 days over a rolling 3 years. A budget is available to support CPD on an equitable basis. As part of the job plan there is a core SPA (1PA) for supporting professional activities and CPD. Existing consultants undertake the neurology-related CPD at the regional neuroscience centre and it is likely that the appointee will adopt the same model.

Personal development and training

The Trust actively encourages development within the workforce and employees are required to comply with trust mandatory training.

The Trust aims to support high quality training to HSE staff through various services. The Trust is committed to offering learning and development opportunities to all full-time & part-time employees.


There is a mentoring and leadership programme which is led by Director of Workforce. There is mentoring specifically aimed at new consultants, supported by HSE Elect and mentoring arrangements can be entered into following agreement with the CSU Lead, Divisional Director and/or Medical Director. This would be following a training needs analysis that is formulated in with the appraisal of the individual.

General Responsibilities

All Medical and Dental Staff employed by the Trust are expected to comply with hospital health and safety policies, clinical governance and other risk management policies. The Chief Executive of the Trust or the CSU Lead / Divisional Director may from time to time delegate managerial responsibilities by agreement with the post holder.

A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee, the Operational Medical Director and Lead Neurology 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 Neurologist / General Medicine Consultant & 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

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.


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 Neurology Medicine.

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; 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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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.***