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Consultant Psychiatry- Eating Disorders in Connacht Region – Republic of Ireland

Consultant Psychiatry- Eating Disorders 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: Psychiatry- Eating Disorders
*** Pay rate: €120,000 to €160,893 Euro’s (dependent 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 + 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

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Our Client was formed on 1 April 2002 as Mental Health Services  for the Connacht Region. The facility is the major provider of mental health services in the local area. They focus on services for those with severe and enduring mental health diagnoses although they also provide IAPT services across much of the County. Since April 2011 they have expanded to include Children’s Services. Providing a range of services which reflect the wide spectrum of mental health problems.

This includes individuals who need support from community staff, through to inpatient and crisis resolution and more specialist services. They have introduced Neighbourhood Services, which have started working from 1st April 2016. This service comprises mental health community services for people over the age of 18, in essence what was older people’s community mental health teams and the Recovery and Pathfinder teams. The Neighbourhoods are four geographically focused teams primed to lead and evolve in response to shifts in health and social care culture. The Neighbourhoods also manage and deliver older people’s day hospital services and the emergent Dementia Rapid Response team.

Service details

The Eating Disorder Service was established in 2007. There was no pre-existing specialist service leading to inconsistencies in the treatment of patients with severe eating disorders, and high numbers of individuals placed on out of area beds. The service was commissioned in order to manage the more high-risk individuals in the community to try and minimise in-patient admissions. It is a small team which provides a specialist service to those with the most severe and acute need within the area. The existing team covers the City of Galway and the Region of Connacht providing a high quality, focused service, which will also provide consultation and advice to a wide range of staff.

Currently, the referral rate of new patients is around 130 per/year. Current case-load for the team is 130.

Clinical duties of post holder

This should include specific details of the clinical work of the post, which should be clearly linked to the indicative timetable. For example:

  • The Consultant will have a key lead role within the team providing clinical leadership and supporting current and future service developments.
  • The Consultant will take consultant clinical responsibility for a proportion of the patients within the Service, these will be likely to be the most high risk patients.
  • The Consultant will work as part the Eating Disorder Service and contribute to the work of the multidisciplinary team. Specifically he/she will assess patients, carry a personal caseload (around 10- 15 patients if full-time) and supervise the work of other team members as appropriate. In conjunction with the enhanced team, he/she will work intensively with the severely ill patients to avoid admission, review the patients currently in inpatients units out of area with a view to repatriation, reducing the length of admissions and the use of beds. The post holder will liaise with Consultant colleagues in Psychiatry and in Medicine particularly the Gastroenterologist Colleagues. Patients are currently admitted for re feeding on medical wards and the post holder will continue to carry Consultant responsibilities and liaise with Medical Colleagues and the ward staff as needed.

Teaching Commitments

  • regular commitments to ward based teaching of undergraduates.
  • participation in the lecture programmes for 2nd and 4th year medical students.
  • teaching of other groups as required including other specialty juniors and specialist nurses.

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

Job Plan

A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee, the Operational Medical Director and Lead Consultant Psychiatry- Eating Disorders, 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.

Monday AM Clinic DCC 1
PM Community Visits DCC 1
Tuesday AM Clinic DCC 1
PM Community Visits DCC 1
Wednesday AM Clinical Meeting DCC 1
PM Admin DCC 1
Thursday AM Medical Management SPA 1
PM CPD / Teaching programme SPA 1
Friday AM Liaison / Acute Hospital DCC 1
PM Admin / CPD DCC / SPA 0.5 / 0.5
TOTAL PA’s Direct Clinical Care 7.5
Supporting Professional Activities 2.5


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 Psychiatry.

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

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.***