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Consultant Psychiatry- Learning Disabilities in Connacht Region – Republic of Ireland

Consultant Psychiatry- Learning Disabilities 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- Learning Disabilities
*** 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

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.


Are you a Consultant Psychiatrist who is dedicated and passionate about improving mental health services? Are you looking for your next role as a dynamic clinical leader in Learning Disabilities Psychiatry?

This full time post in the Psychiatry of Learning Disability is proposed to be advertised following the departure of the current incumbent. This is a community-based post with a total of 10 programmed activities. Some flexibility of the timetable is possible to suit the work-life needs of suitable candidates, who may be looking for a particular job-plan. The service will support the development of special interests especially if provided across areas.

Clinical Duties

Psychiatric assessment and management of adults with learning disabilities referred through the Learning Disability Service.

  • Provide clinical advice on patients placed in health facilities out of area that are the placement supervision responsibility of the Learning Disability Service as and when necessary without undertaking any direct responsibility of clinical care.
  • To act as approved clinician for patients under the care of the Learning Disability Service who are detained under the Mental Health Act.
  • Senior Psychiatric input into the Learning Disability Service, with support of the practice of other clinicians.
  • Supervision of Psychiatric medical staff working within the Learning Disability Service.
  • Undertake teaching and educational initiatives to develop skills of the Learning Disability Services.
  • Interface with neurology and other services where needed to facilitate access of service users into services that provide the most appropriate care for people with learning disabilities.
  • Senior interface with other community mental health services to ensure optimum Psychiatric Services for service users.
  • Psychiatric advice to the regional group and other local management regarding psychiatric services for adults with Learning Disabilities
  • Liaison with local children services to optimise transition of children into adult service.
  • Undergraduate Teaching
  • To maintain and develop professional competencies using the process of The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ monitored Personal Development Plan.
  • To support and participate in Clinical Governance and Audit.
  • To comply with all HSE hospital policies including Equal Opportunities policies and to promote equality of access to healthcare at all times.

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- Learning Disabilities, 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 Outpatient Clinic DCC 1 PA
Tuesday AM Home Visits DCC 1 PA
PM Outpatient Clinic DCC 1 PA
Wednesday AM CPD / Consultant Group Meetings SPA 1 PA
PM CPD/ Academic Meetings SPA 1 PA
Thursday AM Clinic & Audit DCC & SPA 0.5 PA each
PM Admin / Home Visits DCC 1 PA
Friday AM Outpatient Clinic DCC 1 PA
PM Admin / Home Visits DCC 1 PA

The timetable above is an example only. The job plan and timetable will be agreed with the Medical lead and Service Manager after appointment, and will be reviewed with the Clinical Lead.

The hospital encourages and expects consultants to offer to undertake specified additional tasks which support professional activities. Examples of such additional work include formal roles in supporting education, specific management responsibilities (eg membership of the Medicines Management Group) or roles offered by external agencies and subject to separate contracts (for example Deanery or College roles) which further the wider aims of the hospital.

In those circumstances and subject to the agreement of the relevant service manager, time to undertake additional responsibilities will be offered within the standard working week and the consultants job plan varied accordingly.

Those responsible for educational supervision of trainees will always have 0.5 PA timetabled into their job plan.

Undertaking additional tasks is not an absolute requirement. Those who would rather not be involved in such work are entitled to opt out.


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.***