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Consultant Renal/ Nephrology in Connacht Region – Republic of Ireland

Consultant Renal/ Nephrology 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: Renal/ Nephrology
*** 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.


This post is an exciting opportunity to work with both the Nephrology and medical team in our client HSE Hospital. This advert is for 1.5 WTE post working a 40:60% split GIM to renal medicine.

The Regional Centre is a busy unit covering population of Connacht and covering all aspects of nephrology, dialysis and transplantation. It has a large Home dialysis program (both Peritoneal dialysis and Home HD), 700 patients on HD and carries out over 100 transplants per year. The Nephrology aspects of this job will cover out patients clinics, nephrology procedures, education and teaching with MDT involvement. The successful applicant with have the opportunity to develop their area of interest within the region. The centre has many areas of outstanding practice but we welcome the opportunity for further development and will support the successful applicant in both service and clinical development. They are committed to support career development within this role.

The Medical aspect of the Job will include participation in the general medical model working closely with the acute medical unit to support the medical take. The Hospitals Acute medical unit is amongst the busiest in the region and has a well-structured medical model ensuring expert input into patient care early in the patients pathway. The successful applicant will be able to help shape the future of the combined specialist and general medical model within the hospital

This is a superb opportunity to join a dynamic Nephrology and Medical team who wish to build on current success. The department is based in a vibrant university town by the sea with easy access to beautiful coastline and the countryside of the region. There are fast road and rail links to major cities and international airports.

Clinical Skills


  • Demonstrable clinical and technical skills to provide a consultant service in nephrology and nephrological emergencies
  • Demonstrable clinical and technical skills to provide a consultant service in GIM and acute medical emergencies
  • Understanding of clinical risk management


  • Ability to perform, supervise and teach native and transplant renal biopsy (ultrasound-guided), and ultrasound-guided central venous cannulation including tunnelling

General internal medicine:

The post holder would also be part of the general medical team within the hospital providing consultant level support for the Acute take. This would take the form of both managing the acute medical take providing senior decision maker review early in the admission pathway and post take ward rounds in the medical admission unit. GIM shifts will be on a rotational basis and in the form of shifts. During blocks of GIM cover the post holder will not have nephrology responsibilities and their priority will be GIM. A GIM rota will be provided in advance and nephrology commitment will be built around it. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new GIM model in a busy acute site and to help shape the future of the service.


The post holder will be responsible for nephrology, dialysis and acute/chronic transplant care in out-patient environments as well as in the satellite facilities. It would be an advantage for the post holder to be able to perform nephrological procedures (line insertions, renal biopsies) and to teach and supervise the Unit’s junior doctors in these procedures.

The service is continuously developing its subspecialties and a particular interest and expertise in any field would be desirable and could be supported.

The service, given its large geographical area, is currently divided by sub-region (based around each of the 4 satellite acute trusts) with an individual nephrologist(s) for each to maintain patient continuity as much as possible. On-going development and growth has increased the renal in-reach ward services in these sites and the post will facilitate further development.

Physicians from a nearby hospital run nephrology and renal replacement (RRT) clinics at all of the satellite acute trusts and RRT clinics at the satellite dialysis units. This post will take joint responsibility for nephrology and renal replacement therapy, including nephrology and AKI inpatients.

An indicative work load for this post-holder would include shared responsibility for Outpatient clinics, Satellite dialysis, transplant, chronic renal failure and nephrology patients. There is a requirement for support for the renal admission unit, ambulatory clinics and in reach services within the hospitals they support.

Clinics lists are 4 hours and will house 8 to 15 patients per list depending on new/FU and neph/RRT breakdown. Clinic slots are generally 15-20 minutes per nephrology follow-up, 20-30 minutes for a RRT follow-up and 30 mins per new patient.

The post is 10 PAs.

The formal job plan would be 50% GIM and 50% nephrology. GIM shifts will be pre specified. It is the intention that the nephrology aspect of the post will be discussed and negotiated depending of the successful applicant but will involve outpatient clinics.

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.

Job Plan

A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee, the Operational Medical Director and Lead Renal/ Nephrology 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 & adjusted accordingly to the agreement of both parties.


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 Renal/ Nephrology 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; 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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