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Consultant Respiratory Medicine in Connacht Region – Republic of Ireland

Consultant Respiratory Medicine 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: Respiratory Medicine
*** 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.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our client HSE hospital , which was awarded University Status with effect from 1 April 2005. It is one of the largest providers of healthcare in the area offering new ‘state of the art’ facilities and has a complement of over 900 beds for a local population.

This is a new consultant appointment, to support the Regional Chest Centre’s (RCC) to enhance the care they provide for our local and regional patients and for the respiratory service to move to a 7 day inpatient model of care. The RCC offers tertiary services in several sub-specialties of Respiratory Medicine. You will join a thriving and fully integrated Medicine Directorate comprising of 37 consultants, including 6 Respiratory consultants across the two hospital sites, with further consultant expansion planned within the next year to support respiratory assessment unit development.

Posts are currently available in COPD, Asthma, Sleep, Long Term Ventilation, ILD and pulmonary sepsis. The Appointees will support the respiratory transformation project occurring within the hospital. This aims to provide 7 day in patient review at consultant level with middle grades, the development of a respiratory assessment unit to allow early review and intervention for respiratory patients and the evolution to a dedicated 12 bedded Respiratory High Care Unit for region. The hospital  are looking for dynamic and innovative colleagues who wish to shape the future process of respiratory care in our region. There are evolving links to our local Universities and potential for academic/educational sessions to be part of your job plan.

Clinical Duties

The post holder will be based predominantly at the University Hospital, although there may be some commitments at nearby sites, since our departments are closely integrated across the region.

The post holder will:-

  • Specifically adopt, in conjunction with colleagues, an active role in the planning, development and delivery of the Respiratory Service for the Directorate.
  • Provide direct input to patients; contribute to multi-disciplinary teams and lead the co-ordination of care for patients within Regional Teaching Hospitals.
  • Participate in the Consultant on-call rota at the hospital with additional cover during colleague’s absence.
  • Share a 34 bedded respiratory ward (including the Respiratory High Care Unit) with the other Consultant Chest Physicians, the Middle Grades and a team of junior doctors, including CMTs and HOs.
  • Assume a continuous commitment for the care of patients, even if employed less than full-time and ensure that adequate arrangements are made for leave and off duty periods.
  • Promote high professional standards of clinical care for patients, both through direct patient care and by the maintenance of continuing professional development.
  • Develop close links with General Practitioners operating in the area.
  • Exercise the freedom to develop specialist elements of the services to reflect perceived priorities within available resources.
  • The appointee will have individual access to an office with appropriate IT facilities and dedicated secretarial support.
  • The post holder will carry out General and Specialist Respiratory Clinics, A standard template for each clinic has 3 new and 6 follow-up patients.
  • Cover Consultant colleagues, by prior agreement, for planned annual leave, study leave, and short term absences.
  • Where appropriate, consultants are given time off in lieu, for additional weekend working.

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 Respiratory 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 10 PA’s as set out in the Job plan below (subject to discussion).

All consultants are expected to work productively for 42 weeks a year and will be required to undertake annual appraisal, revalidation and job planning.

Day Time Work Category


No. of PAs
MONDAY AM 09.00-13.00 General Thoracic Clinic DCC 1.0
  PM 1330-1730 CPD SPA 1.0
TUESDAY AM 0830-1230 Ward Round DCC 1.0
PM 1300-14.00


Chest radiology






WEDNESDAY AM 0830-13.30 Sub-speciality clinic with Post clinic MDT meeting DCC 1.25
PM 1330-1730 CPD/ Academic/ Service development SPA 1.0
THURSDAY AM 8.30-12.30 Sub-speciality clinic DCC 1.0
PM 13.00-17.00 Admin alternate weeks DCC 0.5
FRIDAY AM 0830-1230 Ward Round DCC 1.0


PM 1300-15.00 Inpatient Review / referrals DCC 0.5








Additional agreed activity to be worked flexibly  


Predictable emergency on-call work 1 in 24
– GIM on call with Acute ward round session
Unpredictable emergency on-call work (As part of a 1 in 12 on-call rota)

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 Respiratory 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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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).

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