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Consultant Republic of Ireland HSE Virology Pathology Virologist in Leinster Region 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 - Leinster Region (Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, Carlow,   Kilkenny, Wexford, Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Cavan)

***Speciality: Pathology: Virology Virologist

*** 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

*** Pay rate: €217,235 to €261,051 Euro’s (dependent on experience) basic salary (allowances paid extra)


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.




We are looking to recruit a highly motivated consultant, accredited with CCT (or within 6 months of CCT date) in Virology, for this 10 PA role. (subject to negotiation)

The post-holder is expected to work particularly closely with the Haematology team with respect to the Transplant Infection service. The post is based on the main site but the post-holder may be asked to work on and provide support at the secondary site in if required.

Both sites have modern laboratories and equipment. The Microbiology and Virology laboratories at the hospital were completely refurbished recently.

The Specialist Virology Centre (SVC) within the Microbiology Department is a member of the Clinical Virology Network and was completely refurbished in 2007. In 2017 430,200 tests were performed, of which 137,300 were molecular assays. About 30% of specimens are from primary care.

The department delivers a clinical service from the laboratory, on the wards and at multidisciplinary meetings. The patient mix at the hospital is one of the most complex of any teaching hospital in the HSE and strive to offer as bespoke a service as possible for our most critically ill infected patients, whilst maintaining the highest standards of antibiotic stewardship. The laboratory fields dozens of calls a day and, as a recent survey revealed, our advice on clinical management of infected patients is highly regarded. They provide a laboratory-based ward liaison Infection Control service and also offer an out-of-hours on-call service for processing and clinical advice.

Laboratory services at the Hospital – including Microbiology and Virology - are provided by Viapath LLP a Joint Venture of which a nearby University is an equal partner. The Laboratory service is accredited and has been recommended for accreditation under the ISO standard.

The current Consultant Virologists and one Specialty Trainee, report on an ever increasing workload (~150,000 specimens per year) of increasing complexity and requiring sophisticated laboratory processing and interpretation.

The routine diagnostic work includes a large laboratory that includes general, hepatitis and retrovirus serology. Viral serology is performed on bespoke TECAN plate-based EIAs for routine serology, Abbott Architect and VIDAS for urgent serology and InnoLIA for immunoblot. Molecular based real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests include both in-housed developed qualitative and quantitative assays in addition to commercial assays. Semi-automated sequence analyses include antiretroviral resistance, HIV-1 CCR5 tropism and hepatitis B antiviral resistance testing using. 

General microbiology serological tests sent to the combined Infection Sciences department are carried out in virology. In addition, Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae testing is carried out by Hologic’s TMA technology and routine Candida auris DNA by in-house developed PCR in virology.

Please note that full IMC registration and license to practice is an essential for this role. If you do not currently have IMC registration, but you are in the process of applying, please use the supporting information section of the application form to provide an update about the status of your IMC application.

Candidates without IMC registration at the time of shortlisting will not be considered- as per hospital requirements.

Additional Information

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for the Republic of Ireland. The basic salary range for this post is euros €217,235 to €261,051 Euro’s per annum plus a further euro 26,672 per annum available in Commitment Awards.

Specific Duties

·       Consultant Medical Microbiologists and Virologists (including the Infection Control Doctor and the lead for Antimicrobial Stewardship), Assistant Medical Director, Director of Infection Prevention and Control;  Pharmacists; Microbiology and Virology trainees and the Infection Control Nurses;

·       Viapath Clinical Scientists and Biomedical scientists;

·       Colleagues at the institute of Liver Studies;

·       Consultants and other clinicians at nearby HSE Hospital within the Leinster region

·       Other staff in Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Pathology;

·       Consultants in Communicable Disease Control and other staff in the HSE Health Protection Team.

The post-holder will be accountable to (Clinical Lead for Infection Sciences) Monday

9 AM – 1 PM

Authorisation room virology clinical duty 

12 noon

Case discussion (all)

2 PM to 5 PM

Authorisation room virology clinical duty 


9 AM -1 PM

Authorisation room virology clinical duty or Paediatric Hepatology MDT (11.30 AM-1.00 PM)

1 PM

Microbiology / Virology post-graduate teaching

2 PM

Case discussion (all)

2.15 – 3 PM

UK Imported Fever Service Teleconference of difficult cases

3 PM to 5 PM

Authorisation room virology clinical duty 



9.00 AM to 10 AM


10 – 11 AM

HIV complex cases (monthly)

11 – 1 PM

Authorisation room virology clinical duty 

1 PM to 2 PM

Hospital Grand Round / post-graduate teaching

2 PM

Case discussion (all)

2 PM – 5 PM

Authorisation room virology clinical duty


9 AM to 1 PM 

Authorisation room and  10.30 – 1.00 Haematology MDT

1 – 2 PM

Authorisation room virology clinical duty

2:30 PM

Case discussion (all)

2.30 – 5.00 PM

Authorisation room virology clinical duty


9 AM – 9.30 AM

Authorisation room virology clinical duty 

9.30 - 10.15 AM

Paediatric HIV MDT

10.15 to 11.00

Authorisation room virology clinical duty

11:45 AM – 12.15 PM

Teleconference case discussion with external  Virologist

12.15 – 1.00 PM

Case discussion (all)

1 – 2 PM

Virology Journal Club

2 PM

Case discussion (all)

2:30 PM – 5 PM

Authorisation room virology clinical duty 

Ward visits:         

  • ad-hoc ward visits to discuss difficult and interesting patients
  • infection control issues like influenza or norovirus outbreaks

Links with Microbiology

  • close working with Consultant Microbiology team regarding “infection” management


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

Essential Requirements

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 Pathology: Virology

Office Accommodation

The post holder will undertake administrative work associated with their clinical and other professional duties.  Adequate time and facilities for clinical administration, including appropriate office space, secretarial support and access to a personal computer, software & internet access, will be available.

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.


Service Provision and Cover during Absences


The consultant has a continuing responsibility for the care of patients in his/her charge and for the proper functioning of the service allowing for appropriate delegation for the training of his/her staff.


He/she must be available by telephone and able to attend the hospital in a timely fashion when on-call (40 minutes journey time).


Consultant staff must ensure that services are covered during his/her planned absences. Where fixed commitments need to be cancelled during planned absences appropriate notice (8 weeks) must be given. Absences must be co-ordinated with other consultant staff in the specialty to ensure senior cover is always available.


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.

The hospital welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion- essentially the applicant must meet the criteria mentioned above

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Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV to  or apply online today (see below).

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