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HSE Consultant Palliative Care Medicine in Munster 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 – Munster Region (Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford)

***Speciality: Medicine: Palliative Care Physician

*** 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.




This is a replacement post for a Consultant in Palliative Medicine based at our clients HSE Facility

The successful applicant will be responsible for the consultant leadership of the15 bedded inpatient unit with the other consultant. The post includes leadership of one of the six community teams, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, and also sessions at a nearby University Hospital within the group depending on the expertise and interests of the successful applicant.

There are exciting on-going developments as a result of the expansion of the Community service now providing a rapid response and a Hospice at Home service across Munster.

An interest in teaching and education would be welcomed and there are opportunities to develop our local profile with support to the existing education structure.

The Consultant team meets on a weekly basis. The allocation of posts is reviewed annually with the opportunity to rotate to another part of the service for wider experience. The clinical lead role is reviewed on a four yearly basis and it is anticipated that all Consultants will have the opportunity to take on this role.

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.

Palliative Medicine

The current Department of Palliative Medicine is run by the HSE and was formed by merging the Specialist Palliative Care teams from other HSE hospitals within the region (Munster). The service consists of six community teams, a hospital team at the University Hospital, four day therapy and outpatient units and two inpatient specialist palliative care units.

Specific Duties

·       To provide, with colleagues, a Palliative Medicine service in both in-patient and outpatient settings.

·       To provide second on-call cover for the Palliative Medicine service on a 1in 4 rota. On-call is on-call intensity supplement.

·       Active participation in monthly clinical governance meetings within the department.

·       Participation and involvement in meetings and other business in the Palliative Medicine service

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 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.






No. of PA’s



Outpatients / Domiciliary visits





Mortality review




0900- 1300

IPU ward round









Teaching, ward management





Community MDT





Community OP / DVs






1100 -1300

Weekly journal club

Weekly consultants meeting






IPU Ward round





Ward reviews




Summary of PA’s (programmed activity)


Direct clinical care


Supporting professional activities




Total weekly programmed activities

On-call 1 in 4 second on-call non-resident. There is a full first on-call rota

(extra supplement)

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.


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 General Medicine: Palliative Care

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.


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.

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

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

***Please note due to the high number of applications, we do answer every application in turn.***