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Republic of Ireland HSE Consultant Radiology Imaging Reporting in Connacht 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 – Connacht Region (Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Donegal)

***Speciality: Radiology: Imaging Reporting Radiologist

*** Role: Consultant (6+ years post graduate experience)

*** Duration: 12 months (FREE visa & work permit + relocation package offered)

*** 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)


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Applications are invited for the new post of Consultant Radiologist with particular interest in Head, Neck & Body imaging to work across the University Hospital in Connacht and University Hospital sites that work in conjunction with the hospital in the region.

The University Hospital is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services.

Academic interests will be encouraged; research and teaching in collaboration with University’s School of Medicine will be expected.

Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

Applicants should either be on the IMC (Irish Medical Council) Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.

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 120,000 per annum to euros 160,893 per annum plus a further euro 26,672 per annum available in Commitment Awards.



The department has a newly installed PACS, Fuji Synapse 5 which is integrated into Fuji CWM for reporting work flow and digital dictation.  Image link systems are in place to communicate images across all the health boards in South Wales and via IEP links to centres in Ireland and internationally.

Imaging Services:

University Hospital site

·       Plain film radiography in the Main and Emergency Radiology (ER) departments

·       Theatre and ward ‘mobile’ radiography

·       Fluoroscopy Studies including ERCP & EUS

·       Intravenous Urography

·       Angiography / Interventional Radiology / EVAR

·       General, Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound

·       Computed X-ray Tomography

·       Magnetic Resonance Imaging

·       Paediatric Radiology department within the Children’s Hospital with US, plain film, MR and fluoroscopy

Specific Duties

This post will be based across the University Hospital and associated sites of the hospital and will provide an exciting opportunity to further develop the existing Body, Head and Neck imaging service within the HSE.

The post holder will join a team of Consultant Radiologists within Connacht in sharing provision of imaging services to Connacht radiology to support primary, secondary and tertiary care across a range of specialties.  The post is full time and will provide 10½ sessions of activity (inclusive of ½ temporary additional session).

The post holder will also share in the responsibilities for delivering general and specialist training and medical education both at a postgraduate and undergraduate level within the Health Board and within the Medical University.

Within the illustrated job plan it is recognised that Consultant Radiologists in the directorate work together as a team co-operating to provide efficient cover for duties that include responding to urgent clinical queries and emergencies, sharing of plain film reporting, supervision and training of radiology trainees on both the hospital sites, and the supervision and teaching of radiographers / sonographers at both locations.  The successful candidate will contribute to the weekly MDT meetings.

The post holder will participate in the 1 in 7 on-call service for body radiology within the University Hospital.  There are separate Consultant on-call rotas which cover orthopaedic radiology, neuroradiology and interventional radiology.

The All Radiology Training Scheme and radiology Registrar’s are based at UH (University Hospital); the Registar’s operate a shift system and work closely with Consultant Radiologists to provide a reliable continuous on-call service.  This teaching requirement is an important aspect of this role and there is an opportunity to shape the future of training of Radiologists in the near future.

Existing Service

The Body Imaging service is currently provided by radiologists with sub-specialty interests ranging from Gastrointestinal, Nuclear Medicine and Paediatric imaging.  Body radiology includes Radiologists providing Body with Head & Neck imaging, Thoracic Radiologists who provide specialist thoracic imaging plus pure Body Radiologists who provide Body CT and MRI imaging.  Of these, Radiologists provide body intervention.

A contribution to the general body radiology service will be expected.

The UH provides a full range of general medical and surgical specialties and also specialist areas including regional parenteral nutrition services, renal and prostate surgery.


·       You will provide with consultant colleagues (as appropriate) a service in the speciality to the hospitals so designated, with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness and promotion of health.

·       You will have continuing responsibility for the care of patients in your charge in liaison with consultant colleagues and for the proper functioning of the department in line with the Operational Policy and Strategic Plan (as amended from time to time).

·       You will be responsible for the professional supervision and management of junior medical staff.  If appropriate the post holder will be named in the contracts of junior staff as the person responsible for overseeing their training and as an initial source of advice to such doctors regarding their careers.

·       You will be required to participate in continuing medical education in ways which are acceptable to the Chief Executive.  The UH supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Radiologists and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities in line with the UH Policy.

·       You will be required to participate in and contribute to Clinical Audit in line with the UH’s policy on the implementation of Clinical Governance.

·       Domiciliary consultations – as appropriate to UH’s residents in accordance with the UH Policy.

·       The successful candidate will participate in the 1 in 7 on-call service for body radiology within the UH

·       You will be required to cover for consultant colleagues' periods of leave.

·       Any other duties with other agencies that have been agreed with the employing UH (e.g. Prison 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 Radiology: Imaging Reporting 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.






Type of work






3½ - 4

Head & Neck reporting / MDT prep 1:4





3½ - 4

CT Body In-patient / Outpatient






3½ - 4

H&N MDT meeting 1:4; Clinical admin & reporting





3½ - 4

CT Body in-patient / Outpatient





3½ - 4

Ultrasound list – H&N





3½ - 4

Supporting professional activities





3½ - 4

MR Body reporting





3½ - 4

Supporting professional activities






3½ - 4

Ultrasound list – Body





3½ - 4

Plain film reporting





1¾ - 2

1 in 7


CT – Computed Tomographic (X-ray) imaging (vetting, supervising, reporting)

MR – Magnetic resonance imaging (vetting, supervising, reporting)

MDT – Multi-disciplinary meetings


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


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.

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 Radiology: Imaging Reporting


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.


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


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


We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

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