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Republic of Ireland HSE Consultant Stroke Medicine 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: Medicine Stroke 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: €120,000 to €160,893 Euro’s (dependent on experience) basic salary

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.

Overview

Applications are invited for a Consultant in Stroke Medicine at University Hospital facilities in Connacht- Republic of Ireland. The hospital facility is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic consultant who will contribute to the provision and development of high quality stroke care for the regional population. Sessional commitments will include work on the Combined Acute and Rehabilitation Stroke Unit, rapid-access TIA clinics and stroke review clinic. Telestroke thrombolysis is included in the job plan. You will join a team of Consultants in Stroke Medicine.

The location is a beautiful place to live with easy access to both rural and urban pursuits. The Hospital has 449 beds and provides acute medical services, tertiary cardiology and tertiary haematology. The hospital has a reputation as a friendly, welcoming place to work.

You should have MRCP and be on the Irish Medical Council’s Specialist Register or within six months of completing a Training Programme recognised for the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) Or equivalent at the time of interview.

Specific Duties

The clinical commitments of this post include responsibility for inpatient care of acute and rehabilitation stroke patients; rapid access TIA patient assessment, outpatient stroke clinics , ambulatory stroke care and on-call for the regional telestroke thrombolysis service .

The job involves rotating every 2 weeks between acute, rehabilitation, TIA Clinics and Ambulatory stroke service / ward referrals between 4 consultants. This gives a good variety of different activity.

Consultant 1 (acute stroke)-During acute cover there is a daily consultant ward round of the acute stroke patients. Consultants are expected to do daily board rounds during weekdays. All new stroke admissions are expected to be reviewed by the stroke consultant within 14 hours as per the SSNAP. Potential thrombolysis patients are accompanied by the stroke nurse to the CT scanner and from there onto the Stroke Unit where intravenous thrombolysis is administered after assessment by the stroke consultant. All eligible patients for mechanical thrombectomy should be discussed with Interventional Neurordaiologist and Stroke team based the University Hospital HSE Trust .

Consultant 2 (Stroke Rehab) -The rehabilitation cover involves twice weekly ward rounds , 2 stroke clinics and 1 MDT. Clinics will be supported by the junior doctor.

Consultant 3 ( TIA) -TIA consultant will do daily TIA clinics . The TIA clinics are held in the Vascular Department supported by the Carotid Doppler Ultrasound service. All TIA referrals are seen within 24 hours as per national guideline

Consultant 4 - Covers ambulatory stroke clinic which sees minor stroke and stroke mimics. He also reviews stroke inpatient referrals and stroke outliers. The 4th consultant will give prospective cover for any leave or holidays

Indicative Work Plan – team timetables with annualised CPD

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 Stroke 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.

Direct clinical care including on call duties 8.5 Supporting Professional Activities 1.5

Please note that 1.5 SPA is an initial allocation sufficient for CPD, appraisal, job planning, teaching and educational supervision commitments. Any further formal commitments such as management, research etc will require additional SPA time to be negotiated within the job plan.

CONSULTANT 1

MON TUES WEDS THURS FRI
AM Ward Round

ASRU

Board Round

Ward Round

ASRU

Board Round

Ward Round

ASRU

Board Round

Ward Round

ASRU

Board Round

Ward Round

ASRU +

Neuro-rad

Meeting +

Board rounds

PM New stroke

patients review

+Thrombolysis

Admin (New

stroke patients

review

+Thrombolysis

New stroke

patients review

+Thrombolysis

New stroke

patients review

+Thrombolysis

New stroke

patients review

+Thrombolysis

CONSULTANT 2

MON TUES WEDS THURS FRI
AM SPA Admin SPA SPA Neuro-rad

Meeting

PM TIA Clinic TIA Clinic TIA Clinic TIA Clinic TIA Clinic

CONSULTANT 3

MON TUES WEDS THURS FRI
AM Rehab Ward Round Admin MDT Rehab

Rehab patient

OPD Neuro-rad

Meeting

PM Admin OPD SPA Admin SPA

CONSULTANT 4

MON TUES WEDS THURS FRI
AM Stroke referrals

Ambulatory

Stroke referrals

Ambulatory

Stroke referrals

Ambulatory

Stroke referrals

Ambulatory

Neuro-rad

Meeting

PM Stroke

Outliers

+ Admin

Stroke

Outliers

+ Admin

Stroke

Outliers

+ Admin

Stroke

Outliers

+ Admin

Coding

Meeting+

Breach

Meeting

SPA – Supporting Professional Activities

MDT – Multi-Disciplinary Team

OPD – Out-Patient Department i.e. clinic

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 General Medicine: Stroke

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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