An important university hospital in the south of Ireland requires a Consultant in Cardiology with skills in interventional cardiology.
The service provides acute and elective cardiology for the region. Located and based in a hospital in the South of Ireland the service accepts referrals form nearby cities and counties. There are specific service days which are provided in the cardiac Cath lab for cardiologists based at 2 diferent hospitals. The units provides basic and more advanced cardiac diagnostics in the form of ECG, telemetry, treadmill testing, dobutamine stress echocardiography, basic and advanced transthoracic echocardiography and a busy transoesophageal service. The cardiac Cath lab provides diagnostic angiography, and advanced intervention, including the provision of rotablation, and a developing CTO service, and basic and advanced device implantation, including CRT, and subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators. The unit also offers some structural intervention, in the form of a balloon aortic valvuloplasty, alcohol septal ablation, and some peripheral intervention, including renal artery stenting.
1. The hospital at present also provides acute, primary intervention between the hours of 0900 and 1700, Monday to Friday, and is currently being reviewed for potential provision of a broader service in this respect. Additionally, there is a national cardiac review in process, which may ultimately confer expanded cardiac catheter services, as part of service delivery in the region.
2. At present, there are six consultant cardiologists who utilise the service at the hospital. There are 3.5 whole time equivalents currently based on campus, three interventional cardiologists, an invasive cardiologist, with a special interest in transoesophageal imaging. There are two visiting cardiologists who have one day per week operating privileges in the cardiac Cath lab. The visiting cardiologists provide diagnostic angiography, with Intervention overseen by the resident interventional cardiologists.
3. Acute future aspirations for the service locally would include the development of more advanced cross-sectional cardiac imaging, and this would take the form of ECG-gated CT scanning, for which there is radiology expertise already present in the hospital, and cardiac MRI, which would require some further capital investment. There is also expertise present amongst the consultant staff for electrophysiology, and this could potentially be a further service for local development in the fullness of time.
The hospital has a well-developed and highly expert heart failure nursing service, which is currently developing a community heart failure outreach program, nurse-led and consultant supervised, with a very successful outreach program established at one of the cities in the area. Additionally, the unit is developing a nurse led cardiac chest pain service, which will rationalise management of acute coronary syndrome, in the region.
Initial contract of 12 months (aprox) as from January 2021. High possibility of extension of the contract.
Approximate net monthly salary of 6500-7500€ net/month after tax and pension deductions for Consultant positions. Could have the possibility to earn more money through private patients attending the hospital. Typical long term Consultants in Ireland are earning in excess of 10.000€ net/month (approximately 200.000€ gross/year).
31 working days per Year holidays for Consultants+ public holidays (there is 9 in a year).
7 study days leave per year to attend conferences or further education for Consultants.
Up to 3000€ for educational funding for Consultants.
Lucrative pension scheme included.
We will help the doctor in many issues to do with the selection process and the incorporation to our Client hospital as could be: going over the CVs to adapt them to the vacancies, help with registering with the Irish Medical Council (IMC), tips and advice before the interviews with the hospitals (including possible questions asked by the hospitals), help to get your experience recognized in Ireland if you are coming from abroad, help with relocation issues, Tax advice, Career planning in Ireland, etc. In a nutshell we pride ourselves with having long term relationships with the candidates we place so we will help you in everything that we can possibly do so.
Requirements and Qualifications:
Should be on the Specialist registrar of the Irish Medical Council for Cardiology if this is NOT the case we will help all eligible candidates to get registered with the Irish Medical Council on the Specialist Registrar if he/she has completed his training in Cardiology inside the European Union. Please take into account that the process can take up to 3-4 months in total.
Have a very good command of written and spoken English.
Good motivation to go to Ireland to work as a doctor ASAP.
4. Minimum of seven (7) years satisfactory experience (after primary medical qualification) in the practise of the medical profession, of which not less than five (5) have been devoted to Cardiology.