CPL UK are currently assisting a superb client based in the Republic of Ireland who require an O&G Consultant or Senior Registrar, or a GP to join the team at their dedicated Menopause Clinic. This could be based at their flagship clinic in Dublin or their newly planned site in Cork.
Part of a team
Each of their doctors, with varying medical backgrounds and expertise, including General Practice, Gynaecology, Women’s Health, and Urology all work to provide menopause care and management virtually and in-clinic.
They treat all aspects of menopause; premature, early, surgical, peri and post menopause, with a range of treatment options. The treatment options include, either directly or by referring within their multidiscilpnary team;
• Diet & Nutrition
• Women’s health physiotherapy
Purpose of the role
Menopause care & management
The primary aim of menopause care is to provide women-centred assessment, advice and treatment which improves quality of life and promotes health into the years beyond menopause. This is achieved by using the NICE guidelines, British Menopause Society (BMS) guidelines and North American menopause Society (NAMS) as well as adapting and building on them for a specialist service, including:
• attend menopausal patients in our consulting rooms or virtually via telehealth video
• adopting an individualised approach at all stages of diagnosis, investigation and management
• providing information in different ways, tailored to the individual
• discussing treatment options, including an individualised risk assessment of each types and excluding contraindications
• offering treatment as appropriate, monitoring and adjusting as necessary
• devising procedures for patients’ treatment and prescribing medicines
• adapting treatment as needed, based on a woman’s changing circumstances
• taking into account fertility needs
• considering and address psychological needs
• seeing women at high risk of/or with breast cancer
• seeing women with other risk factors such as type 2 diabetes
• seeing women with premature ovarian insufficiency
• undertake the continuing treatment of patients during their menopausal journey
• conducting hormonal blood tests where necessary
• referring patients to specialist consultants when appropriate
• practice in co-operation with other colleagues, medical and non-medical
Core Competencies required for the role
1. Patient care management
2. Person centered care
3. Specific problem solving skills
4. Comprehensive approach
5. Community orientation
6. Holistic modelling
Personal skills & qualities:
1. An ability to tolerate clinical uncertainty; managing patients menopausal and sometimes non-menopausal symptoms
2. A commitment to on-going care of patients which may involve working unsociable and long hours.
3. An acceptance of patients’ rights to choice and personal autonomy.
4. Being able to communicate sensitively and effectively with people; ability to empathise with and treat others with dignity and respect, putting patients before diseases – enjoying people.
5. Having a degree of personal insight which will enable you to understand and recognise your own feelings and how they might influence your family at home and your patients at work.
6. Emotional balance, patience, tact and calm
7. An ability to organise yourself and a busy practice, an ability to multi task & work under pressure
8. Ability to work fast, accurately and make quick decisions
9. An ability to work on your own without immediate support of colleagues.
10. An ability to work alongside other health care professionals
11. Flexibility and adaptability, a ‘can do attitude’
12. Recognition of the need to constantly update your clinical skills and knowledge. (As of May 2011 all doctors on the medical council register are legally obliged to maintain their professional competence by enrolling in professional competence schemes and following requirements set out by the IMC.)
Development of the Clinic
As the clinic is in expansion mode, this role will require practice development and management skills:
• Development of clinic protocols. practices and procedures
• New staff training
• New clinic set-up, outside of Dublin
• Ongoing training & development
• Planning & Running monthly MDTs
If this sounds like a job you may be interested in then please get in touch with Fiona Murphy on [email protected] or 07584147653 – alternatively if you wish to refer a colleague we offer a bonus for any successfully placed candidate.