Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship – 2 Year Post

Location

CHI @ Crumlin

Duration of Post

Specified Purpose

Campaign Reference

146351

Closing Date

10th June 2022

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Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) operates as a single service across the existing Dublin children’s hospitals, Crumlin, Temple Street and Tallaght. Also, the paediatric outpatient and urgent care centre, Connolly which opened in July 2019 and the Tallaght Emergency Care Unit which is due to open in 2021. CHI governs and operates local paediatric services for the Greater Dublin Area and all national paediatric specialist services, some of which are on an all-island basis.

  • 25% of our population are children under 18 years of age. The majority are healthy, however 1/4 of these are three-year olds who are obese, 16% of our children have a chronic disease, such as, diabetes, allergies and asthma. 2% are acutely ill or have complex care needs
  • CHI currently has a staff of 3,600 delivering care annually to 334,500 children, young people and their families through 39 clinical specialities and 442 in-patient & day care beds
  • 2019 activity: In-patients 24,500; Day cases 33,500; Outpatients 147,500; ED 129,000

Ireland will have a world class new children’s hospital that is purpose built to deliver the best care and treatments that are available for future generations to come

The new children’s hospital, which will open in 2023 will bring together the three children’s hospitals into a world class building on a campus shared with St James’s Hospital.  This will be a leading campus in healthcare and research in Ireland, a leading adult teaching hospital, a children’s hospital and in time, a new maternity hospital, when the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital is relocated on the campus.  ​

​The Role of Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship (2 year post) – Closing date Friday 10th June 2022

Children’s Health Ireland are recruiting for this post for 2022, 2023 and 2024

This Fellowship is intended for Peri-CCST candidates who have a special interest in congenital cardiac and thoracic disease. It is expected that the applicant has completed their adult cardiothoracic training and FRCS C-Th or equivalent examinations. The candidate should have some experience in congenital heart disease.

The Congenital Heart and lung Surgery Fellowship is under the direction of Prof JM Redmond, Mr L Nölke and Mr Jonathan McGuinness. The field of congenital heart and lung surgery has developed into a separate super-subspecialty. Optimal surgical results are only achieved in highly dedicated, specialized centres with focused specialists attending to the medical necessities of these very ill children and adults. Central to this team is the congenital cardiothoracic surgeon.

It is well recognized that cardiothoracic surgeons wishing to focus their careers on Congenital Heart Surgery benefit from additional, concentrated training in this difficult field. As such, the Fellowship in Congenital Heart Surgery at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin offers an outstanding opportunity for the appropriate candidates.

The Cardiothoracic surgery department at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin is the national program serving a population of 4.4million, with a further population (of 1.5million) in Northern Ireland beginning to be served by the same surgical group. The current birth rate in Ireland of over 60,000 means there are over 600 newborns per year with congenital heart disease. Approximately 200-250 will need surgical intervention in the first year of life. This places the hospital in a particularly advantageous position in terms of training future paediatric cardiothoracic surgeons. At Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin (CHI), we perform approximately 500-550 open and closed cardiac cases per year.

This surgical caseload encompasses a variety of complex congenital open cardiac repairs and includes correction in even the smallest neonates. We also have an active extracorporeal life support (ECLS) program for cardiac patients. A dedicated paediatric cardiac surgical intensive care unit is staffed by paediatric cardiologists / intensivists / anaesthesiologist. There is also an active cardiac catheterization lab, and a busy, progressive echocardiography and cardiac MRI service.

Rotations

The fellow will have progressive responsibility based on experience and capability. All rotations will be at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin. If selected for a second year, the fellow’s responsibilities will continue to advance, dependent upon his or her skills. The operative experience will be determined by the fellow’s ability and understanding of the complexities of paediatric cardiothoracic surgery. It will be designed toward gradual, but progressive responsibility commensurate with the fellow’s training and surgical expertise.

Why work at Children’s Health Ireland

CHI provides a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs through your work life and beyond: 

  • ​ Excellent Annual Leave entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing Activities
  • Access to first-rate postgraduate programmes/Educational Assistance
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Access to excellent public transport at all CHI sites
  • Bike to Work
  • Tax Saver Travel Scheme
  • On-site Banking
  • Choirs/Musical Society
  • Running Clubs/ Walking Groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Lunch and Learns

 

To register your interest in this position or review detailed job description, please refer to Children Health Ireland’s career page –  CHI Jobs  

 

The closing date for submissions of CV’s and cover letter of application is Friday, 10th of  June 2022, by 5pm. Applications must be completed through Children’s Health Ireland Talent Recruitment system,  by clicking ‘Apply for Job’. Applications must be made online and will not be accepted through direct email or any other method. You will receive an automatic email acknowledging receipt of application.

 

Should you, for any reason, not receive this automated acknowledgement, please check your email address provided when submitting your online application or notify the Human Resource Department prior to the stated closing date, otherwise your application will not be considered.   

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CHI provides a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs through your work life and beyond:

  • Excellent Annual Leave entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing Activities
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Access to excellent public transport at all CHI sites
  • Bike to Work
  • Tax Saver Travel Scheme
  • On-site Banking
  • Choirs/Musical Society
  • Running Clubs/ Walking Groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Lunch and Learns

CHI provides a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs through your work life and beyond:

  • Excellent Annual Leave entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing Activities
  • Access to first-rate postgraduate programmes/Educational Assistance
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Access to excellent public transport at all CHI sites
  • Bike to Work
  • Tax Saver Travel Scheme
  • On-site Banking
  • Choirs/Musical Society
  • Running Clubs/ Walking Groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Lunch and Learns