Consultant Neonatologist

Duration of Post

Full Time, Permanent

Campaign Reference

MA 4849

Closing Date

5 p.m. on Friday the 15th November 2019

Job Summary

A full time neonatologist based at the Children’s Hospitals will be essential in planning for the new Children’s Hospital. The proposed post will also allow dedicated time to develop the existing department, improve multidisciplinary team working, education and quality of care and facilitate future work force planning and the needs of the department moving forward.  The post holder in conjunction with their colleagues will develop valuable cross-site experience and knowledge to allow more seamless transitioning to the new joint hospital.

In developing this proposal we have involved many of the key stakeholders including the neonatal Steering Group for the New Children’s Hospital led by Professor Martin White and Professor Naomi McCallion, Clinical lead for neonatology in CHI Crumlin, Dr Pamela O Connor, Clinical Director in CHI at Temple Street, Professor Adrienne Foran and our Neonatal counterparts in the Rotunda and the Coombe Women and Infants Hospital. There is majority consensus that full time clinicians based in the Children’s Hospitals are essential to providing a neonatal service and there is widespread support for this initiative amongst our neonatal colleagues.

We hope that this will be an important first step in revising how care is provided to this at risk group and will facilitate development of the department in the future.

This post is necessary to decrease risk and improve the quality of care provided to our most vulnerable patients both at the Children’s Hospitals and the National Maternity Hospital.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

To carry out the duties of a Consultant Neonatologist at Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street and Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin

1. The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of a comprehensive Neonatology service to children at CHI at Temple Street and CHI at Crumlin.  This will include:

  • Provision of in patient care to neonates admitted to the hospitals usually for surgical, neonatology or neurosurgical care
  • General neonatal care
  • Neonatal intensive care and high dependency care in the new NICU at the CHI, initially this care will be provided within an interim NICU at CHI Crumlin
  • Named responsible consultants for neonatal inpatients either as sole primary consultant or in surgical cases, joint named consultants with paediatric surgical colleagues.
  • Outpatient follow up and GP referrals
  • Attendance for multidisciplinary discussions
  • Integration and development of services in preparation for the NICU at CHI including a planned interim NICU at CHI Crumlin in advance of moving to CHI based at St James site.

2. Participate in the on-call rota in CHI Temple Street and Crumlin and later at CHI on the St James’site

3. Participate in a consultative service within the hospitals.

4. Have an involvement in research and audit of clinical practice.

5. Liaise with the Chief Executive, Site Chief Executives, Clinical Directors, Directors of Nursing and consultant colleagues and others in all matters pertaining to the efficient management of the hospital services.

6. Engage in continuing medical education.

7. Participate in the hospital casemix programme.

8. Participate fully with the hospital’s Accreditation Programme.

9. Participate in paediatric medical and nursing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the hospital.

10. Perform such other duties appropriate to his/her office as may be assigned from time to time.

To apply for this position, please send a CV via email to Iris.cranley@cuh.ie  with the names and addresses of three referees, two to be recent or by post to

Iris Cranley,
Medical HR,
Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street,
Temple Street,
Dublin 1.
Phone: +353-1-8784710.

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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
  • 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

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