Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultants

Duration of Post

Permanent and locum

Campaign Reference

144273

Closing Date

30/01/2020

This consultant post will at first join the cross-city department of Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) to support the delivery of care at one of the existing children’s hospitals and the Paediatric Outpatients and Urgent Care Centre at CHI at Connolly. When the new Children’s hospital is completed these sites will merge and become one Emergency Department supported by two Urgent Care centres. Upon the opening of the new children’s hospital the clinical commitment will rotate between the main (52 bed) Emergency Department and one of the Paediatric Outpatients and Urgent Care Centres at Connolly or Tallaght.

This post along with the other Paediatric Emergency Medicine consultants will facilitate appropriate responsive consultant presence to ensure appropriate safe patient care within the Emergency and Urgent Care departments. Childrens Health Ireland provides flexible working arrangements and are seeking to fill a number of Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant posts, on a permanent and locum basis.

The new model of care will deliver on the vision of the National Model of Care for Paediatric Healthcare Services (2016) and the National Emergency Medicine Programme for the delivery of safe and appropriate care to paediatric patients as close to home as possible so that children and young people with urgent care needs get the right advice at the right place, first time. CHI at Connolly, is the newest unit and as a standalone facility has a requirement for highly skilled supervising consultant presence to ensure a high level of patient safety. The unit is purpose built for Paediatrics and is supported by Skilled Paediatric Nursing and Health and Social Care professionals.

Within the Emergency departments and Urgent Care settings the PEM consultants will also oversee the short stay observation model, which helps prevent inpatient admissions and is associated with reduced average length of stay, reduced hospital costs and high levels of parental satisfaction.

Eligibility Criteria

Mandatory Professional Qualifications and Experience:

  • Registration as a specialist in the Specialist Division of the Register of Medical Practitioners maintained by the Medical Council in Ireland in the specialty of emergency medicine

And

  • Two years postgraduate training and experience in related paediatric specialties of which one year must be full time in paediatric emergency medicine.

Or

  • Registration as a specialist in the Specialist Division of the Register of Medical Practitioners maintained by the Medical Council in Ireland in the specialty of paediatrics

And

  • Two years postgraduate training and experience in related emergency specialties of which at least one year must be full time in paediatric emergency medicine

The successful interviewee must be registered as a specialist in the relevant specialty on the Specialist Division of the Register of Medical Practitioners maintained by the Medical Council of Ireland, within 180 days of the day of interview and before taking up appointment. In exceptional circumstances proleptic appointments may be considered for candidates engaged in relevant training programmes.

The Consultant must, at all times while continuing to hold office, continue to be registered with the Medical Council of Ireland. Documentary evidence of Medical Council Registration is required and must be produced annually to the Medical Administration Department within the Children’s Health Ireland.

Should the successful candidate not be registered as a Specialist at that time, the post may be offered to the next suitable candidate. Should no suitable candidate exist,a further recruitment process may be initiated”.

The above is governed by the Health Service Executive letter of approval for this post

Desirable:

  • Clinical fellowship in paediatric emergency medicine, national or international

To apply for this position, please send a CV and letter of application.The closing date for submissions of CV’s and letter of application is Thursday 30th January, 2020 by 5pm.

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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