About the Job


Working as a Consultant in Medical Oncology within the HSE (Ireland's public health system) you'll provide high-quality care to patients in the Medical Oncology department at this leading teaching hospital in Cork.

Looking for candidates with a special interest in clinical cancer genetics.

  • The post-holder will participate in the medical oncology on-call rota with the existing Medical Oncologists.
  • The appointment will assist the current consultant medical oncologists in providing appropriate oncology care to cancer patients in the catchment area.
  • Your goal is to provide the best possible outcomes for your cancer patients, whether that’s a cure or palliative care. Whatever the case, you’ll provide treatment and counselling to your patients and their families. 
  • Clinical research is an important part of your role and clinical care, clinical trials, laboratory and translational cancer research will be part of your training.  

Your work will include: 

  • Diagnosing cancers 
  • Discussing treatment options with patients 
  • Arranging and supervising drug treatment and therapies including the management of any complications 
  • Supporting patients and overseeing their care, including after-treatment care 

Essential Criteria

  • Specialist Registration with the Irish Medical Council or eligibility for Specialist Registration within the specialty of Medical Oncology
  • 6+ years plus relevant experience post-graduation
  • Must be currently working at Consultant or Specialist level and considerable experience at this level.
  • Previous research in clinical specialties
  • Excellent English and communication skills

Compensation and Benefits

  • Basic pay of €217,325- €261,051 on a six-point scale
  • Up to €20,000 on call
  • 37-hour week
  • Additional remuneration for on-call duties and overtime as applicable
  • Highly flexible contract that enables consultants opt for a variety of different work patterns
  • Maximum tax rate of 40% in Ireland

Location in Detail: Cork

Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland located in the Southern Region and is known as the food capital of Ireland. Cork City is smaller, more affordable, and more laid back than Dublin, but still has a vibrant nightlife, fantastic restaurants and pubs, and a thriving music and culture scene.

Ireland is ranked 5th of the countries with the highest education in the world and has several private schools and Universities, Cork the major southern city also has an International airport with destinations across Europe and the UK.

Cork has a sizable expat community, including Europeans and people from other parts of the world.

The airport is only about 20 minutes by taxi from the city and there are direct flights to places like Edinburgh London, Amsterdam, and Venice.

Why consider a Medical Consultant position in Ireland?

  1. Excellent Healthcare System: Ireland boasts a robust healthcare system with state-of-the-art facilities and a commitment to patient care.
  2. Work-Life Balance: Ireland offers an exceptional work-life balance, allowing you to enjoy your career and personal life to the fullest.
  3. Competitive Compensation: This hospital group offers competitive salary packages and benefits, ensuring your financial well-being.
  4. Diverse Patient Population: Working in Ireland will provide you with the opportunity to treat a diverse patient population, enhancing your clinical skills.
  5. Professional Development: Ireland's healthcare institutions prioritize professional development and offer opportunities for ongoing training and education.
  6. Rich Culture: Experience the warmth of Irish culture, explore breathtaking landscapes, and enjoy a vibrant social scene outside of work.

Please get in touch with a copy of your CV or simply email stuart@headmedical.com for more information. We would love to hear from you.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Stuart today.

stuart@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1096

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