About the Job


Working as a Consultant Adult Psychiatrist within Intellectual Disabilities you will be responsible for the care and treatment of patients in your clinical charge, with the service to be as community-orientated as possible.

Duration - 12-24 month contract with a view to go permanent 

You will provide a service with the multidisciplinary team for patients referred for specialist treatment encompassing comprehensive programmes of care, including family support and advice where necessary.

You;'ll also lead and engage in the provision of a range of community-based assessment and treatment programmes including, out-patient clinics, day hospital services, community services, residential centres, and any service deemed necessary in the future in line with evidence-based practice and National Clinical Programme for Dual Diagnosis.

This post will allow the Service to increase to 3.4 Consultants in Mental Health Intellectual Disabilities to allow for the phased development of 4 Adult MHID Teams, each led by a consultant psychiatrist of learning disability (Adult) to deliver a Mental Health service to individuals with moderate or more severe intellectual disability. The multidisciplinary team will allow provision of MHID Service on a sectorized model of care. You will provide an MHID Service to a region with a Total Population of 130,000.

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

What's on offer for you?

  • Basic Salary scale between € 217,325- € 261,051 in accordance with the HSE 2023 Consultant contract
  • Full comprehensive relocation package on offer
  • Additional remuneration for on-call duties and overtime as applicable
  • Highly flexible contract that enables consultants opportunity for a variety of different work patterns
  • Up to €12,000 CME and €8,000 research grant
  • 30 days annual leave
  • 10 public holidays
  • Continuous Medical Education leave
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, plus on-call supplements

Essential Criteria

  • Specialist Registration with the Irish Medical Council or eligibility for Specialist Registration
  • UK and EEA candidates with Specialist Registration in Psychiatry can apply
  • 5 - 10 years' relevant experience post-graduation
  • Possesses a detailed knowledge and understanding of the relevant specialist domain: Intellectual Disabilities

Location: 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 a number of private schools and Universities, it also has an 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.

Final note:
Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.

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

stuart@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1096

See what it’s like working abroad

Find out more about living and working overseas from doctors who have previously made the move.

View testimonials

View our top locations

We recruit to a number of countries across the globe – discover more about your preferred destinations.

View locations

Latest Job Alerts

Get all the latest job alerts straight to your inbox

Cookies on this website
We will ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you wish, you can restrict or block cookies by changing your browser settings. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website.