About the Job


As a Consultant/Specialist in General Adult Psychiatry you'll provide a consultant medical service in Cork Mental Health Service and be responsible for the care and treatment of patients, ensuring mechanisms for the co-ordination of the care with the multidisciplinary team and between the team and other health and social care agencies are established and maintained.

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

You'll also ensure that the service will be community-orientated, with treatment provided in the main range of community facilities available, and within the level of resources allocated, providing a service with the multidisciplinary team for patients referred for specialist treatment.  As a senior member of staff you will lead and engage in the provision of a range of community-based assessment and treatment programmes including, out-patients 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.

Within this area's Mental Health Services provides an extensive range of services to a population of approximately 542,196. The general adult sectors offer a diverse range of services including comprehensive acute inpatient care which is augmented by a liaison team based on the 7-day service model. Multidisciplinary care is provided and delivered through Community Mental Health Teams, Day Hospitals, Day Centres, and Home Based Treatment Team. The Rehabilitation Teams include Psychiatry of Later Life and Assertive Outreach where emphasis is on person-centred care, patient safety, and quality outcome.

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 € 222,215- € 266,925 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
  • 4 - 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

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