About the Job


Working as a Consultant Adult Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry 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 

The main responsibilities of this role are to provide high-quality Mental Health Care for older people with severe and enduring mental health problems both inpatient and outpatients, dealing with needs such as Alzheimer`s, Parkinson`s, and Huntington`s Diseases, as well as individuals with early onset dementias, schizophrenia, and mood disorders

As a Consultant psychiatrist, you will work closely with other teams and Consultants to ensure coherent and high-quality mental health care for older people with severe and enduring mental health problems within the Cork/Kerry area. As a leader, you will have a key role in teaching, managing, coaching, and engaging in the practice and education of medical students, medical staff, and other allied health professionals as appropriate.

Psychiatry of Later Life Team provides specialist mental health services to people over sixty-five who are coming to the service for the first time.

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: Old Age Psychiatry

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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