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Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in Community Child Health (Forensic Medicine)

Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin
Dublin, Leinster (IE)
Closing date
12 Jan 2024

Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in Community Child Health (Forensic Medicine)

Purpose of the Role:

The vision is to deliver a properly resourced, reliable 12 over 7 service at Barnahus East. Barnahus East, located in Dublin, will be one of 3 National Barnahus, the other services located at Cork and Galway. The appointee will have a dedicated commitment to the delivery of Child Protection services, and in particular Paediatric Forensic Medical Examination (FME) and will allow the expansion of the current service. The establishment of a new service requires dedicated time to provide a leadership role and to develop the service. The appointee will improve access to the Forensic Medical Service, shorten waiting lists for planned clinic appointments and provide clinical and academic leadership to the Forensic Medical service and Child Protection service within CHI.

The post holder will also play a pivotal role in the development of a dedicated Child Protection team within CHI, providing support to consultants and other colleagues when Child Protection cases arise.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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
  • One year certified postgraduate training in Community Child Health.
  • A minimum of one-year Clinical fellowship, or specialist training, in Child Protection / Forensic Medical Examination national or international is essential.

Competition Specific Selection Process:

The criteria for short listing are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and/or the essential & desirable knowledge, skills and competencies section of this job specification.

Failure to include information regarding these requirements may result in you not being called forward to the next stage of the selection process.
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 Friday, 12th January 2024 at 5pm. Applications must be completed through the advertised post on by clicking ‘Apply for Job’.

Applications will not be accepted through direct email or any other method.
Informal Enquiries can be obtained from Dr. Sinead Harty, Consultant General Paediatrician –  / +353 1409 6175.

For other queries relating to this recruitment process, please contact Cillian Gibbons, HR Recruitment Specialist E: 

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