Contract - Fixed Term

The Neurology department in TUH is an expanding, innovative unit where trainees will have the opportunity to be exposed to a wide range of neurological presentations, acute and chronic, and an approach to their management. The Unit operates a large, comprehensive General Neurology service, and several subspecialty clinics, as well as participation in the acute stroke rota, jointly coordinating a daily Rapid Access Stroke Prevention service, and providing a once-weekly liaison service to Naas General Hospital. The Unit has a highly-skilled multidisciplinary team of Health and Social Care Professionals and Clinical Nurse Specialists with expertise in various neurological conditions.

Training opportunities include:

Inpatient Care
Consultant-led inpatient ward rounds 2 x weekly
Consultant-led consult rounds (TUH 2-3 x weekly; NGH weekly)

OPD Clinics
General Neurology Clinics
Specialist Neurology Clinics: Neurovascular Clinic, including a daily Rapid Access Stroke Prevention service; Peripheral Neuropathy; Neuromuscular; Movement Disorders; Cognitive/Neurodegenerative; MS/Neuroinflammatory; Headache; National Ataxia Clinic.

Multidisciplinary Meetings and Educational Opportunities
Weekly Neurovascular MDM
Weekly Neurology Journal Club
Weekly Neurology Medical, HSCP & Specialist Nursing MDM
Weekly Neuroradiology Meeting
Weekly Beaumont Neurosciences Conference
Weekly Neurophysiology Teaching (Sept- May)
Weekly Consultant- delivered Teaching
Weekly Memory and Cognition Consensus Meeting
Monthly South Dublin Neurodegenerative (Structural and Functional) Neuroimaging Conference
Regular meetings of the European Reference Network for Rare Neurological Diseases

Clinical Skills Training Opportunities
Lumbar Puncture
Botulinum toxin administration for spasticity and dystonia
GON block administration and other advanced migraine therapies

Audit/ Service Improvement/ Academic Opportunities

Trainees will have the opportunity to participate in at least one audit during a training year. We encourage all staff to discuss potential Quality Improvement initiatives with Consultants. Trainees are also encouraged to present cases/research at least once at a national (or international) meeting. The Unit has a strong academic/publication profile, and all trainees are invited to participate in departmental research projects.

Tallaght University Hospital
Providing the highest standards of emergency and elective healthcare to our patients of all age groups in a holistic environment, we pride ourselves on being acknowledged as a centre of excellence.  Tallaght University Hospital is a large public voluntary teaching hospital with a strong historic affiliation with Trinity College Dublin.  State-of-the-art facilities, innovative research, superb programmes of continuing professional development and world class education are both led and enjoyed by our dedicated multi-disciplinary professional staff.
Join us, and you’ll be given excellent training whilst gaining experience in your chosen speciality, contribute your initiatives and excel in a welcoming, supportive environment.
We can offer you:
  • Supported Career Development and Training
  • Grand Rounds
  • Tutorials for NCHD’s doing Membership Part 1 & 2 Examination
  • Journal Clubs
  • ACLS Course ran in house
  • Study Day for G.P’s
  • Medical Photography & Illustration Department
  • Library Facilities
  • NCHD Orientation Programme and Manual
  • Medical Administration Intranet Site
The following is required for employment:
  • Satisfactory references 
  • Satisfactory registration with the Irish Medical Council (IMC) and the provision of your IMC Registration Certificate effective from 9th July 2018.
  • Satisfactory evidence of English Language Competency
  • Satisfactory completion of Children’s First
  • Satisfactory completion of Self Declaration Form
  • Satisfactory completion of Garda Vetting Form
  • Satisfactory clearance from Occupational Health Department   
  • Satisfactory evidence of Residency Status
  • Satisfactory evidence of current ACLS / APLS certificate.  NCHDs who participate in Crash Call include those working in Adult and Paediatric Medicine, Adult and Paediatric Emergency Medicine, and Anaesthesia.  It is not permitted for you to be a member of the Crash Call team without a current certificate.
  • Satisfactory evidence of Hand Hygiene training. 
  • Satisfactory evidence of Manual Handling training. 
Please note all posts are advertised dependent on allocations from the Training Schemes.

Salary scales are as per the HSE Salary Scales.