Temporary Full-Time

Infectious Diseases Department

This post would give excellent infectious diseases experience to the successful appointee in the following aspects
  • Management of patients with complicated and severe infections
  • Assessment of patients for OPAT suitability.  
  • Management of infections in the community via the National OPAT program.
  • Attendance at weekly OPD with a focus on out-patient management of infections
  • Learning and practising appropriate antimicrobial prescribing and role of antimicrobial stewardship in the evolving era of multi drug resistant organisms and weekly attendance at antimicrobial stewardship rounds.
  • Management of unstable septic patients.
  • Exposure to management of infections in the returned travellers
  • Exposure to management of infections in the immunosuppressed
  • Close liaison with both medical and surgical teams and broad learning opportunities related to multiple specialities focusing on infection by providing efficient infectious diseases consult service.
  • Learning infection prevention and control measures in the hospital and management of infection outbreaks.
  • Learning to liaise with public health colleagues and reporting of newly diagnosed reportable infections.
  • Close liaison with colleagues in the Microbiology Dept including weekly combined ID/Micro meetings.
  • Attendance at weekly ID journal club with opportunities to present
  • Attendance at the Clinical Microbiology journal club, with opportunities to present
  • Case presentations
  • Ability to participate in clinical audits and patient satisfaction surveys.

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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 will be in line with HSE Salary Scales.