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Professor of Palliative Medicine/Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin - School of Medicine

Location: Dublin - Ireland
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th February 2020
Closes: 29th May 2020
Job Ref: 034370

Department/Faculty: School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin; UCD School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield; and Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, Harold’s Cross, Dublin

Location: Discipline of Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James’s Hospital Medicine & Medical Specialties; UCD School of Medicine, UCD Health Science Centre, Belfield; and Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, Harold’s Cross

Reports to: Professor Joseph Keane, Discipline of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin/Professor Michael Keane, Head of School, UCD School of Medicine (or nominee), University College Dublin/CEO & Medical Director of Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services

Salary: Health Service Executive (HSE), Type B basis under the Consultants’ Contract 2008

Hours of Work: Hours of work for clinical consultant is 39 hours on a full time basis with requirement to work on call.

Closing Date: 12 Noon (GMT/IST), Monday, 6th April 2020 or until all criteria are met.

Post Summary

Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, along with their healthcare partner, Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services wish to jointly appoint a Professor of Palliative Medicine/Consultant in Palliative Medicine. The appointee will have a distinguished reputation in research and will be expected to provide leadership in both teaching and research for both Universities and clinical leadership at the Hospice.

Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services

Since 1879, OLH&CS has taken a holistic approach to end of life care and the personalised needs of patients and their families. People are living longer, with more complex care needs and our specialist services help to support these needs, in the hospice or in patients’ homes. As Ireland’s largest Palliative Care provider, caring for a catchment area of over a million people, OLH&CS manages specialist sites in Harold’s Cross, in Blackrock and Wicklow (2019).

This post will primarily be based at the Harold’s Cross site where we have a 36 bedded inpatient unit, 2 community palliative care teams, a day hospice, out-patient services & 28 level 2 palliative care support beds.

Additional services within the Harold’s Cross campus include; Older Person services (24 bed community Reablement Unit and an 89 bed residential unit) and a Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disease Unit (40 inpatient bed, day case service, out-patient service).

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin & University College Dublin (UCD)

Trinity and UCD offer Ireland’s leading medical education programmes with undergraduate and graduate entry programmes, intercalated masters and PhD options delivering multidisciplinary education across all levels of healthcare and world-class research.

Application Procedure

Applicants should provide the following information when applying for the Professor of Palliative Medicine.

  1. A comprehensive curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications
  2. The names and contact details (i.e. addresses, e-mail, etc.) of three referees
  3. A research plan (summarising research to be carried out in the next two years and including details of funding to be sought - 2 pages) and a teaching statement (summarising teaching experience and approach – 2 pages)
  4. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who do not submit this additional information may not be considered for shortlisting


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