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Who We Are

(CHI) is leading on the clinical and operational transformation of acute paediatric healthcare and consists of hospitals at Crumlin, Temple Street and Tallaght as well as an Urgent Care Centre at Connolly hospital in Blanchardstown.


Purpose of the Role:

The new model of care will deliver on the vision of the National Model of Care for Paediatric Healthcare Services (2016), for the delivery of safe and appropriate care to paediatric patients as close to home as possible so that children and young people with urgent care needs get the right advice at the right place, first time.

Due to the complex nature of the patients who attend CHI at Crumlin, there is an increasing need for ENT consults from Neonatology, Intensive Care etc coupled with the highly complex paediatric airways which are seen at CHI at Crumlin thus necessitating the appointment of a fifth Consultant ENT Surgeon.

Eligibility Criteria

Professional Qualifications and Experience

Mandatory: 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 Otolaryngology

The successful interviewee must be registered as a specialist in the relevant specialty on the Specialist Division of the Register of Medical Practitioners maintained by the Medical Council of Ireland before taking up appointment.

The Consultant must, at all times while continuing to hold office, continue to be registered with the Medical Council of Ireland. Documentary evidence of Medical Council Registration is required and must be produced annually to the Medical Administration Department within the Children’s Health Ireland.

Should the successful candidate not be registered as a Specialist at that time, the post may be offered to the next suitable candidate. Should no suitable candidate exist, a further recruitment process may be initiated.

Essential: Skills / Competencies / Knowledge:

  • Significant experience in clinical practice in delivery of acute unscheduled Otolaryngology care at both local and national levels
  • Experienced clinician with credibility and the ability to command the respect of all clinical and non-clinical professionals
  • Experience of developing, applying and reviewing an evidence-based approach to decision making
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, including experience and familiarity with public, professional, media and political communications and stakeholder relations
  • Demonstrate commitment to fostering partnerships, multi-professional and multi-disciplinary relationships
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and undertaking of the current governance structures and anticipated changes with the establishment of the new children’s hospital
  • Experience in reconfiguring acute services across organisations and regions
  • Demonstrate leadership and team management skills including the ability to manage his/her staff and service and work with multi-disciplinary team members
  • Experience of operating in complex and challenging environments
  • Knowledge of the Irish health sector, national health programmes and health reform agendas
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Effective change management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Risk and issue management skills
  • Ability to recognise and respect the expertise of others and the contribution of team members and harness good teamwork and open contributions to enable the achievement of programme aims
  • Demonstrate evidence of effective planning and organising skills including awareness of resource management
  • Have excellent computer skills, competencies and knowledge of hospital data/ information systems

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 9th October at 11:45pm. 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: Mr. John Russell, Consultant Otolaryngologist with a special interest in Paediatric Otolaryngology  – / +353 1409 6100.

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


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