Please note that this job is NOT approved as a College recognised training post at this time.
Aspire Fellowshop – Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Integrated Coordinated Mental Health Transitional Care for Individuals with 22q11.2DS and their Families
Child Health Ireland, Crumlin and University College Dublin
Job Posted: Monday, 25 May 2020
Deadline: Friday, 12 June 2020
Applications are invited for a ONE-year prestigious fellowship funded by Aspire Fellowship Awards (HSE), approved by the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland and supervised by Prof Fiona McNicholas. This Aspire Post-CSCST Fellowship will provide a unique opportunity for a senior trainee in child psychiatry to access high-quality research and leadership training and develop their leadership and personal qualities in a specialised area of clinical care, 22q11.2DS services.
Location of training: Clinical services at Children Health Ireland at Crumlin, and academic component at University College Dublin
Period of training to be funded: 12 months.
The successful applicant will be expected to take up post on 1st July 2020 or as soon thereafter as possible.
Clinical development and experience: The fellow will be based in CHI at Crumlin in the Department of Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry for 3 days a week, offering and observing clinical services within child psychiatry, general and specialist pediatrics including plastics, immunology, cardiology, endocrine following children with 22q11.2DS. The fellow will contribute to the development of a transition clinic between CHI at Crumlin and adult 22q11.2DS services in St James’s Hospital. The other 2 days will be in Dept. of Academic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UCD for protected research time, grant and paper writing, service evaluation and developing psycho-education MH training opportunities for families and clinicians. There will be close collaboration and clinic visits with medical teams in CHI at Crumlin, adult medical/psychiatry in St James’s Hospital, and with the 22q11.2DS Support organization. There will be ample opportunities to link with existing international collaborators in developing clinical services and in research endeavors. The principal learning outcome in this training fellowship will be for the successful applicant to develop a specialist skill in the management of youth with 22q11.2DS and to play a leading role in developing national clinical services to youths under 18 and transition pathways to adult services. They will also be supported to become independent clinical researchers who will be able to embed translational research into clinical services and making individual significant contributions to Mental Health services in Ireland.
Essential Requirements: Applicants must:
- Applicants must be registered as a specialist in the Specialist Division of the Register of Medical Practitioners maintained by the Medical Council in Ireland in the specialty of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (https://www.medicalcouncil.ie/Registration-Applications/First-Time-Applicants/Specialist-Registration.html)
- Applicants must be within 3 years of their CSCST