Please note that this job is NOT approved as a College recognised training post at this time.
Research Registrar in Forensic Psychiatry
National Forensic Mental Health Service, Central Mental Hospital, Dundrum initially, with the transition expected to the National Forensic Mental Health Service, Portrane, Dublin
Job Posted: Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Date of commencement: January 2021
Expressions of Interest are sought for a registrar post in Forensic Psychiatry, to commence January 2021. The post will last 6 months in duration and there is one post are available. The aim of the post is to support the evaluation of the move of the National Forensic Mental Health Service, from the site at Dundrum to a new campus at Portrane, Dublin.
The candidate will be a medical doctor with significant experience working in psychiatry. The ideal candidate will have successfully completed their membership examinations for the Royal College of Psychiatrists or the College of Psychiatry of Ireland.
Applicants should be highly motivated and interested in a career in Forensic Psychiatry. An excellent work ethic is essential. A track record in academic conference presentations, publications and familiarity with statistical packages such as SPSS would be an advantage however training and supervision will be given as part of the post. The successful candidate will be coached to develop research skills including assessments using structured tools, database management, statistical analysis and will be supported to attend conferences and publish academic papers.
Remuneration and terms and conditions will be as per the usual HSE pay scales and employment contracts for junior doctors. As this is a non-training scheme post the successful candidate will be required to register for CPD and it is recommended that they avail of the CPD support scheme provided by the HSE to access additional training courses and support.
Dr Mary Davoren, Consultant Forensic Psychiatry, CMH Dundrum
Ms Niamh Carton