Work as an Emergency Department registrar in Dublin

2 Mar

MMUH resus

Are you an emigrated Irish doc in training in Oz or NZ and fancy coming home for 6 months as part of your training? Are you a kiwi or Aussie and fancy some time in Europe as part of your training?* Then these might be the jobs for you. These aren’t just the standard queue busting, service provision jobs but an opportunity to gain some new skills. If you’re working in Ireland and fancy a career development opportunity in one of the big Dublin hospitals then read on. 

[* the Mater is accredited for training in Ireland through the college of emergency medicine which is the specialist college for emergency medicine in the UK and Ireland. From communication with the Australasian College in Emergency Medicine (ACEM) we have been told that any trainee wishing to undertake training overseas and have that time accredited toward their ACEM training should apply to the college prior to beginning the post and obtain prior approval to have the training added toward their ACEM as far as we know it should be approved for training by ACEM too]


The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (The Mater) in north Dublin is one of the main tertiary centres in the country. It has the national spinal injuries centre and all major specialities apart from neurosurgery and as far as I’m aware it’s the only place doing ECMO in the country. The hospital recently moved to brand new facilities including  a new Emergency Dept, theatres and ICU.

The ED encompasses a large ‘acute floor’ model with acute medicine working out of the same department.  There is a 5 bed resus with CT scanning within the resus bay. There is a dedicated ED ultrasound machine.

The hospital serves one of the more deprived areas of Dublin with the obvious result that it sees a fascinating range of pathology from stab wounds, pedestrian trauma to complications of alcohol and  intravenous drug use and all the interesting infectious disease complications that come with it. One of the emergency medicine trainees is a lead for an international HIV screening project in the department.

The ED has created several new posts at registrar level to attract new staff and facilitate career development. All posts have protected non clinical time to pursue the appropriate sub specialty. Clinical work will be on the registrar rota in the ED.

Fellow in imaging

  • 20% protected non clinical time
  • 2 machines in ED
  • Weekly USS teaching (led by fellows)
  • Liaison with emergency radiology (fellowship trained)
  • Echo Module
    • 6 months
    • 2 hrs/wk in ICU with echo tech supervised scanning
    • 1hr/wk with ED/CCU patients with echo tech supervised scanning
    • Formal lectures
    • Examination
  • Early Pregnancy Module
    • based in local maternity hospital
    • this years fellows just starting
  • Suitable for (but not limited to)
    • post basic EM training, able to work clinically as registrar/advanced trainee in ED
    • prior to entry to formal higher training scheme, allows clinical development and level 1 USS skills with space to develop CV prior to application to higher trainingOR
    • post training as a fellowship to acquire higher level ultrasound skills
    • particularly well suited to UK/Australasian/South African trainees as registration recognised

Education fellow

  • University hospital with huge opportunities for educational development
  • Already happening in ED
    • weekly Registrar/consultant teaching (focused on FCEM exams)
    • weekly SHO teaching (focused on basic approaches to EM)
    • monthly radiology/EM/Acute medicine meeting
    • weekly ultrasound teaching
    • monthly joint EM/ICU meeting
    • Regular student placements as elective students throughout year or 4th year students for weekly placement jan-march
    • Online education induction package for SHOs and student placement
  • 30% protected time for non clinical activities to coordinate and develop education in emergency medicine
  • Suitable for (but not limited to)
    •  post basic training in EM,
    • able to work clinically as registrar/advanced trainee in ED

Airway Fellow

  •  Clinical Fellow (Registrar level) in Emergency Airway Management
  • 2 positions available
  • successful candidates will have protected time in anaesthetic room/theatre/ED in order to facilitate development of emergency airway protocols and education, involving teaching undergraduates, interns and in-house simulation.
  • In addition there will be an opportunity to join an ongoing collaboration between the ED and the department of Anatomy in UCD in developing 3D printing of airway models for research and teaching. (Approx. 25% WTE dedicated to Airway training).

EM/ICM post

Emergency Medicine/Critical  Care Registrar comprising 9 months Registrar in Emergency Department plus 3 months in ICU, involving collaboration with Critical Care department for joint educational meetings and protocol guideline development offering opportunities for inter/intradepartmental quality improvement programs in keeping with new developments in career progression in Emergency Medicine.

Salaries are on the registrar scale which can be found in the appendix of this document.

Feel free to send me an email at emergencymedicineireland (@) and I can write or Skype you with more info. If you’re at SMACC then I’d love to chat to you about it there.

Conflicts of interest
I work in the Mater and really quite enjoy it and it’d be lovely to have some more FOAMites to work with 😉 However my opinions are my own and do not necessarily represent that of the hospital.

MMUH Majors

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