1Medical work with all healthcare providers in Ireland and Northern Ireland to source permanent, temporary and locum medical practitioners. If you are looking for change of permanent position or want to explore the flexibility of locum work – we are here to help.
Types of position:
Fixed term contracts are salaried positions offered for periods of between 6 to 12 months across all specialities nationwide.
Locum positions are paid at an hourly rate that generally refer to ad hoc positions that can range from 1 day to 3 months.
If you are registered under General or Specialist Registration, you are eligible to take a fixed term or locum position in the Republic of Ireland.
You can choose to locum ad hoc to supplement your income or become a full-time locum. There is currently a very high demand for locum cover in Ireland.
Have the adventure of locum work in Ireland and travel throughout Europe on your down time. Ireland is easily accessible to all of mainland Europe thanks to an extensive budget airline network offering fares as low as €50 return.
If you qualify for general or specialist registration you can locum in Ireland. This option is available to a doctor who has qualified in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Malaysia, Pakistan and Sudan.
· Visa assistance/sponsorship provided by 1Medical
· Step by step assistance with medical registration process
· Expert advice on medical indemnity, accommodation, transport, and taxation
Great flexibility – you choose when you work allowing more time for study, family, travel.
Premium Rates – to supplement existing income or earn more per annum if a full-time locum
Weekly payments - immediate payments
Options – experience different locations particularly if considering a specific location for a permanent role
Experience – rural v urban, large v small practice, develop networks and explore career paths if undecided
Ireland has one of the highest qualities of life living standards in the world based on the Human Development Index from the UN. Ireland is known for its welcoming culture, high levels of education, spectacular outdoor scenery, and safety with very low levels of crime. Sitting on the west coast of Europe, Ireland has great travel connectivity with Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
Access to primary and secondary education in Ireland is available to all residents and most costs are met by the government. Ireland has many universities providing a broad range of academic qualifications. University education is widely available to Irish residents with most costs/fees paid for by government.
We can advise on the options available in various locations around Ireland.
Ireland has temperate oceanic climate, which is mild, humid, and changeable with a lack of temperature extremes.
Ireland has the space, scenery, and ocean to provide great outdoor activities including hill walking, mountaineering, fishing, gold, surfing, sailing, fishing amongst many. Culturally, Ireland has a long history and many opportunities to explore English literature, theatre, opera, dance, live music and of course the famed Irish pub.
Ireland is on the west coast of Europe and a member of the European Union. The majority of Western Europe is accessible within 2 hours and affordable thanks to extremely low-cost flights. Ireland is only 5 hours flying to the east coast of North America or to the Middle East.
The cost of living is high in major centres such as Dublin and Cork, but it is considerably lower in some regional settings. As Ireland is geographically small, most locations are three hours or less driving to Dublin. 1Medical can advise further on location, cost of living and tax rates in Ireland. If relocating to Ireland, 1 Medical will support you every step of the way
Secure and negotiate the best position for you
Assist with location information, education, and support for families
Assist with setting up in Ireland, bank accounts, renting accommodation, government services Meet you on arrival in Ireland and provide ongoing support.
All medical practitioners practicing in Ireland are required by law to be appropriately registered with the Irish Medical Council.
There are five categories of registration:
Irish Medical Graduates
EU and UK Medical Graduates
Medical Graduates of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Malaysia and Sudan
Medical Graduates from other countries who have completed the IMC PRES Exam or equivalent (PLAB, USMLE, MCCEE, AMC)
Completed specialist training in Ireland
Trained and/or recognised as a specialist in a European Union State and the UK
All other countries – A specialist qualification is assessed to determine if equivalent and recognised in Ireland
Visiting EEA Practitioners Division
European Union citizens who are fully established to practise medicine in another European Union member state may practise medicine in Ireland on a temporary and occasional basis without having to take out registration. Doctors should apply at least one month in advance of planning to practise medicine in Ireland.
Trainee Specialist Division
Accepted on a recognised training programmes and practise solely within the confines of posts allocated by the Health Service Executive (HSE)
Registration in the supervised division is granted to doctors who have been offered a post that has been approved by the national Health Service Executive (HSE), which has specific supervisory arrangements. Before you apply for registration with the Medical Council, the HSE should advise whether supervised registration is required.
A work permit is not required if:
You, your spouse, or child are an Irish, UK national or an EEA national. The EEA comprises the European Union, together with Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein
If you are from a country outside of the EEA, Switzerland, and the UK, you need permission to live and work as a doctor in Ireland.
To gain a work permit an applicant will have to have an offer of employment from the HSE or a private hospital or practice
Work Permits with a public hospital are fixed for 2 years even if initial employment contract is of shorter duration. A doctor can seek employment at another public hospital within the 2 years without the need for a new application.
An individual can apply for residency (stamp 4) after 5 years in Ireland. From March 2022, doctors are eligible for residency after 2 years on an eligible visa in Ireland.
A doctor in a post graduate specialist training position must hold registration with the Trainee Specialist Division of the Irish Medical Council (IMC). To gain this registration, an applicant must apply and be accepted to a post a graduate training body (see list below).
Specialist training posts are available in the first instance to the following:
a. citizens of Ireland.
b. nationals of another Member State of the European Union.
c. UK nationals
d. all persons currently holding a Stamp 4 (Permanent Resident) immigration permission (including holders of a Stamp 4 EUFAM permission). The first step in the process is to apply to the respective training body to gain a training process
Post graduate specialist training is conducted by the following bodies in Ireland
General Practice- Irish College of General Practitioners
Emergency Medicine - Irish Committee for Emergency Medicine Training
General/Internal Medicine - Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Paediatrics- Faculty of Paediatrics, RCP
Surgery- Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
Anaesthesiology- College of Anaesthetists of Ireland
ICU– Join Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
Psychiatry- College of Psychiatrists of Ireland
Obstetricians & Gynaecologists - Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, RCP
Radiology- Faculty of Radiologists, RCSI
Pathology- Faculty of Pathology, RCPI
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Emergency Medicine SHO | IE | 04/04/2022-11/07/2022
Locum Anaesthetic Registrar | IE | 02/05/2022-11/07/2022
Locum Consultant Psychiatrist | IE | 04/04/2022-31/01/2023
General (Internal) Medicine SHO | IE | 11/07/2022-11/07/2023
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