Doctor Doctor……..

Doctor Doctor……… Middle aged lady goes to her GP for a check up He explains his prescription to her as follows: ‘Take the Red tablet first thing in the morning with a large glass of water’   ‘Take the Blue tablet after lunch with a large glass of water’ ‘Take … Continue reading

6 Challenges in the day of a MedicalDevice Sales Rep

6 Challenges in the day of a Medical Device Sales Rep         ·         Leaving house early to beat the traffic and be at hospital on time  ·         Transporting your equipment to theatre with all your trolleys   ·         Finding Scrubs that fit and maybe even have same colour top and bottom  ·         … Continue reading

The 10 most common Interview mistakes

  Top 10 most common interview mistakes  – As a Medical Recruitment Agency, we come across the following alarmingly often, usually resulting in the Candidate (job seeker) not getting the job – Failing to do detailed research – this shows laziness or lack of interest Rambling on – a staggering over 60% … Continue reading

Ireland faces €100m bill in Doctors back pay

Ireland faces €100m bill as doctors take case over pay deal Consultants to sue over Government’s failure to pay wage increases of up to €40,000 per year promised under 2008 contract Under the terms of the contract, consultants agreed to new work practices, restrictions on private practice and to be rostered … Continue reading

Where are all our Midwives gone?

A major survey of staffing levels in Ireland’s maternity hospitals has identified a ‘critical shortage’ of midwives. According to the findings from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), no maternity hospital or unit in the country has the internationally recommended midwife-to-birth ratio of 1:29.5 births. The ratio currently varies … Continue reading

Thinking about working as a Doctor in Ireland?

If you are thinking about working as a Doctor in Ireland, you will need to note the following changes taking effect from 2014 –   ARRANGEMENTS FOR NON-EEA DOCTORS WORKING IN THE STATE COMMENCING 1 JANUARY 2014     1. Employment Permit requirement – from 1 March 2014   From … Continue reading

Biopharma giant Regeneron invests €300m in Limerick

Limerick is to receive 300 highly skilled jobs by 2016 after biopharma giant Regeneron Pharmaceuticals this morning revealed a US$300m investment for a manufacturing facility on an 11.88-hectare site previously owned by Dell at Raheen Business Park. Subject to planning approval from the local authority, the company expects to employ … Continue reading

Putting the health of our Doctors and Patients at risk

A worrying report in the Independent today reveals how a junior Doctor regularly works 30-hour shifts, forcing her to choose between sleeping and eating afterwards. Dr Libby Ennis (28), a senior house officer in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, has recorded a stark and revealing audio diary which highlights how exhausted junior doctors are left … Continue reading