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

Ireland’s Medical Devices sector needs Engineers

The health of Ireland’s medical devices export sector, which is worth in the region of €7.9bn, will remain hugely dependent on the expertise and ready supply of skilled engineers, said John O’Dea, the new president of Engineers Ireland. O’Dea recently gave his first address to engineers in Dublin, where he … Continue reading