Master/Chief Executive Officer

Ireland (IE)
11 Mar 2019
05 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital

Established in 1826, the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital is a tertiary-referral voluntary teaching hospital with national, regional and area responsibilities for ensuring the optimal health of mothers, women and infants. The Hospital is the largest provider of women and infant’s healthcare in the Republic of Ireland and indeed one of the largest in Europe. It is a recognised centre of excellence for tertiary services including maternal and fetal medicine, neonatology, gynaecology and peri-operative medicine (caring for almost 9,000 mothers, with more than 1,000 neonatal admissions and almost 5000 gynaecology operations in 2018).

The Hospital has a substantial academic portfolio in terms of multidisciplinary education, research and training, with medical students from Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and postgraduate Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors, in addition to midwifery and neonatal nursing students. The Hospital hosts two University Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, the National Cellular and Molecular Cytopathology Training School and the Hub Centre for Continuing Midwifery Education in the Greater Dublin Area; the Research Laboratory on the Hospital campus is a leading European centre for molecular biology research.

The Pathology Departments holds ISO 15189 in all areas – Transfusion Medicine & Haematology, Cytopathology, Histopathology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and POCT.

Over the last number of years, significant infrastructural developments have been completed on the Hospital campus including the development of a new Delivery Suite with a purpose-built Emergency Obstetrical Theatre and Adult High Dependency Unit, a new Women’s Health Unit for Colposcopy and Ambulatory Gynaecology and the re-development and expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Special Care Baby Units.

Applications are invited to fill the office of:
Master/Chief Executive Officer

The office of Master/Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital is for a seven year term, due to commence on 1st January 2020.

The postholder will be accountable to the Board of Guardians and Directors for the overall management of the Hospital. During these exciting and challenging times for women and infants’ healthcare, the Master/CEO
will be responsible for leading transformational change in the Hospital.

Applications are invited for the above key post which is on a Type B Basis under the Consultants’ 2008 Contract. Candidates must hold registration as a specialist in the Specialist Division of the Register of Medical Practitioners maintained by the Medical Council in Ireland in the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Health Service Executive salary scales, professional qualifications and regulations will apply to this post.

Application Process:

Application forms and particulars of post may be obtained from Ms Gina Elliott, Human Resources Department, Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, Dublin 8. Tel: +353 (0)1 4085286, email:

Further information may be obtained from Dr Sharon Sheehan, Master/CEO, Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, Tel: +353 (0)1 4085280, email:

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on Friday 5th April 2019.

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital is an equal opportunities employer.

As a major provider of healthcare, the Hospital is also a Tobacco Free Campus. Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the grounds.

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