Medical Director

Ireland (IE)
05 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2019
Psychiatry, Other
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time


St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services is Ireland’s largest and oldest independent provider of mental health care. Since its founding through the legacy of Jonathan Swift over 270 years ago, the organisation has sought to protect and care for those who experience mental health difficulties.

St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services is grounded in the human rights values of believing in and promoting peoples’ rights to be treated with dignity and respect, to be given equal opportunities and to be protected against discrimination. We seek to provide the least restrictive, least intrusive treatment, to promote independence and personal autonomy, to give people the opportunity to make decisions about their own care, to empower recovery by fostering positive coping and management skills, and to provide individual care plans grounded in evidence based best practice.

Driven by a dedicated, hard-working and committed Board of Governors, leadership team and staff, St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services is focused on four key essential and complementary areas of activity; service delivery, advocacy and awareness-raising, service user engagement and research and training. We believe that a modern, progressive mental health service must encompass each of these activities.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Medical Director to join St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services senior leadership team, who, under the direction of the CEO, will ensure we continue to advance our mission and strategic goals and to work towards a society where all citizens are empowered and given the opportunity to live mentally healthy lives.

This is an exciting time to consider applying for a Directorship in St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services, as we progress the implementation of a new and ambitious five-year strategy Changing Minds, Changing Lives 2018 – 2022. Developed through consultation with our service users, staff and service delivery partners, the strategy commits us to the development of the physical infrastructure, national network and operational excellence of St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services. The goal is to provide the highest quality of mental health care to as many people experiencing mental health difficulties in Ireland as possible.

We are already recognised as a respected advocate for improved understanding of mental health issues at a national level, and for seeking to change stigma and misunderstanding of mental health and the treatment of mental health difficulties. We continue to maintain our position as one of the leading mental health care providers, not only in Ireland, but internationally.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Medical Director will be responsible for the formulation and implementation of clinical policies and the organisation, management and development of clinical services.

The post is full-time with a term of five years commencing 1st January 2020.

Applications should be made via and must include:
(a) a comprehensive CV and
(b) brief covering letter. The closing date for receipt of applications is 30th April 2019.

St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services strives to create and maintain a progressive environment where our staff can be innovative and experience satisfaction in their work.

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St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services is an equal opportunities employer.