North west hospital seeking Consultants and NCHDs in new campaign
Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) in the north west is undertaking the largest recruitment campaign in the hospital’s history, seeking Consultants and non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs) with posts also available across nursing specialities, midwifery, laboratory, radiology and pharmacy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
Over the coming months LUH in Donegal is to recruit up to 120 posts, and they say about 100 jobs are new posts, across a wide number of departments to support existing services and enable the development of new services.
“The services we provide to patients continue to develop at Letterkenny University Hospital, and the population we serve continues to increase,” said Sean Murphy, Hospital Manager.
“We have undergone huge infrastructural redevelopment over the last number of years with state of the art facilities across many of our services, including radiology and laboratory,” he added.
The hospital is urging professionals originally from the north west to consider returning home, and they are also encouraging those from other parts of Ireland and overseas to consider a career in LUH and a future in County Donegal.
Dr Elisma Wilken, Consultant Respiratory Physician at Letterkenny University Hospital (pictured above) said she had been working as a medical consultant in LUH for the last year, having travelled from Cape Town in South Africa with her family. “I work as a Respiratory Physician and General Physician alongside 12 other colleagues in General Medicine. The hospital is a busy acute teaching hospital with quite large intakes of patients with a varied mix of cases. We are supported by teams of registrars, senior house officers (SHOs) and interns.
“In my practice, I do a lot of bronchoscopies and the department has its own ultrasound machine which we use for pleural-based procedures. The Department and all of the staff in the hospital are very supportive and everyone is very friendly. It is a really good environment to raise your family while developing your career,” she added.