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17 November 2021
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ICGP HSE General Practitioner Clinical Lead – Women's Health

The Role

This Clinical Lead will provide the essential leadership to drive forward an ambitious agenda to enable a comprehensive life-course approach to women's health. The Clinical Lead will join the team of GP Leads in the Integrated Care Programmes and Research Hub and will have a dual reporting line to the HSE and ICGP.

The Lead will work closely with ICGP, HSE colleagues in the National Women and Infants Programme (NWIP) as well as the Women's Health Taskforce in the Department of Health. The successful candidate will also establish strong relationships working collaboratively with colleagues in other agencies (including the HSE) to establish and guide the implementation of care pathways. This will include local implementation of national programmes and support of local areas in adapting pathways to local needs. An important element of the role is the development and delivery of educational resources and guidelines for GPs, Practice Nurses and other health care professionals.

Duration: 1-year fixed term contract initially with extension subject to funding

Time Commitment: 2 days per week 

Location: ICGP, 4-5 Lincoln Place, Dublin 2 with flexibility to travel to relevant meetings with ICGP, HSE and other stakeholders. A blend of distance working with office-based work is envisaged and this will be reviewed in line with COVID-19 public health advice and College policy. 

Reporting to: Medical Director 

Job Description: Please refer to the full job description (PDF, 154KB)

Person Specification


  • Be a medically qualified health professional, holding the MICGP qualification, and be a current member of the College in good standing
  • Be registered with the Irish Medical Council of Ireland on the Specialist Division for General Practice
  • Be enrolled on and in compliance with the ICGP Professional Competence Scheme• Have 3 years full time or 5 years part time postgraduate medical experience in GP
  • Concurrently hold a part time clinical appointment equivalent to a minimum of four sessions of clinical general practice per week.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and expertise:

  • Have demonstrated leadership skills in practice or in the wider health network
  • Have promoted change within the practice or wider health network
  • Ability to recognise and respect expertise in others and the contribution of team dynamics
  • Awareness of the importance of quality improvement and its application to women's health care and the vision for General Practice 
  • Ability to design and deliver GP education 
  • Competent negotiator with excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships and advocate for the patient 
  • Show skills or aptitude in negotiation e.g., to make the case for integrated Primary Care / General Practice
  • Experience in negotiation with HSE departments would be beneficial
  • Proven ability to evaluate and audit projects 
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of common issues re: the current challenges that exist.

Applications Process: By means of a comprehensive CV and a cover letter (maximum of one-page) stating why you feel you are suitable for this position, should be addressed to Dr Diarmuid Quinlan, Medical Director, and sent to

General queries: Please contact Human Resources – email: Tel: (01) 6763705. 

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 8 December 2021

Interview date: Provisionally scheduled for January 2022