UHKJAN2022 - Registrar and SHO Positions at University Hospital Kerry, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

University Hospital Kerry, Tralee, Co. Kerry are recruiting for the following NCHD positions.

Registrar positions

General Medicine 


Emergency Medicine 


General Paediatrics

SHO positions

General Medicine 

General Surgery 

Emergency Medicine 


General Paediatrics 

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery


HSE Area: South South West Hospital Group – HSE SSWHG

Contract Type: Fixed Term: Wholetime

This competition is external and open to the general public

Informal enquiries: Medical Manpower Department – 00 353 66 7184048 / 00 353 66 7184049

Closing Date: Ongoing

How to apply

Please submit c.v. and cover letter clearly stating Grade / Specialty you wish to apply for to

Email: uhkmedrecruit@hse.ie 


University Hospital Kerry is a recognized teaching hospital which provides first class emergency, in-patient, outpatient and day case healthcare services to a population of 147,554 which grows significantly during the summer as Kerry is the holiday destination for people travelling from America, Europe and further afield.  University Hospital Kerry is the 3rd largest hospital in the South South West Hospital Group with strong links to University College Cork and all the post Graduate Royal Colleges in Ireland.   

County Kerry is situated in the South West of Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way and is one of the most scenic counties in Ireland with spectacular beaches, mountains, rolling hills and countryside.  Some of the many attractions include Carrauntoohill, the highest mountain in Ireland at 1,039m, Cummeenoughter Lake at 707m located in the MacGillicuddy Reek mountains, the Ring of Kerry and Skellig Michael which features in the recent Star Wars films.  The many beaches offer a wide range of water activities including swimming and surfing with the rivers and lakes being ideal for fishing and rowing.  

University Hospital Kerry is located in Tralee, the Capital of Kerry which is proud host of the International Rose of Tralee Festival.   Tralee is a cosmopolitan urban area where a positive work life balance is part of everyday life.

Post Specific Related Information

Candidates must have the following:

  • Registration with the Irish Medical Council. 
  • Valid up to date ACLS Certificate
  • Have Passed the IELTS / OET Exam if applicable. All NCHDs taking up employment with the HSE who were not registered by the Medical Council in any divisions of the Register of Medical Practitioners prior to the 01/01/2015, or who did not complete the entirety of their under-graduate medical training in the Republic of Ireland, are required to provide evidence of IELTS or OET or completion of their medical degree in any of the following countries – UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or United States.

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