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MedWise Occupational Health and Travel Health Services

MedWise People Profile

Dr Deidre Gleeson - Medical Director and Specialist Occupational Health Physician

Dr Deirdre GleesonPrimary Degree:

Trinity College, Dublin
Graduated 1992, MB BCh BAO

Profile:

In 2000, Deirdre left general practice to pursue a career in Occupational Medicine.

In 2004, Deirdre completed the 4 year specialist registrar training in Occupational Medicine

In 2005, Deirdre founded the MedWise Occupational Health Services to provide Occupational Health medical services to employers. Deirdre works full-time as the Medical Director of Medwise and it’s chief specialist OH Physician. Deirdre has a special interest in communication with treating doctors, case management and all aspects of fitness for work.

In 2011, Founded Medwise Calcutta Project to help street children

Qualifications:

  • 1994 Family Planning Certificate
  • 1995 Diploma in Child Health
  • 1996 Diploma in Obstetrics and Women’s Health
  • 1996 Member of the Irish College of General Practitioners
  • 2000 Licentiate of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine
  • 2000 Higher Diploma Occupational Medicine
  • 2004 Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine
  • 2010 Fellow of the Faculty of the Occupational Medicine

Professional:

Accredited Specialist in Occupational Medicine Associations

Dr Haji Muhammad - Specialist Occupational Health Physician

Dr Haji Muhammad Primary Degree:

University College Cork, Ireland
Graduated 2002, MB BCH BAO

Profile:

Haji graduated from UCC medical college in 2002

Between 2002 and 2007, Haji worked in a wide range of clinical departments as an Intern and SHO in Cork and Limerick hospitals

From 2008 to 2009, Haji worked as a Registrar in Palliative Medicine in a Limerick Hospice for 2 years

In 2010, Haji started a 4 year full time training course in occupational medicine

18 months - Specialist Registrar - Beaumont Hospital OH Dept

12 months - Specialist Registrar - CIE Medical Dept

18 months - Specialist Registrar - Medmark Occupational Healthcare

In Jan 2014, Haji completed his specialist training in occupational medicine

In the first half of 2014, Dr Haji worked as a temp consultant in Beaumont Hospital OH Dept

In June 2014, Haji joined MedWise as a Specialist OH physician

Qualifications:

  • 2002 UCC Primary medical degree MB BCH BAO
  • Honours Epidemiology/Public Health and ENT
  • 2005 Specialist Medical Training completion
  • 2012 Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine
  • 2014 Specialist Registration in Occupational Medicine
  • 2014 Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom

Professional:

Accredited Specialist in Occupational Medicine Associations

Dr Joseph Sim - Specialist Occupational Health Physician

Dr Joseph SimJoseph graduated from Trinity College medical school in 1997.

By 2000, Joseph had completed his general professional training, having worked in a wide range of clinical departments as an Intern and SHO in several Irish hospitals.

From 2001 to 2006, Joseph worked as a Registrar in Geriatric & General Medicine in Dublin and Waterford.

Joseph attained the Membership of Royal College of Physicians (MRCPI) during his years in the hospital practice.

In 2006, Joseph was one of the four trainees to win a place on the Occupational Medicine Specialist Training Scheme.

Throughout the 4 year training scheme Joseph worked full time in many of the major occupational health practices in the country including:

  • Beaumont Hospital Occupational Health Department,
  • Employment Health Advisors Ltd (EHA), Cork
  • Medmark Ltd, Dublin
  • Madden Occupational Health, Limerick
  • Midwest Occupational Health, Limerick

In 2010, Joseph completed his specialist training in occupational medicine.

In July 2010, Joseph established Business Health Ireland, an occupational health clinic based in Cork.

Since Feb 2011, in addition to developing his own practice in Cork, Joseph has worked in MedWise, Naas as an occupational health physician.

Since 2012, Joseph has a locum consultant role with HSE MidWest & West Occupational Health Dept.

Qualifications:

  • 1997 Trinity Collage Dublin Primary medical degree MB BCH BAO
  • 2003 Membership of Royal College of Physicians (MRCPI)
  • 2008 Licentiate of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (LFOM)
  • 2009 Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (MFOM)
  • 2010 Certificate Course in Management Skills for Doctors
  • 2010 Medicolegal reporting / courtroom skills (La Touché Legal Training Consultant, Dublin)
  • 2011 Certificate Course in Managing Occupational Health Services

Dan MacCarthy - Managing Director, Business Development Manager

Dan MacCarthy, Managing DirectorProfile:

Dan worked for medical device multinational companies for about 20 years, in product and technology transfer, manufacturing, quality and new product development. Likes projects and planning.

Dan looks after finance, business development, planning and operations.

Champion for mobile health surveillance clinic, driver and audiometer test technician

Contact Dan regarding anything about our services danmaccarthy@medwise.ie

Qualifications:

  • 1985 B. Eng in production Engineering, University of Limerick
  • 1993 Cert in production and inventory Mgt.
  • 2010 Cert in Business Mgt
  • 2011 Cert in Occupational Health Services Mgt
  • 2013 Audiometry Course

Carol Kennedy - OH Nurse Manager, Health & Safety Consultant

Carol Kennedy, Occupational Health Nurse managerProfile:

Carol joined Medwise in 2007 to head up Nurse led services

Carol is dual qualified as specialist OH nurse and as a health and safety consultant

Prior to joining Medwise, Carol worked as:

  • Health and Safety Manager at Green Isle Foods, Naas
  • Health and Safety Manager at Kerry Foods, Shillelagh
  • Occupational health Advisor at Kerry Foods, Shillelagh
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer, DIT
  • Staff Nurse at St James Hospital, Dublin

Carol is the main resource for Travel Health consultations for our Travel Clinic

Carol has responsibility for MedWise Nurse led services, such as:

  • On-Site OH Nurse medical assessments
  • In-Clinic OH Nurse assessments
  • On-Site Health Surveillance
  • Travel health advice and vaccinations
  • Occupational vaccinations

Carol supervises a group of OH staff Nurses and a pool of contract OH nurses

Qualifications:

  • RGN, RNP, H Dip Occ Health, CMIOSH, RSP

  • 1996 - 1999: Diploma in Nursing Studies/ Registered General Nurse
    St. James’s Hospital/Trinity College Dublin

  • 2002 – 2003: Higher Diploma in Applied Science
    (Occupational Health and Hygiene).
    National University of Ireland, Galway

  • 2012 Certificate in Nurse prescribing RCSI

  • Qualified OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor
    Qualified Occupational First Aid Instructor
    Manual Handling trained
    Certified in Emergency First Response
    Certified in Audiometry
    Certified in Spirometry
    IHF Basic Life Support Instructor
    Ergonomics Awareness Training

Professional membership:

  • CMIOSH - Chartered member Institute occupational safety and health
  • RSP – Registered safety practitioner
  • RNP – Registered Nurse Prescriber
  • Registered with An Bord Altranais as an Occupational Health Nurse


Fiona O'Connor - Staff Occupational Health Nurse

Fiona O'Connor, Staff Occupational Health NurseProfile:

Fiona is a specialist occupational health nurse

Fiona joined medwise in 2010 as a staff OH Nurse

Fiona has worked both in the Naas Clinic, on long term placements on our Clients' sites and on project work on our Clients' sites:

  • OH Medical assessments,
  • pre-employment medicals,
  • health surveillance medicals,
  • occupational vaccination programs

Fiona is a versatile OH nurse, with a track record of being able to provide effective frontline OH services at our clients' sites.

Qualifications:

  • 2005-2007: B.Sc ( Hons). in Occupational Safety and Health.
    1st Class Honors Degree, Bord Altranais accredited
    Sligo Institute of Technology

  • 1999 – 2002: Diploma in Nursing
    U.C.D and St.Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin

  • CPR, IHF Basic Life Support certified
    Occupational First Aid certified
    Manual Handling certified
    Experienced phlebotomist.
    Spirometry training Category 1 Bord Altranais approved.
    Certificate in Audiometry
    Fas safe pass certified
    Registered with An Bord Altranais as an Occupational Health Nurse

Elaine Moore - MedWise Practice Nurse

Elaine Moore, MedWise Practice NurseProfile:

Elaine is a qualified Registered General Nurse (RGN).

Elaine joined medwise in 2012 as a part-time practice OH Nurse.

Elaine works in the Naas Clinic, carrying out pre-employment medicals, vaccinations, health surveillance medicals, occupational vaccination programs, and functional testing.

Elaine has worked mainly in clinical nursing at CUH, working up to a ward sister position responsible for training student nurses, then a position in Nurse Management in CUH, responsible for the running of the hospital at evenings and weekends.

Qualifications:

  • 1987 - 1991: Certificate in general nursing
    CUH and UCC

  • 1995: Practice Nurse Course
    (Bord Altranais approved)

  • 2002: B. Sc (Hons) Nursing Studies, UCC

  • CPR, IHF Basic Life Support certified
    Experienced phlebotomist.
    Spirometry training Category 1 (Bord Altranais approved)
    Certificate in Audiometry
    Registered with An Bord Altranais as an General Health and Practice Nurse

Emma Nugent - Practice Manager

Emma Nugent - Team Leader Clinic AdministrationProfile:

Emma was with MedWise almost from the start-up in 2005, providing reception cover.

In 2010, on graduating from a business degree course, Emma joined MedWise full-time.

In 2011, Emma became Team Leader of the Clinic Administration.

In 2015, Emma was appointed Practice Manager.

Emma ensures that the Clinic runs smoothly and is responsible for maintaining the high level of customer service, that is rapid availability of appointments and fast turnaround on reports.

Qualifications:

  • 2010 Bachelor of Business (Hons) Degree in International Business

  • 2013 Certificate in Human Resource Management

Emer Walsh - Clinic Administrator

Emer Walsh, Clinic AdministratorProfile:

Emer joined Medwise in 2013 as Clinic Administrator

Emer is customer-facing; she is usually the first point of contact people have with MedWise. Emer runs the Reception, and all in-bound communications, books the appointments, and ensures the smooth daily running of the Clinic.

Emer has worked in design and print, managing a print works

Emer has worked for an e-learning content provider as a senior designer.

Emer worked as an interior design consultant for a large retailer

Emer has a wide experience in Team working, Customer service, and sales

Qualifications:

  • 1989 Diploma in Industrial Design

  • 1995 Higher Diploma in Graphics

  • 2013 Higher Cert in Business Admin and Management

  • 2013 Train the Trainer (Fetac Level 6)