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HSE launches nursing recruitment campaign

27 July 2015

New recruitment campaign to attract nurses working in the UK and elsewhere to work in Ireland

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Pamela Ryan, St James Hospital, Clodagh Sharpe, Beaumont Hospital, Grainne Kelly, St James’ Hospital and Colette Malone, Beaumont Hospital

 

A new recruitment campaign to attract nurses and midwives working in the UK and further afield to work in Ireland is being launched by the HSE on Thursday, July 23rd 2015 

The HSE is now offering a wide range of challenging career opportunities, with many benefits, for nurses and midwives wishing to make a contribution to the health and lives of everyone living in Ireland. 

The HSE has vacancies in a wide range of hospital and community facilities and is seeking to attract up to 500 nurses and midwives from the UK and elsewhere to Ireland.  It is hoped that many Irish nurses and midwives working in the UK in particular will take up the opportunity to return home and work in the Irish publicly funded  health services. 

Announcing details of the campaign Ian Tegerdine, National Director of Human Resources, said:“The campaign will focus on connecting with nurses and midwives in the UK and further afield via advertising on social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter and a dedicated microsite (www.nursinginIreland.ie) during the coming months. This activity will be complemented by print advertisements in Irish newspapers to raise awareness of the recruitment drive among those who may have family and friends abroad who might be interested in these positions. 

“A relocation package is available for nurses and midwives who wish to come and work in Ireland. The relocation package will be offered to nurses and midwives who apply for posts via the campaign.“ 

A relocation package is available to all successful applicants as detailed below: 

  • Up to €1500 tax-free removal/relocation expenses including the cost of flights subject to Revenue guidelines on allowable removal expenses.
  • First time Nursing Registration Costs with NMBI [Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland]
  • Funded post graduate education
  • Incremental credit for experience gained outside Ireland

 

Those choosing to take up employment will benefit from; 

  • Permanent contract of employment
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Sponsorship programmes for specialist post registration education and Masters study
  • Generous annual and public holiday leave entitlements
  • Competitive salary scale  of  €27,211-€43,800 with additional pay for shift and differentials
  • 39 hour week
  • Excellent public service pension
  • Various employee schemes attracting substantial leave entitlements including: maternity and parental leave, shorter working year, flexible working arrangements etc
  • Travel pass scheme with significant tax relief 

Nurses and midwives will find that working in the Irish Health Service provides excellent opportunities to enhance their professional development, inclusive of statutory education, training and learning. 

The HSE plays play a key role in supporting nurses and midwives in their mandatory education, continuous professional development, and in the development of new competencies, maintenance of core competencies and engagement in evidence based practice.  

The HSE, through the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director, has commissioned at a national level a number of education programmes such as Medicinal Product Prescribing, programmes pertaining to cancer care  and varied Leadership and Management Development Programmes for nurses and midwives.  This Office also sponsors post-graduate formal academic courses that prepare nurses and midwives for expanding their role as well for specialist and advanced practice roles. These education programmes are provided by Universities and Institutes of Technology. 

For further information on the opportunities and the application please visit www.nursinginireland.ie