There are nursing employment opportunities available throughout Ireland in urban and rural areas. Jobs are available in the Acute, Mental Health and ID Services.
The HSE is the largest employer in the Republic of Ireland with over 120,000 employees.
Developments in health care are transforming the role of nurses and midwives, leading to new and exciting career opportunities. Our newly established Hospital Groups provide a wide range of emergency, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation services in Ireland’s public hospitals. Our world class national specialist services include heart, lung and liver transplants, bone marrow transplants, spinal injuries, paediatric, cardiac services and medical genetics.
Children’s Hospital Group (CHG)
The Children’s Hospital Group was established in 2013 as one of the seven hospital groups. It comprises three acute teaching children’s hospitals, Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and The National Children’s Hospital at Tallaght, each of whom provide excellent opportunities for career development and continuous professional education and training.
The CHG is responsible for the integration of the three hospitals prior to the opening of a new state-of-the-art children’s hospital tri-located on a campus with St. James’s Hospital and a maternity hospital, opening in 2019, that will provide safe, high quality tertiary/quaternary specialist paediatric services for the island and in conjunction with its satellite centres, provide secondary paediatric services for the greater Dublin area.
As part of this plan there will be paediatric urgent care and OPD centres at Connolly and Tallaght Hospitals which are due to open mid-2017, providing emergency/urgent care and better local access to general paediatric and trauma orthopaedic OPD services, chronic disease management, diagnostics and to support community and home based services.
The CHG is part of an academic health sciences network to support greater integration of clinical service with education, innovation and research to deliver better health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people on the island and globally.
Intellectual Disability Services
The HSE provides a range of services for people with intellectual, physical and sensory disabilities. These services include basic health services as well as assessment, rehabilitation, income maintenance, community and residential care.
Mental Health Services
The HSE provides a wide range of community and hospital based mental health services in Ireland and are also undergoing significant change and development. Acute, in-patient and residential service provision supports these developments in specialities such as Liaison, Deliberate Self Harm, Eating Disorder, Early Intervention and Forensic Nursing among others, which provides ample opportunity for professional development of nurses. You can read more information about these role here.
The HSE provides a wide range of services for people growing older in Ireland through both community and residential based services. Nurses working in the community provide services to people and their families who wish to continue to live in their own homes but still need a little help. The HSE provides residential service provision through local community nursing units throughout the country. Both nursing opportunities in community and residential services provide ample opportunity for the professional development of nurses.