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Irish nurses home for Christmas encouraged to attend HSE recruitment days

Industrial action is looming in the new year as nurses claim they are understaffed and overworked.

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THE HSE IS hosting three open recruitment days for nurses and midwives in Dublin starting from today.

Job candidates were asked to register their interest in attending in advance of the open days and job interviews will be conducted at the event each day.

Rosarii Mannion, National Director of Human Resources said the event is for nurses and midwives of all disciplines who are interested in working in the Irish health service.

“Nurses and midwives home from abroad on holiday who are thinking of returning to live in Ireland may like to take the opportunity to provide us with their details and attend for interview,” she said.

We are also encouraging any nurses and midwives who may be thinking of returning to work to attend this event. It’s a great opportunity for them to engage with the health service and find out about the many opportunities available.

Information will be available at today’s event in relation to current vacancies, professional development, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) registration and garda vetting procedures.

Last month nurses and midwives voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, stating that they are understaffed and overworked. Health Minister Simon Harris said industrial action would not reduce the numbers of patients on trolleys or reduce waiting lists.

He had two months earlier committed to a review of bed capacity in Irish hospitals to attempt to bring numbers of nurses to adequate levels. The INMO will meet on 17 January to review management’s response to its demands, but if they are not satisfied, action is expected to begin in early February.

He HSE said today’s event is the first in a series of career day events for nurses to be held throughout 2017.

Read: “We’ve had enough”: Nurses have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action>

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