Nurses Relocating from Abroad to Blackrock Clinic to Receive a €3,000 Relocation Grant
22nd Feb 2016
Our hospital continues to grow: recently we tripled the size of our ED because of demand and we have also opened an advanced 12-bed ICU. However, bigger facilities and more services need more staff, and the nursing shortage in Ireland means we are now looking abroad, as well as at home, for nurses.
During the downturn, nursing pay rates dropped in the public sector in Ireland and as a result we lost many nurses and graduates abroad.
We’re hoping they’ll come back.
We’re also hoping that English-speaking nurses who aren’t Irish might consider moving to Ireland to work at Blackrock Clinic. The country has a lot to offer, and so does our hospital.
We’re now giving a relocation grant to the right nurses who fit into our dynamic and progressive organisation. Every nurse who joins our team from abroad, will receive up to €3,000 to cover flights, relocation costs and perhaps a deposit on rental accommodation.
In addition, nurses at Blackrock Clinic receive good pay rates, an annual bonus (when agreed targets are met), on going educational opportunities, highly subsidised parking, a pension scheme, paid uniforms and discounted medical test and pharmacy rates.
We are confident that any nurse in Blackrock Clinic will get professional and educational experience which matches the highest levels internationally. The hospital has 8 high-tech and progressive operating theatres and has been at the forefront of procedures in orthopaedics, cardiac and general surgery for nearly 30 years. Some of the country’s best consultants work out of Blackrock Clinic, using some of the latest equipment to perform the newest and most minimally invasive surgeries.
Many of the senior staff have worked here since the hospital opened, so there is a huge bank of expertise available in every specialism in the hospital. With only 700 staff, people tend to know one-another and there is a warm, supportive and collegiate atmosphere.
This is a great opportunity for nurses who want to come home or make Ireland their home.