Tuesday 24 April 2018

Into the west

Photo Martina Regan
Photo Martina Regan

There are fantastic opportunities for nurses in various specialities at Galway Clinic. Since it opened in 2004, the clinic has become one of the leading private acute hospitals in Ireland and an integral part of the Health system in the west.

“At Galway Clinic you’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect, and most importantly, a life changing career”

Galway Clinic is currently recruiting theatre nurses as well as nurses in various other specialities to join a team of 250 nurses and 700 overall staff to meet demand for expansion of services.

Based in Doughiska, on the outskirts of Galway city, the acute hospital’s services include all aspects of cancer care, orthopaedics, general surgery, cardiology, cardiac surgery, robotic surgery, emergency rooms and endovascular surgeries.

“At Galway Clinic you’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect, and most importantly, a life changing career,” says head of human resources at the clinic JJ Beirne.

“We provide the highest quality patient care by applying a person-centred care framework which focuses not only on the needs of patients and their families but also on the care givers.  The amazing people that work in Galway Clinic are at the heart of all the extraordinary work we do.”

Galway Clinic offers state-of-the-art facilities, low patient-to-nurse ratios and excellent opportunities for nurses’ professional development through supported further education and training.

“The facility is one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Ireland which also offers Ireland’s first and only comprehensive electronic patient record,” notes Beirne.

“It has never shied away from embracing the latest technology and was the first hospital in Ireland to introduce robotic surgery for radical prostatectomy.”

The team at the Galway Clinic includes top medical professionals from around the world. There are currently over 150 of the world’s most accredited consultants specialising in over 60 different specialities working at the clinic.

In addition to its progressive, innovative and high-tech environment, Galway Clinic offers a variety of perks and benefits to attract nurses. These include an attractive salary, course and location allowances paid in specialist areas and a relocation bursary of up to €3,000. Nurses can also avail of flexible working hours and funding for post graduate education.

Galway Clinic’s location is also one of its many draws for nurses, according to Beirne.

“Moments away from the Wild Atlantic Way, Galway is home to world-famous events such as the Galway International Arts Festival and the Galway Races. It’s global standing in relation to arts and culture is second to none and in 2020, Galway will become the European Capital of Culture,” he says.

“With a population of 80,000 and more than one million visitors each year, Galway has the feel of a small city with all the amenities and offerings of a big city.

“The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in Ireland due to its affordable cost of living and exceptionally high quality of life.”

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