Join the nursing team at the Mercy
One of Cork’s foremost hospitals is holding Nurse Recruitment Open Days this week.
According to Interim HR Director at Mercy University Hospital (MUH), Michael Hanrahan, the hospital offers real opportunities for career progression and work life balance, within a supportive and friendly city centre location.
The Nurse Recruitment Open Days take place on Friday evening, April 21 from 6-9pm and Saturday morning, April 22 from 10am-1pm.
An acute public voluntary hospital, MUH provides a comprehensive range of services and 24/7 acute surgical, acute medical, and critical care to private and public patients. They provide one of the broadest ranges of nursing specialties in Cork, which allows them to offer real choice to their nursing team when it comes to career specialisation.
“We currently have opportunities at staff nurse, nurse manager and nurse specialist levels and as we are continually growing to meet service needs, new opportunities present themselves regularly. We promote on average 100 staff per year, so the opportunities are there, and there’s no shortage of encouragement,” added Michael Hanrahan.
The hospital continues to expand, with two new operating theatres, a new 30 bed ward, and a new radiology building just some examples of the €40m investment in the hospital in the last five years.
“We believe it’s important to empower our nurses to pursue their career goals, whether it’s to specialise in a particular area or follow a people management path.
“We offer in-house and specialist training, and as a teaching hospital affiliated with UCC and we have the Centre of Nurse Education located adjacent to the hospital,” Mr Hanrahan said.
MUH was established over 165 years ago and their values were developed by staff 10 ago. As a values led organisation, they are committed to adhering to their core values of respect, justice, compassion, excellence and team spirit.
“Staff wellbeing is a key value for us. We strive to provide flexibility and work life balance, with 28% of our employees working part-time. We host two Wellness Weeks annually and provide a variety of supports throughout the year, from an Employee Assistance Programme to wellness initiatives such as quit smoking events,” said Mr Hanrahan.
“We are keen to make it as easy as possible for new nurses to join our hospital, hence the open days. Nurses can come along and meet some of our nursing team, get a feel for our hospital and discuss how we can help them achieve their nursing career goals. We are so proud of our hospital; we’re really looking forward to welcoming new nurses to it,” he added.