Staff are sought in a wide range of disciplines, including staff nurses and midwives, consultants and non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs) in all specialities, support staff (in catering, hygiene and portering), Medical & Social Care Professionals, and Health Care Assistants (HCAs).
Specific purpose contracts for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic will be issued, to ensure sufficient staffing for such initiatives as the intermediate step-down healthcare facility that has been proposed for the University of Limerick.
It is envisaged that recruitment panels will also be formed to support recruitment into the future, including for such service developments as the 60-bed block, which is scheduled to open on the University Hospital Limerick campus later this year.
The Mid-West recruitment drive follows on from the national ‘Be On Call For Ireland’ initiative, which met with a phenomenally affirmative response, with more than 60,000 people registering online.
“There is clearly a huge level of support for the services that our Hospitals Group provide, and we are urging anyone with the appropriate skillsets not already working in the public health service to register their interest with us,” said UL Hospitals Group Director of HR, Lorraine Rafter.