50 new healthcare jobs for Limerick

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A PRIVATE healthcare company that provides care for people with a range of intellectual disabilities and mental illnesses is seeking to employ 50 people in Limerick.

The new jobs include up to ten nursing positions and some 40 care and support positions located in west and south Limerick.

The company, Nua Healthcare Services, is the largest private sector provider of intellectual disability and mental health services in Ireland.

According to a spokesperson, most of the new jobs “will suit and attract people from a range of sectors like retail, hospitality, construction or other healthcare areas who would like a change in career or potentially a shorter commute to work and especially those people with relevant life experiences”.

Nua Healthcare run an inhouse programme, Educate to Employ, which will provide additional training and education for new employees, especially those who have never worked in the healthcare sector before.

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The organisation already employs more than 1,800 people across its operations nationally.

Chief Operating Officer for Nua, Shane Kenny said: “The healthcare industry is incredibly rewarding and our team takes great pride in making true differences to the lives of the people we support. We continually invest in all of our employees here at Nua. We also believe a core reason for success stems from the approach of continually training and developing staff teams and we are especially looking for people who may want to change  their current career path and who believe they have compatible skills born out of relevant life experience which will ultimately enable them to be successful in healthcare services.”

“The fact we provide residential, supported living, day and community outreach services to both children and adults with a range of complex support requirements requires great patience and empathy and is very rewarding work. We are proud to offer high standards of service and care and are renowned for offering some of the best facilities in the country. Our residential accommodation combines modern facilities with beautiful outdoor environments and our tailored day care programmes encompass a wide variety of stimulating and enjoyable activities,” he added