A&E Nurse Jobs & Recruitment in the Ireland

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The role

A&E Nurses provide critical care and compassion to patients in their most vulnerable moments. They are responsible for a wide range of tasks and duties in the A&E Department of a hospital, including triaging patients to ensure prioritised care, assessing patients’ injuries, giving emergency care when required, monitoring patients within the department, and collaborating with other healthcare professionals to provide quick and effective care to patients.

A&E Nurse duties

Some of the daily responsibilities handled by A&E Nurses include:

  • Providing immediate medical assistance and critical care to patients in emergency situations

  • Assessing and prioritising patients based on the severity of their condition

  • Administering medications, performing medical procedures, and assisting with wound care

  • Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, including doctors, paramedics, and technicians

  • Monitoring vital signs and patient responses, adjusting treatment plans accordingly

  • Communicating with patients and their families, offering emotional support and explaining treatment options

  • Documenting patient information and treatment processes

  • Maintaining a calm and composed demeanour while working in high-stress situations

How to work as a Registered A&E Nurse in Ireland

Here are some essential steps to take in order to become an A&E Nurse in Ireland. 

Firstly, candidates should achieve a nursing qualification via a programme that is recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (e.g Bachelor of Science in Nursing). 

Once fully qualified as a nurse, the candidate must register with the NMBI - the regulatory board for nurses and midwives in Ireland. This board exists to make sure that all nurses working in Ireland are fully qualified and safe to care for members of the public.

Having successfully graduated from a nursing programme and registered with the NMBI, the candidate can go on to achieve a further certificate in A&E nursing. This will mean additional specialist training. 

If English isn’t your first language, you may need to pass an English language proficiency test that demonstrates your ability to communicate in English. 

If applicable, you may need to obtain the necessary work permits to work in Irish healthcare. These will depend on your nationality and immigration status. 

What skills do they need?

A&E Nurses should have a broad range of skills. They work with a wide variety of patients across all ages and backgrounds, so outstanding communication is absolutely essential for this role. They also need high levels of emotional resilience, especially when providing trauma care, along with the ability to effectively triage patients, prioritising those with immediate care needs. A&E Nurses need strong critical thinking for making informed decisions under pressure, as well as the technical skills to operate any equipment in the department and administer medications. 

No day in the A&E department is the same, so adaptability skills and the ability to multi-task will go a long way in helping them to manage unpredictable or hectic situations. 

What does an A&E Nurse earn?

Recently graduated A&E Nurses in Ireland might expect an annual salary of around €38,678. However, healthcare salaries within the Irish public sector (Health Service Executive - or HSE) are based on a ‘points’ system, which determines annual salaries based on experience and skillset. 

Salaries may vary depending on location, employer, and additional benefits. 

Find your next A&E nursing role with Your World

Your World Healthcare is a proud member of the HSE framework, granting us privileged access to a diverse range of both full-time and locum nursing opportunities throughout Ireland.

Opting for a locum nursing role comes with multiple advantages, including increased flexibility, competitive pay rates, an improved work-life balance, and the invaluable opportunity to gain experience across various healthcare settings.

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