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Donegal nurses wanted in Australia 05.11.12

EXPERIENCED Irish nurses are urgently required in Sydney and other areas of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia.
Mental health nurses and midwives are in big demand as the NSW health board launches a recruitment drive to hire 70 Irish nurses. Galway-based recruitment agency ICE Group is co-ordinating the campaign in association with the NSW health authorities. The recruitment drive is needed to address a shortage of registered nurses in public hospitals.
Successful candidates are being promised attractive employment packages with "lucrative salaries and opportunities for real career advancement".
“There are excellent career opportunities for Irish nurses in New South Wales,” said ICE Group director, Margaret Cox. “Australia’s state-funded healthcare service is very similar to the HSE which makes it easy for Irish nurses to adapt quickly. There’s also a big community of Irish nurses in New South Wales so getting used to the new lifestyle takes very little adjustment,” she said. Ms Cox said NSW hospitals have generous staffing levels with a predominantly registered nurse workforce. She said nurses there enjoy some of the best pay and employment conditions in Australia. The package also includes visa sponsorship for one to four years or longer.
“Irish nurses’ qualifications and experience are highly regarded in Australia,” said NSW chief nursing and midwifery officer, Susan Pearce. Patients respond well to their attitude and knowledge as well as their warmth and friendliness. Irish nurses are always welcome here,” she added. Interviews will take place in Dublin on Friday, December 7, with positions commencing in 2013. Full details are available at or on 091 546700, and CVs should be sent to
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