Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Michael Bohane from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

Michael Bohane

QA Manager

BioPharmachem Ireland

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Michael Bohane
Be prepared for responsibility and the rewards and problems that come with responsibility. It is very important to be comfortable making decisions and living with them. While it is impossible to be right all of the time the majority of decisions you make have to be correct.
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Care Assistant
Lydia Peppard

Lydia Peppard
Recruitment Manager
Frank Morrison

Frank Morrison
Midwife
Siobhan Canny

Siobhan Canny
Speech and Language
Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly
Social Worker
Mary Ita Heffernan

Mary Ita Heffernan
Ambulance / Paramedic
Keith Hayes

Keith Hayes
Anaesthetist
Dr Jan Steiner

Dr Jan Steiner
Pharmacist
Rachel Berry

Rachel Berry
Clinical Nurse Manager 2
Ejiro O'Hare Stratton

Ejiro O'Hare Stratton
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Can you be part of building a high quality health service for a healthier Ireland? 

Can you be part of building a high quality health service for a healthier Ireland? 


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"I could be on the wards assessing staff performance or assessing the practical skills of those staff doing their FET Level 5 training"
Care Assistant
Lydia Peppard
"Work within the HSE is usually very challenging and tends to keep you on your toes. You won't get bored"
Recruitment Manager
Frank Morrison
"I believe that it would be very helpful for every doctor to work as a nurse or nursing aid, at some stage in their career."
Anaesthetist
Dr Jan Steiner
"Our main aim is to maintain a child in the care of its parents and all supports and interventions are given in an effort to achieve this"
Social Worker
Mary Ita Heffernan
"I enjoy the fact that there is a lot of patient contact and that we have the opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives"
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Rachel Berry
"We also attend to Caesarean deliveries and assist the mothers and fathers with the immediate care of the new born"
Midwife
Siobhan Canny
"The person coming into the job would need to be patient, able to negotiate and work under pressure, as well as work on their own initiative"
Clinical Nurse Manager 2
Ejiro O'Hare Stratton
"I spend four mornings a week in a local primary school where there are two language units"
Speech and Language
Lisa Kelly
"The role of a paramedic is very demanding and it is challenging to ensure the patient receives the best level of care"
Ambulance / Paramedic
Keith Hayes

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The Health Service Executive (HSE) is responsible for providing Health and Personal Social Services for everyone living in the Republic of Ireland. The HSE provides thousands of different services in hospitals and communities across the country.  

These services range from public health nurses treating older people in the community to caring for children with challenging behaviour; from educating people how to live healthier lives to performing highly-complex brain surgery; from planning for major emergencies to controlling the spread of infectious diseases. At some stage every year, everybody in Ireland will use one or more of the services provided. They are of vital importance to the entire population.

The HSE is the largest employer in the state, with over 100,000 employees. More than 67,000 are direct employees, the remainder are employed by agencies funded by the HSE. The HSE aims to be an Employer of Choice, and offers a wide range of challenging career opportunities that enable our staff to make an important contribution to the health services, to public service and to the lives of everyone living in Ireland.

The HSE is divided into various functions listed below:

  • Acute Services
  • Primary Care
  • Social Care
  • Mental Health
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • National Cancer Control Programme
  • Quality & Patient Safety
  • Clinical Strategy & Programmes
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Communications
  • Health Business Services
  • Audit

We aim to deliver healthcare by living our values of Care, Compassion, Trust and Learning.  For more information please see our Corporate Plan 2015-2017.