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A nursing career at St James’s Hospital offers the opportunity to work with leading clinical professionals in a dynamic and progressive health care environment.  St James’s Hospital is the largest acute teaching hospital in Ireland and is partnered academically with Trinity College Dublin. The nursing community with a multinational staff of over 1,600 is vibrant, dynamic and plays a central role in the delivery of quality care.

Here at St James’s Hospital, we are also committed to our nurses’ professional and personal development. As a hospital, we actively support and encourage our nursing staff, at all levels, to enhance their skills, develop and expand their professional practice, and participate in continuing training and postgraduate education programmes.

There are over 40 different inpatient and ambulatory care clinical areas that our nurses work in, with many of these clinical areas being national or tertiary referral centres. This offers nurses the opportunity to work with experts in services leading with innovative and specialist patient care. 

Nursing research is paramount and encouraged at all grades. The successful partnership between St James's Hospital and the Trinity Centre for Practice & Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI), School of Nursing and Midwifery research capacity building program was established has resulted in advancing the nursing research agenda within the Nursing team. 

Nursing at St James’s Hospital

Nursing at St James’s Hospital

Our vision for St James’s Hospital is to be a leading healthcare organisation, nationally and internationally, improving health outcomes through collaboration and innovation. We will continuously improve the quality and safety of the care we provide so that every patient receives the best care and our Hospital’s vision is made a reality for the benefit of the patients, families and communities we serve. The St James's Hospital nursing team will continue to lead, adopt and develop our practice through innovations, new ways of working and developing skills and roles to deliver national health strategies and the wider health and social care vision.

Sharon Slattery, Director of Nursing

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