Press release

HSE National Ambulance Service now recruiting for a number of new roles across the country

Published: 24 April 2024

Updated: 26 April 2024

Do you want a rewarding career in healthcare? One where you can make a difference when people need it the most and save lives? If so, a job in the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) is the one for you.

We are currently recruiting for a number of exciting roles across the country.

New opportunities include:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (formerly known as Intermediate Care Operative (ICO) (provides a dedicated patient transport/intermediate care service)
  • Emergency Medical Controller (operates in a communications command and control centre within NAS)
  • Student Paramedics (paid for three year degree level programme)

Pat Mooney, General Manager, NAS Operations, Dublin and Midlands says:

“The National Ambulance Service provides vital care and support across the whole country, helping to deliver urgent medical care to those who need it most in the community. We are seeking dynamic people for these demanding and rewarding roles. We are looking for people who want to work in a fast-paced environment while making a difference in the lives of people at the time of their greatest need.”

The National Ambulance Service responds to over 400,000 ambulance calls each year, employs over 2,300 staff across 118 locations and has a fleet of approximately 620 vehicles. Paramedics play a vital role in the provision of emergency care to the community and are involved in life saving work at the scene of incidents and while working on ambulances.

The HSE National Ambulance Service, in conjunction with partners such as the Irish Air Corps, An Garda Síochána, Irish Coast Guard to name but a few:

  • transports approximately 40,000 patients via an Emergency Medical Technician service
  • co-ordinates and dispatches more than 800 aero medical/air ambulance calls
  • completes 600 paediatric and neonatal transfers and
  • supports Community First Responder Schemes across the country.

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