All staff within the HSC benefit from excellent terms and conditions, as well as a wide range of policies and schemes aimed at providing a good working environment.
Recognition of Previous Experience
Where an appointee has verified comparable experience, recognition of this will be made through remuneration at a higher point of the payscale for the particular grade appointed to.
Appointees will be able to benefit from Trust Re-Location Policies which offer a range of support up to a maximum amount as detailed in the relevant Trusts Policy including but not limited to:
-Travelling and subsistence expenses, including a single flight
to Northern Ireland from country of origin - Economy
- Removal to Northern Ireland of personal effects based on receipted expenditure.
The above list is not exhaustive and each Trust will have the discretion to
apply some flexibility to meet organisational and individual requirements.
Re-location Support Package
-Support with PLAB costs
Support with initial 2 months rental / deposit costs, recoverable from salary over a maximum of 12 months or, where available, provision of hospital accommodation on a time limited basis
-Salary Advance, to a maximum limit, repayable over a maximum of 12 months.
The above list is not exhaustive and each Trust will have the discretion to apply some flexibility to meet organisational and individual requirements.
Professional Support (Mentoring and Supervision)
Appointees will have access to professional support for induction, mandatory training and ongoing mentoring and supervision.
Access to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Support for career Development
Appointees will have access to Continuous Professional Development (CPD), and support for career development such as access to Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR), medical leadership training, and access to research opportunities.
Through Clinical Fellowships, the opportunity to gain competencies that will support applications to UK Training Programmes
Access to CPD to ensure appointees remain appropriately skilled to meet the needs of the post, and to enable appointees to avail of opportunities to progress.
Excellent Terms & Conditions of Service
The Trusts all operate under nationally agreed terms & conditions of service which includes:
- Basic working hours of 40 hours per week which for Consultant & Speciality Doctor grades is split across 10 Programmed Activities (PA’s).
- Paid annual leave which ranges from 25 days per annum to 32 days per annum depending on grade and service. In addition to this you will also be entitled to 12 statutory/public holidays each year.
- Generous salary paid directly into your UK Bank account on the third clear banking day before the end of the month (please note, all deductions including for example Government Taxes are deducted each month directly from your pay).
These nationally agreed Terms & Conditions are further enhanced by a wide range of local Human Resources Policies which will vary marginally between Trusts but generally include the following components:
- Flexible Working Arrangements and Work Life Balance Policies – These cover a range of initiatives but include for example support such as ‘Condensed Periods of Annual Leave’. This means that subject to the needs of service and with adequate notice Trusts may support condensed leave requeststo allow the international recruit to travel home for longer periods of time and therefore support family ties, e.g., taking leave in a block for 4 weeks. This may be taken as annual leave, or a combination of annual leave / unpaid leave.
- Local Gym Membership – many of the Trusts have discounted membership for their staff at local health & fitness facilities.
- Equality of Opportunity – all the Trusts will have policies and procedures to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity in the workplace.
- Employee Recognition Schemes – to recognise good practice and outstanding contribution to the service.
- Salary Sacrifice Schemes – these are schemes which typically support for example childcare or purchase of items such as bicycles where you can choose to have some of your salary diverted to these before Tax & National Insurance.
- Staff Discount Card – Trust employees can avail of 5% discount at over 50 major high street stores, with 17,000 outlets, using just one convenient gift card.
Support on Arrival
All of the Trusts participating in this International Recruitment initiative will be seeking to support you in your early days of employment and will aim to provide:
- A welcome event to introduce you to the Trust, and key staff
- Full induction programme incorporating professional and social support
- Access to social and recreational events for international doctors and their families
- Assistance with setting up a UK Bank Account
- Assistance with registering with a local General Practitioner (GP) and Dentist.
The above package is accurate at the date of publication and may be subject to change.
The TTM family were thrilled to present local children charity, The Clare Crusaders, with our fundraising cheque of close to €4,000 at our Ennis HQ earlier this week! We chose this fantastic local organisation as our Charity of the Year in recognition of the essential services it provides to young children with autism and cerebral palsy. Founded in 2007, it provides free therapy and specialist treatment to over 350 children with special needs in Co. Clare but receives no state funding, so it relies on fundraising efforts to keep the service going at a cost of over €250,000 each year. Our teams get creative Our teams outdid themselves this year, holding a number of special events throughout the year to raise vital funds, including: A Euro 2016 Sweepstake A sponsored 'Cycle the Mississippi River' challenge Halloween costume & Christmas Jumper competitions A Pancake Tuesday sale Random Acts of Kindness Day Brian Crowley, CEO of TTM Healthcare said: “We’re thrilled to be able to present our neighbouring charity, The Clare Crusaders, with this year’s team fundraising efforts. The staff worked tirelessly to keep the momentum going as we share the charity’s vision in enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and we are proud to support the vital services they provide to our local community here in Ennis. We wish the charity continued success in 2017 and beyond.” TTM in the community For more information on TTM Healthcare's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, call us on 1890 88 20 66 or email email@example.com
The social care landscape is changing: the future of elderly care will now be in people’s own homes and, with that, comes a growing need for homecare nurses. Too often, a negative attitude of elderly care nursing prevails – that it can be a landing spot for less qualified nurses. However, this profession is one that should be highly valued, combining a set of key skills and qualities that are essential to delivering the quality care that allows people to age with dignity. Here are five that we consider to be essential to this role: Respect for the Elderly As people age and start to lose control of their faculties, it can be easy to lose sight of their individuality – who they see themselves as; their place in their world; their hobbies and interests. Faced with daily challenges of sensory loss, memory impairment, and physical disability, it can be an unenviable task for a nurse to get through to the person inside, to make them feel recognised and valid. Tremendous patience, determination and kindness is required. Powers of Assessment A good elderly care nurse will possess keen powers of observation, and be adept at assessing the subtle signs of a person’s deterioration or improvement. They will be skilled at assessing and caring for their psychological and social well-being, determining what the individual needs to continue to derive enjoyment from life. Communication Skills The ability to communicate is crucial to any healthcare role, but particularly for those working with the elderly, who so often have retreated into an inner world, or are suffering from dementia or Alzheimers. To tune into and decipher a patient’s needs in such circumstances is a particular skill, even a gift, and something that can greatly ease the confusion and disorientation experienced by elderly patients. Creativity Not a skill that is immediately associated with the healthcare professions, creativity is a trait that is becoming more and more useful for nurses in this field. For an elderly care nurse dedicated to improving her patient’s quality of life, thinking outside the box can present new ways to divert and engage them, and introduce a welcome change of rhythm to their daily routines. Flexible Approach Older people generally fall at the mercy of other people’s schedules as they grow increasingly dependent, whether they are residents of a nursing home, or being cared for by a family member. With this comes a huge loss of personal freedom and individualism, leading to depression for many. Being conscious of this, and allowing some flexibility and freedom of choice wherever possible, can improve a person’s quality of life dramatically. By simply involving a person in small daily decisions, such as what they will wear or eat, enables them to still feel some semblance of control in their own life. As our Baby Boomer population approaches old age, and the average age expectancy continuing to rise, there will be more need than ever for elderly care nurses with a genuine passion for what they do. Despite the challenges, the rewards for both nurses and their patients are great. There can be no finer profession than to enable another person to preserve their dignity, individuality and self-esteem for as long as possible. Speak to Us Today To speak to a member of our Nursing Division about Elderly Care Nurse positions across the country, contact us today for more information. T: 1890 88 20 66 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Psychiatric nursing is a vocation: a demanding but highly rewarding role that offers care and solace to the most vulnerable and distressed people in society. The path of a psychiatrist nurse can be a challenging one, and only the most dedicated and highly skilled professionals are well-suited to it. Currently undergoing much needed reforms, the field of mental health in Ireland is going through a period of flux. We look at the role of nurses in this specialist discipline, the measures needed to support them, and the future of mental health nursing in Ireland. The role of a psychiatric nurse Psychiatric nurses are currently the largest profession working within the Irish mental health services. Over the last 10 years, the role of the nurse has grown considerably, particularly with respect of their clinical roles and responsibilities as the healthcare landscape continues to change and nurses are required to provide more responsive care. Underpinning the role of the psychiatrist nurses are the core values of a non-judgemental approach; trust; dignity; respect; the provision of choice; and the promotion of rights. Part of the essential function of these nurses is their partnership with the patient and their families or advocates to enable them to draw on their own inner resources, realising their own potential and capabilities. Working daily with such high-support patients is unquestionably a challenging role, and nurses require crucial supports in order to carry out their duties to meet the needs of their patients. However, due to the many and varied challenges faced by the Irish health service, this area of nursing, as others, has suffered from a lack of funding, inadequate legislation, and unfulfilled targets. A vision for change Since the publication of the nation’s mental health policy A Vision for Change in 2006, our mental health services have been evolving in a more recovery and service-focused way. While many within the sector are critical that few of the proposed changes in that policy have been implemented ten years later, there has been a sustained focus on reforming mental health law and on re-defining supports for mental health nurses. In 2015, former Minister for Mental Health & Disability Kathleen Lynch established a framework of recommendations with a view to bringing Irish mental health legislation in line with international standards. A new Mental Health Bill is currently progressing through the Oireachtas, which addresses the inadequacies and anomalies in the existing 2001 Mental Health Act and re-focuses on a more person-centred approach to treatment and care. Support through clinical supervision A Vision for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing – a shared journey for mental healthcare in Ireland outlines a number of recommendations to support the delivery of such a person centred, recovery-focused, quality and safe mental health service - chief among them, the provision of clinical supervision to all nurses. Published in April 2015, the Clinical Supervision Framework for Nursing Working in Mental Health was designed: To provide support to mental health nurses for issues arising in their work To enable nurses to grow, both individually and professionally To provide a standardised structure for clinical supervision for all nurses Implementing this core function across the mental health services is essential, not only to the improvement of clinical standards and enhanced patient care, but also to the “health” of the psychiatric nursing profession. Best practice guidelines suggest regular hourly review sessions at 4-6 week intervals with a suitably qualified supervisor, taking place in the workplace and recorded for future reference. With such proper supports in place, those with a genuine calling to mental health nursing can look forward to developing their skills and career in a field where they can truly make a positive difference. Take the next step with us Want to know more about the current roles available for mental health nurses across Ireland? Contact a member of our expert Nursing Division today to discuss your future. T: 1890 88 20 66 | E: email@example.com  http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/25684/1/Clinical_Supervision_Framework_Nurses_Mental_Health.pdf  Cusack, E. & Killoury, F., A Vision for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing – a shared journey for mental health care in Ireland, 2012 Writer Evelyn Moriarty, Content Specialist Evelyn Moriarty is a Content Specialist at TTM Healthcare, based in at our Irish headquarters. Joining the company in 2016, Evelyn specialises in both on and offline content creation for the health and social care market. Company Bio TTM Healthcare is a specialist health and care recruitment company established by Brian Crowley in Ennis, Co. Clare in 2002. Now recruiting highly skilled medical professionals from all over the world, TTM has offices in Ennis, Dublin and the UK. Selected as Ireland’s No 1 Healthcare Agency by the National Recruitment Federation, TTM is also the UK’s Recruiter Awards Public Sector Agency (2016) and Professional Services Agency of the Year (2016 & 2017), as well as a Gold Standard Deloitte Best Managed Company (2016 & 2017.)