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Registered Psychiatric Nurses Required (RPNs)

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services is Ireland’s largest, independent, not-for-profit mental health service provider. We recognise that nurses are at the core of delivering a quality mental health service and in turn offers nurses a rewarding career with exciting opportunities for progression. We provide inpatient care through our three approved centres; St Patrick’s University Hospital Dublin 8, St Patrick’s, Lucan, and Willow Grove Adolescent unit D8, in addition to community and outpatient care provided through Dean Clinics and our Wellness and Recovery Centre.

Vacancies - Registered Psychiatric Nurses

SPMHS are accepting applications for registered psychiatric nurses.

Vacancies - Registered Psychiatric Nurses

Who We Are

Founded by Johnathan Swift over 270 years ago, St Patrick’s is driven by the same vision, energy and determination first demonstrated by Dean Swift in 1746 to provide quality mental healthcare, to promote mental health awareness, and to advocate for the rights of those experiencing mental health difficulties. We achieve this through a human-rights based approach, through the enhancement of evidence-based knowledge and by striving to be at the cutting edge of new initiatives and advances in the field.

About the Organisation

The organisation’s inpatient treatment is based on eight inpatient units comprising 307 beds and provides specialist treatment for adults over the age of 18 years in adult psychiatry and specialities including acute special care unit, treatment of addictions including addiction to alcohol, addiction to substances and dual diagnosis, assessment and treatment of the older person, specialist inpatient treatment of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis and mood disorders.

Willow Grove Adolescent Unit specialises in the treatment of children and adolescents in a dedicated approved centre based on the same site as St Patrick’s University Hospital. All three approved centres are modern in decor and enable our service users the environment most suitable to recovery. Staff also enjoy working in this enabling environment.

The organisation also provides comprehensive community and outpatient care through its network of Dean Clinics and day patient services provided by the Wellness & Recovery Centre.

Our inpatient units are led by experienced Clinical Nurse Managers and our mental health nurses work as valued members of multidisciplinary teams. SPMHS is a University Hospital strongly linked with Trinity College Dublin and nurses in all areas have the opportunity to work with and preceptor student nurses attending the number one ranked School of Nursing in Ireland.

  • Applications

    The successful applicants must:

    • Hold current registration, or be eligible for registration on the Psychiatric Register with Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
    • Proven ability to establish solid working relationships within an organisation and with service users.
    • Possess an excellent level of clinical knowledge. 

    Post registration experience is desirable.

     Current intern mental health nurses due to qualify in Sept '19 are welcome to apply

    All successful applicants will be placed on a panel and appointments will be made subject to operational requirements. 

    To apply, email your CV to

    For informal enquiries please contact: 
    Dominique Smith
    Human Resources Department St Patrick’s Mental Health Services James’ Street, Dublin 8
    Tel: 01 249 3647

  • Key activities

    In 2018 St Patrick’s Mental Health Services launched its five-year strategy, Changing Minds. Changing Lives. committing the organisation to the development of its physical infrastructure, national network and operational excellence based on its four key activities.

    • Service Delivery
    • Service User Participation
    • Research and Training
    • Advocacy
  • Remuneration Benefits

    • Entry level remuneration package of €43,202 (base salary + location allowance + sign-on bonus)
    • Minimum starting salary at point 5 of 2018 Staff Nurse pay scales €38,247, higher than industry average
    • Location allowance of €1,955 paid to all nurses
    • Sign-on bonus of €3,000
    • Qualification allowance of €2,938 once eligible
    • Fortnightly pay
    • Enhanced payments for Sunday, public holidays and night duty
    • Maternity leave (26 weeks paid + up to 16 weeks unpaid)
    • Two weeks paid paternity leave
    • Parental leave
    • Comprehensive sick leave scheme including income protection
    • Flexible DC Pension Scheme with 10% employer contribution
    • Preferential rates of pay: €38,247|Point 6: €39,288|Point 7: €40,424|Point 8: €41,897|Point 9: €43,346|Point 10: €45,410| LSI: €46,850
  • Favourable working conditions

    • Permanent contracts
    • Flexible hour contracts
    • Paid study leave entitlements
    • Central location – 3-minute walk from Heuston station and Luas line
    • TaxSaver ticket and Bike to Work Scheme
    • VHI Group Scheme available
    • Subsidised canteen with €3 daily discount
    • 24-hour on-site gym
    • Free on-site staff car park
    • Force majeure available
    • Leave of absence (career break opportunities)
    • Employment permits for non-EEA citizens at no cost to the individual and with 1-1 assistance from Human Resources throughout the application process
    • First hospital to be awarded the IBEC KeepWell Mark in recognition of organisation’s commitment to staff wellbeing
    • Active staff wellbeing committee
    • Nurse-only recreational area with showers, pool table, table tennis and darts
    • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Career progression and specialty opportunities

    • Acting up opportunities
    • Promotional opportunities e.g. Clinical Nurse Manager, Team Liaison Nurse
    • Mandatory training provided and funded by SPMHS
    • Access to continuous professional development
    • Study leave
    • Access to postgraduate funding
    • Access to a range of specialties; Eating Disorders, Depression, Bipolar, Young Adult, Alcohol and Chemical Dependency, Dual Diagnosis, Anxiety Disorder, Psychiatry of Later Life, Psychosis, Memory Clinic, Adolescent Service, ECT Therapies, Specialist Programmes for those with Personality Disorder – Compassion Focused Therapy, Living Through Distress, Radical Openness.
  • Progressive, modern workplace

    • First in the country to introduce an electronic healthcare record – no paperwork!
    • Largest independent mental health service provider
    • Grounded in a human rights-based approach
    • Progressive, research-based treatments

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