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Registered Psychiatric Nurses Required (RPNS)

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS) is an independently governed, not-for-profit mental health service catering for service users from all over Ireland. SPMHS comprises two inpatient campuses, an adolescent unit, and community Dean Clinics. All three approved centres are annually inspected by the Mental Health Commission and consistently achieve the highest standards. St Patricks University Hospital and Willow Grove Adolescent Unit are located off Steevens Lane in Dublin 8 and St Edmundsbury Hospital is located in Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Vacancies - Registered Psychiatric Nurses

SPMHS are accepting applications for registered psychiatric nurses.

Vacancies - Registered Psychiatric Nurses

St Patrick's Mental Health Services inpatient treatment is based on 8 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 Patricks 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.  

Our inpatient units are led by experienced Clinical Nurse Managers and our Nurses work as valued members of multidisciplinary teams. We also continue to retain the experience of significant numbers of senior staff nurses and Nurses that have worked across the world in a diverse range of mental health settings. We facilitate a range of recovery focused inpatient programmes lead and delivered by Nurses. We offer opportunities in a range of areas such as: acute care, management experience, key working lead roles, opportunities to experience the delivery of specialist programmes. 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 with Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
    • Proven ability to establish solid working relationships within an organisation and with service users.
    • Excellent, proven clinical knowledge.
    • Post registration experience is desirable.

     Current intern nurses due to qualify in Sept '18 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: 
    Noel Jennings, ADON
    Tel: (01) 249-3201/3202

  • Benefits for nurses

    • Sign on bonus of €3,000
    • Defined contribution pension scheme – 10% employer contribution
    • Incremental credit for recognition of years of service
    • Location allowance of €1,955
    • Access to funding to attend CPD courses in external sites
    • Access to in-house CPD courses
    • Access to funding to pursue Postgraduate education
    • Qualification allowance of €2,938
    • Permanent posts
    • Proactive career planning
  • Key activities

    • Service Delivery
    • Service Users Participation
    • Research & Training
    • Advocacy
  • Our values

    • We are grounded in Human Rights
    • Empower recovery
    • Promote independence and personal autonomy
    • Provide least restrictive, least intrusive treatments
    • Promote people’s rights against discrimination
  • Nurse salary scales

    Point 1 32,634
    Point 2 34,268
    Point 3 35,629
    Point 4 36,910
    Point 5 38,247
    Point 6 39,288
    Point 7 40,424
    Point 8 41,897
    Point 9 43,346
    Point 10 45,410
    46,850  LSI