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A tough Job but it is rewarding at times

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A typical day and working could involve any type of call imaginable from routine calls to life saving ones.Every shift is the change to learn from the calls you a exposed to. I work with a good group of people and we have a good repore with each other.The hardest part of the Job is working the night shifts and the unsociable hrs. Helping people and getting the change protentially save life.


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I would be working there still but for a Government embargo preventing the HSE from hiring people and I embarked on another career.

What is the best part of working at the company?I had two jobs part time as a relief driver delivering hospital beds , hoists , specialist mattresses and chairs to people in the community and nursing home settings. I also collected challenged adults in and out of rehabilitation services. Both jobs were very rewarding and I made friends with colleagues and clients for life. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?I didn’t really find any part of the job stressful probably because I liked what I was doing and if you really enjoy what you work at it’s a pleasure and it would be hard to get stressed. I sometimes saw clients I had delivered to passing away and it would make me sad. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?It was a nice place to work. Management were very nice and approachable and colleagues the best. I also had three different challenged adults helping me every week they were allowed to work so many hours each and split the week between them. This was very important to them and me. Wonderful people and a wonderful pioneering idea. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Collect clients from their homes and bring them to Rehab Centre. Load lorry as per inventory and set off for private houses and nursing homes in Longford and Westmeath to deliver and collect hospital equipment back to base and change to minibus to leave clients home.
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great colleagues. plenty of work

Great colleagues to work with. Great teamwork. plenty of work never idle. more lower grade staff needed less managers needed. flexibke work hours good pay
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I only went here as a student carer hehe

Went here for my work placement and absolutely loved it, DON is so approachable and friendly, so are all the care & clinical staff, honestly would recommend this place to anyone




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v good

Management at caffè nero is known to be putting a lot of pressure on its workers. They work you to the bone for a wage that isn’t fair at all. There is a reason why they’re constantly hiring with such a high staff turnover.
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Horrific experience

As a former employee of the Adult Acute Mental Health Unit and General side, I regrettably experienced a highly unfavorable work environment. The management culture was severely problematic, resulting in a toxic atmosphere, and compounded by gossipy staff and rampant bullying. The workplace environment had such a profound effect on the employees that some individuals needed to take time off due to their deteriorating mental health. While I am passionate about my job, the unprofessional and toxic behavior of the staff hindered my ability to perform effectively. The incessant talk of the unapproachable management and the critical opinions of the Charge Nurse Manager's performance conveyed a lack of professionalism. There was no attention given to personal development, and the treatment of students was also suboptimal.


Bank holiday and Sunday bonus


Everything else
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There because it's mandatory

Could be great. So many wonderful people who want to work hard and help patients. So much potential lost due to burnt out staff, paperwork and terrible IT support. Nil psychological supports either for staff.


Regular wage


Terrible staffing shortages
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Too stressful

Not recommended for anyone looking to have a good back. Supervisors are always on your face trying to rattle you. Slow career progression from this role.
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great job

i really enjoyed working here. great salary and amazing job prospects. i would highly reccommend it to anyone interested in this sector. i am sad to leave
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Lots of opportunity

Lots of opportunity to learn and progress. Lots of room for improvement too but hard working staff that are doing their best. There's something to suit everybody.
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Good Organization

It's a good work experience. Has bit organizational delay because of the giant volume HSE manages. But kudos to the team. Happy that I was part of the team as COVID Swabber and Clerical officer during time of pandemic.
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Respectful environment. Breaks are encouraged and support is offered throughout the day when starting out. Friendly atmosphere around the organisation.
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Not worth the stress

Mistreated over work over looked just a number would not recommend it alot of stress and anxiety and left with very bad health depression avoid it if u can
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The experience was great at the company. I loved working there, but the only concern was the salary; it was not fair. Themanagement and worklife balance was great.
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Productive and quiet workplace

A lot of opportunities and can be very fast paced at times. Depending on where you are working. Emergency department can be very fast paced and tiring, in other units it may be different


Independent environment


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Zero communication and inexperienced management

Amazing colleagues but management is entirely inexperienced and incompetent. Very us verses them approach to managing their team rather than collaborative


Free lunch


Long hours, zero communication skills in Mgmt, tiny decisions and changes take months to implement l, massive waste of money on terrible decisions
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happy place to work in

i had a good work epic to start with and worked with a team that i made very good friends with even thou i retired still good friends with today they all still work there


good friends to be had


happy place if you want it to be
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healthcare in community

Friendly, secure, but no dues given to hard workers, slackers get just as much . Promoting on merit should be done rather than hiring from outside people who just good at interviews and dont know the job, creates tension and feeling of dispare to longterm hard workers.
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Good place to work with good pay. Stability and comfort of good secured job. Staff where I worked where all lovely and friendly. I work 3 long days a week




Long hrs
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Medical Manpower - Busy but enjoyable

I worked in the Medical Manpower section in a hospital in the South-South East area, enjoyable work, some times are busy but managers are very fair to deal with. Would definitely work there again
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Overworked, underpaid.

Just don't get into nursing. There are better paid jobs out there with far greater work culture. It's very stressful to be a midwife in Irish maternity hospitals.
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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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