Welcome to our new Corporate Member, CPL/Servisource!



What are the benefits associated with these Healthcare Assistant jobs ?

-Excellent rates of pay
-Weekly pay + paid holidays
-Subsidised training scheme to keep you up to date with all of your mandatory certificates

- Flexible hours to promote a great work/life balance


What are the requirements for these Healthcare Assistant jobs ?

FETAC/QQI Level 5 in Healthcare Support/Pre-Nursing Studies (or equivalent) – 2nd or 3rd Year STUDENT NURSES are also eligible to apply!

250 hours work experience as a Healthcare Assistant
Hepatitis B Vaccines
In-date certificates for Patient Moving and Handling, Infection Control, Safeguarding Adults, MAPA and CPR (can be provided by our training department if needed)
Fluency in English with excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Must have full eligibility to work in Ireland

All applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence

To apply for these Healthcare Assistant jobs in Dublin North please send an updated CV to lcurran@servisource.ie quoting the job order number JO-1811-419471 in the subject bar of your email


Welcome to our new Corporate Member, Highfield Healthcare!

Welcome to Highfield Healthcare.

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Highfield Healthcare now has 4 facilities and a total complement of 313 beds and is highly regarded for the provision of acute mental health treatment and care for adults and older persons with acute, serious and enduring mental health disorders and complex mental health issues associated with neuropsychiatric disorders and dementia.

Careers at Highfield Healthcare

At Highfield Healthcare we foster an environment that is based on great people and exceptional patient care. Whether you are employed in one of our long stay residential units or in our acute adult mental health hospital you will be part of a team of professionals who are progressive and innovative in their delivery of care. We respect the individual and recognise that our greatest strength lies with our people. We are always looking for energetic and talented individuals with a desire to make a difference in the delivery of world class care.

Training and development is an integral part of our culture and goes hand in hand with our investment in advancing technology. We pride ourselves on developing a highly skilled and motivated workforce and have strong links with many professional associations.

As an employee of Highfield Healthcare you can expect the following benefits:

  • Opportunities for advancement and career development
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Relocation packages for overseas nurses
  • Premium for Night Duty, Sundays and Bank Holidays
  • Staff support and counselling services
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Employee discount schemes
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Free on-site parking
  • Excellent local transport services (served by Dublin Bus 1, 16, 33, 41, 41c, 44)
  • TaxSaver travel scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme

In whatever capacity, you choose to join the Highfield Healthcare team, you’re here to make a difference. We’ll encourage your growth with educational options. We’ll value your input and feedback and support your curiosity to explore new professional avenues.

We are always happy to hear from candidates interested in working with us.

Training, Health & Wellness Roadshow 2018 + Virtual Dementia Experience

Event 2018

Super excited to announce our Training, Health & Wellness Roadshow for Healthcare Assistants, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals. Upskill, get a free health check, sample free food, try out the latest products & free prizes .. join us for a Positive, Inspiring and Energising day!!

Update..Virtual Dementia Experience..Scary, Intimidating, Confusing & a feeling of vulnerability - the Virtual Dementia Tour is a 'must have' training for every care professional who want to understand dementia by walking in the shoes of a person with the disease.- Debrief & Cert. Limited places, pre-book essential. €85 - info@iaha.ie or call 089 9667041

Exciting New Event – Training, Health & Wellness Roadshow Oct 26th 2018 OLH Dublin

We are super excited to announce our Training, Health & Wellness Roadshow for Healthcare Assistants, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals. This is an opportunity to upskill, get a free health check and sample free food, try out the latest products and therapies enter for prizes (proceeds go to Our Lady's Hospice Dublin)... join us for a Positive, Inspiring and Energising day!!

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For exhibitors that this would be an ideal opportunity to engage face to face with your target audience and offers  maximum exposure to collect high quality leads and create new business opportunities.

Register for free admission tickets here - https://bit.ly/2nqOLmr

Contact: Irish Association of Healthcare Assistant - info@iaha.ie /0899667041 or Medical Staff Ireland - david@medicalstaffireland.com/01 5310298

Vital Sign Training with Blood Glucose Checking & Oxygen Therapy -EWS & SEPSIS for HCAs

Vital Sign

Vital Sign Training with Blood Glucose, Oxygen Therapy & EWS & SEPSIS for HCAs - 26th Oct 2018

Duration: 1 Day

Location: Dublin

Provider: Irish Association of Healthcare Assistants

IAHA Members Price: €65.00

Non Members Price:   €85.00 (Discounts available for multiple bookings- contact us)

 Candidates: Candidates for this course are expected to have a QQI Level 5 Healthcare Qualification, CPR/AED & be working in a health care setting.

This course is aimed at health care workers who are required to record and report clinical observations and carry out blood glucose checking in their place of work.

By the end of this course candidates will be able to:-

  • Understand & state normal parameters for pulse, blood pressure, temperature, respiration and oxygen saturation
  • Take a manual and automatic blood pressure
  • Take and record temperature, respirations and radial pulse, and oxygen saturations
  • Explain how to assess level of consciousness using AVPU
  • Take a blood glucose reading
    • Benefits of Oxygen Therapy
    • The Dangers of Hypoxia
    • Patient Assessment
    • Adult & Child Oxygen Administration
    • Treating Respiratory Failure
    • Orapharyngeal Airways
    • Continuous Patient Monitoring
    • Safety in the Presence of Oxygen
    • Use of hand held suction units
    • Flow Rates and Gauges
    • Storage of Oxygen Cylinders
    • EWS & SEPSIS

For more info please Email: info@iaha.ie or Call 089 9667041

All our Trainers are experts in the field of Healthcare, Safety and Emergency Care and are recognised by the Irish Heart Foundation, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, Health & Safety Authority, and other national and international organisations.

We bring realistic training, relating real life events into the classroom. 

Appreciate your Healthcare Assistants

Listen to their observations-
It is usually a healthcare assistant who notices when a patient 'just doesn't look right'. If they notice a patient is acting funny, their observations are changing, or something just isn’t right, it is the nurse’s job to respect that observation and investigate.

The assessment of a patient is one of those tasks that cannot be delegated, but this doesn’t mean that a care assistant can’t notice problems and escalate them to you. Ignoring these escalations could lead to poorer patient outcomes and a sense of disrespect for the healthcare assistant.

You should empower your healthcare assistants to be your eyes and ears. If they think something if wrong - listen and investigate.

Appreciate their skill-set
Healthcare assistants and clinical support workers have started to undertake lot of advanced roles for little or no extra reward; venepuncture, cannulation, ECGs, catheterisation, feeding, wound assessments, pressure area care - list is endless.

If they help you out by doing one of these for you, make sure you say thank you. Generally these 'extra roles' are not within their job description so are performing these tasks out of choice.

Treat them as one of the team
You communicate with the doctors, the patients, the family, and other nurses, but how well do you communicate with your healthcare assistants?

Healthcare assistants are a vital part of the team, not only for the work they do and the observations they make, but because the whole system would fall apart without them.

There is no proverbial 'i' in team.

Include healthcare assistants in care planning and ask their opinion. They have a wealth of knowledge that should be respected. See 'Listen to their observations'.

Don’t take them for granted
Nurses know very well what it is like to have someone look past you, to feel like you don’t matter, and that your input isn’t valuable or welcome.

Healthcare assistants are the backbone of the HSE. They are responsible for the dirtiest jobs, the most difficult ratios, and get the least amount of pay and respect.

Say 'Thank You'
Those two words mean a lot!

A simple 'thank you' lifts the morale of, not only the healthcare assistants, but your whole team. It can make a massive difference even after those exhausting shifts. 


Because HCA’s do more ….. So do we!!!

We are excited to introduce our new range of Healthcare Training!!!

Now Healthcare Assistants are far more versatile in the work they do. Not only do they work in the traditional Nursing Home or Homecare setting but in Hospitals, MRI Clinics, Emergency Departments, Palliative Care, Maternity Care, Phlebotomy Outpatients, Endoscopy & Oncology departments to name but a few.

We provide training to support the Healthcare Assistant in whatever role they choose.

Call  or Email  us to see how you can further your career as a Healthcare Assistant

Contact: 089 9667041 / 021 2348973 Email: info@iaha.ie

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