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We asked Ejiro O'Hare Stratton from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Ejiro O'Hare Stratton

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

Health Service Executive

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I would advise having a degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. Professional training in nursing is necessary in order to understand patient care and what standards are required to provide quality care in an acute hospital setting.

One would also have to understand the value of planning, implementing and evaluating work practices in order to get the best out of employees. The person coming into the job would need to be patient, able to negotiate and work under pressure, as well as work on their own initiative.


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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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40 New Jobs for Galway with MedTech company Alere

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40 New Jobs for Galway with MedTech company Alere

Monday, February 29, 2016 

40 New Jobs for Galway with MedTech company Alere

Medical technology company Alere is to triple the size of its operations in Galway, which will result in the creation of 40 new jobs.

The company oversees the processing and delivery of medical diagnostic tests, and already employs over 100 people at its Ballybrit operation.

Following the expansion, Alere will manage more than 150 million tests at the Galway site which already oversees the processing and delivery of Alere's healthcare tests in Europe and the Middle East. It will now add Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa to its portfolio.

Details of current vacancies with Alere in Ireland are available here.

The company supplies about 1.4 billion tests a year to patients in over 100 countries around the world.

'Alere's Irish operations play a significant role in delivering start of the art rapid diagnostics to patients around the world and are a central part of our global operations," commented the Alere International's President and General Manager Mark Hengerer. He said today's expansion news is a testament to the talent and commitment of the company's staff in Galway.

Alere's operations in Ireland are supported by IDA Ireland and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.


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