Skype Interviews for HSE Operating Theatre Staff Nurse Positions in the West and North West of Ireland


Kate Cowhig International Healthcare Recruitment (KCR) specialise in the recruitment of registered nurses in Ireland, London, and throughout the UK.


The Kate Cowhig International Healthcare Recruitment team are seeking experienced Operating Theatre Staff Nurses for full-time, permanent positions at:

  • Galway University Hospitals,
  • Sligo University Hospital,
  • and Letterkenny University Hospital


Interview Dates

Skype interviews for these Operating Theatre Staff Nurse positions will take place on Tuesday, 30th May 2017.


About the Hospitals

Galway University Hospitals, Sligo University Hospital, and Letterkenny University Hospital are part of the Saolta University Health Care Group. The group’s University partner is the National University of Ireland, Galway. Saolta University Health Care Group has a combined bed capacity of 1,770 beds and 7,620 staff members.


Galway University Hospitals

Galway University Hospital (located in Galway city) provides a comprehensive range of regional services to emergency and elective patients on an inpatient, outpatient and day care basis across two sites. GUH is a designated supra regional centre for cancer and cardiac services, serving a catchment area of approximately one million people along the West of Ireland. University Hospital Galway is a Model 4 hospital that provides 24/7 acute surgery, acute medicine, and critical care.


Sligo University Hospital

Sligo University Hospital provides high-quality healthcare to the people of Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal and West Cavan. The hospital provides acute inpatient, outpatient, and day services, as well as regional specialty services in Ophthalmology and Ear, Nose and Throat Services.


Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital is an acute general and maternity hospital delivering a patient-centred, quality-driven focused service and a wide range of diagnostic and support services. The hospital has links to the National University of Ireland Galway, the Royal College of Surgeons and the Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

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About the locations


Galway is a fun, friendly, and vibrant city located on the west coast of Ireland. The city is full of things to see and do and has many award winning bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Galway city is known as Ireland’s Cultural Heart and will be the European Capital of Culture in 2020.

There is also plenty of scenic beauty on offer in Galway, such as: The Aran Islands, Connemara National Park – along the Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher – on the edge of the County Clare Burren region, Kylemore Abbey Visitor Centre, and its abundance of sandy beaches. Visit to discover more.



Sligo is located in the North West of Ireland and is one of the country’s largest towns. Sligo is a very popular tourist destination, situated in an area of outstanding natural coastal beauty, with many literary and cultural associations.

Sligo town is a busy place with a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, and theatres. Popular natural attractions in Sligo, include: Benbulben Mountain, Rosses Point Beach, Strandhill Beach, and Knocknarea. Visit for more information.



Letterkenny is located in County Donegal, in the north of Ireland. It is the largest town in Donegal, with a population of approximately 20,000. The busy town has many shops, restaurants, cafes, and is known for its vibrant nightlife.

Donegal is a very scenic county, it is made up of castles, mountains (such as Mount Errigal and Slieve League), and miles of rugged coastline. Visit for more information about Letterkenny and Donegal.



Salary & Benefits


  • Salary starting from €28,483 -€44,800 per annum (HSE scale, increases depending on level of experience)*
  • Permanent, full-time, pensionable contracts
  • €800 accommodation allowance*
  • Up to €800 for flight reimbursement*
  • €350 NMBI Application fee reimbursement
  • Support and advice with accommodation and relocation*
  • 24 days annual leave, plus 9 public holidays
  • 39 hours per week. Additional pay for shift differentials
  • Professional development and educational opportunities
  • Full support with nursing registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)
  • 100% Free Recruitment –no fees charged to nurses




  • Minimum of 12 months Operating Theatre experience
  • NMBI registered or eligibility to register
  • Non EU trained nurses must hold an Academic IELTS overall band score of 7 (7 in Speaking & Writing and 6.5 in Listening & Reading)



How to apply?


Send your CV and Academic IELTS results (if applicable) to or call our experienced team on +353 1 671 5557 (IRE) or + 44 207 8338830 (UK)




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