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Staff Nurse Mental Health (Forensics)

Staff Nurse Mental Health (Forensics)

Interested in a Nursing Career in the New National Forensic Mental Health Service?

The National Forensic Mental Health Service (NFMHS) will be opening a new state-of-the art facility in Portrane, North County Dublin in 2020. The current Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, County Dublin will be replaced with a new hospital campus which will provide a range of forensic mental health services to its patients.

The new facility will have 170 mental health beds for a range of adults and children who have a diverse range of healthcare, social and criminogenic needs and risks. The clusters of forensic mental health care in the new facility will include:

– Intensive Care Rehabilitation Unit (ICRU)

– Pre-discharge Unit

– Mental Health Intellectual Disability Unit

– Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Facility (FCAMHS)

– Female Unit

– High Security Unit & Medium Security Unit

Helping patients when they are at their most vulnerable is why many of us choose this career. The sense of pride, usefulness and ‘a job well done’ can be incredibly rewarding. You will care for people with complex mental health needs to promote their wellbeing and physical health.

The following opportunity is currently available:

Staff Nurse Mental Health (Forensics) Ref: HBS07442-R2

The NFMHS will provide training, team support, supervision and opportunities for personal and professional development. We provide induction and a comprehensive training package.

You can register your interest or make enquiries for upcoming posts by contacting the Heads of Service at

Upcoming roles will also include Social Work, Occupational Therapy and Medical vacancies as well as Management/Admin grades in Finance and HR.

For further information and to apply please visit the HSE website on and search by reference number.

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Staff Nurse Mental Health (Forensics)

Health Service Executive
Portrane, Co. Dublin

Published on 15 Jul 2019