A career path like no other!

As we celebrate International Day of the Midwife on the 5th May 2024, we would like to invite you to join our team of dedicated expert practitioners and start a fulfilling and rewarding career with us.
The National Maternity Strategy maps out improved and safe choices of care pathways for women and their families, and midwives play an important role in all pathways of care.
It is an exciting time to be a Midwife in Ireland!

Are you looking for a rewarding career in the Health Service?

Midwifery is perhaps one of the most fulfilling and rewarding career paths you could choose.

Not only will you be supporting women throughout and after their pregnancies and bringing new life into the world, you’ll also learn a variety of skills whilst on the job and receive great working benefits.

Midwives recognise pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period as a healthy and profound experience in women’s lives and use their professional knowledge, skills and attitudes, to support the woman and her family, working autonomously and within the multidisciplinary team.

Midwives could work in a variety of settings, for example: antenatal and postnatal wards and clinics, birthing rooms, Midwifery Led Units (MLUs), community midwifery services, neonatal units, and obstetric theatres.


Choose a Career in Midwifery

There are 19 maternity units and, as part of the implementation of the National Maternity Strategy, many more community and continuity of midwifery care services are being developed. These services provide a diverse range of employment opportunities across all levels of experience and expertise.

Registered Midwives can progress their careers with choices for midwives existing in the clinical, management, education and research settings.   These options include Clinical Midwife Specialist and Advanced Midwife Practitioner roles.

We offer opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD), to pursue formal education, conduct research and take part in courses, seminars and training programmes – including study leave.

There are leadership opportunities and a robust Personal Development Planning (PDP) process to assist midwives to use their experience and skills, to identify their professional goals and the supports required to achieve their goals.

"Every single journey that we have with a couple it's just so special..."

says Donna McNamee, Midwife at the National Maternity Hospital. She also offers insight into the different career paths available within Midwifery.

Other colleagues offering their experiences and passion for the profession are:

  • Sean Dowling, Midwife at Rotunda Hospital, Dublin
  • Harriet Dzakpo, Midwife at Portiuncula University Hospital
  • Orla Mongan, Clinical Shift Leader at Wexford Maternity Unit
  • Joann Malik, Candidate Advanced Midwife Practitioner at University Hospital Kerry

Join them and be part of someone’s unique moment in their life!

Don't miss out on these incredible opportunities to enhance your career

If you are living and working as a midwife abroad we would love to see you return to Ireland.

There are two pathways to becoming a midwife in Ireland (training) – the post-registration route for Registered General Nurses (Higher Diploma in Midwifery) and the undergraduate route (Bsc. (Hons) Midwifery). Click here for more information on the HSE Sponsorship and Recruitment Programme (Higher Diploma in Midwifery).

Explore further information on getting started with a career in midwifery by clicking on this NMBI link.

Visit our Job opportunities on the HSE website job page or here.

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