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The main role of National Ambulance Service (NAS) is to provide emergency medical care to patients in the community.

Our staff work in a dynamic, fast moving environment providing a demand-led service for the whole population. We work alongside the Dublin Fire Brigade, Irish Air Corps, Irish Coast Guard, Irish Community Rapid Response and, at a community level, with First Responder teams.

At a local level, the NAS is also supported by over 140 Community First Responder schemes, responding to particular types of medical emergencies where it is essential for the patient to receive immediate life-saving care whilst an emergency response vehicle is on route to the patient. 

National Ambulance Service recruitment campaigns can be found under 'Patient and Client Care' on hse.ie/jobs for positions including: Student Paramedic, Paramedic and Intermediate Care Operative.  If you are interested in applying for a position with the National Ambulance Service in one of these roles please click here for more information.

The National Ambulance Service also recruits for Administrative, Business Support and Management positions.  If you are interested in applying for a position in one of these roles please click here for more information.

The Public Appointments Service recruits for senior positions in the HSE as well as specialist healthcare positions.  You should check out their job pages and log into their website to sign up for job alerts.  Click here to register with publicjobs.ie for vacancy alerts with the National Ambulance Service.

If you don't see a post that you are interested in applying for, please email talentpool@hse.ie with your name, your profession(s) of interest, mobile number (international format) and personal email address.  Please do not forward CVs. The Talent Pool team will record your details and may send you a text alert and email when the HSE's National Recruitment Service next run a recruitment campaign that may be of interest to you.

Diversity Equality and Inclusion

HSE Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Statement 

Employees of the HSE bring a range of skills, talents, diverse thinking and experience to the organisation. The HSE is committed to creating a positive working environment whereby all employees inclusive of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical or mental disability, civil status, membership of the Traveller community, and geographic location are respected, valued and can reach their full potential. We aim to develop the workforce of the HSE so that it reflects the diversity of HSE service users and to strengthen it through accommodating and valuing different perspectives, ultimately resulting in improved service-user experience. 

Find out more here.

Working and Living in Ireland

The HSE is the largest employer in the state, with over 100,000 employees. More than 67,000 are direct employees, the remainder are employed by agencies funded by the HSE. The HSE aims to be an Employer of Choice, and offers a wide range of challenging career opportunities that enable our staff to make an important contribution to the health services, to public service and to the lives of everyone living in Ireland.

For overseas candidates looking to work for the National Ambulance Service from outside the European Economic Area please click here for more information.