Our Staff are our Greatest Asset      


   At The National Maternity Hospital (NMH) our staff are our greatest asset.  We endeavour to recruit and retain people of the highest calibre to meet the Hospital’s service requirements. We know that investing in our staff means investing in a successful future for the NMH.

Staff at the NMH are rewarded for their hard work, commitment and dedication with ongoing training and development and great opportunities for career progression.

Applications will be considered for any vacancies that will arise over the next six months.  For further information please contact



Midwifery & Nursing vacancies

  • Staff Midwives
  • Perioperative Nurses
  • Gynaecological Nurses
  • Neonatal Nurses

Allied Health & Social Care Professionals – must be Coru registered

  • Senior Occupational Therapists
  • Medical Scientists
  • Medical
  • Consultant Neonatologists


  • Human Resources
  • Patient services
  • Clinical Skills Co-ordinator
  • Clinical Placement Co-ordinator

Support staff

  • Catering Assistants Full and Part Time
  • Hospital Porter
  • CDU technicians
  • Multi-task attendants

Higher Diploma in Midwifery

Are you a nurse and interested in becoming a midwife? Applications for our 18 month HDip Midwifery Education Programme commencing in Sept are now open. Closing date is 13th May. Visit for full details & application form.

UCD Perinatal Research Centre

Applications are welcome from eligible candidates for the position of UCD Reasearch Assistant. This is a full-time, temporary contract of employment for 12 months. For further details please click here.

For further information please contact us:




Benefits of working at National Maternity Hospital
  • Competitive salary scales
  • Pension – excellent pension benefits
  • Medical Insurance – avail of an excellent group discount with VHI and Aviva Healthcare
  • Annual Leave entitlements range from 24 days to 32 days depending on grade and function.
  • Access to the Health Services Staff Credit Union
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Existing research projects
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Hospital Shop and Subsidised Café
  • Subsidised Car Parking
  • Close proximity to the city centre
  • Career break opportunities
  • Breastfeeding friendly workplace
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave
  • Social events : Yearly barbecue, Family fun day
  • Support for fundraising for Mini-marathon

Please find more information in our Employee Handbook.

Employee Wellness & Work Life Balance
  • Work/Life Balance is a priority at the National Maternity Hospital
  • Subsidised meals in our award winning staff restaurant.
  • Onsite Occupational Health Department who support our employees with medical treatment, advice and education.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)- a confidential service, and is free of charge to all employees and family members who reside with them.
  • The National Maternity Hospital is involved in the Healthy Ireland Initiative
  • Regular staff health promotions, for example annual Flu vaccination and Diabetic Risk Screening
  • Staff Well-being lectures
  • NMH WRKIT - to access lifestyle savings, learning opportunities and wellness topics.
Training and Development
  • Continuing education with dedicated educational budgets along with in-house supports
  • Onsite Training Facilities and Library
  • Educational Assistance Programme that supports learners financially and grants leave for study and exams.
  • Access to ongoing education and continuous professional development
What Our Staff Say

CNM2 Neonatal Nurse, 12 years

I joined the NMH in 2006.  After working in the middle east for 8 years I was looking for a change and a bit of an adventure too.  The scientific understanding of the preterm infants has increased the complexities of caring for infants on the edge and viability required a need for neonatal nurses who are trained to maintain quality and continuity of care.  Hence, I joined the PG Diploma in neonatal intensive care followed by a Masters in Neonatal Nursing.  Constant encouragement, support and awards achieved during the years, have further encouraged me to involve myself in research projects and further upgrading my professional status from staff nurse to CNM2.  It is also challenging to be a part of the National Neonatal Transport Programme, wherein we transport the sick infants from the regional hospitals to the tertiary care referral centre by road and air.

NMH Team Member, 10 years

Working at the National Maternity Hospital means putting the patient first.  I've been here 10 years and I have always loved the way in which patients are at the centre of everything we do.  There is also a genuine sense of "family" among the people who work here.

NMH Team Member, 6 years

There are alway new oportunities for upgrading your skills and everyone is so willing to help you do your best. Its is one of the nicest workplace environments I have ever come across and even after 6 years, I still feel proud when I tell people about the work I do in the hospital.

NMH Team Member, 20 years

I have been part of the NMH family for many years and due to the great career and training opportunities available to staff I have progressed to a management position.  The flexible working conditions and team spirit throughout the Hospital have greatly enhanced my time here.