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Human Resources (HR)

Description

The Human Resources (HR) Department supports the hospital's mission and vision through a set of processes that provide support to the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Management Board, facilitates learning and development and provides support services to staff.

There is a strong sense of identity with the core values underpinning the mission and ethos of the hospital.  Accordingly, the HR Department is constantly refining and developing the services it provides to meet the ever progressive legislative changes and ensuring best practice when dealing with managers and staff in relation to organisational issues and / or personal issues.

Currently, MUH employs over 1,000 staff.

Our Commitment

In accordance with the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare, the HR department continually strives to undertake and execute its duties within the framework for best practice -- to work with, for and on behalf of all managers and staff.

Team

The HR manager has overall responsibility for the development and delivery of key human resource strategies and policies for MUH, including resourcing and recruitment, learning and development, employee relations and HR administration.

The HR department is organised into seven specialised functions (detailed in sections below) and all staff in the department have a direct reporting relationship to the HR manager.  The goal of the HR department is to assist the hospital in achieving its potential through people.

Recruitment and Selection

Staff work to attract and retain quality staff committed to the organisation in accordance with the strategic plan and who will add value to the hospital in the future. Click here for our Careers Section

Employee Relations

Staff promote, encourage and foster good working relationships to the benefit of all stakeholders.  They work to put in place the relevant best practice HR policies and procedures to support good employee relations and to support people management on the ground.

Medical Manpower

This specialised function focuses on attracting high quality medical staff who will deliver and develop hospital services in line with its strategic plan.  Staff aim to continue to foster good relations with the relevant bodies that govern medical practice and medical education in Ireland.

HR Nursing

Staff endeavour to attract and retain nursing and para-nursing staff who will support, deliver and develop hospital services in line with patient needs and the overall strategic plan.

Training and Development

The aim of this specialised function is to develop the concept of the learning culture and to support continuous personal and professional development of all managers and staff.

Superannuation / Pension / HR Administration

Provides support and expert knowledge in the area of pension administration.  Staff work to streamline the HR processes and support managers and staff in the day-to-day business of the hospital.

Occupational Health / Staff Wellbeing

This specialised function ensures quality care to staff, compliance with policies and procedures and managing risks to health from both staff and patient perspectives.  Staff work to assist managers and their staff in maintaining the wellbeing of all involved in providing a service to patients.  Please click here.

Contact

 HR Director Ms. Oonagh van Laren This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 021-493 5314
 Medical Manpower Ms. Fiona Lynch  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 021-493 5548 
 Medical Manpower Ms. Edel Coakley  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  021-493 5481 
 Recruitment and Selection Ms. Victoria Collins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 021-493 5015
 Pensions / General HR Ms. Grainne Kennedy  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  021-493 5554 
 Recruitment   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 Fax Number     021-427 8446 

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 5 pm.

Location

The HR department is located in Lancaster Hall on Little Hanover Street, Cork city.

DIRECTIONS ON FOOT:  Leaving from the main door of Mercy University Hospital, turn right on the footpath (you will walk underneath the link bridge connecting the two hospital buildings).  At the end of the main hospital building turn right onto Moore Street. Keep going straight until you reach Sheares Street and looking across the road at a grey building (Woolshed Baa & Grill) and with a pink apartment building to the right-hand side.  You will also see traffic cones in the middle of the road.  Cross the road and walk to the right to the side street (Little Hanover Street) and walk down this street.  You will see a sign for Lancaster Hall on your right (red brick building).  Press 41C on the intercom.  Once inside this building, follow the signs for the Human Resources Department which is located up on the first floor.

Useful Resources

 

www.medicalcouncil.ie - Medical Practitioners

www.nursingboard.ie - Nurses (An Bord Altranais)

www.iscp.ie - Physiotherapists

www.pharmaceuticalsociety.ie - Pharmacists