National Ambulance Service

Meet the National Ambulance Service at Jobs Expo Cork

After a successful Jobs Expo Dublin, we are delighted to announce that the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) are returning to Jobs Expo and exhibiting at our Cork event on 16 November.

The National Ambulance Service (NAS) is the statutory pre-hospital emergency and intermediate care provider for the State. In the Dublin metropolitan area, ambulance services which are funded by the HSE are provided by the NAS and Dublin Fire Brigade.

What the NAS does

The NAS mission is to serve the needs of patients and the public as part of an integrated health system, through the provision of high quality, safe and patient-centred services. This care begins immediately at the time that the emergency call is received, continues through to the safe treatment, transportation and handover of the patient to the clinical team at the receiving hospital or ED.

The NAS responds to over 300,000 ambulance calls each year, employs over 1,600 staff across 100 locations and has a fleet of approximately 500 vehicles. In conjunction with its partners the NAS transports approximately 40,000 patients via an Intermediate Care Service, co-ordinates and dispatches more than 800 aero medical / air ambulance calls, completes 600 paediatric and neonatal transfers and supports Community First Responder Schemes.

Meet a variety of NAS personnel at Jobs Expo

Manning the stand will be frontline grades from the service along with representation from NAS HR Department, NAS Education and Competency Department and the National Emergency Operations Centre. The NAS will be able to provide you with an insight from the recruitment process right through to what it is like to work at the frontline of a National Emergency Service.

NAS at the Seminar Zone

The NAS Education and Competency Department and Management from the National Emergency Operations Centre will join together in the seminar area to give a presentation on the National Ambulance Service- one will get an overview of the service, information on the different grades, the general recruitment criteria of each grade, the courses and training provided by our College and an insight into the NEOC control room and the dynamic role of the Emergency Call Taker.

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