If you do not feel comfortable with pressure and you love work with Elderly patients, then your best option is to work in a nursing home. The rhythm is slower, less rushed and less stressful. It is without a doubt the best place to improve your English at your own pace.
It is important to note that the concept of nursing homes in Ireland is not the same as it is in Spain. In Ireland, nursing homes are similar to large villas and country houses plus they offer the same services as a good hotel: Individual accommodation with communal areas, gardens, activities, etc.
Advantages of working in a Nursing home
Job interviews in the comfort of your own home
Nursing homes look for people who are enthusiastic, committed to their jobs and ready to get involved and work in a team. This is why a positive attitude during the job interview is fundamental. At Jobs Agency FM we will help you prepare your interview with our recommendations and advice on how to pass a job interview successfully. You don’t have to go anywhere for the interview, you can do it in the comfort of your own home by phone or Skype (video conference) at a time that suits both parties.
Improve your English skills
Your level of English will be greatly reinforced since you are in a health environment where you can acquire a great variety of vocabulary that will serve you when you go to a hospital. This is possible by having a slower pace of work.
Immerse yourself completely in the irish health system
The Spanish health system and the Irish one are totally different. It usually takes a while to learn the way they do things there and why they are done in that way. Learn and enjoy learning at your own pace.
Obtain English references
In Spain we are not accustomed to needing references, in Ireland it is required by law. Every time you change jobs you need two references (reference letters are not enough) that should be printed and filled out in English, duly stamped, signed, dated, scanned and sent to your employer.
Having irish references is very positively evaluated. Candidates who have been working in Ireland for years and have good references are preferred over those who have no experience working in Ireland, even if they have years of experience working in Spain.