Registered Nurse | Evening Team - Job Opportunity - Cathedral Eye Clinic

Registered Nurse | Evening Team – Job Opportunity

The Company

Founded and directed by Professor Johnny Moore, Cathedral Eye Clinic was established in 2008 with the clear objective of serving as Ireland’s premier centre of ophthalmic (eyecare) excellence, offering a world-class, unrivalled patient experience with Quality Care, Clinical Excellence & Patient Safety as key tenets. Our facilities offer a variety of expert eye treatments which can provide patients with total freedom from glasses and we are proud to be the only healthcare company on the island of Ireland to offer the revolutionary ReLEx VisuMax SMILE laser eye treatment. At Cathedral Eye Clinic, we believe in raising the bar in the pursuit of medical excellence and as well as laser refractive surgery, our surgical specialty focuses on cataract treatment, ocular surface reconstruction, retinal treatment, oculoplastic and other forms of intra-ocular eye surgery.

Aside from striving to achieve 20/20 vision for each of our valued patients, Cathedral Eye Clinic continues to offer valuable contributions in the field, spearheading clinical research, innovation in clinical practice and presenting at some of the world’s ophthalmic conferences and events.

The Roles 

An exciting opportunity has emerged within Cathedral Eye Clinic to help grow our expanding team. We are recruiting for a Part Time team of Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants to work Evening Clinics (up to 9pm) within our Belfast facility. This is a fantastic opportunity to work within our ophthalmic clinic/hospital which provides the highest standards of care. 

Registered Nurse Requirements:

  • Admissions nurse: Ensuring that all patients proceeding to surgery have had the opportunity to understand the potential risks and benefits of treatment.
  • Assisting within the anaesthetic room: preparing patients for their cataract/laser/Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) treatment and undertaking pre-screening diagnostic duties.
  • Ensuring ‘file preparation’ prior to treatment day is actioned in order to minimise potential complications, cancellations/ postponement. Liaising with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure outstanding issues are addressed prior to surgery.
  • Discharging patients from surgery with appropriate prescribed medication and advice, including emergency contact numbers. Arranging follow up care.
  • Ensuring patient care is appropriate and individual requests are accommodated as far as is reasonable and safe.
  • Aptitude to learn how to operate the ophthalmic laser equipment, with training provided where required.

Job Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse. Practice in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct /Health Professions Council.
  • Participating as a member of the theatre nursing team, in anaesthetics, scrub, circulating and recovery also roles outside the theatre environment.
  • Collaborating with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure efficient patient management.
  • Ophthalmic experience is highly desirable, but not essential as training will be provided.




Health Care Assistant Requirements:


  • Involvement in all aspects of the Ophthalmic services including Pre and Post-Operative care.
  • Co-ordinating and controlling patient flow on surgery days, minimising waiting times, dealing with patient queries.
  • Theatre rooms set up/clean down.
  • Assisting the surgeons within the clinic, including injection clinics
  • Discharge process of surgical patients in instructing the patient on post procedure care.
  • Restocking exams rooms, treatment rooms and consultation rooms.
  • Assisting the Nurse Manager with the ordering of stock.


Job Requirements:

  • Background in Healthcare, ideally Ophthalmology.
  • Experience working in a Hospital/Acute/Theatre Environment.
  • NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Healthcare or equivalent.
  • Passionate for high quality patient safety and care.
  • Excellent communication skills.