Registered Nurse - Job Opportunity - Cathedral Eye Clinic

Registered Nurse – 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 speciality focuses on cataract treatment, ocular surface reconstruction, retinal treatment, oculoplastic and other forms of intraocular eye surgery.

Aside from striving to achieve a 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 Role 

An exciting opportunity has emerged within Cathedral Eye Clinic for a Registered Nurse to work within our state-of-the-art clinic in Belfast. This is a fantastic opportunity to work within our ophthalmic clinic/hospital which provides the highest standards of care.

The role:

  • Admission 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.
  • Supporting the Nurse Manager and assisting with infection control audits.
  • 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.


  • Developing standards of care: conducting audits that enable the effectiveness of nursing care to be evaluated. Where deficits in standards are identified, plan a teaching programme to address these issues and re-audit as necessary.


  • Developing and implement Theatre guidelines and protocols in adherence with Clinic & RQIA policies, ensuring all staff are familiar with the same.


  • Maintaining accurate and legible patient nursing records (either on a computer or manually) and ensure their safekeeping.


  • Assisting in compiling the operations register and the accurate recording of survey reports.


  • Ensuring that Health and Safety risk assessments are undertaken and kept under review. Comply with COSSH and Health & Safety at Work Order (N.I.) 1978


  • Previous Ophthalmic experience is highly desirable but not essential as training will be provided.