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Working at the Institute of Eye Surgery is an incredibly rewarding experience for medical professionals within the ophthalmic field.

As Ireland’s only fully comprehensive sub-speciality service, we pride ourselves on creating an innovative and progressive practice for professionals.

We focus on excellence in clinical outcomes in everything we do. We are actively involved in clinical trials and invest heavily in the most advanced diagnostics and technological equipment.

Working at the Institute means you have an excellent opportunity for career progression in a fast-paced and dynamic environment that strives for a healthy work-life balance.

Current Vacancies: 

Clinical Trials Manager

The Institute of Eye Surgery (IOES) is Ireland’s only fully comprehensive sub-speciality eye-care network of private clinics offering a full range of eye services including cataract surgery, vitreo-retinal surgery, laser vision correction and glaucoma treatment. We also provide a 24/7 urgent access eye care service nationwide for patients with symptoms that cannot wait. 

IoES boasts the largest number of ocular clinical trials / studies performed in Ireland over the last 5 years. With a growing team of surgeons, scientists and clinical trial experts embedded in the clinic, patients benefit from the latest surgical technologies available as part of our ongoing international, multicentre clinical trials.  

IoES is currently hiring a Clinical Trials Manager to oversee the growing R&D portfolio of the Institute.

The successful candidate will:  

  • Manage entire clinical trial portfolio.
  • Work internally with surgeon, clinical, administration and research Teams.
  • Work externally with research funders, contract research organisations, hospitals, pharmaceutical / medical device companies, journal / congress secretariats.
  • Be the official liaison between the Institute and Study Sponsors.  
  • Manage clinical trial staff. 
  • Travel between IOES sites.
  • Coordinate local and central Ethics submissions on behalf of the Institute. 
  • Keep study documentation updated.
  • Regular Gantt review of clinical trial portfolio with management Team.
  • Interpret, apply and communicated clinical data and results. 
  • Author and review peer-reviewed publications as well as abstracts for submission to major congresses. 
  • Present at major congresses.
  • Prepare annual research reports for management. 

Applicants must have:

  • PhD in Medical, Optometry, Vision Science or equivalent.   
  • Good Clinical Practice Certification.
  • Full Irish driving license. 

It would be desirable for applicants to have:

  • Medical writing experience including publications, abstracts and posters. 
  • Presented lectures at conferences. 
  • Experience in the use of EDC for clinical trials. 
  • Scientific knowledge in Ophthalmology.
  • Prior experience in managing clinical trials (phase II-IV) 
  • Additional qualifications in project management, lean / just-in-time systems, business administration, regulatory or compliance.

Application deadline: 30 Nov 2021

Job Type: Full-time, permanent

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Please include cover letter with CV to careers@ioes.ie

 

Clinical Nurse

The Institute of Eye Surgery is Ireland’s only fully comprehensive sub-speciality eye-care network of private clinics offering a full range of eye services including cataract surgery, vitreo-retinal surgery, laser eye correction and glaucoma treatment.

Our team of highly specialised experts deliver best-in-class patient-centred care while offering the latest advances in eye surgery and treatment.

Working at the Institute means you have an excellent opportunity for career progression in a fast-paced and dynamic environment that strives for a healthy work-life balance.

As a result of continued expansion, we are now seeking applications from experienced nurses who would like to join our expanding team for the position of clinical nurse across two locations: UPMC Whitfield, Waterford and UPMC Kildare, Clane, Co. Kildare.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Setting IV’s and administering Fluorescein.
  • Providing emergency treatment and care.
  • Assisting consultant during procedures and completing documentation in accordance with protocols.
  • Performing CPR and anaphylaxis management as required.
  • Phlebotomy and cannulation skills.

Applicant must have

  • exceptional communication, interpersonal and decision-making skills.
  • full, clean driving licence.
  • 1+ years’ experience in Nursing
  • Be registered on the General Division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

Please include cover letter with CV to careers@ioes.ie

SALARY – COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE

  • 6 day working week – Monday to Saturday.

Trainee Ophthalmic Technician

The Institute of Eye Surgery (IOES) is a fast-paced private sub speciality Ophthalmic clinic based in UPMC Whitfield, Waterford with multiple clinics in Ireland. We are committed to patient satisfaction and developing efficient processes to ensure our patient experience exceed expectations.

IOES are currently recruiting for a dynamic individual to join their Ophthalmic Technicians team. The role will involve a combination of practical hands on training to support clinical activity as well as theory based online training to become a certified Ophthalmic Technician.

This is a dual location position whereby the successful candidates will be working primarily from UPMC Whitfield, Waterford and when required from UPMC Kildare, Clane. Mileage will be paid between locations.

The successful applicant will be responsible for adherence to clinical protocols, standards and practices, ensuring a high standard of patient care and an efficient patient journey through the clinic. Please note that the candidate does not need previous Ophthalmology or medical experience.

Skills and Attributes:

·       Career minded with an interest in Ophthalmology

·       Professional attitude and presentation

·       Self -Motivated with ability to use own initiative

·       Team player to work effectively to clinic goals

·       Flexibility to manage changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

 

Application deadline: 20/10/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: €25,000.00 per year

Please include cover letter with CV to careers@ioes.ie

Working at IoES

“The Institute of Eye Surgery is a really great place to work. Everyone – from the top down – is genuinely focused on delivering the best care possible to our patients, which means leadership is really supportive and encouraging in motivating us to succeed.”

Laura Flynn

Administration Manager

“What I like most about working at the Institute of Eye Surgery is the focus on innovation. Its really a place where you know you have access to the very best equipment and the latest research and techniques in eye care. As a specialist, that is very exciting.”

Jasna Pavicic Astalos

Consultant Ophthalmologist

“I love the fact that we really get to know our patients at the Institute of Eye Surgery. You can really build a relationship over many months and years with patients who need ongoing care so they can continue to use their eyes.”

Laura Tynan

AMD Nurse Specialist

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