We are recruiting for a well known company based in the centre of Belfast. This growing company are seeking a permanent Ophthalmic Nurse to work full time. This is a great opportunity to progress within your career.
Ophthalmic Nurse The Role:
- You will provide care for patients suffering from disorders of the eye.
- Working under the direct supervision of a licensed ophthalmologist, the ophthalmic nurse works to diagnose and treat various diseases that affect the human eye such as cataracts, partial or full blindness, eye trauma and glaucoma.
- Provide pre-operative care and prepare patients to undergo eye surgery.
- Responsible for gathering patients medical histories and performing pre-op assessments to develop a better understanding of the patients health profile prior to surgery.
- Aware of a patients allergies and medical conditions helps ensure a smooth surgical procedure without any surprises that the doctor and nurse aren't prepared for.
- Before the surgery takes place the ophthalmic nurse will provide the patient with some basic education about the procedure itself and the post-operative expectations.
- During the eye surgery you will assist the surgeon by maintaining a sterile surgical environment, preparing the patient in the correct position, handing the surgeon various surgical instruments and monitoring the patients vital signs.
Ophthalmic Nurse Skills:
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
- Certified Ophthalmic Registered Nurses
- Excellent clinical assessment skills
- Patient-focused approach
- Strong leadership qualities
- Computer literate with good communication skills
- Good counselling and organisational skills
- Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
- Flexible, team player, and critical thinker
Salary will depend on experience and will be highly competitive with company benefits. Please note some Saturday work will also be required.
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