Electrophysiology Clinical Research Fellow

27 Apr 2022

39-hour post including weekday and weekend call rota (off-site). This post is suitable for applicants desiring to complete a research MD/PhD or Masters.

Summary:

An electrophysiology and pacing clinical research fellow commencing July 2022 for 1 to 2 years, supervised by Consultant Cardiologist Professor Jonathan Lyne FHRS (heartrhythmcardiologist.com), Clinical Director of Electrophysiology and Pacing services at the Beacon Hospital. Professor Lyne is an internationally recognized electrophysiologist with an interest in medical innovation, teaching, research including clinical trials.

This post, alongside research opportunities with MD qualification, offers significant procedural training in the cardiac catheterization lab, with hands-on experience assisting and performing a range of procedures from pulmonary vein ablation to leadless pacemakers. The services also provide a high volume of complex device extractions nationwide.

This clinical academic fellowship is linked to the Beacon Hospital Research Institute (BHRI) and University College Dublin. The Beacon Hospital is one of the most technologically advanced private hospitals in Europe.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • ZTo act under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Lyne in the provision of an EP and pacing service
  • ZRegistered Investigator of Clinical Trials
  • ZEngagement with BHRI on trial design
  • ZTrial administration with management of databases
  • ZRecruitment of patients
  • ZAttendance and presentation at quarterly BHRI meetings
  • ZAttendance in cardiac catheterization lab and assistance in procedures
  • ZDaily ward rounds, with management of ITU, ward-based patients, consult and out-patient services
  • ZTo review patients on a regular basis in accordance with the plan of care made at the beginning of the shift and inform the consultant of any issues or problems
  • ZDocument review findings in clinical notes in a timely and legible manner.
  • ZOn-call as per service needs
  • ZSupport administration staff, nursing, allied health professionals, patients, and their next-of- kin
  • ZCompleting discharge summaries and ensuring follow-up of patients as required
  • ZTo contribute to quality improvement; risk management initiatives and policy development so that the overall Thoracic Service is of the highest quality and reflective of best practice
  • ZTo assist in the education of staff
  • ZTo act and behave professionally and perform one’s duties in a manner that optimises patient care

Qualifications and Skills:

  • ZApplicants must be registered in the Register of Medical Practitioners, maintained by the Medical Council of Ireland, in accordance with the Medical Practitioners Act 2007, or equivalent
  • ZMember of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland is desirable
  • ZGCP certificate is desirable
  • ZExperience working in cardiology is desirable
  • ZPrior publications/abstracts in the area of cardiology/electrophysiology/pacing are advantageous
For further information, please contact Jonathan Lyne at