More than 40 new jobs are to be created by online medical education provider Iheed, which has opened a new premises in Sandyford, Dublin.
Dr Tom O’Callaghan, the group’s founder and chief executive, said it was experiencing “rapid expansion”, with staff numbers growing from 19 to 44 in the last 12 months. Its headcount is to double in the next year.
The jobs will be in areas such as technology, UX design, content development, digital marketing, sales, student support, finance, and operations.
Founded in 2013, Iheed partners with leading medical universities at home and abroad, including the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and University College Dublin.
It supports 382 doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and educationalists who work remotely with the organisation as faculty and tutors both in Ireland and across Britain, Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
“The pandemic has highlighted the invaluable role of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals in public life, while accelerating many of the challenges faced by the healthcare sector globally,” said Dr O’Callaghan.
“These include the growing worldwide shortage of healthcare workers and the need to retain talent; a focus on value for money among policymakers; and the need for an urgent shift from expensive hospital-based care to cost-effective, community-based preventative healthcare.”