Doctors - Consultant Ophthalmologist with a Special Interest in Medical Retina

  • Department Ophthalmology
  • Salary £82,096-£110,683 Per Annum
  • Closing Date 01/10/2020
  • Interview Date 29/10/2020
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref MC457
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full Time

Consultant Ophthalmologist with an interest in Medical Retina

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of the Ophthalmology team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Consultant to work in our dynamic and expanding Ophthalmology team. Full time and part time applications are welcome and the post is available as soon as an ideal candidate or candidates are found.  

We would welcome applications from individuals with experience in general ophthalmology with a sub specialist interest that will support the delivery of the demands of the service. It would be desirable that you have subspecialist interest in Medical Retina and Uveitis.

Candidates for this role must have Full GMC registration with a Licence to Practise and recent experience within the NHS. You will be expected to possess FRCOphth (or equivalent qualification), be eligible for entry onto the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview), CESR or European Community Rights.

The Department

The Trust have recently undergone an £800,000 major redevelopment of the Ophthalmology department which has transformed the department that provides services for over 500,000 patients spread over the large County of Shropshire, encompassing Shropshire and Wales.  A further £1.2 million has been approved to create a dedicated cataract theatre suite using Virginia Mason flow methodology.  Building work has commenced and is due to be completed in late 2020.

You will be working alongside a friendly, expert and energetic team of Consultants, Staff Grade Doctors, Junior Doctors, Optometrists, Orthoptists, Specialist Nurses and Technicians. The whole department is overseen by the Centre Manager and Clinical Director for Ophthalmology.

Our Hospitals

Our Hospitals are located in Shrewsbury and Telford and are brimming with exemplary teams of hardworking individuals.

We are entering an exciting period here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. We have been guaranteed more than £300 million pounds to develop our hospitals into two state of the art facilities that will offer greatly improved environments, more sustainable staffing and better facilities. It will make SaTH a better place to work, in turn making it a better place to receive care.

Over the last two years we have been building the foundations of a better future through our work with Virginia Mason and our own transforming care institute (TCI). We have introduced a leadership academy with more opportunities for development so all our leaders support, coach and perform at the highest levels, celebrate the hard work of our staff and recognise the wonderful improvements that are being made each and every day. This is a vital stepping stone to ensure we are equipped for our better future and realising our vision of providing the safest and kindest care for our patients. Leadership is about supporting teams to be the best they can be. As we move forward together it is vital all our teams understand their important role in delivering this brighter future for everyone.


Shropshire is a beautiful county located between the West Midlands and North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hills it is anything but sleepy. The county is bustling with idyllic towns including Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, with plenty to do regardless of your interests. More information can again be found under further links.

We want you to find out more about the department and our hospitals, and we invite you to contact Mr Suresh Sagili, Clinical Director for Ophthalmology, Mr Rao or Miss Perera , Consultant Medical retina specialists with any questions you may have on 01743 261496, 01743 261237 or even arrange a visit.

Please also take the time to read any supporting documentation to really get to know us.

We look forward to hearing from you.


The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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