Doctors - Consultant Ophthalmologist with a Sub-Specialist Interest in Glaucoma

  • Department Ophthalmology
  • Salary £88,364 - £119,133 per annum
  • Closing Date 08/02/2023
  • Location Shrewsbury Royal Hospital
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC2118-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 10 session per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the established Ophthalmology Department at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.   Following Trust investment, the Department is expanding the clinical workforce within the sub-specialist area of Glaucoma. 

We are looking to recruit a 2nd permanent Consultant Ophthalmologist with a sub-specialist interest in Glaucoma, who will become part of the team and will work in our large Eye Department, predominantly based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) Shrewsbury with responsibilities across both hospital sites.  The purpose-built Eye Department opened in 2017, along with a dedicated high volume Cataract Suite which opened in February 2021. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a close-knit team consisting of Consultants, Specialist and Speciality Doctors, CNS along with allied health professionals such as Optometrists/Orthoptists working together to offer high quality care to patients and staff.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide Ophthalmic services.
  • Complete clinical sessions in theatre, specialist, and general clinics.
  • Complete supporting professional activities.
  • To develop enhanced clinical skills, especially in the assessment and management of acutely ill patients.
  • To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.
  • To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.
  • To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways.

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.

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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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