Doctors - Specialty Doctor in Ophthalmology

  • Department Ophthalmology
  • Salary £41,158-£76,751 Per Annum
  • Closing Date 18/12/2020
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade Specialty Doctor
  • Job ref MSD140D
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full Time
  • Contact Mr Suresh Sagili
  • Telephone 01743 261496

Specialty Doctor in Ophthalmology


The role

Exciting opportunities have arisen to become part of the Ophthalmology team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

We are looking for enthusiastic Ophthalmology Speciality doctor to work in our dynamic and expanding Ophthalmology team. Full time, part time and job share applications are welcome and the post is available as soon as the ideal candidate is found. We would welcome applications from individuals with experience in general ophthalmology and those wishing to develop into sub specialist interests. The department is also committed to supporting candidates who wish to develop or expand surgical skills.

Candidates for this role must have Full GMC registration with a Licence to Practise and is desirable that you have recent experience within the NHS.

The Department

The Trust has recently undergone an £800,000 major redevelopment of the Ophthalmology outpatient department which has transformed the department. The department provides services for over 560,000 patients spread over the large County of Shropshire, encompassing Telford and Wrekin and Wales.

You will be working alongside a friendly, expert and energetic team of Consultants, Specialty Doctors, Junior Trainee Doctors, Orthoptists, Diabetic Eye Screening, 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 have successfully secured more than £300m of investment from the Government for the reconfiguration of our two hospitals. This paves the way for the NHS Future Fit programme to go out to public consultation.  NHS Future Fit proposes that one hospital provides emergency care services (including women and children’s inpatient services) and the other hospital provides planned care services. Both hospitals would have an Urgent Care Centre that is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The proposed model of hospital care has been designed by members of the public and over 300 clinicians, GPs and social care professionals. Whichever option is approved, NHS Future Fit’s proposed model will ensure a wide range of hospital services will still be available at both hospitals and, importantly, stay within the County.



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  with any questions you may have on 01743 261496, or even arrange a visit. Please also take the time to read the supporting documentation to really get to know us.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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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