Doctors - Specialty Doctor in Ophthalmology

  • Department Ophthalmology
  • Salary £45,124-£77,519 Per Annum
  • Closing Date 16/06/2021
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade Specialty Doctor
  • Job ref MSD168
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full Time


Job Overview

We have an exciting opportunity 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.

Main Duties of the job

The successful applicant will be able to provide general ophthalmology under the supervision of a Consultant Ophthalmologist. You would also be supported to develop a particular interest in a subspecialty area.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The job plan would be 10 PA’s a week and will consist of 9 clinical sessions and one SPA. You will have at least one theatre session per week and the others will be divided between injections/a choice of specialist clinic (Plastics, Cornea, Glaucoma, Urgent Eye Clinic, Pediatrics, Lasers, Vitreo retina, Medical Retina) and general clinics dependent on the particular subspecialty requirements. Some element of flexible working will be required.

The job plan would be agreed with the clinical and divisional directors and may be subject to change at annual review and subspecialty interest.















Clinic (Treatment)






Other Duties:

On call is delivered by the specialty doctors and junior trainee doctors and is a 1 in 7 weeks. The on call shifts commence at 5pm and cease at 9am and are non-resident. There is a consultant on call rota (24/7) who provides supervision to junior members of the team who are on call.

Supporting Professional Activities:                        

Specialty doctors are encouraged and supported in contributing to their personal development. They attend audits sessions, teaching sessions, governance and departmental meetings as well as provision for time to attend the Midland Optical Society meetings. You will be supported in developing skills within subspecialty clinics and theatres to meet the needs of the service.

Working for our Organisation

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

Shropshire is a beautiful county ideally located between the north and the south, making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery. 

Both hospitals are based in Shropshire, a short 20 minutes’ drive apart. Shrewsbury has recently been named in the ‘Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide’ as one of the top places to live in the country. It is a wonderful bustling place, with affordable housing, fantastic schools and great out-of-work activities for everyone. 

The Local Health System have approved the reconfiguration of hospital services in Shropshire, with the Hospital Transformation Plan. This means the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford will become a dedicated Planned Care site with an A&E Local and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) will become a specialist Emergency Care site. This will allow specialist doctors to treat the most serious cases on the Emergency Care site which is proven to be safer, provide better results for patients and reduce the amount of time patients have to stay in hospital.

We want you to find out more about the department and our hospitals, and we invite you to contact us with any questions you may have or even arrange a visit. Please also take the time to read any supporting documentation to really get to know us.


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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