Doctors - Speciaty Doctor in Ophthalmology

  • Department Ophthalmology
  • Salary £39,060 - £72,840 Per Annum
  • Closing Date 04/06/2019
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade Specialty Doctor
  • Job ref 223-MSD140B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full Time 40 Hours

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 doctors to work in our dynamic and expanding Ophthalmology team. Full time, part time and job share applications are welcome and the posts are available as soon as the ideal candidates are 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.

It is also a particularly exciting time to join the Trust as we have recently started working collaboratively with the Virginia Mason institute in Seattle. This collaboration means employees can benefit from the KPO (Kaizen Promotion Office) and value Stream work, gaining valuable help and guidance regardless of your level of expertise. It poses a unique opportunity to make a difference and we hope you will want to be a part of our journey. More about this can be found under further links.


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 Prasad Rao, 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 hearing from you.

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