Consultant Ophthalmology in Eye Casualty

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 28 May 2024

Job summary

This is a replacement 10 PA post for a Consultant Ophthalmology with an interest in Urgent Eye Care and complimentary sub-specialty at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

The Simulation date for the post will be 25th June 2024 and the Interview date is the 11th July 2024.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will share clinical and managerial leadership within the Ophthalmology service with the present consultants.

About us

The Ophthalmology Department is part of the Head and Neck Directorate, which is part of the Planned Care Group.

The department undertakes approximately 7000 day-case procedures and provides approximately 100,000 outpatient attendances and over 20,000 Eye Casualty attendances per annum, serving a population of approximately 1 million.

At the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading the service is located in the Eye Block and includes the Eye Outpatient Department and the dedicated Eye Day Case Unit. Inpatient care is provided on Dorrell Ward which provides care for Head and Neck patients. There are dedicated eye theatres.

The Prince Charles Eye Unit in Windsor is on the site of the King Edward VII Hospital. There are two fully commissioned ophthalmic theatres within the unit undertaking day case admissions and minor operations.

Ophthalmic Accident and Emergency services are provided in both the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Prince Charles Eye Unit. There are dedicated intra-vitreal injection treatment suites on both sites.

The West Berkshire Community Hospital in Newbury provides dedicated eye outpatient clinic facilities and theatres.

The outpatient facilities at all sites include up to date equipment. The Royal Berkshire Hospital is a Digital Trust using Cerner Millennium EPR. The Ophthalmology department is paperlight, using Medisoft for all clinical records. Medisoft is closely integrated with EPR.

Date posted

28 February 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-CON204PCG

Job locations

Prince Charles Eye Unit

Windsor

SL4 3DP


Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities:

  1. To provide Ophthalmology services with a special interest in Accident and Emergency Ophthalmology in both inpatient and outpatient settings. We are keen to develop new ways of working some which may have been learned during the COVID-19 Pandemic period aiming to reduce footfall in a walk in casualty and we need innovative leadership to do this.
  2. To provide enthusiastic clinical leadership for the A and E Ophthalmology services, including responsibility for supervision of junior medical staff and teaching, training and assessment of medical, nursing and allied health professional staff within the service.
  3. To provide ophthalmology services in an additional sub-specialty area if desired by the applicant. The subspecialty should complement either acute ophthalmology care or other the wider department.
  4. To liaise with the community providers and deliver integrated primary care services to support eye casualty.
  5. To liaise with other specialty services such as Neurology, Stroke teams, Orthoptists and paediatricians, Radiology, Maxillofacial to provide optimal pathways for patient care and review
  6. To innovate virtual working methods for general clinic patients
  7. To deliver high volume cataract lists and support surgical training in the department.
  8. To provide on-call cover for Ophthalmology services on an approximately 1 in13
  9. To assess performance against national standards quarterly and identify areas requiring improvement.
  10. To ensure that all clinical information systems are completed appropriately.

Management Responsibilities:

  1. Active participation in monthly clinical governance/audit and Consultant meetings within the department. Participation in short listing and interviewing doctors joining the department. Performing investigations for serious incidents, and authoring root cause analysis reports. Investigating and responding to departmental complaints within the Trust framework and timelines. Taking on additional roles throughout the Consultant career - to include College Tutor, Educational Supervisor, Clinical lead for clinical Governance and Audit, Departmental Clinical Lead etc.
  2. Participation and involvement in meetings and other business plans and development in the Ophthalmology service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities:

  1. To provide Ophthalmology services with a special interest in Accident and Emergency Ophthalmology in both inpatient and outpatient settings. We are keen to develop new ways of working some which may have been learned during the COVID-19 Pandemic period aiming to reduce footfall in a walk in casualty and we need innovative leadership to do this.
  2. To provide enthusiastic clinical leadership for the A and E Ophthalmology services, including responsibility for supervision of junior medical staff and teaching, training and assessment of medical, nursing and allied health professional staff within the service.
  3. To provide ophthalmology services in an additional sub-specialty area if desired by the applicant. The subspecialty should complement either acute ophthalmology care or other the wider department.
  4. To liaise with the community providers and deliver integrated primary care services to support eye casualty.
  5. To liaise with other specialty services such as Neurology, Stroke teams, Orthoptists and paediatricians, Radiology, Maxillofacial to provide optimal pathways for patient care and review
  6. To innovate virtual working methods for general clinic patients
  7. To deliver high volume cataract lists and support surgical training in the department.
  8. To provide on-call cover for Ophthalmology services on an approximately 1 in13
  9. To assess performance against national standards quarterly and identify areas requiring improvement.
  10. To ensure that all clinical information systems are completed appropriately.

Management Responsibilities:

  1. Active participation in monthly clinical governance/audit and Consultant meetings within the department. Participation in short listing and interviewing doctors joining the department. Performing investigations for serious incidents, and authoring root cause analysis reports. Investigating and responding to departmental complaints within the Trust framework and timelines. Taking on additional roles throughout the Consultant career - to include College Tutor, Educational Supervisor, Clinical lead for clinical Governance and Audit, Departmental Clinical Lead etc.
  2. Participation and involvement in meetings and other business plans and development in the Ophthalmology service.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Full Registration with GMC (or eligibility)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists or equivalent

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Fully trained in A&E / acute eye care

Desirable

  • Fully trained in further ophthalmology subspecialty area if desired
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Full Registration with GMC (or eligibility)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists or equivalent

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Fully trained in A&E / acute eye care

Desirable

  • Fully trained in further ophthalmology subspecialty area if desired

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

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From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Prince Charles Eye Unit

Windsor

SL4 3DP


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Prince Charles Eye Unit

Windsor

SL4 3DP


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Irfan Tahir

Muhammed.Tahir@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

01183221882

Date posted

28 February 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-CON204PCG

Job locations

Prince Charles Eye Unit

Windsor

SL4 3DP


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