Ophthalmology Fellow in Vitreoretinal Surgery

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

We are looking for a Vitreo-retinal fellow to join us for an initial one year fixed term appointment. The post will be based at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and the Prince Charles Eye Unit, Windsor. The appointee will be expected to become a full member of a progressive and forward looking department. The post is closely supervised with VR surgical experience available.

This is a whole time post with a minimum of 10 programmed activities.

Main duties of the job

Vitreo- retinal surgery and clinics will form the majority of the timetable but the Fellow will also be expected to contribute to the Medical Retina and the General Ophthalmic services and form part of the team covering inpatients and on call work.

The post holder will also be expected to undertake ROP screening for departmental cover. Continuing education, professional development and teaching are actively encouraged and research and audit opportunities will be available for the right candidate.

The appointee would be required to undertake annual appraisal and contribute towards their professional development plan. The exact details of the job plan will be agreed on appointment and will depend upon the area of expertise of the successful applicant and requirements of the department.

The appointee will be expected to become a full member of a progressive and forward looking department involved actively in Clinical Governance and Quality improvement projects. Continuing education, professional development and teaching are actively encouraged and research and audit opportunities will be available.

About us

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 for Head and Neck patients. There are dedicated eye theatres with Bausch and Lomb equipment for phaco and posterior Vitrectomy, cyclodiode and indirect lasers and recording equipment for training and research purposes.

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 including emergency and elective vitreo-retinal procedures with anaesthetic cover.

Ophthalmic Accident and Emergency services are provided in both the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Prince Charles Eye Unit, and run adjacent to the clinics.The outpatient facilities at all sites include up to date equipment including OCT with angiography and autofluorecsence, HRT, anterior and wide field OPTOS posterior segment photography with FFA and ICG, ultrasound, YAG/SLT and multi-spot argon lasers, Pentacam corneal scanning and IOL Master biometry.

Date posted

11 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Doctor - other

Salary

£55,329 to £63,152 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193- MS1526PCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital / Prince Charles Eye Unit

Craven Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a whole time post with a minimum of 10 programed activities. The post will be based at the Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading and the Prince Charles Eye Unit in Windsor. The appointee will be expected to become a full member of a progressive and forward looking department involved actively in Clinical Governance and Quality improvement projects. Continuing education, professional development and teaching are actively encouraged and research and audit opportunities will be available.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a whole time post with a minimum of 10 programed activities. The post will be based at the Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading and the Prince Charles Eye Unit in Windsor. The appointee will be expected to become a full member of a progressive and forward looking department involved actively in Clinical Governance and Quality improvement projects. Continuing education, professional development and teaching are actively encouraged and research and audit opportunities will be available.

Person Specification

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • MB, BS or recognised equivalent
  • FRCOphth UK or equivalent

Desirable

  • MSC or equivalent

Previous Experience

Essential

  • 5 years of Specialist Registrar level or equivalent.

Desirable

  • Experience of Vitreo-retinal specialist clinics, surgical VR experience

Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Ability to keep legible and relevant electronic medical notes
  • Effective communication skills - verbal and written
  • Ability to take independent clinical decisions and to seek advice from Senior doctors as appropriate

Desirable

  • Evidence of audit and research projects
  • Teaching

Personal Skills

Essential

  • Motivated and efficient
  • Ability to relate to patients, relatives, staff and medical colleagues at all levels
  • Able to work flexibly and use initiative

Other Requirements

Essential

  • Full GMC Registration with an unrestricted licence to practice in the UK
Person Specification

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • MB, BS or recognised equivalent
  • FRCOphth UK or equivalent

Desirable

  • MSC or equivalent

Previous Experience

Essential

  • 5 years of Specialist Registrar level or equivalent.

Desirable

  • Experience of Vitreo-retinal specialist clinics, surgical VR experience

Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Ability to keep legible and relevant electronic medical notes
  • Effective communication skills - verbal and written
  • Ability to take independent clinical decisions and to seek advice from Senior doctors as appropriate

Desirable

  • Evidence of audit and research projects
  • Teaching

Personal Skills

Essential

  • Motivated and efficient
  • Ability to relate to patients, relatives, staff and medical colleagues at all levels
  • Able to work flexibly and use initiative

Other Requirements

Essential

  • Full GMC Registration with an unrestricted licence to practice in the UK

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

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).

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

Royal Berkshire Hospital / Prince Charles Eye Unit

Craven Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital / Prince Charles Eye Unit

Craven Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Evgenia Anikina

eanikina@nhs.net

Date posted

11 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Doctor - other

Salary

£55,329 to £63,152 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193- MS1526PCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital / Prince Charles Eye Unit

Craven Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


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