Consultant Ophthalmologist - General

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

The closing date is 28 July 2024

Job summary

Job Title - Consultant Ophthalmologist - with special interest in either Medical retina, General and or Paediatric Ophthalmology.

Hours per week - 10 Programmed Activities per week - No On calls

Permanent/Fixed term - Permanent

Salary - £99532-£131964 per annum

Closing Date: 18th July 2024

Interview Date: 5th September 2024

(Previous applicants need not apply)

You must either be on the specialist register or due to obtain a relevant CCT/CESR(CP) within 6 months.

The service is looking to recruit consultants who have an interest in one of the following subspecialties: Medical Retina, General and or Paediatric Ophthalmology. Leadership experience is highly desirable.

Applicants will be encouraged to develop their subspecialty expertise and to support the development of a leading ophthalmic consultant team. The Ophthalmology department offers general ophthalmic care, a high-volume cataract service, Medical retina service, glaucoma service, ROP screening and paediatric outpatients.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

The Ophthalmology department is well established at George Eliot Hospital though has until recently been delivered via an insourced company. This is two of three new posts to be recruited to for the new George Eliot ophthalmology service and will further enhance and expand our localised services.

We are a busy and expanding department well supported by the 'orthoptic' and 'optometric' services. The department is fully equipped with fluorescein angiography facilities, B-scan, OCT, Humphrey's visual fields and lasers such as YAG and SLT. This is provided in the dedicated 'ophthalmology outpatients department' on site.

Applicants will be encouraged to develop their subspecialty expertise and to support the development of a leading ophthalmic consultant team. The ophthalmology department offers general ophthalmic care, a high-volume cataract service, medical retina service, glaucoma service, ROP screening and paediatric outpatients.

The Clinics are well supported by a team of experienced nurses, optometrists, orthoptists, clinic technicians and dedicated administrators.

Day case cataract surgery is well established with two full lists per week, held in our 'day procedures unit, well supported by dedicated ophthalmic theatre staff including a lead ODP.

The main purpose of this post is to support the department and the Trust in maintaining a high-quality service and to improve and maintain the RTT standards.

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits:On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Date posted

18 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

230-40758486-SUR-A

Job locations

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

The appointee will be expected to:

Take his/her share of the consultant clinical responsibilities within the department, develop the Medical retina, General and or the Paediatric service. The precise allocation of session time will be agreed with consultant colleagues, but it is envisaged that there will be 2 operating theatre sessions per week plus 5 clinics (including a one stop cataract pre-assessment clinic).

Provide cover for colleagues during leave and other authorised absences.

Medical members of staff are expected to contribute to the general management of the hospital and to develop valued links with the community. They are also expected to work as members of the team with Resource Management accountability to the Clinical Director.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

The appointee will be expected to:

Take his/her share of the consultant clinical responsibilities within the department, develop the Medical retina, General and or the Paediatric service. The precise allocation of session time will be agreed with consultant colleagues, but it is envisaged that there will be 2 operating theatre sessions per week plus 5 clinics (including a one stop cataract pre-assessment clinic).

Provide cover for colleagues during leave and other authorised absences.

Medical members of staff are expected to contribute to the general management of the hospital and to develop valued links with the community. They are also expected to work as members of the team with Resource Management accountability to the Clinical Director.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Professional Training

Essential

  • oFull GMC Registration
  • oFRCOphth or Equivalent
  • oEntry on Specialist Register (or entry expected within 6 months)

Desirable

  • oSuccess in Intercollegiate Speciality Examination or Overseas Equivalent

Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • oClinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCST in relevant specialty
  • oAbility to offer expert clinical opinion and proficiency in cataract surgery.
  • oAbility to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients with Eye conditions
  • oExpertise in cross sectional imaging where specified
  • oThorough and detailed knowledge of medical audit, medical education, current clinical and medical best practice
  • oUnderstanding of the Clinical Governance process

Desirable

  • Experience of service development

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • oAbility to work in a team
  • oGood interpersonal Skills
  • oEnquiring, critical approach to work
  • oAbility to lead, communicate, liaise and negotiate with patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies
  • oAbility to motivate, innovate and support staff of all disciplines
  • oAbility to manage and lead clinical team
  • oWillingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional, or national levels
  • oAwareness of health service reforms and issues across all healthcare economy

Teaching and Education

Essential

  • oExperienced in demonstrating clinical procedures/techniques to other healthcare professionals
  • oCommitment to continuing medical education
  • oAbility to organize and participate in and evidence of teaching and training undergraduate and postgraduate students

Desirable

  • Appraisal and assessment training skills

Audit / Research and Publications

Essential

  • oUndertaken complete audit cycle
  • oAbility to apply research outcomes to clinical practice
  • oKnowledge of clinical governance issues
  • oInterest and awareness of research methodology

Desirable

  • oAbility to demonstrate recent evidence of relevant and continued research
  • oAbility to demonstrate recent evidence of relevant and continued research
  • oPublished research in peer-reviewed journals

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • oAbility to work in a team
  • oEnquiring, critical approach to work
  • oAbility to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies
  • oCommitment to Continuing Medical Education
  • oAbility to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in English
  • oCaring attitude to patients
  • oEnquiring, critical approach to work
  • oExcellent inter-personal qualities
  • oAbility to listen and communicate effectively (written, public speaking and presentational)
  • oAbility to achieve objectives
  • oGood organizational skills
Person Specification

Qualifications and Professional Training

Essential

  • oFull GMC Registration
  • oFRCOphth or Equivalent
  • oEntry on Specialist Register (or entry expected within 6 months)

Desirable

  • oSuccess in Intercollegiate Speciality Examination or Overseas Equivalent

Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • oClinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCST in relevant specialty
  • oAbility to offer expert clinical opinion and proficiency in cataract surgery.
  • oAbility to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients with Eye conditions
  • oExpertise in cross sectional imaging where specified
  • oThorough and detailed knowledge of medical audit, medical education, current clinical and medical best practice
  • oUnderstanding of the Clinical Governance process

Desirable

  • Experience of service development

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • oAbility to work in a team
  • oGood interpersonal Skills
  • oEnquiring, critical approach to work
  • oAbility to lead, communicate, liaise and negotiate with patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies
  • oAbility to motivate, innovate and support staff of all disciplines
  • oAbility to manage and lead clinical team
  • oWillingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional, or national levels
  • oAwareness of health service reforms and issues across all healthcare economy

Teaching and Education

Essential

  • oExperienced in demonstrating clinical procedures/techniques to other healthcare professionals
  • oCommitment to continuing medical education
  • oAbility to organize and participate in and evidence of teaching and training undergraduate and postgraduate students

Desirable

  • Appraisal and assessment training skills

Audit / Research and Publications

Essential

  • oUndertaken complete audit cycle
  • oAbility to apply research outcomes to clinical practice
  • oKnowledge of clinical governance issues
  • oInterest and awareness of research methodology

Desirable

  • oAbility to demonstrate recent evidence of relevant and continued research
  • oAbility to demonstrate recent evidence of relevant and continued research
  • oPublished research in peer-reviewed journals

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • oAbility to work in a team
  • oEnquiring, critical approach to work
  • oAbility to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies
  • oCommitment to Continuing Medical Education
  • oAbility to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in English
  • oCaring attitude to patients
  • oEnquiring, critical approach to work
  • oExcellent inter-personal qualities
  • oAbility to listen and communicate effectively (written, public speaking and presentational)
  • oAbility to achieve objectives
  • oGood organizational skills

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

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Address

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


Employer's website

http://www.geh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Address

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


Employer's website

http://www.geh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Director for Surgery

Gurbinder Nandhara

gurbinder.nandhara@geh.nhs.uk

02476865119

Date posted

18 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

230-40758486-SUR-A

Job locations

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


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