Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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The posts are to help further develop the medical retina, neuro-ophthalmology; and glaucoma services as well as the emergency; general and cataract services. Which is the main focus of the posts can depend on the interests of the applicants. There is a 1:16 on call commitment.
This post will be based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, but may involve clinics and operating at outreach sites. All routine cataract surgery takes place at the Newcastle Westgate Cataract Centre which is a mile from the RVI.
Candidates for the post must be registered medical practitioners on the GMC register. Being eligible to join, the Specialist Register within six months of the date of the Appointments Committee would be an advantage.
In addition to the challenges of the role, we can offer you a commitment to teaching, education, research and audit.
Please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification.
Main duties of the job
The posts are to help further develop the medical retina, neuro-ophthalmology and glaucoma services and cataract. Some emergency, and general ophthalmology and on call commitment maybe required depending on agreed job plan.
For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact:
Mr Alan Cunningham, Head of Department via email at email@example.com or Mr. James Talks, Clinical Director via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion. Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- To provide clinical and surgical expertise in line with agreed job plan.
- To ensure communication with other healthcare professionals occurs in an effective and timely manner.
- To contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate ophthalmology teaching programmes.
- To contribute to the training of non-medical practitioners and community optometrists
- Involvement in trials and establishment of own research encouraged.
- In line with the Trusts core value of placing patients at the heart of everything we do, we are developing our service provision to be responsive to the needs of our patients. To meet those needs some staff groups will be increasingly asked to work a more flexible work pattern so that they can offer services in the evening or weekend. As a result any offer of employment to a consultant post will be subject to you agreeing to work a new more flexible pattern or working in the future if required, including evening and weekend work.
Education, Qualifications and Specialist Skills
Management and Administration Experience
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