Consultant Ophthalmologist - General

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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Job summary

CONSULTANT OPHTHALMOLOGISTWITH AN INTEREST IN GENERAL OPHTHALMOLOGY

Applications are invited for the permanent post of Consultant Ophthalmologist

This is permanent post which will enhance the current establishment of NHS and academic staff of the Department of Ophthalmology and Alliance Hospitals. The successful appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical audit. They will be required to undertake management duties and work in a multidisciplinary team.

The appointee will have a principle interest in General Ophthalmology and they will be expected to contribute to the general Ophthalmology service on the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) site and associated community hospitals. Participation on the on call rota and in the eye casualty department is essential.

Please note, the job description contains an illustrative job plan, and the final timetable will be discussed and agreed upon on appointment.

Main duties of the job

  • Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of patients.
  • To share with colleagues responsibility for the day to day management of patients.
  • To promote new ways of working and co-ordinating care for patients in the community and to ensure that the services are based on effective and integrated partnerships across the health community.
  • Take part in multidisciplinary case conferences.
  • Supervise and train junior medical staff.
  • To be involved in appraising and assessing juniors.
  • Teaching, research and administration.
  • To proactively develop the service
  • To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.

About us

The appointee will join an active and enthusiastic team of 24 Ophthalmologists who work at the Leicester Royal infirmary and community hospital sites including Loughborough, Hinckley, Coalville, Melton, Market Harborough and Oakham

The Ophthalmology Service in UHL is currently providing patient care specializing in the areas of Medical retina, Uveitis, Oculoplastics, Lacrimal, Cornea, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal surgery, Neuro Ophthalmology and Paediatric Ophthalmology.

Applicants must already be on the GMC specialist register or within 6 months of the interview date have a certificate of completion of specialist training.

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced police criminal records disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

Further information about the disclosure scheme can be found at the disclosures website.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust consists of three acute teaching hospitals serving the population of Leicestershire. It is fully committed to Continuing Medical Education for consultants.

Date posted

23 June 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

358-3991397-CON

Job locations

Leicester Royal Infirmary

Leicester

LE1 5WW


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post-holder will be required to maintain their continuing professional development (CPD) to be able to successfully revalidate. As per the Trust requirement the successful candidate will be required to have annual appraisal and attend / keep fully up to date with statutory and mandatory training as stipulated.
  • The post-holder will be expected to undertake the Trust Corporate and Directorate specific Induction and competency Programmes appropriate to the role.
  • To be able to provide support when needed in the emergency eye department.
  • To be a point of escalation when the emergency department requires senior consultant advice.
  • To provide Consultant Ophthalmology services at the University Hospitals of Leicester.
  • To provide Consultant Ophthalmology services by way of Outpatient clinics and Outpatient procedure lists at the University Hospitals of Leicester and in peripheral units.
  • To work flexibly and cooperatively with the other consultant Ophthalmologists to maximise the utilisation of outpatient procedure lists and outpatient clinics.
  • To provide emergency Ophthalmology services to patients in Leicestershire on the on call rota
  • To ensure the provision of good standards of practice and care as described in the GMC Guidance Duties of a Doctor are followed at all times; and that bad practice is reported.
  • To ensure that clinical practice is both effective and efficient and that appropriate monitoring of clinical care takes To actively participate in audit.
  • To work with the Clinical Management Group (CMG) team to ensure that services are delivered efficiently and reflect best practice with processes and governance to match - this may require new and flexible ways of working in the future.
  • To provide continuing responsibility for the care of patients under their care and for the proper organisation and functioning of clinical practice.
  • To work closely with other specialties, departments and outside agencies to deliver the objectives of the Department and CMG.
  • To take responsibility for ensuring that critical clinical incidents, as defined in the Trusts Critical Incident Policy, are reported in a timely manner.
  • To participate in yearly appraisal and job planning process.
  • To undertake Mandatory & Statutory training as determined by the Trust and CMG.
  • To support allied health professionals in their development.
  • To provide a minimum of 1 session a week in the emergency eye department.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post-holder will be required to maintain their continuing professional development (CPD) to be able to successfully revalidate. As per the Trust requirement the successful candidate will be required to have annual appraisal and attend / keep fully up to date with statutory and mandatory training as stipulated.
  • The post-holder will be expected to undertake the Trust Corporate and Directorate specific Induction and competency Programmes appropriate to the role.
  • To be able to provide support when needed in the emergency eye department.
  • To be a point of escalation when the emergency department requires senior consultant advice.
  • To provide Consultant Ophthalmology services at the University Hospitals of Leicester.
  • To provide Consultant Ophthalmology services by way of Outpatient clinics and Outpatient procedure lists at the University Hospitals of Leicester and in peripheral units.
  • To work flexibly and cooperatively with the other consultant Ophthalmologists to maximise the utilisation of outpatient procedure lists and outpatient clinics.
  • To provide emergency Ophthalmology services to patients in Leicestershire on the on call rota
  • To ensure the provision of good standards of practice and care as described in the GMC Guidance Duties of a Doctor are followed at all times; and that bad practice is reported.
  • To ensure that clinical practice is both effective and efficient and that appropriate monitoring of clinical care takes To actively participate in audit.
  • To work with the Clinical Management Group (CMG) team to ensure that services are delivered efficiently and reflect best practice with processes and governance to match - this may require new and flexible ways of working in the future.
  • To provide continuing responsibility for the care of patients under their care and for the proper organisation and functioning of clinical practice.
  • To work closely with other specialties, departments and outside agencies to deliver the objectives of the Department and CMG.
  • To take responsibility for ensuring that critical clinical incidents, as defined in the Trusts Critical Incident Policy, are reported in a timely manner.
  • To participate in yearly appraisal and job planning process.
  • To undertake Mandatory & Statutory training as determined by the Trust and CMG.
  • To support allied health professionals in their development.
  • To provide a minimum of 1 session a week in the emergency eye department.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oFull GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • oFully Accredited for Higher Specialist Training or will be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date.
  • oFRCOphth or Equivalent

Desirable

  • oMembership of relevant Specialist Societies or Associations.
  • oASTO/Fellowship
  • oHigher degree eg MSc, MD or equivalent.

Experience/ Clinical Skills

Essential

  • oExtensive relevant experience in Ophthalmology including
  • oClinical Knowledge and Expertise: Appropriate knowledge base
  • oWillingness to develop skills and experience in areas of interest

Desirable

  • oEvidence of clinical or research commitment and a relevant specialty interest.
  • oSubspecialty interest in General Ophthalmology

Motivation

Essential

  • oPersonal integrity and reliability. Willingness to learn new skills.
  • oAbility to motivate and develop both medical Staff and non medical staff.

Desirable

  • oCommitment to further develop the post and the service provided.

Management

Essential

  • oWillingness to work as a member of the team and to share administrative responsibilities.
  • oWillingness to work as a member of the team and to share administrative responsibilities.
  • oWillingness to work as a member of the team and to share administrative responsibilities.
  • oKnowledge of clinical governance issues
  • oCapacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively; capacity to organise own workload.
  • Flexible

Desirable

  • oAwareness of Service Development issues
  • oEvidence of management and administration experience
  • oManagement training on an accredited course

Audit

Essential

  • oExperience in, and commitment to medical audit.

Desirable

  • oUndergone training in teaching and willingness to organise relevant audit activities.
  • oCompletion of formal courses in audit.
  • oPublished Audit

Research

Essential

  • oUnderstanding and interest in research.
  • oAbility to appraise research critically
  • oAbility to supervise juniors undertaking research projects.

Desirable

  • oEvidence of recent research and development activity
  • oPublications in nationally and internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals on subjects relevant to the specialty.

Communication Skills

Essential

  • oAll applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication with patients and colleagues
  • oTo be empathic and sensitive; capacity to take others perspectives and treat others with understanding

Desirable

  • oLeadership skills

Teaching

Essential

  • oExperience of, and commitment to teaching undergraduate and postgraduates
  • oAppraisal and assessment skills

Desirable

  • oWillingness to develop new approaches to teaching
  • oPost Graduate qualification in medical education.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oFull GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • oFully Accredited for Higher Specialist Training or will be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date.
  • oFRCOphth or Equivalent

Desirable

  • oMembership of relevant Specialist Societies or Associations.
  • oASTO/Fellowship
  • oHigher degree eg MSc, MD or equivalent.

Experience/ Clinical Skills

Essential

  • oExtensive relevant experience in Ophthalmology including
  • oClinical Knowledge and Expertise: Appropriate knowledge base
  • oWillingness to develop skills and experience in areas of interest

Desirable

  • oEvidence of clinical or research commitment and a relevant specialty interest.
  • oSubspecialty interest in General Ophthalmology

Motivation

Essential

  • oPersonal integrity and reliability. Willingness to learn new skills.
  • oAbility to motivate and develop both medical Staff and non medical staff.

Desirable

  • oCommitment to further develop the post and the service provided.

Management

Essential

  • oWillingness to work as a member of the team and to share administrative responsibilities.
  • oWillingness to work as a member of the team and to share administrative responsibilities.
  • oWillingness to work as a member of the team and to share administrative responsibilities.
  • oKnowledge of clinical governance issues
  • oCapacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively; capacity to organise own workload.
  • Flexible

Desirable

  • oAwareness of Service Development issues
  • oEvidence of management and administration experience
  • oManagement training on an accredited course

Audit

Essential

  • oExperience in, and commitment to medical audit.

Desirable

  • oUndergone training in teaching and willingness to organise relevant audit activities.
  • oCompletion of formal courses in audit.
  • oPublished Audit

Research

Essential

  • oUnderstanding and interest in research.
  • oAbility to appraise research critically
  • oAbility to supervise juniors undertaking research projects.

Desirable

  • oEvidence of recent research and development activity
  • oPublications in nationally and internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals on subjects relevant to the specialty.

Communication Skills

Essential

  • oAll applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication with patients and colleagues
  • oTo be empathic and sensitive; capacity to take others perspectives and treat others with understanding

Desirable

  • oLeadership skills

Teaching

Essential

  • oExperience of, and commitment to teaching undergraduate and postgraduates
  • oAppraisal and assessment skills

Desirable

  • oWillingness to develop new approaches to teaching
  • oPost Graduate qualification in medical education.

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

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).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Address

Leicester Royal Infirmary

Leicester

LE1 5WW


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Address

Leicester Royal Infirmary

Leicester

LE1 5WW


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Head of Service

S.Banerjee

somnath.banerjee@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

01162586864

Date posted

23 June 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

358-3991397-CON

Job locations

Leicester Royal Infirmary

Leicester

LE1 5WW


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