Locum Consultant in Ophthalmology - General Ophthalmology

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

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Job summary

Over view of the job role

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, innovative and progressive Consultant to join our Ophthalmology Consultant team. The appointee will cover both sites, City Hospital, Birmingham and Sandwell General Hospital during the on call. Applications are welcomed from candidates with FRCS (or equivalent) who are on the General Medical Council's Specialist Register Ophthalmology or who will be within six months of obtaining their CCT at the time of interview. In addition applicants should demonstrate within their application that they are fully trained in cataract surgery, and comprehensive experience in Ophthalmology general, emergency setting , a fellowship experience will be desirable as well as another area of subspecialist will be welcomed. This job is a Fixed Term Post

Closing date: 28th May 2022

Interview date: 8th June 2022

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

The post will enable the successful applicant to develop seamless and bilateral flow of service between community / primary care and secondary care at SWBH.

The appointee will take equal responsibility with existing Consultants for the proper functioning of the clinical service, working with clinical and managerial colleagues towards achieving and maintaining national maximum waiting times and developing clinical pathways in line with the maximum 18-week patient pathway guarantee. There is a commitment to General Ophthalmology on-call as part of this post

About us

SWBH Trust is a friendly, integrated healthcare provider focused on improving the life chances and health outcomes of our diverse population.

We have three strategic objectives:

People: To cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff;

Patients: To be good or outstanding at everything we do;

Population: To work seamlessly with partners to improve lives;

We run services from Sandwell, City and Rowley Regis Hospitals, Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre, Birmingham Treatment Centre, the Lyng and Leasowes Intermediate Care Centre. Our GP practices and community teams provide care in schools, healthcare centres and at home.

Our next milestone is opening the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), a once in a career opportunity to shape care transformation within and beyond the hospital walls. MMUH will host the busiest Emergency Department in Europe, with state of the art facilities and future development of a Learning Campus.

Developing and caring for our People is fundamental. We were one of the first Trusts to provide the Real Living Wage, as well as a Live and Work scheme to support people at risk of homelessness into paid work and training. We offer a range of staff benefits, health & wellbeing support and will help you to bring your ambition to life through our bespoke training and development programmes. As "People" is one of our three strategic objectives, we make a continued commitment to prioritise support for all our colleagues.

Date posted

18 May 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

381-SS-4193330

Job locations

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Hospitals Trust

City Hospital Dudley Road

Birmingham

B18 7QH


Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the job role and responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description attached.

Informal enquiries are welcome. Applicants may contact Jack Morgan (0121-507-6160; jack.morgan1@nhs.net) to arrange an informal visit. Interested candidates can contact Mr Nessim Clinical Director (0121 507 4440, maged.nessim@nhs.net) if they wish to discuss the post further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the job role and responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description attached.

Informal enquiries are welcome. Applicants may contact Jack Morgan (0121-507-6160; jack.morgan1@nhs.net) to arrange an informal visit. Interested candidates can contact Mr Nessim Clinical Director (0121 507 4440, maged.nessim@nhs.net) if they wish to discuss the post further.

Person Specification

Other Requirements

Essential

  • oFull GMC Registration
  • oAppropriate Immigration Status (where appropriate)
  • oAn understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, initiatives and issues.

Qualifications

Essential

  • oFull GMC Registration
  • oMedical ophthalmology training

Desirable

  • oHigher Degree
  • oEntry on the Specialist Register in Ophthalmology (or entry expected within 6 months from the date of interview).
  • oFellowship (sub-speciality/ primary care/ cataract surgery)

Clinical Experience

Essential

  • oAbility to take full and independent responsibility for the management of acute ophthalmic emergencies, and periorbital and orbital emergencies
  • oAbility to take full and independent responsibility for the care of patients require oculoplastic and orbital surgery
  • oFellowship or equivalent training in oculoplastic and orbital surgery.

Desirable

  • oExperience of risk management.
  • oClinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in Ophthalmology

Management and Administrative Experience

Essential

  • oAbility to organise and prioritise workload effectively
  • oAbility to plan strategically and to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures.
  • oAbility to motivate and develop the multi-disciplinary team, balancing departmental and personal objectives.
  • oEffective time management

Clinical Effectiveness

Essential

  • oExperience of conducting clinical audit
  • oAbility to use the evidence base and clinical audit to support decision-making

Teaching and Training experience

Essential

  • oAbility to teach clinical skills to medical and nursing staff and other disciplines.
  • oThe ability to appraise junior doctors and other staff.

Desirable

  • oFormal training in teaching

Research, Innovation and Service Improvement Experience

Essential

  • oAbility to apply research outcomes to clinical problems
  • oAn awareness of current specialty developments, initiatives and issues

Desirable

  • oKnowledge and experience of the application of information technology to Ophthalmology
  • oPublications in relevant peer-reviewed journals in the last five years.
  • oEvidence of having undertaken original research

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • oEnergy and enthusiasm and the ability to work under pressure
  • oAn enquiring and critical approach to work
  • oCaring attitude to patients
  • oAbility to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses, other staff and agencies.
  • oCommitment to Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development

Personal Circumstances

Essential

  • oResidence within a reasonable distance of the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre
  • oAbility to undertake clinical commitments at any of the Trust's sites.

Professional and Multi-disciplinary team working

Essential

  • oAbility to work well with colleagues and within a team
Person Specification

Other Requirements

Essential

  • oFull GMC Registration
  • oAppropriate Immigration Status (where appropriate)
  • oAn understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, initiatives and issues.

Qualifications

Essential

  • oFull GMC Registration
  • oMedical ophthalmology training

Desirable

  • oHigher Degree
  • oEntry on the Specialist Register in Ophthalmology (or entry expected within 6 months from the date of interview).
  • oFellowship (sub-speciality/ primary care/ cataract surgery)

Clinical Experience

Essential

  • oAbility to take full and independent responsibility for the management of acute ophthalmic emergencies, and periorbital and orbital emergencies
  • oAbility to take full and independent responsibility for the care of patients require oculoplastic and orbital surgery
  • oFellowship or equivalent training in oculoplastic and orbital surgery.

Desirable

  • oExperience of risk management.
  • oClinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in Ophthalmology

Management and Administrative Experience

Essential

  • oAbility to organise and prioritise workload effectively
  • oAbility to plan strategically and to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures.
  • oAbility to motivate and develop the multi-disciplinary team, balancing departmental and personal objectives.
  • oEffective time management

Clinical Effectiveness

Essential

  • oExperience of conducting clinical audit
  • oAbility to use the evidence base and clinical audit to support decision-making

Teaching and Training experience

Essential

  • oAbility to teach clinical skills to medical and nursing staff and other disciplines.
  • oThe ability to appraise junior doctors and other staff.

Desirable

  • oFormal training in teaching

Research, Innovation and Service Improvement Experience

Essential

  • oAbility to apply research outcomes to clinical problems
  • oAn awareness of current specialty developments, initiatives and issues

Desirable

  • oKnowledge and experience of the application of information technology to Ophthalmology
  • oPublications in relevant peer-reviewed journals in the last five years.
  • oEvidence of having undertaken original research

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • oEnergy and enthusiasm and the ability to work under pressure
  • oAn enquiring and critical approach to work
  • oCaring attitude to patients
  • oAbility to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses, other staff and agencies.
  • oCommitment to Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development

Personal Circumstances

Essential

  • oResidence within a reasonable distance of the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre
  • oAbility to undertake clinical commitments at any of the Trust's sites.

Professional and Multi-disciplinary team working

Essential

  • oAbility to work well with colleagues and within a team

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

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

Address

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Hospitals Trust

City Hospital Dudley Road

Birmingham

B18 7QH


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

Address

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Hospitals Trust

City Hospital Dudley Road

Birmingham

B18 7QH


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Director

Mr Nessim

maged.nessim@nhs.net

01215074440

Date posted

18 May 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

381-SS-4193330

Job locations

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Hospitals Trust

City Hospital Dudley Road

Birmingham

B18 7QH


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