Consultant Ophthalmologist - General

  • Nuneaton
  • George Eliot Hospital Nhs Trust
Consultant Ophthalmologist - General Employer Location Nuneaton Salary £93,666 to £126,281 per annum Closing date 12 Feb 2024 View more Profession , Grade Contract Type Hours Setting You need to or to save a job. Job Title -Consultant Ophthalmologist - GeneralHours per week-10 Programmed Activities per week - No On callsPerm/Fixed Term-PermanentSalary - £93,666 - £126,281 per annumClosing date: 12-Feb-2024Interview date: 14th-Mar-2024Applicants 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.This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso 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.#JoinTeamEliotMain duties of the jobThe Ophthalmology department is well established at George Eliot Hospital though has until recently been delivered via an insourced company. This is one 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 usHere 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 Communicationexcellence and safety in everything we doChallenge but supportExpect respect and dignityLocal health that inspires confidenceBenefits: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.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesClinical Responsibilities The appointee will be expected to:Take his/her share of the consultant clinical responsibilities within the department, including managing junior doctors within the Acute Referral department and develop the Glaucoma 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 SpecificationQualifications and Professional TrainingEssential Full GMC Registration Desirable Success in Intercollegiate Speciality Examination or Overseas Equivalent FRCOphth or Equivalent Entry on Specialist Register (or entry expected within 6 months) Experience and KnowledgeEssential Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCST in relevant specialty Ability to offer expert clinical opinion and proficiency in cataract surgery. Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients with Eye conditions Expertise in cross sectional imaging where specified Thorough and detailed knowledge of medical audit, medical education, current clinical and medical best practice Understanding of the Clinical Governance process Desirable Experience of service development Glaucoma Fellowship Skills and AbilitiesEssential Ability to work in a team Good interpersonal Skills Enquiring, critical approach to work Ability to lead, communicate, liaise and negotiate with patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies Ability to motivate, innovate and support staff of all disciplines Ability to manage and lead clinical team Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional, or national levels Awareness of health