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Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon vacancy

Job details

Job number:
Job location:
Will Adams ISTC
Job contract type:
Job schedule type:
Full Time
Job closing date:
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 23:59

Job Summary

A new opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to join a dedicated and professional Multi-disciplinary medical team at the Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre in Gillingham. You will be a highly valued member of our team bringing your expertise and skills in a range of general ophthalmic out-patient and surgical procedures including predominantly Cataracts. As a Care UK Consultant you will have access to great facilities in a well-structured and relaxed environment.

Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre is a state of the art independent facility run by Care UK, offering Outpatient/day surgery to NHS patients in the surrounding areas. The specialties we offer are Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Urology

We're committed to investing in our staff and providing the highest quality patient welfare and satisfaction.

Responsible To

Reporting to the Hospital Medical Director you will perform a range of ophthalmology procedures, on patients referred to the treatment centre, working in accordance with treatment centre protocols and working practices. Duties will include:

• Preoperative intra operative and postoperative activities as well as time allocated for clinical supporting work
• Participation in the outpatients prior to surgery, and in all aspects of the operative care of the patients
• Spend the equivalent of at least three days in the operating theatre and two days a week in a combination of outpatient assessment; administrative, management and clinical governance duties
• Work closely with clinical colleagues, both specialists and RMO’s, in order to enhance the level of patient care at the centre.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
• Wide training and experience in general ophthalmology
• Able to offer expert clinical opinion on range of problems within ophthalmology
• Able to take full and independent responsibility for delivering service without direct supervision
• Experience of high volume cataract surgery under topical anaesthesia
• Innovative approach to provision of ophthalmology services with ability to embrace change to improve the provision of care
• Knowledge of evidence based practice
• Excellent clinical skills
• Able to work within a multidisciplinary team
• Excellent communication skills – fluent spoken and written English

Skills & Experience

• UK registerable Medical Degree
• MRCOphth/FRCOphth/FRCS
• Past record of academic achievement
• Full and Specialist GMC Registration in relevant speciality


We are one of the UK largest independent sector healthcare providers and work in close partnership with the NHS to deliver more than 50 services throughout the UK. We provide high quality specialist care and excellent results for more than 50,000 patients each year.

Our facilities are modern, employing the latest technology and friendly, professional staff. We have strong control processes to ensure we maintain high standards of hygiene and above all, we’re passionate about giving our patients the best possible care and helping them feel better, faster.

Additional Information

Together with a completive base salary we offer our Consultants a range of benefits including contributory pension scheme and 10 days CPD with generous financial contribution.

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Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check.

At Care UK, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.

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