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Consultant Ophthalmologist vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HC10040
Job location:
Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre
Shepton Mallet
Somerset
BA4 4LP
Job contract type:
Permanent
Job schedule type:
Full Time
Job closing date:
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 23:59

Job Summary

Patients are at the heart of what we do.

We are a compassionate and collaborative medical team based within a modern facility in picturesque Somerset. We are currently sourcing for a GMC Specialist Registered Consultant Ophthalmologist to join us. Whether you are local to the area or require assistance with relocation we’d love to hear from you.

For those wishing to relocate to the area, scenic Wells, Frome and Bruton are but a stones throw away and all have fantastic rail links to London. Bath is also within a very comfortable commuting distance. With excellent state and independent schools nearby it’s also fantastic place to raise a family.

Care UK Treatment Centres are patient focused and work closely with local CCGs and NHS Trusts to reduce waiting times. Our Wards often evidence great nurse to patient ratios and Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre has been rated Outstanding by CQC - putting it at the very top of the regulator’s quality ratings across England.

At Care UK our unfaltering dedication to quality is something about which we are very proud; we constantly strive to do things better for our patients. This ethos has led to innovative, evidence based developments to our procedures and ongoing improvements to the patient experience.

Who are we looking for?

If you are a dedicated GMC Specialist Registered, Consultant Anaesthetist we would love to hear from you.

In return for your hard work you will receive…
•Generous Relocation Allowance
•10 Days CPD pro-rata
•Clinical Development and Training Opportunities.
•Care UK Perks including Cycle to Work Scheme and retail discounts

Other Information

If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted by the Internal Recruiter for the role who will arrange a mutually agreeable time for you to attend the Treatment Centre. If you have any questions regarding the role please contact martyn.kingsbury or call 01189521921.

Please note Care UK retain the right to remove the advert prior to the closing date if a suitable candidate is appointed. Offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks. At Care UK, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants must have the right to work in the EU.

Responsible To

Medical Director

Key Responsibilities

In this role you will be required to perform a range of ophthalmology procedures and demonstrate a high level of operative skill in some (or all) of the following areas:

• High Volume Phakoemulsification under topical anaesthesia
• Occuloplastics
• Glaucoma
• Wet AMD

Duties will include preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative activities as well as utilising time allocated for supporting professional activity.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role you will have:

• Wide training and experience in general ophthalmology
• The ability to offer expert clinical opinion on range of problems within ophthalmology
• The ability to take full and independent responsibility for delivering service without direct supervision
• Experience of high volume cataract surgery under topical anaesthesia

Qualifications

• UK registerable Medical Degree
• Full and specialist GMC registration
• FRCOphth/FRCS

Additional Information

Please note that this is a Full Time role working 40 hours per week.

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

Care UK has been awarded an 8 year contract, in partnership with Somerset Partnership NHS Trust, to develop and manage the health and wellbeing campus at Shepton Mallet. This is an exciting venture, one which will give an opportunity to progress innovative ways of providing healthcare in line with the NHS Five Year Forward View’s vision of bringing care closer to home. The prospect for individuals working with us in this dynamic leading-edge environment will give professional healthcare practitioners a chance to drive improvements in local healthcare provision.

For more information please visit http://www.sheptonmallettreatmentcentre.nhs.uk/

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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