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Consultant Ophthalmologists vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HC11612
Job location:
Secondary Care
Reading
Reading
RG1 8BW
Job contract type:
Permanent
Job schedule type:
Full Time
Job closing date:
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 23:59

We are currently sourcing for Consultant Ophthalmologists to join our forward thinking, dynamic, Ophthalmology Services Nationwide. The Ophthalmology Departments are one of the more challenging but most rewarding places to work. We firmly believe that every one of us makes a difference and the work we do directly affects the patient’s experience.

This role will provide a full scope service with the same level of work as the NHS Trust, with anything from AMD to Cataract treatment. All of our Ophthalmology Departments are good or outstanding CQC rated, we are the only multi-site provider to boast this within Secondary Care. We adopt a more flexible approach to rostering and scheduling with the added benefit of guaranteed time in theatre.

The post holder will be required to perform a wide range of ophthalmology procedures, on patients referred to the treatment centre.

Care UK Treatment Centres are patient focused and work closely with local CCGs and NHS Trusts to reduce waiting times. Our unfaltering dedication to quality is something we are very proud of. 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.

Shift pattern: Full Time, 48 hours a week (40 scheduled plus 8 hours non-scheduled) - We will also consider applications for those looking for Part Time.

Key responsibilities:

Applicants will be required to demonstrate a high level of skill in any (not all) of the operative and non-operative aspects of the management and assessment of the following areas:

Slit-Lamp examination
Gonioscopy
Fundoscopy
Tonometry
Focimetry
YAG Laser Capsulotomy and Iridotomy
Retina laser (preferable not essential)
Biometry
Corneal suture removal
Use of Bandage Contact Lens
Interpretation of Visual Fields/ OCT and FFA

Applicants will be expected to have an excellent clinical quality record, and an ability to perform efficiently and independently in clinic whilst providing exceptional care. Applicants will need to demonstrate commitment to excellent teamwork with clinical colleagues and a willingness to utilise and develop clinical care pathways in the overall management of patients and assist in improving these pathway.

Reporting in-to Medical Director

Salary and benefits:

A competitive salary of up to £140,000 per annum dependent on experience and hospital
Contributory pension scheme
25 days annual leave per annum plus bank holidays
CPD and revalidation support
Clinical development and training opportunities.
Care UK Perks including Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme and retail discount

Skills & Experience:

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
Understanding of audit and Clinical Governance
Experience of working in a surgical centre
Experience of high volume cataract surgery under topical anaesthesia
Evidence of clinical outcomes
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
Ability to take responsibility and show evidence of leadership
Ability to work under pressure and cope with setbacks
Awareness of personal limitations

Qualifications:

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

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