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Consultant Ophthalmologist S/I Paediatrics

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Ophthalmology
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week (out of hours on-call commitment)
Job ref
320-MDQ-4852619-DP
Site
Queens Burton Hospital
Town
Burton on Trent
Salary
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
09/02/2023 23:59

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer and committed to both employing and retaining people with disabilities.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across Derbyshire, Staffordshire and the surrounding areas.

With over 12,500 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services. The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

 

Main duties of the job

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

MINDFUL EMPLOYER – University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust has signed the Charter for Employers who are positive about Mental Health.

The candidate would join a team of 8 consultants, 1 Associate Specialist, 3 Specialty Doctors, 1 Registrar and 1 GP Trainee offering a full range of services consistent with a large hospital. The Ophthalmology team are a friendly, dedicated and forward thinking team within the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.

The candidate will be able to participate in departmental teaching and study opportunities and will be able to attend recognised courses where they do not compromise service delivery.

 

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The unit is supported by a full Orthoptic department and a highly trained nursing team, providing a glaucoma service, RMD service and one-stop cataract assessment.  The Ophthalmology Department is primarily based at the Treatment Centre for both out patients and day case procedures.  In patient work and paediatrics is carried out on Main Site.  We also provide a range of consultant outreach services in local community settings as well as a theatre session at SRP.

The post will be based at Queen’s Hospital, Burton but as a newly merged organisation, we expect flexibility to be able to work across all sites of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton Foundation Trust should the need arise.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Medically qualified & possess FRCOphth or equivalent
  • GMC registration and a license to practice at time of application
  • Eligible for entry on GMC Specialist Register or within six months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview and entry on GMC Specialist Register by date of commencement or evidence that the GMC is processing the Specialist Registration application (MUST be provided prior to interview)
Desirable criteria
  • Training qualification
  • Fellowship in paediatric surgical and medical ophthalmology
  • Relevant Higher Degree or equivalent

Clinical Experience

Essential criteria
  • Proven clinical experience in Ophthalmology, with a broad experience of the specialty, minimum of 6 yrs, 3 yrs of which should be at specialty registrar level
  • Higher training in ocular motility surgery
  • Experience of and undertaken clinical audit, with recently presented findings.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of paediatric ophthalmology

Management & Administrative Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of audit management

Teaching Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of & commitment to teaching undergraduates & postgraduates.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of the delivery of high quality teaching

Research Experience

Desirable criteria
  • Peer reviewed publications

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStep into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Mr James Tildsley
Job title
Deputy Clinical Director for Ophthalmology
Email address
james.tildsley@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 787515