Associate Specialist in Ophthalmology
Jersey General Hospital
Gross basic salary: £69,649.83 - £98,254.72 (dependent on experience)
13.5 PAs with on-call commitment
Total 13.5 PA salary and on call supplement: £98,206.26 - £138,539.15 per annum
Situated just 40 minutes by plane from London with excellent transport links to the whole of the UK & Europe, the beautiful island of Jersey - a British Crown Dependency - enjoys excellent weather, spectacular natural beauty, a low burden of taxation, excellent primary and secondary school education, and a healthy work-life balance. An exciting opportunity has arisen for the successful applicant to relocate to our Island.
Our eye department offers general and sub-specialist services to our population including sub-specialist surgery in oculoplastics, surgical retina, and cornea. The successful applicant will join a team of 3 consultants, 2 Staff Grade / Clinical Fellows, 2 orthoptists, 2 Clinical Nurse Specialists and several further members of nursing and support staff. We benefit from a world-class standard of equipment, both in clinic and theatre, and have recently had funding approved for a large expansion in support and clinical staff together with large upgrades to our IT infrastructure including fully-networked ophthalmic PACS imaging software.
Our Associate Specialist position attracts generous remuneration due to the 1:4 on-call commitment with prospective cover, which is shared with the 3 consultants. The timetable may include surgical sessions for minor operations and/or phacoemulsification, naturally dependent on the ability, skillset and previous experience of the successful candidate. There may be opportunities for training in phacoemulsification, depending on career aims of the successful candidate. The bulk of the timetable will be in eye clinic, delivering general ophthalmology outpatient work including glaucoma, medical retina, eye casualty and laser sessions. Our small island community offers a unique opportunity to develop meaningful and rewarding rapport with our patients, to a degree that is unwitnessed on the UK mainland. The successful candidate is likely to have at least 8 years' experience in general ophthalmology and must be fluent and independent with slit-lamp usage, interpretation of diagnostics including OCT scans, intravitreal injections, and Yag & argon laser therapies including capsulotomy, iridotomy, panretinal laser, and laser retinopexy.
Full travelling expenses are paid from a UK port of entry, and the appointee will benefit from Jersey's attractive taxation policies. Under Jersey Law, applicants must possess FULL registration with the General Medical Council and hold a licence to practise.
The Government of Jersey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (to include children) and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As this position will work with vulnerable people, the selection process will involve safeguarding measures and include an enhanced DBS check.
If you would like to discuss the post informally or arrange a visit (virtual or in person) please contact: Mr Anish Shah – Clinical Lead, telephone 01534 444215 or email A.Shah@health.gov.je
Closing date: 27 August 2021.
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