Specialty Doctor in Ophthalmology

£45,124 to £77,519 a year
15 Sep 2021
05 Oct 2021
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

Our complete commitment to developing careers means were looking for proactive, motivated, forward thinking and dynamic individuals to join our clinical team. This post is an important part of our ongoing development of medical services at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, offering the successful applicant the opportunity to work closely with the existing Ophthalmologists to provide a high standard of care across the Trust. We are seeking individuals with enthusiasm, commitment and drive to work closely with colleagues throughout the organisation and within the community to help lead the organisation. This is an excellent opportunity within the Ophthalmology department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. The Sub-Regional Eye Unit consists of outpatient facilities at three sites; Lister Treatment Centre (LTC), New QEII Hospital and Hertford County Hospital, as well as a theatre complex fully equipped with state of the art equipment for ophthalmic surgery and an Urgent Eye Clinic based at the LTC.

Main duties of the job

The Eye Unit is extremely busy with 6,000 new patients and 21,000 follow-up visits per year. There are well-established specialist clinics in medical retina, paediatrics, glaucoma and vitreo-retinal surgery as well as a thriving Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme. The Specialty Doctor will have opportunities to further their ophthalmic knowledge through exposure to clinics, operating lists, ward rounds, multidisciplinary team meetings and formal teaching. The post holder will be encouraged to participate in audits, presentations and teaching.

About us

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is a very special organisation. Our teams are amazing, and this has been demonstrated even more so during the unprecedented challenge brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.


Lister Hospital, Stevenage

  • provides a full range of outpatient, inpatient, emergency, maternity and diagnostic services
  • have a designated trauma centre
  • provides a 24/7 heart attack service
  • have the biggest renal dialysis service in the region
  • We have a hyper acute stroke unit which has been established for over 5 years,
  • is the only robotic urology surgery training organisation in the country

Job description

To assess and treat patients in consultation with the supervising consultant To provide ophthalmic examination, investigations and treatment of patients Participation in the Urgent Eye Clinic day time rota Communication and liaison with GPs and other medical, nursing and paramedical staff as required To participate in the departments teaching, audit, and educational activities Maintenance of high quality patient centred care Shared responsibility for the day to day management of the service and participation in strategic planning Teaching and training within the multidisciplinary service Active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and directorate clinical governance activity Active participation in continuing medical education

Person Specification
Personal Skills


  • Computer literacy and general IT skills

Fitness to Practice

  • Up to date and fit to practice safely and aware of own training needs
  • Evidences engagement with appraisal and revalidation


  • Understanding of core research principles, methodology and ethics.


  • Research involvements, abstracts, publications, presentations


  • Evidence of contributing to teaching and learning of others

Clinical Expertise in Speciality/Subspeciality

  • Demonstrate an interest in, commitment to and have broad experience in ophthalmology


  • NHS Experience


  • MRCOphth - Part 1or qualification of an equivalent level


  • FRCOphth or equivalent


  • Shall have full registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council

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