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Ophthalmology Consultant - General Ophthalmology and Cataracts OUTSIDE OF IR35

Medilink Consulting
Channel Islands
Competitive rates outside or IR35
Closing date
9 May 2022
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Hospital, Ophthalmology
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Full Time
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Medilink Consulting are looking for an Ophthalmology Consultant located in a Private Healthcare Group located in the Channel Islands.

The unit is in one of the UK’s Channel Islands, which has a population of under 70,000 people. The successful Consultant will join a very close team of extremely experienced Ophthalmology Doctors and Ophthalmology Nurses. The department has Ophthalmology Consultants, no junior Ophthalmology doctors work in this department.

This Position is paid OUTSIDE of IR35 

The locum will be from 1st July for 3 months with a view to extend.

As this position Is private all candidates MUST have Specialist Registration in Ophthalmology with the GMC.

The successful candidate will be paid on a weekly basis via Medilink, this position is classed outside of IR35 so you will be paid gross into your limited company, you will be paid an hourly rate.

Below is an example rota, which isn’t set in stone however this is a brief description.

Monday AM: Ward & Theatre Session Round Monday PM: Laser and SPA 

Tuesday AM: Outpatient an clinic on-call spaces for emergencies Tuesday PM: Outpatient Clinic

Overnight NON resident on-call.

Wednesday AM: Out patient Clinic  Wednesday PM: SPA 

Thursday AM: Out patient clinic Thursday PM: SPA 

Friday AM: Retinal Clinic 

Weekend 1:4 weekend on-call 

On call duties: The Ophthalmology department operates a 1-4 on call rota and weekends are shared out evenly wherever possible. When on-call duties fall on a bank holiday weekend a day off in lieu will be given for any consultant who works a day on-call shift. Further information is provided in the MSG’s Consultant Guidelines.


The emphasis in this appointment is for general ophthalmology services and the appointee should have experience in most common ophthalmic procedures to support the patients of the Bailiwick and skills to complement the existing consultants.

Responsibilities of the post include working in a team of four ophthalmologists to provide a wide ranging, responsive, up to date service to the people of Guernsey.

  • Utilisation of Medisoft, the ophthalmic electronic patient record.
  • Utilisation of TRAK, the electronic patient record system implemented by the Health & Social Services Department.
  • Provide an outpatient service for new, emergency and follow up patients.
  • Outpatient monitoring of all ongoing chronic and recurrent ophthalmic conditions.
  • Retinal Clinic; one stop clinic to assess and treat with anti-VEGF intravitreal injections; Avastin has been commissioned for the States Contract Patients. Private patients can pay for Eyelea or Beovu.
  • Fluorescein angiography is performed on a Tuesday afternoon with one of the consultants inserting the venflon /butterfly into the patient and injection of fluorescein dye. ILS annual certificate required.
  • Accept ophthalmic emergencies from the opticians, orthoptists, A&E, primary care, and general practitioners and, less frequently in the hospital, via referral from colleagues in other departments.
  • Three theatre lists per week are shared between the 4 consultants on a rolling rota. Emergencies have to be arranged out of hours.
  • Each consultant has a laser session each month with the laser machine at the PEH.
  • There is a weekly minor ops session which is shared in rotation between the consultants.
  • Undertake a range of ophthalmic elective surgery complimentary to the current consultants (apart from vitreo-retinal surgery which is currently referred to Southampton)
  • Clinical support for the ophthalmic nurses in Mill House, theatre staff, DPU and ward nurses adopting an integrated multidisciplinary team approach.
  • Provide a modern integrated multidisciplinary approach to ophthalmic services.
  • Arrange appropriate investigations and liaise with carers, parents, colleagues, other health professional and tertiary centres if necessary.
  • There is a local charitable organisation, the Guernsey Visual Support Association, which provides support and advice to patients with visual disabilities, as there is no dedicated Low Visual Aid clinic in the outpatient’s department.
  • Visual field testing is performed by Marianne Le Ray at the PEH.
  • Participation in audit, we contribute annually to the NOD for cataract surgery via Medisoft
  • Incidents are reported via a dedicated reporting system.
  • Line manager is the Chairman of the surgical directorate.
  • On call with cross cover between consultants for leave is on a 1 in 4 rota

If you are interested In this position please email Lauren Mizzi, Surgery Team leader and Ophthalmology Specialist or drop her a WhatsApp message on 07921595200.

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