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Medical Retina Consultant (Ophthalmologist)

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton, Hampshire
£84,559 - £114,003 pa
Closing date
14 May 2022

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Hospital, Ophthalmology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Overview

Are you a Consultant looking for that next step in your career in Ophthalmology? Would you like to join a department that has a strong focus on research, development and training? We are expanding our high performing and world class Ophthalmology Team and are now looking for two Medical Retina Consultants to join us.

With strong links to the University of Southampton, as the region's leading provider of eye care, we are also a major player in global and UK wide research and education. With our research capability and clinical expertise we are often chosen as a pilot site for national initiatives from NHS England, for this reason the opportunities and potential to develop your career with us are special ones.

As one of Southampton General Hospital's largest departments, the unit deals with around 90,000 patients annually through its eye emergencies, outpatients and inpatients and surgery departments. The eye unit is proud to have state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and is constantly developing new treatments for blindness.

Main Duties


What you’ll do

  • At Southampton Eye Unit, you will join us as a new member of our regional referral centre for complex medical retina problem in Hampshire
  • You will join a vibrant medical retina team, including eight medical retina consultants, three specialist doctors, three retinal fellows and a clinical trial research team
  • You will join a unit that is very well equipped for retinal imaging and electrophysiology with multiple retinal camera (Optos, Heidelberg and Topcon)

What we’re looking for

  • You will ideally hold FRCOphth or equivalent qualification and hold full GMC registration with a licence to practise
  • You will have evidence of treating medical retina conditions and interpretation of investigations (eg OCT and fluorescein angiography)
  • You will have experience of providing intravitreal injections
  • You will demonstrate our UHS Values: Patients First, Always Improving, Working Together

More on the team

Southampton ophthalmology service has four dedicated state-of-the-art eye theatres in Southampton and Lymington, recently refurbished with new equipment including intraoperative OCT and Ngenuity. We have a dedicated injection suite of four cubicles, eye casualty unit and ward. In October we will complete an expansion of outpatients with extensive additional clinic space, imaging rooms and diagnostic equipment.


We know that our people are central to our success. So, it’s only right that we reward you with

  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment - The eye unit is proud to have state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and is constantly developing new treatments for blindness.
  • Opportunities to develop – UHS is one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. As well as being the region's leading provider of eye care, the unit is also a major player in the research into and teaching of eye care.
  • A minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and a generous pension scheme.
  • A range of NHS discounts!
  • A break from the hustle and bustle of city centre life, with beaches and New Forest on your doorstep.


On this page you will find two helpful attachments

  1. ‘Person Specification’ document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application.
  2. ‘Job Description’ document which covers the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail

If you would like an informal conversation, please contact Professor Andrew Lotery on  to find out more about this unique opportunity.

Or to apply for this post, please click the apply button.


Individuals wishing to apply must be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and should be either already on or within 6 months of eligibility to be included on the specialist register of the GMC.

The successful candidate will be employed under the terms and conditions of service for Consultants (England) 2003. 

Interviews will be held on TBC

This vacancy closes on or before: 14th May 2022.

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