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Vitreo-Retinal (VR) Fellow Ophthalmology (ST3+)

Employer
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Salary
£51,017 per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Job overview

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust is advertising an exciting opportunity within the Ophthalmology service to provide comprehensive training in Vitreo-Retinal subspecialty, including specialist Vitreo-Retinal clinics and theatre sessions under the supervision of the VR Consultants. This post will be of interest to those who are post CCT or looking to gain further experience in all areas of vitreoretinal and cataract surgery, including complex cases and advanced techniques.

Main duties of the job

Whilst a formal job plan is not a contractual requirement of the post, the successful candidate’s standard working week will include the equivalent of 8 clinical sessions divided between theatre, specialist and general clinics. The other 2 sessions will provide the necessary opportunity to contribute to CPD, audit, teaching and research. A clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external and including personal objectives, detailing links to wider service improvements and trust strategic priorities will be provided.

  • Provide Ophthalmic services and specialise in VR.
  • Complete clinical sessions in theatre, specialist, and general clinics.
  • Complete supporting professional activities, such as RSTA time including research and audit.
  • Support the eye department 24-hour cover for emergencies as part of the 1in8 non-resident on-call rota
  • Receive and coordinate referrals from urgent eye clinics, optometrist and other ophthalmic colleagues.
  • To be responsible for the pre and post operative care of all patients admitted as elective cases or emergencies.
  • To develop enhanced clinical skills, especially in the assessment and management of acutely ill patients.
  • To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.
  • To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.
  • To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways.

Working for your organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes’ drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of  acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

We also provide services such as consultant-led outreach clinics at the Wrekin Community Clinic, Telford, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen and the Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch Community Hospitals.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Whilst a formal job plan is not a contractual requirement of the post, the successful candidate’s standard working week will include the equivalent of 8 clinical sessions divided between theatre, specialist and general clinics. The other 2 sessions will provide the necessary opportunity to contribute to CPD, audit, teaching and research. A clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external and including personal objectives, detailing links to wider service improvements and trust strategic priorities will be provided.

The post holder will attend both VR consultant’s theatre and clinics during the course of the year. There will be independent cataract lists available dependent on the successful applicant’s experience.

Some elements of flexible working will be required, and the post holder will be expected to work at both hospitals as necessary to meet service needs. Any applicant who is unable, for personal reasons, to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with the department.

Company

shrewsbury value

We are the main provider of acute care to a popualtion of 500,00 across Shropshire and Mid Wales, with primary sites in Telford and Shrewsbury. We provide comprehensive secondary care and are passionate about delivering a great patient experience. We are currently securing our future through a transformation programme called Future Fit.

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Telephone
01743 261000
Location
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Mytton Oak Road,
Shrewsbury,
Shropshire,
SY3 8XQ
United Kingdom
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