Ophthalmology Clinical Fellow

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£33,790 to £44,705 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Ophthalmology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Ophthalmology Surgery Fellow will work with Ophthalmology Consultants. The post offers an excellent opportunity to consolidate and build on existing operative and clinical skills in Ophthalmology.

The successful candidate will be expected to independently conduct face to face and telephone clinics (initial oversight will be provided), provide clinical and admin support to Ophthalmology Neuro/Uveitus and triage nurses. You will participate in clinical governance programme including appraisal and research projects leading to publications.

They will have opportunity to get involved in quality improvement projects. We will support the appointee in their career progression.

Main duties of the job

  • The post of Clinical Fellow in Neuro-Ophthalmology and Uveitis (8 programmed activities) will be based in the BHR University Hospital NHS Trust.
  • The successful applicant will join 2 Consultant Led teams covering Neuro-Ophthalmology and Uveitis.
  • The post holder will be trained in diagnosing and managing and treating medical retina conditions including laser and intravitreal injections.
  • The successful applicant will work innovatively with our clinical team and a range of partners to research, design and deliver this service. Key partners will be the Trust A&E Departments, Optometrist, GPs, Nurses and Managers in primary and secondary care

About us

Ophthalmology is primarily an outpatient service delivered from Queens Hospital. The service also has peripheral clinics at King George Hospital, Brentwood Community Hospital and Loxford polyclinic. Ophthalmology has no access to inpatient beds on either hospital site.

Currently, eye casualty services are available at Queens Hospital, Monday to Friday, between 09.00 and 17.00, our plan for 2016/17, is to extend this service to include Saturday and Sunday.

The medical workforce consists of ten Ophthalmology Consultants, one Associate Specialist, three Clinical Fellows and five Trainees. There is a dedicated Orthoptic Team and Eye Unit Nursing team, supported by a Matron.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will be based at Queens, King Gerorges Brentwood community Hospitals and Loxford Poly clinic where the Outpatient Clinics are located.
  • The post holder will be involved in medical retina, intravitreal, clinics, in addition to supporting the eye casualty service. The post is not recognized by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for Higher Surgical Training but will provide excellent clinical experience and teaching Opportunity.
  • The post holder will receive training in medical retina conditions participate in the on-going provision of Ophthalmology services Eye Unit and contribute to the development of the unit.
  • The post holder will work with colleagues to provide a comprehensive and co-ordinated Ophthalmology service across the Trust and will work with consultants in running the service.
  • The post holder will be expected to attend clinical meetings and to take part in continual medical activities in line with Royal College guidelines.
  • Study leave for Continuing Medical Education is available as provided for under the Terms and Conditions of Service for Hospital Medical and Dental staff.
  • The post holder will support the delivery of the National Health Service Plan.

Person Specification
Essential and Desirable

  • Full Registration with GMC
  • Good history and examination skills
  • Good communication and written skills


  • MRCS Part 1
  • Experience of audit projects
  • Understanding of research principles

BMJRef: BMJ-80885/162-0474-BS


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