This job has expired

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year
Closing date
30 Aug 2022

View more

Hospital, Ophthalmology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.
Applications are invited from suitably experienced and enthusiastic consultant ophthalmologist colleague to join our ambitious and caring team. We would welcome a colleague to work within the team on a full time basis alongside our six consultant and four specialty doctor colleagues. We also have 2 trainees.

We currently provide a range of services including general and acute ophthalmology, glaucoma and medical retina work across two sites. We have modern, dedicated ophthalmology service within Rotherham town centre and also undertake day case, in-patient and emergency work at the main hospital site where theatres are based.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will provide a Consultant Ophthalmology service for in-patients, day cases and out-patients, with continuing responsibility for the patients under their care. On call out of hours provides cover the to main TRFT site, supervising and providing advice to the trainee or locally employed doctor on call.

The indicative job plan includes some general work but we can also accommodate an area of sub-speciality interest tailored to the interest and expertise of the successful candidate.

In addition, the successful applicant will participate in teaching duties as required and to take an active part in the education programme of junior medical staff, nurses and AHPs. The department has a strong ethos of education and support and this is reflected in a departmental teaching programme and departmental meetings.

There are significant development opportunities within this role, in management and leadership, education and quality improvement. We have close links with other ophthalmology services in the local area.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust delivers a full range of Services for the Rotherham Community. We recently integrated with our shared Community Services Teams, to provide the public the best possible service we can deliver and ensure their pathways are efficient and effective for each individual patient we see.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community provider delivering a range of health care services to people in Rotherham and across South Yorkshire.

We are ambitious about our future and the part we will play in meeting the health and social care needs of the local community and the wider region. Our innovative and forward thinking approach means we are at the forefront of care delivery for people at home, in the community and in hospital.

At the heart of the Trust are more than 4,500 members of staff who are working out of the main Rotherham Hospital site and a number of community locations. A range of specialist services are delivered across the South Yorkshire region and nationally.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Medical Recruitment Team to discuss.

For further information please contact: Dr Katy Shuker. Divisional Director for Surgery and acting Clinical Lead or Mr Mohamad Jabir, Consultant Ophthalmologist email: or Mr Mouhamed Al-Aqaba, Consultant Ophthalmologist email:

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Department

The department consists of 7 consultants and 5 Speciality Doctors. There are 2 trainees rotating through training posts. There are four specialist nurses practising in advanced roles such as cataract clinics, post-operative cataracts and glaucoma clinics. We have AHPs working in Orthoptist roles. The department is also supported by an eye clinic liaison officer and medical photography team.

The department sees 44,000 patients in an outpatient capacity each year and we have clinics in medical retina, diabetic eye disease and prevention, glaucoma, general, emergencies, cataract, LASER and corneal sub-specialty areas.

The majority of our outpatient clinics take place at the modern Rotherham Community Health Centre in Rotherham town centre.

Surgical work predominantly takes place in the theatre suite at the main Rotherham Hospital site. More than 90 percent of our surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic as day surgery cases and the department is well supported by the day surgery unit. Cataract, glaucoma surgery, laser surgery, squint surgery, corneal grafts, oculoplastic surgery and other ocular operations are undertaken. The success rates of cataract surgery undertaken at the Trust are higher than the national rates and the complication rates of surgery are a lot less than the national ones. We are a modern department with state-of-the-art surgical equipment.

The department is supported by Service Manager, Mr Mike Flint and Orthoptics Service Manager, Ms Caroline Pollard.

Departmental educational, governance and clinical business meetings occur monthly. The weekly educational programme is inclusive and robust and supports strong team working. Nominated educational supervisors support trainees within the department, with the oversight of the College Tutor.

Person Specification
  • MB ChB or equivalent primary medical qualification.
  • Full registration and a licence to practise with the GMC.
  • CCT or CESR in ophthalmology and on the specialist register or within six months of an expected CCT or CESR completion from date of interview.
  • Evidence of sub-speciality training.
  • Higher medical degree.
  • Broad range of clinical experience commensurate with working in a consultant role.
  • Able to provide specialist clinical advice for emergency and urgent ophthalmic conditions.
  • General ophthalmology skills for routine clinical practice
  • Area of sub-speciality interest with evidence of advanced practice in this area.
Ability and Skills
  • Competent history, examination, diagnostic and interventional/procedural (including operative) acute skills for a consultant role.
  • Competent skill set for elective ophthalmic surgery and planned outpatient clinics and day surgery care.
Research and Audit
  • Training in research methodology and/or experience in research participation.
  • Evidence of audit and the implementation of change following the audit
  • Evidence of participation in quality improvement work
  • Named author on relevant research published in peer review journal
  • Leading role in audit or QI project.
  • Evidence of sustaining positive change in practice.
  • An understanding of and ability to demonstrate your ability to Empower others, Lead through change, Influence strategically, Collaborative working, Drive for improvement and Integrity
Education and Training
  • Evidence of delivery of training to peers, medical colleagues within speciality and/or the wider multidisciplinary team.
  • Seeks feedback on teaching/training provided.
  • Formal qualification in teaching/training eg PG cert.
  • Designated instructor status in relevant national or international course.
Management Skills
  • Demonstrate effective team working skills
  • Time management/organisational ability with example of task organisation.
  • Proven knowledge of systems and process of NHS or equivalent
  • Sense of understanding and commitment to corporate responsibility.
  • Understanding of the values of the organisation.
  • Demonstrate innovation and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to travel to meet the requirements of the post including cross site working and on call activity.

BMJRef: BMJ-82114/165-C9165-22-06-095
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert