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Specialty Doctor in Ophthalmology

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£45,124 to £77,519 a year Per annum
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Hospital, Ophthalmology
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an excellent opportunity within the Ophthalmology department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. The Sub-Regional Eye Unit consists of outpatient facilities at three sites; Lister Treatment Centre (LTC), New QEII Hospital and Hertford County Hospital, as well as a theatre complex fully equipped with state of the art equipment for ophthalmic surgery and an Urgent Eye Clinic based at the LTC.

The Eye Unit is extremely busy with 6,000 new patients and 21,000 follow-up visits per year. There are well-established specialist clinics in medical retina, paediatrics, glaucoma, and vitreo-retinal surgery as well as a thriving Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme.

Main duties of the job

  • Maintenance of high quality patient centred care
  • Shared responsibility for the day to day management of the service and participation in strategic planning
  • Teaching and training within the multidisciplinary service
  • Active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and directorate clinical governance activity
  • Active participation in continuing medical education


About us

Our complete commitment to developing careers means we're looking for proactive, motivated, forward thinking, and dynamic individuals to join our clinical team. This post is an important part of our ongoing development of medical services at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, offering the successful applicant the opportunity to work closely with the existing ophthalmologists to provide a high standard of care across the Trust. We are seeking individuals with enthusiasm, commitment, and drive to work closely with colleagues throughout the organisation and within the community to help lead the organisation.

Job description
Job responsibilities


  • To assess and treat patients in consultation with the supervising consultant
  • To provide ophthalmic examination, investigations, and treatment of patients
  • Participation in the Urgent Eye Clinic day time rota
  • Communication and liaison with GPs and other medical, nursing, and paramedical staff as required
  • To participate in the departments teaching, audit, and educational activities


Person Specification

  • Shall have full registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council


  • MRCOphth - Part 1or qualification of an equivalent level


  • FRCOphth or equivelent

Clinical Expertise in Speciality/Subspeciality

  • Demonstrate an interest in, commitment to and have broad experience in ophthalmology


  • NHS Experience


  • Evidence of contributing to teaching and learning of others


  • Understanding of core research principles, methodology and ethics.


  • Research involvements, abstracts, publications, presentations

Fitness to Practice

  • Up to date and fit to practice safely and aware of own training needs
  • Evidences engagement with appraisal and revalidation

Personal Skills

  • Computer literacy and general IT skills


BMJRef: BMJ-86474/361-R2R-1994


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