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Consultant Ophthalmologist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£86,063 to £111,732 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Dec 2022

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Hospital, Ophthalmology
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time
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Job Details

This post of Consultant Ophthalmologist with a sub-specialist interest in cornea in the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend has arisen.

The main clinical duties are based at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. The job plan may include outpatient clinics, duties at other hospital sites within the Locality and virtual clinics.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day management of patients and will be supported by office facilities and secretarial services. In addition, he or she will:

  • Share the responsibility of providing outpatients and inpatient services for the local population with consultant colleagues;
  • Be required to foster excellent working relationships within and outside the ophthalmology department, e. with the medical, nursing, and secretarial and support staff, general practitioners and management teams;
  • ensure internal and external directorate targets for patient activity are achieved and
  • ensure optimal use is made of all resources allocated to the service.

English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply

Interview date: 7th March 2023

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg was formally established on 1st April 2019.

In total, CTM UHB employs over 7,600 staff across three District General Hospital sites - Prince Charles Hospital which opened in 1978, the Princess of Wales Hospital opened in 1985 and Royal Glamorgan Hospital, which opened in 1999, and six smaller community hospitals.

The Directorate of Head & Neck is within the portfolio of the Service Group General Manager for Surgery.

The newly formed Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board stretches from the Southern Brecon Beacons in the North to the Welsh Jurassic Coast at Southerndown and Ogmore by Sea in the South. There are many facilities for enjoying the areas of outstanding natural beauty and outdoor pursuits are on the doorstep of our hospitals.

For the more natural city dwellers the vibrant Capital city of Cardiff provides an excellent choice of concert venues, theatres, restaurants, bars, museums, and galleries as well as housing and good schools within easy commuting distance of our hospitals.

Transport links including road, rail and Cardiff airport are all within easy reach.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holders role will include:

  • enhancing and broadening the consultant-led ophthalmology service;
  • enhancing services within the Surgical Directorate and
  • assisting in team building across all directorate services and teams.

Clinical Duties

The clinical duties of this role will include:

  • supervising junior doctors in general/subspecialty/casualty clinics and theatre
  • being actively involved in management and decision-making for both in patients and outpatients
  • participation in cataract surgery and training
  • being available during the working week so that medical and nursing staff can communicate and consult freely
  • supporting clinical activity to identify and assess problems and plan management of care
  • providing practical teaching sessions to junior medical staff and assisting in the

postgraduate teaching of other health care professionals

  • ensuring that concise, agreed management plans are clearly displayed in the notes of patients with complex conditions
  • ensuring that an appropriate model of care is adopted, which recognizes the

involvement of the multi-disciplinary team, the patient and family

  • assisting the multi-disciplinary team in the production of referenced, evidence based guidelines, which are dated, signed and reviewed, at least bi-annually or more frequently in light of new evidence and
  • ensuring that guidelines for the management of ophthalmic conditions are available and followed

The person will monitor and facilitate services and offer guidance to develop the skills of medical and nursing colleagues, liaising with general practitioners and optometrists.


Non clinical duties will include:

Audit - the post holder will:

  • initiate and actively participate in regular and systematic multi-disciplinary clinical audit, ensuring that outcome measures and standards are reviewed in line with best practice and changes implemented, as a result and
  • participate and contribute towards ensuring national standards of competence and performance are monitored and achieved, to ensure quality, in relation to clinical practice.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC registration with license to practice
  • MBBS and FRCOphth or equivalent
  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register


  • Fellowship in cornea
  • Proven track record in high volume cataract surgery


  • Proven ability to teach and supervise trainees for cataract surgery

Audit & Research

  • Proven involvement in clinical audit

BMJRef: BMJ-101690/110-MD874-1122




Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB) provides primary, community, hospital and mental health services to the 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf. Providing great health care to our community is our number one priority.

CTMUHB is one of the largest Health Boards in Wales, with three district general hospital sites, and was formed in 2019. We are ideally situated between Wales’ capital city Cardiff to the south, the coastal town of Porthcawl to the west, and the stunning scenery in the Brecon Beacons National Park to the north where you can explore the breath-taking beauty of the mountains, waterfalls and woodlands. We operate within a vibrant community, rich with history and heritage. You can also explore other parts of Wales. Our central location makes us the perfect starting point and we’re within easy reach of vibrant cities including Swansea and Bristol, as well as Cardiff.

If you come to work in Cwm Taf Morgannwg you will be guaranteed a warm Welsh welcome, opportunities for professional development and a clinical environment that innovates to improve. With almost 12,000 staff our workforce is the lifeblood not only of the University Health Board, but also many of the communities that we serve. We take our staff wellbeing seriously and have dedicated wellbeing rooms and mindfulness sessions. Our Health Board is committed to building a culture it feels proud of, with recognisable values at its core that can be felt and understood by every person who comes into contact with them.

You don’t have to speak Welsh to work in our organisation but we will give you the opportunity to learn. We take staff development seriously and encourage everyone to flourish and progress during their time with us.

For those of you with a young family childcare is available on all three acute hospital sites. There are excellent schools and affordable housing both within and just outside the Health Board.

Whether its paddle boarding, caving, outdoor swimming or singing in a male voice choir- Cwm Taf Morgannwg will provide a fantastic work-life balance for everyone.

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