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
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.
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.
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.
- 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