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Consultant in Ophthalmology

Employer
Isle of Man Government Secondary Care
Location
Isle of Man (GB) (IM)
Salary
10PAs + Generous Relocation Package
Closing date
2 Jan 2023
Phone number
01624XXXXXX

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Sector
Hospital, Ophthalmology
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Are you a Consultant in Ophthalmology?

Join our team on the beautiful Isle of Man, where we are aiming to become the best small Island based health and care system!

If you would like to achieve a fantastic work-life balance with a professionally satisfying job, then this could be the job for you!

About the hospital and service

We are looking for a Consultant Ophthalmologist with an interest in the medical treatment of retinal disease.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the existing consultant to develop and maintain the ophthalmology service on the Isle of Man. 

This role will focus upon the development and provision of a whole medical retina service including treatment of wet ARMD, retinal vascular disease, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis etc. You will be involved in the implementation of the community diabetic eye screening service across the Island along with hospital eye service provision.

The Ophthalmology Department is presently providing general services for cataracts, glaucoma and medical retina diseases, with patients requiring tertiary care being transferred to Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Currently, wet ARMD reviews and intra-vitreal injection clinics are held on the Island under the auspices of Aintree University Hospital (as part of Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) which provides remote consultant supervision for the locum Associate Specialist who runs this clinic at Noble’s Hospital on Fridays.

You will be working as one of two consultants with a supportive and friendly team comprising two middle grade doctors and nursing support.

What can this role offer me?

By joining us you will be stepping away from NHS pressures and demands, as the Island’s healthcare system is similar but separate to the UK NHS.

You will also have access to the fantastic training and development facilities we have, including an onsite training centre and simulation suite.  We recognise the need for all medical staff on the Island to maintain connections with medicine in the United Kingdom, and we provide generous study leave with pay and expenses to attend approved conferences and workshops.

About the Island and relocating

On the Island you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you will have lots of places to explore!

There are lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The Island is well connected to the UK, and you will also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can benefit from the Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here.  To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit www.locate.im

Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £7,000 based on receipts is available for this role.  Housing assistance is also available where the Department will pay the difference between your current mortgage/rent bill, and that of your new accommodation on the Isle of Man, up to a maximum of £250 per month.  To find out more about our relocation package, download the leaflet below.

How to find out more and apply

For more information please see the attached job pack, alternatively contact Azfar Chohan via email at azfar.chohan@gov.im.

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified.  You will need to upload your latest CV to your application, and we recommend that you also include a cover letter that explains your motivations for applying and that demonstrates your suitability for this post.  If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at helpmeapply@gov.im

Additional information

Please note an enhanced (with barring) police check is required for this post which the Department will cover the cost of for you. Please note if you have lived for more than 6 months outside of the UK in the last 5 years, you will be required to obtain a Letter of Good Standing from the appropriate authorities in the relevant locations, please read the guidance about how to obtain this letter.

We support flexible working and equality, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment

The Isle of Man Public Service is committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion. We understand how a wide range of views and experiences can benefit us as we work together for the Isle of Man. We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and would encourage you to apply.

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

Find out more about where a career in the Isle of Man Public Service could take you at hr.gov.im/careers

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About the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a self-governing crown dependency within the British Isles. The population of the Isle of Man is approximately 85,000. Those living on the Island, benefit from great lifestyle opportunities, open spaces, a safe environment, great education and a real sense of community. There are numerous events, clubs and societies in almost everything you can imagine, from cycling to sailing and kayaking to horse riding. Isle of Man residents benefit from lower tax rates than a lot of countries in the EU and a simpler, more efficient system of calculation. For further information about living in the Isle of Man and the Island’s lifestyle visit www.locate.im

About the Island’s healthcare

The Island’s healthcare is provided by a National Health Service based on that in the United Kingdom but is independently financed and administered within the Isle of Man. Many of the changes brought about to the UK National Health Service, as a consequence of the extensive reorganisations of recent years have not been adopted in the Isle of Man. The Terms and Conditions of service are essentially the same as in the United Kingdom with enhancements such as automatic annual incremental pay rises. The post holder will enjoy the benefits of low income tax, high rates of personal allowance and a low crime rate.

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