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Consultant in Ophthalmology (Glaucoma)

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Per annum
Closing date
24 Mar 2023

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Hospital, Ophthalmology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a full-time substantive Consultant in Ophthalmology at NNUH in response to service need.

A candidate who is unable for personal reasons to undertake the duties of a whole-time post will receive equal consideration. If such a candidate is appointed the job content will be modified as appropriate in consultation with consultant colleagues and local management.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will join a team of 14 Ophthalmologists.

This post is designed to combine service delivery with high quality training in general ophthalmology with an interest in glaucoma.

The appointee would be expected to contribute to the consultant on call rota. The appointee must be willing to travel to other units including Cromer Hospital and Central Norwich Eye Clinic as the service work dictates.

In addition, the department is moving to a core timetable which includes working evening and weekends and the appointee should expect a timetable that reflects this as standard.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with the other members of the glaucoma team to provide, and plan for, a high-quality glaucoma service for the population. This will of necessity involve teamwork with people in many other roles (e.g., in alphabetical order: admin/ managerial/ medical/ nursing/ orthoptist/ optometrist/ technician/ etc., including of course the other Glaucoma consultants). At times it may be necessary to care for patients who have also been cared for by other members of the glaucoma team.

About us

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of acute clinical services through the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (1,000 beds) and Cromer and District Hospital, including more specialist services such as oncology and radiotherapy, neonatology, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, rheumatology, paediatric medicine and surgery.

Our staff of over 7,000 treat more than one million patients; people from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield. Our patients are referred to us by around 100 local GP practices but also from other acute hospitals and primary care trusts around the country.

The Eye Department is located within the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Cromer Hospital and Central Norwich Eye Clinic. Ophthalmic outpatients, the Nelson Day Unit and eye theatres are all adjacent to each other and the ward (head and neck) is nearby.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for the full details of the post and responsibilities along with the person specification.

Full GMC registration required with entry onto the Specialist Register.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register Via; CCT (Proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) CESR or European Community Rights


  • An appropriate higher PhD/MD qualification


  • Good communicator.
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching.


  • Previous responsibility for service improvement.
  • Management skills


  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty.
  • Glaucoma Fellowship


  • Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest


  • Flexible outlook on working hours.
  • Must live within a 15-mile radius of the base Trust or 30 minutes travelling time.
  • Full Driving License

Communications & Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries
  • Good presentation skills.

BMJRef: BMJ-114733/234-MS1896-A


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