Ophthalmology Consultant

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£88,364 to £119,133 a year n/a
Closing date
13 Apr 2023

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Hospital, Ophthalmology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The department currently consists of Four Consultants, one Associate Specialist, one staff grade, two part time clinical assistants and three trainees.

This post will support and develop the North Wales Glaucoma Service.

There is a busy postgraduate teaching and audit programme which involves Wrexham Maelor Hospital along with the Stanley Eye Unit in Abergele. Joint sessions are held three times a year. All assistance will be given to develop individual interests. The successful candidate will be expected to follow the CME requirements of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and play an active role in the development of Clinical Governance.

The annual leave allowance is 33 days per year with a study leave allocation of 30 days over a three year rolling period pro rata.

Main duties of the job

This is a 10 session post. The weekly programme will be based on the recommendations of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, of six fixed sessions which could be used flexibly to develop special interests and the rest used for teaching, clinical governance and administration commitments. The successful candidate will participate in a 1:5 second on-call at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Time off in lieu will be given for any bank holiday on-call commitments. Office accommodation along with IT facilities will be provided along with secretarial support.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be able to find the full Job Description and Person Specification in the supporting documents.

Person Specification
FRC Ophth
  • GMC registration with a licence to practice as a Consultant (FRC Ophth) Medical Degree
  • FRCS or equivalent
  • CCT and or CESR Evidence of qualification/training or competencies in retinal ophthalmology
  • Broad Based general experience in Ophthalmology plus specialist skills and interest in Glaucoma.
  • Additional specialist qualification or qualification, relevant skills experience in the relevant specialty.
  • Advanced IT Skills.
  • Management courses / qualifications.
  • Departmental administration experience.
FRC Ophth
  • Ability to handle difficult interviews with patients or relatives with tact and sensitivity
  • Able to commence work within 3 months of appointment.

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We provide a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services across 3 district hospitals, 22 community hospitals and a network of over 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units. BCUHB also coordinate the work of 113 GP practices and the NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists across the region.

Our aim is to enable everyone who uses our services to do so through the medium of Welsh or English, according to personal choice and to encourage other users and providers to use and promote the Welsh language in the health sector.

Our vision

  • We will improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society
  • We will do this by developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations
  • We will develop our workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture

Our values

  • Put Patients first
  • Work together
  • Value and respect each other
  • Learn and innovate
  • Communicate openly and honestly

Our purpose

  • To improve health and deliver excellent care
  • Our strategic goals
  • Improve health and wellbeing for all and reduce health inequalities
  • Work in partnership to design and deliver more care closer to home
  •  Improve the safety and outcomes of care to match the NHS's best
  • Respect individuals and maintain dignity and care
  • Listen to and learn from the experiences of individuals
  • Support, train and develop our staff to excel
  • Use resources wisely, transforming services through innovation and research

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  • Locations:
    Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2PW
    Telephone enquiries: 01248 384 384

    Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 5UJ
    Telephone enquiries: 01745 583 910

    Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham, LL13 7TD
    Telephone enquiries: 01978 291 100
  • 01248 384 384
  • Website
  • nwssp.recruitment@wales.nhs.uk

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