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Locum Consultant in Ophthalmology

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£98,897 a year NA
Closing date
8 Apr 2023

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Hospital, Ophthalmology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

This post of Locum Consultant in Ophthalmology (medical and surgical retina) in the Abergele Eye Unit arises due to a career break and is for a minimum period of 12 months from July 2023.

Main duties of the job

This is a full-time post consisting of twelve sessions per week (please refer to the Welsh Consultants' contract for precise contractual details). The on-call rota will be a maximum frequency of 1:8 and the rota is arranged over a weekly cycle. The on call is two tier with a junior doctor first on call. The post attracts payments at intensity band 1. There will be dedicated secretarial/admin support.

The fixed sessions will include five clinics (intravitreal treatment clinics and medical & surgical retina clinics) and 2 theatre sessions. The theatre sessions will be used for a combination of cataract and sub-specialty (VR) procedures. The theatre sessions have senior anaesthetic cover. There is also one virtual review session which can fit around the weekly rota.

The remaining flexible sessions would be used to support professional development, teaching, research, clinical governance, patient administration and to cover on-call commitments.

Annual leave and study leave/ professional leave will be provided in accordance with the Welsh Consultant contract.

About us

A full programme of activities is held in the Postgraduate Medical Centre at Glan Clwyd Hospital, including evening lectures (during winter/spring) and combined rounds, which are held throughout the year. The programme also includes staff clinical conferences, tutorials, discussion and journal club meetings and symposiums. A comprehensive and up to date medical library has been developed together with a first class inter-library exchange system.


Glan Clwyd benefits from the North Wales Clinical School being on the YGC site. We train medical students from Cardiff and Manchester, some of whom come to do special study modules. Our ophthalmic trainees enjoy a high success rate in professional exams thanks to excellent preparation by a core group of enthusiastic consultant teachers. We currently have 3 trainees from the Welsh rotation at St1, St2 and St3 levels and 1 trainee on the Dual Sponsorship Scheme.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Full Job Description and Person Specification can be found alongside all further additional documents.

Person Specification
  • Name on Specialist Register OR proof of eligibility of entry onto Specialist Register OR within six months of obtaining a CCT at the time of the interview.
  • Other Higher Degree or Diploma
  • Broad Based general experience in Ophthalmology plus specialist skills in chosen sub-specialty.
  • Ability to provide general ophthalmology on call service.
  • Additional specialist skills or experience.
Clinical Governance
  • An understanding of the Strategic and Operational issues underpinning Clinical Governance and their application in daily practice and evidence of such.
  • Ability to apply knowledge.
  • Ability to write relevant, legible clinical notes.
  • Safe and effective oral communication skills
  • Willingness to involve patients in their management.
  • Ability to handle difficult interviews with patients or relatives with tact and sensitivity
  • Basic IT skills
  • Advanced IT Skills including knowledge of web site authoring.
  • An understanding of NHS management practices and their application and evidence of such.
  • A willingness to partake actively in the management of any specialist interest of the appointee within the job.
  • A willingness to attend and actively participate in the departmental management meetings.
  • Management course / qualification
  • Departmental administration experience.
  • Experience of rostering.
Audit & Research
  • Evidence of participation
  • Evidence of completed audit projects.
  • Ability to access published evidence
  • Critical appraisal course / skills
  • Evidence of participation
  • Research-based publications
Teaching & Training
  • Evidence of a commitment to teaching trainees.
  • Evidence of teaching trainees
  • Evidence of commitment to Life Long Learning and Continued Professional Development.
  • Member of Work orientated Specialist Societies
  • Evidence of teaching Nursing and Paramedical staff, medical students
  • Teaching course / qualification
  • Friendly and polite disposition.
  • A team player who values the individual contributions of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Reliable, self-motivated and punctual.
  • Evidence of the ability to work in stressful situations and/or when under pressure.
  • Able to work 'flexibly'
  • A willingness to work outside working hours at short notice in times of need.
  • Able to commence work within 3 months of appointment.
  • Willingness to undertake professional responsibilities at local / regional / national level

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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
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