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International Clinical Fellow in Oculoplastics & Ophthalmology

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year Pro rota
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Ophthalmology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

The Victoria Eye Unit is a tight-knit and friendly department based at Wye Valley NHS Trust, serving the county of Herefordshire and surrounding area. We have the largest catchment area of any department within the Trust and serve a population of approximately 250,000.

The Ophthalmology Fellow position is a one year post, extendable by mutual agreement, to allow a senior trainee exposure to oculoplastic surgery, while further refining their skills in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. The degree of responsibility given to the appointed doctor will be commensurate with his/her experience and supervision will beavailable from the clinical director of the oculoplastic service, and the clinical director & consultant ophthalmologists in the Hospital Eye Service.

Main duties of the job

The following paragraphs and outline timetable are to be regarded purely as an example and the precise duties and timetable will depend on the experience of the person appointed and as agreed between the Trust and the appointee:

  • The appointed Fellow will work in hospital and community clinics within Herefordshire, Shropshire and Powys and see new and old patients, as required.
  • There will be no regular on-call duties but opportunities may arise for on-call duties to be carried out in the event of leave.
  • The appointed Fellow undertakes, exceptionally to perform additional duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.
  • The appointed Fellow undertakes exceptionally to be available for such irregular commitments outside normally roistered duties as are essential for continuity of patient care.
  • The appointed Fellow is expected to keep up-to-date with current clinical practice, and may make arrangements to attend local departmental teaching meetings where thesefit with their timetable and duties.
  • The appointee is also expected to attend national and international meetings to update on general ophthalmic and in particular oculoplastic surgery.

Please see attached job description for further details.
About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care wed want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

The Trust encourages applications from people outside of the NHS and welcomes the valuable experiences and skills they can bring to the organisation.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time all the time.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The timetable will necessarily be flexible to fit with the needs of the service. An example timetable is included purely for guidance and details will be altered depending on skills and experience of the individual,needs of the department, and the number of sessions contracted for.

Please see above in Main duties of the job and attached further details on the job description.

Person Specification


  • Full GMC Registration
  • Experience in a wide range of Ophthalmic activity Postgraduate qualification in general ophthalmology




  • Postgraduate qualification in general ophthalmology




  • Acceptance that the post requires a strong service commitment
  • A minimum of five years since obtaining a primary medical qualification or equivalent gained on a flexible basis.
  • Experience in and participation in audit

Clinical Skills



  • Experience working in a busy department. Ability to work/operate unsupervised and perform cataract surgery independently


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details
Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust

Wye Valley NHS

Stonebow Road



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