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Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
£88,364 to £119,133 per annum
Closing date
20 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Consultant Ophthalmologist- Special interest in Paediatrics

Summary of the Post

This post is to support our large and specialist paediatric unit based here at Northampton General Hospital. The successful candidate would be expected to provide a comprehensive Ophthalmic service at Northampton General Hospital and support the provision of an effective county-wide service, both at Northampton and Daventry. The post holder will also help lead and develop this service as well as being an active member of the wider Ophthalmology team.

The post will ideally suit a forward-thinking individual with the desire to further their career in ophthalmology. A desire to participate in research and clinical audit is essential.

It is essential that the post-holder should hold the FRCOphth or an equivalent qualification and be on the GMC specialist register or will obtain a relevant CCT/CESR(CP) within 6 months of interview.

If you would like to discuss the position further then please contact Miss Deepa Rathore, Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology on 01604 523112 or email


Main duties of the job


Provide a comprehensive Ophthalmic service at NGH and support the provision of an effective county-wide service, both at Northampton and Daventry. Access to a serviceable vehicle and a valid driving licence would be required.

Provide a paediatric service within Ophthalmology but it is also important that the appointee is also a capable general ophthalmologist able to undertake a general service provision

Proficiency in cataract surgery and a commitment to training is essential

On-call for Paeds is 24/7 and the current requirement is contact via phone/text/email and is usually only within office hours

Responsibility for the patients in his/her care and for the proper functioning of the department

Carry out teaching duties as required and take an active part in the Postgraduate Medical Education programme and in the teaching of Ophthalmic Trainees within the department

Contribute to the teaching and training of nursing staff and other healthcare professionals both within the department and elsewhere within the Trust as appropriate

Regularly attend and participate in departmental educational meetings

Active role in the robust clinical audit programme in operation within the department and to take part in regional and national audits as required

Report all critical incidents and to attend and support the departmental audit and clinical governance meetings

Proven commitment to service development

Generate revenue for the Trust and department through innovative working practice


About us


NGH is one of the largest employers in the area and all of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Being a large DGH with a proud history, we are big enough to get interesting cases, but small enough to care, coach and develop. With over 200 consultants, a similar number of trainees and approximately 60medical undergraduates throughout the year, NGH provides comprehensive care and extensive training opportunities.

With this in mind, we have built a state of the art emergency assessment unit (Nye Bevan building) and are developing new ways of working to streamline in-patient care and optimize working with our partners.

NGH also has a large library, gym with swimming pool, and a brand new entrance with Marks and Spencer, Subway and Costa on site.


Job description

Job responsibilities


Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details about job descriptions and main responsibilities.




Person Specification



  • FRCOph or equivalent
  • Completion of specialty training (or within 6 months of AAC)


  • MD, PhD or other higher degree

Teaching and audit


  • Experience of Audit
  • Evidence of teaching Junior staff

Academic Achievements and Research


  • A specialist interest in a specialist area to complement the other consultants in the department
  • Publications in recognised journals

Interpersonal skills


  • Evidence of leadership

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