Applications are invited for a part-time fixed term (9 months) ophthalmology consultant to The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust Department of Ophthalmology. The post holder will be required to cover general ophthalmology and support the oculoplastic service. We seek an enthusiastic surgeon to enhance the current ophthalmic services and applicants should wish to be part of and develop the department in the future.
Main duties of the job
This position will clinically support the ophthalmology department and will be responsible for transforming the way in which we provide ophthalmology services at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital through application of Royal College and national recommendations such as Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) to deliver a sustainable and modern ophthalmology department.
We have nearly 6,000 members of staff that care for nearly one million people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.
We are one of the best performing FTs in London for A& E waiting times, and mortality rates are better than average. Since the Care Quality Commission last inspected our hospitals we have taken on responsibility for a range of new services.
Clinic/Theatre (Alt weeks)
Including On Call: 1:26 (North West London Ophthalmology on call rota)
Qualifications and Training
- Full GMC Registration
- Relevant CCT or equivalent (equivalence must be confirmed by PMET/GMC by date if Advisory Appointments Committee (AAC))
- Entry on GMC Specialist Register OR eligible within 6 months of the date of the Advisory Appointments Committee
- FRCOphth or equivalent
- Good understanding of and adherence to the principles of Good Medical Practice set out by the General Medical Council.
- BSC or higher postgraduate training
- Evidence of broad-based training
- Sub-specialty training to fellowship level
- Evidence of teaching to meet the requirements of junior doctors and nurses
- Evidence of continuing medical education (existing consultants must demonstrate active participation in CPD)
- Wide and in-depth training in cataract and oculoplastic surgery
- Track record in delivering management initiatives
- Perform cataract surgery independently
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Solid Understanding of the Clinical Governance Agenda
- Evidence of effective audit leading to change
- Evidence of significant contribution to Clinical Governance
- Demonstrates an understanding of the principles and applications of clinical research
- Experience of implementing evidenced based changes in practice
- Peer reviewed publications
- Evidence of recent or ongoing research
Teaching, Training & Management
- Experience of undergraduate teaching and postgraduate training
- A good understanding of the role of clinical management