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Specialty Doctor Ophthalmology

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Specialist doctor, Ophthalmology
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is an excellent opportunity to join the ophthalmology team within Hampshire Hospitals. We offer a variety of services within the team including cataract surgery, glaucoma, medical retina, paediatrics and plastics. We are looking for someone with general knowledge of ophthalmology and someone who is looking for an opportunity to develop their skills.

Main duties of the job

This post is suitable for someone who already has a background in Ophthalmology and wishes to develop their Ophthalmology specialty skills further. The post-holder will be closely supervised and will be expected to see new and follow up patients in the outpatient clinic and be able to carry out a range of ophthalmic tests and investigations in order to complete diagnosis and document and enact a management plan. We are looking for a post holder looking to develop their clinical skills in a supported way. There is ample opportunity to be involved in research and audit projects locally. Two recent incumbents have been successful in ST3 application.

The job plan comprises of a 10 PA allocation. These are split as 9 DCC and 1 SPA. These will be split as 8 fixed clinical sessions, 1 admin session, and 1 SPA session allocated for continuous professional development (SPA). There are no out of hours on-call requirement for this post. There may be some evening and weekend clinics as part of this role. In these weeks a session will be made free during the day.

About us

Thank you for expressing an interest to work with Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Our vision is to provide outstanding patient care for every patient, not only the ones we see today, but those who will need us in the future. We focus on the care we provide and the staff who care for our patients, or support those who do. We are innovative and always improving. We actively seek colleagues who share our values and vision.

This is an exciting time to join the Trust, as we develop our clinical strategy and plans for modernising our hospitals and health services (MOHHS) in the Hampshire Together programme. This programme, as part of the Government's Health Infrastructure Programme (HIP2), will see improved integration with primary care, community services and other acute providers, as well as investing over 500M in a new hospital and significant refurbishment into the Royal Hampshire County Hospital. This, in the context of closer working with all providers across the Hampshire Isle of Wight Integrated Care System gives us many opportunities to improve the care we provide.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the detailed job description. If you have any questions please contact Will Meacock. If you would like to see the department and would like a tour please contact Samantha Pike

Person Specification
qualified to the essential criteria

  • qualifications


  • NHS experience worked

SHO equivalent or higher grade ophthalmology

  • Head and neck experience


  • Ophthalmology

experience of research

  • research experience


  • Part of a published paper

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About Us

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) is an NHS provider providing wide acute health services for a population of over 600,000 across Hampshire and parts of Berkshire.

Hampshire Hospitals, which came into being in January 2012 as a result of the integration of Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust – which achieved Foundation Trust status in 2006 – and Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare Trust.

The trust’s vision is to provide outstanding care for each and every patient, ensuring our patients are well-cared for across the boundaries between our organisation and other providers. In order to provide this, it’s vital that we focus on the care that we provide to the staff who care for our patients, and we need to do all this within our inclusive CARE values, treating patients, colleagues and partners with compassion and respect.

Working for HHFT offers a rewarding career, nationally agreed employment terms and conditions and a range of additional benefits as part of our extensive reward package.

We aim to ensure staff have training and development opportunities to enable them to provide safe, effective, high quality care to our patients, whilst also creating an environment of health and wellbeing. In addition to this, all staff members are able to access a range of benefits and discount services.

Being a part of the Hampshire Hospitals family is also an opportunity to experience what Hampshire has to offer. Hampshire lies between England’s south-central coastline and the North Wessex Downs and is well-equipped and well-connected to meet the needs of everyone. You will also be spoilt for choice by the wealth of parks and woods, historical attractions, cultural landmarks, modern shopping centres, cosmopolitan restaurants and sports facilities, all in easy reach.

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