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Ophthalmology Consultant (Cornea)

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, Ophthalmology
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced physician with a passion deliver a comprehensive and integrated Corneal Ophthalmology service? Our Ophthalmology team is delighted to welcome you to join them on a full-time basis.

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust is no ordinary NHS Trust. It has a reputation for dynamism, integration of clinicians in management, and high-quality patient care.

As a specialist Ophthalmology Consultant with an interest in Cornea you will demonstrate leadership in delivering and maintaining high standards of patient care while working closely with a multidisciplinary team.

As part of the comprehensive care service, you will attend outpatients' clinics as well as theatre sessions with additional cataract operating sessions available.

The Ophthalmology Department has shared community schemes, integration with optometrists, expanded roles for nurses and other non-medical health care professionals, and a high level of clinical research that has shaped improvements in the eye care nationally over many years. We firmly believe in investing in a strong IT infrastructure to develop innovative ways to meet capacity demands including virtual clinics.

We respect your wellbeing, and we are open to discuss flexibility in your working patterns.

Main duties of the job

The sessional commitments contain 10 programmed activities. In addition, you will be part of the 24 hours on-call service.

As a specialist Corneal Consultant, you will provide advice and support to Clinicians in other services with regard to patients who may have a combination of ocular problems.

You will be responsible for contributing to and coordinating the training of medical staff and hospital-based Optometrists.

You will have a continuing responsibility for the care of patients in your charge and for the proper functioning of the service, allowing for all appropriate delegation to and training for your staff.

As a line manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of your clinics and must ensure that in/out-patient services are covered during your planned absences.

About us

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust provides acute care to our local communities via two District General Hospitals in Peterborough and Huntingdon, and a community hospital in Stamford.

We are promoting flexible working and a health work/home life balance. Agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates from our local communities.

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:

  • Relocation allowance in line with the Trust policy
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year
  • In-house Physiotherapy Services
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services
  • Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants
  • Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description for further information regarding main responsibilities.

Person Specification

  • CCT or equivalent in Ophthalmology and/or inclusion on the Specialist Register of GMC or within six months of AAC
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Clinical Fellowship experience or equivalent
  • High degree of surgical (if operating) and clinical skills
  • Able to demonstrate successful participation in audit
  • Effective written (including record keeping) and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to use tact, diplomacy, negotiation and persuasion as well as authority
  • Capacity to stimulate and accommodate colleagues
  • Fluent in verbal and written English
  • Awareness and respect for colleagues, patients and relatives' dignity, privacy, integrity, cultural and religious beliefs
  • Ability to remain calm and work effectively in pressure situations
  • Good previous attendance record
  • Able to travel to meet requirements of the post
  • Evidence of completed and published research


  • Instigated, designed and completed audit projects and protocols
  • Ability to be an effective leader of a team
  • Interested in developing innovative ways of delivering patient care
  • Ability to manage staff

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