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Clinical Lead - Ophthalmology

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within Ophthalmology to lead the service as Clinical Lead. This role is an additional responsibility to a consultant's standard role.Reporting to the Clinical Director, the post holder will be remunerated 1PAs and be supported by a General Manager and Matrons, in addition to support from the Specialty and Clinical Group teams.

The post holder will lead the Ophthalmology Team to ensure all performance standards, including quality, activity, and financial targets, are met, providing clinical leadership to the Service. They will be enabled and expected to provide a significant contribution to the development and implementation of the Specialty and Clinical Group strategy. The post holder will need to role model expected behaviours to colleagues within the team and across the organisation.

Main duties of the job

We are keen to talk to candidates who have excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills, who are clinically credible and passionate about the continuous improvement of services. You will need to enjoy the challenge of working within a busy service and be able to provide leadership to your colleagues while also managing your time to ensure delivery of all performance and governance standards.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive for our teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application accurately reflects where you match them. For further information regarding the role please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification
Qualifications & Experience

  • Consultant or educated to master's degree level or equivalent
  • Understanding of key performance targets and drivers for change
  • Record of working effectively within and through teams


  • Uses a variety of methods to gain support for ideas, strategies and values

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