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Specialty Doctor Ophthalmology

Employer
Wye Valley NHS Trust
Location
Hereford
Salary
£52,530 to £82,400 Per annum
Closing date
9 Apr 2024

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Profession
Specialist doctor, Ophthalmology
Grade
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time
Setting
Hospital

Job Details

The Speciality Doctor Ophthalmology post in anterior segment is for a full time 10.0 PA career doctor. The post is for 12 months. This post is suitable for a person who wishes to undertake a range of duties in the Victoria Eye Unit and in our associated peripheral clinics, focusing on glaucoma, cornea and external disease. The degree of responsibility given to the appointed doctor will be commensurate with his/her experience and managed by the clinical lead & consultant ophthalmologists in the Hospital Eye Service

The Victoria Eye Unit is a tight-knit and friendly department based at Wye Valley NHS Trust, serving the county of Herefordshire and surrounding area. We have the largest catchment area of any department within the Trust and serve a population of approximately 250,000.

The department is actively focused on continuous improvement and has well equipped clinics, with fully networked imaging facilities. A comprehensive eye casualty service is provided, and a wide range of ophthalmic surgery is carried out.

Main duties of the job

The degree of responsibility given to the appointed doctor will be commensurate with his/her experience and managed by the clinical lead & consultant ophthalmologists in the Hospital Eye Service. The timetable will necessarily be flexible to fit with the needs of the service, out of hours commitment is not expected. An example timetable is included purely for guidance and details will be altered depending on skills and experience of the individual, needs of the department, and the number of sessions contracted for. Experience in delivering intra-vitreal injections such as Lucentis would be an advantage. Applications will be considered from candidates wishing to work part-time.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care wed want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust they tell us its a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time all the time.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The appointee will work in hospital and community clinics within Herefordshire and see new and old patients, following protocols and patient referral and treatment pathways.

The appointee will be involved in the training and supervision of junior members of medical staff, nursing and technical.

The appointee will be expected to have good working knowledge of general ophthalmic diagnoses that might be encountered in practice. Evidence based and protocol based decision making is expected, under the supervision of the consultant or clinical lead.

The appointee will be expected to have or develop other skills of benefit to the acute trust such as Lucentis clinic work and minor operations. Appropriate evidence based and protocol based decision making is expected, under the supervision of the consultant or clinical lead.

Quality assurance, medical audit and continuing postgraduate education will be an important function of the post and time will be set aside on the timetable for this. Study leave will be available to enable the post holder to attend meetings and courses in keeping with CME requirements and subject to the conditions of the Trusts Medical Study Leave Policy.

There will be no on-call duties, although on occasion there will be opportunities for locum on-call work as the need arises.

The appointee undertakes, exceptionally, to perform additional duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstance

The appointee is expected to keep up-to-date with current clinical practice, and may make arrangements to attend local departmental teaching meetings where these fit with their timetable and duties. The post holder is also expected to attend national and international meetings to update on general and specialist ophthalmology.

Person Specification
Person specification
Essential

  • Full GMC registration with Licence to Practise
  • Qualifications & Experience - Shall have completed at least 4 years' full time post graduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty or shall have equivalent experience and competencies
  • General - Acceptance that the post requires a commitment to a strong team ethos towards delivering a quality service.
  • Audit - Experience in and participation in audit
  • Clinical skills - Experience of a wide range of clinical ophthalmology
  • Teaching - Ability to work independently with senior support off site.
  • Interpersonal skills - Willingness to seek timely assistance from senior colleagues when appropriate. Ability to establish good working relationships with staff and be able to communicate well with patients. Flexibility.
  • Information Technology - Basic Computer skills
  • Management - Good organisational skills and time management.
  • Physical requirements - Ability to carry out duties as set out in the job description competently and subject to any aids and or adaptations as may reasonably be required Access to transport

Desirable

  • Qualifications and Experience - DRCOphth, MCROphth, FRCOphth or equivalent
  • Qualifications and Experience - Experience of working in the NHS
  • Qualifications and Experience - A specialist interest or skill

general
Essential

  • General - Acceptance that the post requires a commitment to a strong team ethos towards delivering a quality service.

Desirable

  • A specialist interest or skill

IT
Essential

  • ability to work with multiple IT systems

Desirable

  • basic IT skills

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