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Consultant Ophthalmologists with an interest in Corneal and Ocular

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
9 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Ophthalmology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, innovative and progressive Consultant to join our well established and recognised corneal team. The appointee will partake in clinics and theatre sessions across both sites, City Hospital, Birmingham and Sandwell General Hospital. Applications are welcomed from candidates with FRCOphth (or equivalent) who are on the General Medical Council's Specialist Register in Ophthalmology. A corneal fellowship/ post CCT specialist training would be preferred. Applicants should be able to independently manage corneal disease and be able to partake in general oncalls, and be fully proficient in surgery related to corneal disease and cataract surgery. As a regional centre, this post will involve training all grades from medical students to fellows and allied health professionals.

This job is a substantive job.

Closing date: 9th May 2024

Interview date: 13th June 2024

Main duties of the job

The appointee will take equal responsibility with existing Consultants for the proper functioning of the clinical service, working with clinical and managerial colleagues towards achieving and maintaining national maximum waiting times and developing clinical pathways to address the referral to treatment times.

There will be a general ophthalmology oncall commitment and an eye casualty session as part of the job role. The appointee will be involved in training junior doctors and fellows, and be expected to take part in quality improvement and audit sessions as well as working towards improving the provision of care to the served population. The keratoconus service is the main one in the region, offering corneal cross linking with nurse-led clinics. The appointee will be expected to help manage and help this service as it evolves. The job will involve a combination of outpatient clinics, day case and inpatient theatres involving a wide range of corneal surgery including all forms of corneal transplantation.

The appointee is expected to be proficient in transplantation surgery. Grand rounds and joint clinics are regular and the appointee is expected to take part and help run these sessions.

About us

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:

  1. Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  2. Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  3. Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve lives

Information about the Specialty

The corneal team at SWBH is primarily sited at Birmingham Midland Eye Centre, with services also being run at Sandwell General Hospital. The corneal service is large and covers the region with a combination of acute and general patients.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For more information on the job role and responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description attached.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Corneal Lead Mr Ankur Barua, Email

Service Manager Ms Lauren Davies, Email

Clinical Lead Mr Maged Nessim, Email

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • FRCOphth or an equivalent qualification


  • Higher Degree

Shortlisting Criteria

  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in Ophthalmology
  • Fulfils all other essential criteria as per Personal Specification
  • GMC registration with License to Practice


  • Previous experience in providing complex Corneal service
  • Formal training in teaching


  • An awareness of current specialty developments, initiatives and issues.
  • Publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals in the last five years.
  • Evidence of having undertaken original research
  • Knowledge and experience of the application of information technology to Ophthalmology

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