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Consultant Ophthalmologist - Glaucoma

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Ophthalmology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is an opportunity to join the well-established, progressive department of Ophthalmology at HHFT. The successful applicant will join a highly motivated, dynamic team, responsible for the management and treatment of Ophthalmology patients.

The successful candidate will have an interest in Glaucoma and will work in partnership with a forward looking and enthusiastic Ophthalmology department. At one site alone the Ophthalmology department saw over 25,000 outpatient attendances in 2021/22 and nearly 5,000 inpatient and day case operations. Each of our existing consultants has a strong general Ophthalmology background with sub-specialty interests in medical retina, glaucoma, uveitis, anterior segment, oculoplastic, and paediatric ophthalmology, and strabismus.

Main duties of the job

  • A consultant with a subspecialist interest in glaucoma
  • An enthusiastic and friendly clinician
  • Experience in general ophthalmology
  • An individual who shares our passion for improving the quality of Ophthalmology services
  • Willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team and develop our service and juniors

About us

Our service configuration includes a dedicated Eye Day Case Unit (EDCU) at Basingstoke Hospital, a dedicated Ophthalmic Imaging Technician, as well as community eye services that support glaucoma referral refinement and Minor Eye Conditions (MECs) being dealt with closer to home. We also have a specialised theatre at Andover War Memorial Hospital, as well as operating on cases in our day surgery units on both main hospital sites. Just one of our departments saw over 25,000 outpatient attendances in 2018/19 and nearly 5,000 inpatient and day-case operations. Each of our existing consultants has a strong general Ophthalmology background with sub-specialty interests in medical retina, glaucoma, uveitis, anterior segment, oculoplastic, and paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For further information about this role please see Job Description document attached.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification
Training and qualifications

  • FRCOphth or equivalent
  • Full registration with the GMC
  • On GMC Specialist register or within six months of CCT at time of interview


  • Fellowship level training in complimentary subspecialist interest

Experience & Knowledge

  • Experience in cataract surgery
  • Experience in all aspects of Ophthalmology
  • Training and experience in subspecialty area
  • Completed a full training program
  • Experience of and participation in clinical audit


  • Experience of risk management

Skills & Ability

  • Good written and verbal communication skills and able to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues and all levels of staff
  • Teaching/presentation skills
  • Good IT skills


  • Management skills or qualification
  • Educational Qualification

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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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