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Specialty Doctor in Ophthalmology

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on experience
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Ophthalmology
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for a bright enthusiastic Speciality Doctor in Ophthalmology to join our expanding department, this individual should have a sound general ophthalmic training.

The appointee will be required to work with their colleagues in providing a high-quality service in Ophthalmology which meets the government set waiting list targets and the Trusts quality standards.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information.

Main duties of the job

A working week for a speciality doctor is comprised of 10 programmed activities (PAs) each of which has a nominal timetable value of 4 hours.

A final job plan will be agreed with the Clinical Director after appointment dependent upon experience. Evening and weekend work is a part of this position due to the requirement to 1st on call cover of urgent care.

As a teaching hospital department you will have the opportunity to learn, train and develop the next generation of medical professionals, as well as be involved in a variety of research projects.

About us

You will work together with the multi-disciplinary team which will include doctors, advanced clinical practitioners, optometrists, nurses and ophthalmic trainees from the peninsula deanery. Being a good team worker and leader will be essential in the role.

We are a forward looking department and as such are embracing modern concepts such as the use of virtual clinics, high volume cataract surgery and the development of extended practice roles.

We have recently moved to our brand new stand alone ophthalmic unit where you will find an excellent opportunity to innovate in service provision.

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This post will be based in the new purpose-built REI Ophthalmology centre, the post holder will be joining an experienced team, to provide general ophthalmology and specialist activity within Medical retina or Glaucoma.

This will include supporting the team in developing improved pathways in line with national eye care recovery and transformation programme. We have an enthusiastic team of Orthoptists and Optometrists who would be working with the successful applicant to deliver improved patient pathways and working relationships with the wider medical services within UHP.

We believe in supporting the growth of the future workforce and therefore the post-holder will partake in teaching and training of AHPs.

Person Specification

  • Demonstrable experience

Education and Qualifications

  • Full GMC Registration
  • 4 years experience in Ophthalmology
  • Demonstrate evidence of a sound ophthalmic training equivalent to that recognised in the UK.


  • Equivalent of M/FRCOphth, M/FRCS, Overseas equivalent





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