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Consultant Ophthalmologist with Paediatric Ophthalmology Interest

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£99,532 to £131,964 a year
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Profession
Specialist doctor, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Setting
Hospital

Job Details

Interviews are due to take place on 25th July 2024.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus to join our Ophthalmology team on a permanent basis at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

You will be actively providing and supporting the further development of first-class ophthalmology services for the Trust, working collaboratively with colleagues in all disciplines to provide an integrated service for patients.

Our ophthalmology department nearly sees 110,000 patients annually in all sites, including inpatients and outpatients. We have a dedicated ophthalmic day unit and paediatric ophthalmic cases are accommodated on one of the three age dependent paediatric wards.

N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date if we receive a high volume of applications or if there has been a change in organisational priorities.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work with other team members to provide a comprehensive ophthalmology service to the Trust, Primary Care Trusts and General Practitioners. Other duties include:

  • Developing close collaborative links with clinicians working in their specialty and working to develop services provided to patients in these areas to the highest standards including the development of treatment protocols and guidelines.
  • Participating in the departmental audit programme as well as participating in multidisciplinary audit relating to their area of clinical interest.
  • Participating in regular clinical meetings and other postgraduate activities.
  • Supervising trainees working in the department, assisting in their training and appraisal.

The post requires a special interest in management of paediatrics ophthalmology and adult strabismus and the holder will work with 2 other paediatric colleagues to maintain and assist in the delivery of a comprehensive service in this field and bring new ideas to the take the service forward.

The post will be for 10 programmed activities per week, giving adequate time for SPA duties.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our skilled employees across our hospital sites in Coventry and Rugby, with high quality patient care positioned at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a national and international leader in healthcare.

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

There has never been a better time to join our team.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For further information on this consultant post, please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification
Qualification/Training
Essential

  • Meets all essential

Desirable

  • Meets all desirable

Experience
Essential

  • Meets all essential

Desirable

  • Meets all desirable

Knowledge
Essential

  • Meets all essential

Skills & Abilities
Essential

  • Meets all essential

Personal Qualities
Essential

  • Meets all essential

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours
Essential

  • Meets all essential

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