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VR Clinical Fellow Ophthalmology

Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sidcup
Salary
£55,329 to £63,152 Per annum, £2,162 London Zone Allowance
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Profession
Specialist doctor, Ophthalmology
Grade
Fellow
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Clinical fellowship in vitro-retinal for ophthalmology is available for a fixed term period to cover maternity leave. The post is cross-site, based at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup, and the main King's college hospital site at Denmark Hill. the post will be a combination of out-patient clinics, theatre lists and on call commitments.

The clinical duties comprise the investigation and treatment of patients with retinal diseases and allied disorders. The ideal candidate would be a CCT holder or equivalent who wishes to specialize in the surgical treatment of retinal diseases. The post is not a Deanery TSC.

Some general ophthalmology provisions and on call are required and the fellow will be on call for all urgent vitreoretinal cases. The post holder will gain surgical experience commensurate with their prior experience and ability.

Applicants must have MRCOphth or equivalent, be eligible for full or limited registration with the GMC at the time of appointment, and be eligible to work in England. Previous surgical retina experience, such as a vitreoretinal TSC, is also desirable but not essential. Candidates must be able to undertake independent cataract surgery prior to appointment.

Main duties of the job

This is a replacement post. The remit of the postholder will be to work within the multi disciplinary team providing and further developing care for patients within the service. In addition, the individual will be required to play an active role in the general workload of the Care Group while having a significant commitment to teaching and training of junior staff. It is envisaged that the appointee will contribute to the development and delivery of aspects of these services depending upon their interests and experience.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This is a replacement post. The remit of the postholder will be to work within the multi disciplinary team providing and further developing care for patients within the service. In addition, the individual will be required to play an active role in the general workload of the Care Group while having a significant commitment to teaching and training of junior staff. It is envisaged that the appointee will contribute to the development and delivery of aspects of these services depending upon their interests and experience.

3. SPECIFIC AREAS The clinical duties comprise the investigation and treatment of patients with retinal diseases and allied disorders. Tenure of the post is initially for 12 months but may be renewable by mutual consent. The ideal candidate would be a CCT holder or equivalent who wishes to specialize in the surgical treatment of retinal diseases. The post is not a Deanery TSC. Some general ophthalmology provisions and on call are required and the fellow will be on call for all urgent vitreoretinal cases. The post holder will gain surgical experience commensurate with their prior experience and ability. Applicants must have MRCOphth or equivalent, be eligible for full or limited registration with the GMC at the time of appointment, and be eligible to work in England. Previous surgical retina experience, such as a vitreoretinal TSC, is also desirable but not essential. Candidates must be able to undertake independent cataract surgery prior to appointment. The post will be predominantly or exclusively retinal in nature but there may be occasions when the appointee has to cover more general clinical duties, which are based at Kings College Hospital. The following information in this paragraph relates only to these general duties, which are likely to include the management of outpatients and in-patients, including ward referrals. The post holder will be expected to take part in the on-call rota at Kings College Hospital, which may include provision of ophthalmic care to patients of Lewisham, Sidcup and Farnborough. Urgent general referrals from General Practitioners, Optometrists, and the Accident & Emergency Departments of Kings College, Lewisham, Sidcup and Princess Royal Hospitals are usually managed within the booked appointment system of the Kings Rapid Eye Service (KRES) at Denmark Hill or the Rapid Access Unit (RAU) at Queen Marys Hospital but patients may be referred to the on-call team for emergency management. Emergency referrals, particularly outside normal working hours, are handled directly by the on-call team. There is a first oncall rota is resident until 10pm each day. After 10pm there is an overnight oncall rota which is non resident, although attendance may be required. The on-call doctor is required to see, and discuss with the on-call Consultant, any emergency patients requiring admission or surgery.4. CLINICAL ORGANISATION Denmark Hill Site The Ophthalmology Department on the Denmark Hill Site at Kings is part of the Division of Urgent and Planned Care Services. It is situated on the top two floors of the Normanby Building, within the hospital campus. The Department has its own manager and dedicated clinic and nursing staff. Clinics are also held at the University Hospital, Lewisham. There are 14 Consultants (including 1 Honorary), covering all the major subspecialty areas in ophthalmology (cornea, cataract, glaucoma, oculo-plastics, uveitis, neuro-ophthalmology, medical and surgical retina, motility and paediatric ophthalmology).There are 4 SAS doctors, 8 Specialist Trainees (including 2 TSC posts), 8 Speciality Fellows (including this post). Non-medical staff includes orthoptists, ophthalmic photographers, ophthalmic technicians, specialist ophthalmic nurses, and visiting optometrists providing LVA and contact lens services. Day case and in-patient ophthalmic surgery are carried out at Kings. There are dedicated, well equipped and purposely designed eye theatres in the Day Surgery Unit, over 95% of allophthalmic procedures being carried out as day cases. Queen Marys, Sidcup The department based at Queen Marys Hospital has the services of 10 Consultants, 2 Associate Specialists, 8 Specialty Doctors, 1 Clinical Assistant and 3 Specialty Trainees. All the major subspecialties in ophthalmology are provided, including oculoplastics, cornea and external eye disease, glaucoma, uveitis, cataract, medical retina, vitreo-retinal surgery, ocular motility and paediatric ophthalmology. Outpatient clinics are held at Queen Marys and also, 3 days a week, at Queen Elizabeth. These are complemented by orthoptic, refraction, contact lens, low vision and photography services. The outpatient departments are well equipped and include facilities for laser, lucentis and minor operation clinics. Last year the service dealt with 73,000 routine and emergency outpatients and 2,900 surgical procedures. A Rapid Access Unit on the Queen Marys site is staffed by Associate Specialists, Specialty Doctors and Trainees and is supported by the Consultant on-call. It deals with patients that are referred from the local A& E and Urgent Care departments and GPs and optometrists.

1. PROPOSED TIMETABLE

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CPD

Neffendorf VR Theatre list

MR Virtual Clinic

Grabowska VR clinic

SH Theatre list

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Grabowska MR clinic

Neffendorf VR clinic

Habal VR clinic

Rapid Eye Service

Laser Clinic

Person Specification
Qualifications & Training
Essential

  • Medical Degree
  • MRCOphth or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years' full time (or equivalent part time) hospital service in the ST5-6 grade or higher or equivalent

Skills & Experience
Essential

  • Ability to perform high volume unsupervised cataract surgery
  • Experience of glaucoma surgery

Other Criteria
Essential

  • Full registration (or eligible for full registration) with the General Medical Council

Desirable

  • Distinctions or Prizes during undergraduate training
  • Research & Publications

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