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Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Consultant Ophthalmologist- Special interest in Paediatrics

Summary of the Post

This post is to support our large and specialist paediatric unit based here at Northampton General Hospital. The successful candidate would be expected to provide a comprehensive Ophthalmic service at Northampton General Hospital and support the provision of an effective county-wide service, both at Northampton and Daventry. The post holder will also help lead and develop this service as well as being an active member of the wider Ophthalmology team.

The post will ideally suit a forward-thinking individual with the desire to further their career in ophthalmology. A desire to participate in research and clinical audit is essential.

It is essential that the post-holder should hold the FRCOphth or an equivalent qualification and be on the GMC specialist register or will obtain a relevant CCT/CESR(CP) within 6 months of interview.

Interview date TBC

Main duties of the job

Provide a comprehensive Ophthalmic service at NGH and support the provision of an effective county-wide service, both at Northampton and Daventry. Access to a serviceable vehicle and a valid driving licence would be required.

Provide a paediatric service within Ophthalmology but it is also important that the appointee is also a capable general ophthalmologist able to undertake a general service provision

Proficiency in cataract surgery and a commitment to training is essential

On-call for Paeds is 24/7 and the current requirement is contact via phone/text/email and is usually only within office hours

Responsibility for the patients in his/her care and for the proper functioning of the department

Carry out teaching duties as required and take an active part in the Postgraduate Medical Education programme and in the teaching of Ophthalmic Trainees within the department

Contribute to the teaching and training of nursing staff and other healthcare professionals both within the department and elsewhere within the Trust as appropriate

Regularly attend and participate in departmental educational meetings

Active role in the robust clinical audit programme in operation within the department and to take part in regional and national audits as required

Report all critical incidents and to attend and support the departmental audit and clinical governance meetings

Proven commitment to service development

Generate revenue for the Trust and department through innovative working practice

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values

o Compassion o Accountability o Respect o Integrity o Courage

We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds. This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details about job descriptions and main responsibilities.

Person Specification

  • FRCOph or equivalent
  • Completion of specialty training (or within 6 months of AAC)


  • MD, PhD or other higher degree

Teaching and audit

  • Experience of Audit
  • Evidence of teaching Junior staff

Academic Achievements and Research

  • A specialist interest in a specialist area to complement the other consultants in the department
  • Publications in recognised journals

Interpersonal skills

  • Evidence of leadership

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