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Consultant Ophthalmologist - Vitreo Retinal Consultant

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Ophthalmology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking Consultant Ophthalmologist - Vitreo Retinal Surgeon to complete a supportive team of specialists covering North Cumbria. Voted one of the best places to live in the UK, North Cumbria houses the Lake District, one of the country's most outstanding places of natural beauty and the region is an attractive, largely rural area with access to good road, rail and air communications. Housing is relatively inexpensive and there are excellent state and private education establishments.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for candidates who are interested in developing innovative ophthalmic practice helping to bridge the gap between acute hospital care, community and primary care. Our post offers an exciting opportunity for an ophthalmologist to help us develop a 'whole system' approach to delivering safe and effective modern eye care.

The successful candidate will join a team of consultant ophthalmologists, with specialist interests, who provide general ophthalmic services across North Cumbria to serve a population of approx. 360,000 with some referrals also coming from part ofSouth West Scotland and West Northumbria

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.

  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications

  • FRCOphth or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration
  • Holder of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or within six months of award of CCT or equivalent by date of interview
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Registrar in Ophthalmology (or within six months of inclusion on GMC specialist register)


  • Post CCT fellowship in applicable sub-specialty

Experience and Knowledge

  • High standard of clinical skill and expertise in clinical Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Governance
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on range of clinical Ophthalmology problems both emergency and elective and in primary care.
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for liaising with clinical staff for the clinical care of patients.


  • Experience in High Volume Cataract surgery

Management and Administrative

  • Ability to advise on efficient and smooth running of their chosen subspecialty service.
  • Ability to cover on call


  • Experience of audit management


  • Experience of and commitment to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff
  • Ability to teach clinical and personal skills required for Ophthalmic care


  • Experience of teaching basic clinical skills to undergraduates
  • Teaching of non-medical health professionals
  • Educational Qualification

Research, Audit and Clinical Governance

  • Experience of, and commitment to, medical audit


  • Ability to supervise postgraduate research
  • Publications in referred journals

Communication skills and abilities

  • Empathetic and sensitive approach to patient needs
  • Approachable and effective multi-disciplinary team member with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team loyalty
  • Positive approach to lessons learnt
  • Confident approach without being arrogant


  • IT Skills / Presentation Skills

Continued Professional / Personal Development

  • Demonstrable evidence of lifelong learning
  • Reflective approach to personal development with an ability to acknowledge and effectively manage poor performance
  • Participation in appropriate peer review processes

Personal Attributes

  • Participation in on call and emergency cover.


  • Full UK driving licence





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