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Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist Glaucoma

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Ophthalmology, Locum Doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a bright enthusiastic Ophthalmologist to join our expanding Ophthalmology department, this individual should have a sound general ophthalmic training and additionally should have sub-specialist training in Glaucoma.

The successful candidate is expected to be on the specialist register, or eligible to enter the specialist register within the next six months. They will be joining a dynamic unit that provides most ophthalmic sub-speciality services to it local population of 500,000 and some tertiary service to the wider region.

Main duties of the job

A working week for a full-time consultant is comprised of 10 programmed activities (PAs) each of which has a nominal timetable value of 4 hours.

The job plan listed in the job description is for indicative purpose only and the final plan will be agreed with the Clinical Director after appointment. As the service develops, evening and weekend work may become part of this post.

As a teaching hospital department you will have the opportunity to teach, 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 Mr Tsakiris who is a Glaucoma specialist and lead clinician for the Glaucoma service. Other members of the team 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.

Job description
Job responsibilities



Education, qualifications & special training

FRCOphth (or equivalent)

Full GMC registration

To be on the appropriate GMC Specialist Register or eligible for admission within six months of interview.

Higher degree.

Postgraduate prizes and awards.

Other medical qualifications. Experience outside specialty.

Particular skills and experience

Demonstrate evidence of a sound ophthalmic training equivalent to that recognised in the UK.

Attended appropriate basic specialty courses.

Demonstrate evidence of having had a good subspecialty training.

Evidence of ability to perform advanced subspecialty specific procedures.

Ability to lead a team.

Comprehensive knowledge of subspecialty subject.

Understanding of NHS.

Good time management.

Demonstrate evidence of wide based specialty knowledge.

Attended appropriate courses/meetings in the last 6 years covering the spectrum of the entire specialty.

Fellowship experience.

Attended subspecialty specific meeting or courses within the last 3 years.

Research & Clinical Audit

Presentations or publications in peer reviewed journals.

Able to conduct clinical audit.

Evidence of a research interest.

Current research.

Research in a specialty interest or trauma.

Extensively published.

Presentations at local/ regional/national/ international meetings.

Demonstrate an enthusiasm to continue with research and clinical audit.

Relevant audit projects

Statistical Knowledge


Ability to teach clinical and practical skills.

Demonstrate experience in having taught junior doctors.

Evidence of experience and ability in teaching.

Supervision of projects.

ATLS instructor.

Training the trainers course or equivalent.

Evidence of enthusiasm and experiencing teaching undergraduates, post-graduates and other health-care professionals.

Communication & interpersonal skills

Ability to work in a team.

Ability to delegate appropriately.

Prepared to put patients interests above all other

Willingness to become part of existing ophthalmology team

Demonstrate evidence of ability to communicate and co-operate well with patients and other health-care professionals

Evidence of good communication skills.

Information technology skills.

Leadership skills.

Good presentation skills.


Willingness to participate in management process.

Participated in some sort of Management process (service or research)

Evidence of commitment

Evidence of interest and ability in management.

Management qualification

Person Specification

  • Research in a specialty interest or trauma.
  • Postgraduate prizes and awards.


  • Full GMC registraiton
  • To be on the appropriate GMC Specialist Register or eligible for admission within six months of interview.
  • Demonstrate evidence of a sound ophthalmic training equivalent to that recognised in the UK.




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