Consultant in Ophthalmology

Truro, Cornwall
£77,913 to £105,042 pa
05 Apr 2019
26 May 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for consultant post in Ophthalmology in Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust.

The Trust is seeking to appoint a consultant in ophthalmology who will lead diabetic retinopathy service and work closely with the national diabetic retinopathy screening programme. The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary team of consultants who provide dedicated sub-specialty services in cornea, glaucoma, vitreo-retinal surgery, oculoplastics and orbital surgery, paediatric/strabismus, uveitis, and medical retina. The job plan will include weekly operating session and management of uveitis patients. The appointee will participate in 1 in 8 on-call rota.

The medical staff includes nine consultants (including this post), six specialty grade doctors, two associate specialists, a specialty trainee, two glaucoma/ oculoplastic fellows and one vitreo-retinal fellow. The ophthalmic services are supported by a team of orthoptists, specialist nurses, ophthalmic technicians and optometrists.

The department is well equipped with four Cirrus OCTs, Heidelberg Spectralis OCT with HRA and Topcon Triton plus. Both Heidelberg and Topcon machines are capable of performing OCT angiography as well as fluorescein and ICG angiographies. The retinal unit has access to Argon Pascal laser and Aviso ultrasound machines.  All clinics are run on Medisoft electronic patient record (EPR). All the ophthalmic images are networked through Ophthalsuite Blueworks and can be accessed from Medisoft throughout the county. The department has two operating theatres. One with a modern ceiling mounted microscope, Constellation and Infiniti machines for anterior and posterior segment surgery in Truro. The other with floor mounted microscope and Infiniti Phaco machine for day case surgery in Penzance, West Cornwall.

To apply for this role or view further information please click the apply button. 

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Mr Ashish Patwardhan, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology, email; telephone 01872 253403.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Closing date: 26th May 2019