Consultant Ophthalmologist

Barnsley, South Yorkshire
£79,860 to £107,668 pa
27 Sep 2019
23 Oct 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are delighted to offer a full-time post for a dynamic and motivated Ophthalmologist to join the team at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This is a very exciting time to join the Ophthalmology Department at Barnsley Hospital as the Trust was awarded the contract by Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver an Ophthalmology Service in Barnsley at the beginning of 2017. Since then the Trust has invested in the redesign of the service in order to deliver an efficient, patient-centred, service in partnership with other local providers.

The successful candidate will have experience in a wide range of general Ophthalmology including proficiency in high volume cataract surgery. The post will provide an opportunity to develop a sub-specialty interest complementary to the current sub-specialty interests of Medical Retina, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Uveitis, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus and Cornea. We would especially welcome applications from candidates with a sub-specialty interest in Glaucoma. The service is supported by an expanding number of Specialty Doctors, Orthoptists and Specialist Nurses. There are plans for extending the role of Nurse Practitioners and Orthoptists and we have recently appointed two Optometrists to support paediatric clinics.

The successful candidate will be expected to play an integral part in shaping the department moving forwards. The Ophthalmology Outpatient facilities boast state of the art equipment including a modern OCT, Fundus camera, B-scan ultrasound, Argon type Laser with Pascal type delivery system, YAG and SLT Laser, two visual field machines and modern Biometry equipment. The Trust has recently increased its day surgery capacity and our Ophthalmic theatre facilities include a state-of-the-art Zeiss microscope with high definition monitoring and recording equipment and two modern Stellaris phaco machines.

Successful candidates can expect an individual induction programme, an optional “Shadowing” period, research and development facilities, high quality clinical and surgical facilities, mentoring from senior Consultants and support for developing specialist skills.

If you would like to know more about the department or arrange an informal visit, please contact Mr Ahmad Masri, Clinical Director 01226 431232, Miss Anne-Marie Firan, Lead Clinician for Ophthalmology 01226 435647, Mr Maher Attia Consultant Ophthalmologist 01226 436125 Mr Andrew Potts, Associate Director of Operations 01226 435435 Mrs Louise Deakin, Deputy Associate Director of Operations 01226 432164. To apply, please click the apply button. Closing date: 23 October 2019. Further information regarding the Trust can be obtained from our website