Specialty Doctor in Ophthalmology

Ashford, Kent
£40,037 - £74,661 per annum
09 Oct 2019
06 Nov 2019
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

We are delighted to advertise One full time specialty post in our Ophthalmology Department, which serves a population of 72000 in the sixth largest NHS hospital Trust in UK. We deliver comprehensive services across all sub specialties and this new expansion will allow us to improve our service to patients. Detailed plans for this development have the support of staff, community optometrists, GPs and the Trust Board to take our department from 'good to great’ over the next two years. We invite those doctors who wish to be part of this exciting development for patients while progressing their own professional development and needs to express their interest in one of the above posts..


This post will be part of a team of 14 consultants supported by 1 associate specialists, 4 speciality doctors, 2 SpRs and 2 F2s. The Ophthalmology department provides services for a population of approximately 720,000 people in East Kent and beyond. The posts will be based at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford with sessions at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Margate, and Kent and Canterbury Hospital with possible cover at other EKHT sites. The appointee would have an opportunity to rotate between different sub-specialities i.e. medical retina, vitreo-retinal, Glaucoma, Oculoplastic, Paediatrics/ocular motility, Cornea/external eye disease and cataract surgery. There would also be an opportunity to develop a sub-speciality interest. The Ophthalmology department is well equipped with 6 Topcon OCTs, 2 Heidelberg FFA/ICG Camera, Pentacam, 6 Humphrey field analysers, 3 IOL masters and 2 B-scanner. There are 3 dedicated Eye theatres and 4 Procedure rooms for oculoplastic, minor ops & intravitreal therapy (IVT). The department uses OpenEyes as an EPR for ophthalmology.


East Kent is ideally suited for access into London and as a gateway to Europe. There are many areas of unspoilt countryside and some quiet secluded beaches as well as the main centres of population. The Stour Valley runs through the area and there are expanses of great natural beauty and charm together with many places of historic interest. There are outstanding local sporting facilities including sailing and golf and the area has excellent housing and schools. The Continent is within immediate reach through the Channel Ports and Channel Tunnel. You can be in France within forty minutes or in Paris in two hours!

Applicants must have GMC Full registration. This appointment will be made under the new NHS SAS Contract.

All posts are subject to a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure check in the event of the post being offered.

We are actively encouraging equal opportunities. The Trust operates a complete smoking ban on all sites and grounds.