Consultant Ophthalmologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Ophthalmology
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
40 hours
Job ref
166-OPH-78989123
Site
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Town
Chesterfield
Salary
£76,761 - £103,490
Closing
02/02/2018 23:59

Applications are invited for a full time (10PA’s) Consultant Ophthalmologist for the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to compliment the existing Consultants special interests. Special consideration will be given to candidates with an interest in Emergency Eye Care and General Ophthalmology. There is considerable scope for flexibility in providing a job plan that will suit the interests of the successful applicant. Candidates who would prefer a medical ophthalmology post will also be considered. The appointee to this post will join 7 other Consultant Ophthalmologists in our well established team.

The Department of Ophthalmology operates from the new purpose built Chesterfield Eye Centre opened in June 2012 with Ultra-modern facilities. The Eye centre is a well-equipped outpatient department where it runs general ophthalmology and emergency clinics, as well as specialist clinics including medical retina, oculo-plastic, cornea and anterior segment, paediatric ophthalmology and glaucoma. The North Derbyshire DRS service is also provided from this site.

The majority of ophthalmic surgery is performed on a day case basis from a day case facility but the department also has access to in-patient beds which have a fully equipped examination room close by.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital is situated on a green field site two miles east of the centre of Chesterfield and comprises approximately of 630 beds. It provides almost all of the acute in-patient care for Chesterfield and the surrounding rural area of North Derbyshire, serving a population of approximately 350,000 people. The hospital has an excellent friendly atmosphere making it popular with junior medical staff and is located close to the Peak District National Park where the local scenery and opportunities for outdoor activities are exceptional.

The ophthalmology department is progressive and would be supportive of proposals to expand the scope of facilities currently available.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr Choudhary Lead consultant Ophthalmologist, 01246 513709 or Dr D Farquharson, Divisional Director, Surgical Specialties 01246 513542.