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Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist with special interest in Medical Retina

Locum Consultant

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Locum Consultant
9 months fixed term
10.15 PAs
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Kingston upon Thames
£77,913 to £105,042 pa
20/04/2019 23:59

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Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country – close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run a number of outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,000 staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.

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Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist with special interest in Medical Retina

9 month fixed term contract – maternity leave cover 10.15 PA Post

Applications are invited for a full time Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Medical Retina, at Kingston Hospital for a 9 month fixed term contract. This position is to cover maternity leave, and will work alongside two other Medical retina consultants, as well as a Vitreo-retinal consultant, expanding and developing the current care provision in Medical Retina at The Royal Eye Unit, Kingston Hospital and in our community clinics.

The successful candidate will be replacing a non-surgical medical retina position, however if surgically proficient and keen to continue surgery, theatre sessions will be accommodated, albeit as a floating position covering uncovered theatre sessions coming up from leave of consultants, which happens on most weeks

Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust serves a population of 320,000. The Ophthalmology team consists of 10 Consultant Ophthalmologists, covering all sub-specialities, except neuro-ophthalmology. They are supported by an associate specialist, a specialty doctor, Trust doctors, two medical retina fellows, three ophthalmology trainees and one FY2 trainee. Optometrists provide support in the medical retina, glaucoma, paediatric and cataract services. The nursing team includes a nurse consultant, as well as nurse and orthoptist injectors who provide clinical support. There is a dedicated eye theatre within the Royal Eye Unit.

The post holder will need to work well within a well established and friendly team of experienced consultants, who will be delighted to help, support and mentor the new post holder.

Applicants should be on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register or have the appropriate CCT. Candidates can also apply if they are within six months of their CCT at the date of the interview but are required to have sat and passed their exit exam or equivalent. Applications from those unable to work full time will also be considered.

Closing date: 20th April 2019

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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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