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Consultant Ophthalmologist in Glaucoma

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 PAs
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Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Upon Thames
£77,913 to £105,042 pa
01/05/2019 23:59

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

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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Consultant Ophthalmologist – Glaucoma

Full Time 10.13 PA Post

Applications are invited for a full time substantive Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in glaucoma, at Kingston Hospital. This position is to work alongside our Glaucoma Lead, expanding and developing our current glaucoma care provision at The Royal Eye Unit, Kingston Hospital and in our two community clinics.

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 grade doctors, medical retina fellows, three ophthalmology trainees and one FY2 trainee. Optometrists provide support in the glaucoma, medical retina, paediatric and cataract services. The nursing team, including a nurse consultant and practitioners, provide clinical support in medical retina, cataract, oculoplastic and A&E clinics.

Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust serves a population of 320,000. There is a dedicated eye theatre within the Royal Eye Unit. The outpatient department is well equipped e.g. SLT, YAG, cyclodiode, PASCAL lasers, networked OCT. The consultant on call rota is shared in the region and based at St.George’s Hospital, Tooting, and is currently 1:28.

The new 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.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

For further enquiries please contact:

Hooman Sherafat, Clinical Director,

Adam Hustler, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma lead,

Julie Habbin, Service Manager, or

020 8934 2623 (direct line)

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