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Consultant Ophthalmologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
40 hours per week
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£77,913 to £105,042 per annum
08/11/2018 23:59

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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.



Base: YORK

Whole Time, Part Time or Job Share – 10 Programmed Activities (Additional programmed activity’s may be offered)

Do you share our values? We are looking for applications from Consultant Ophthalmologists who care about what they do, respect and value others, listen in order to improve and always do what they can to be helpful to make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system that delivers safe effective care to our local community.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to invite applications for the position of Consultant Ophthalmologist in the following positions;

  1. Cataract Lead: This position offers an excellent opportunity to lead and develop the cataract service across the Trust. A successful candidate would also support the emergency service as a minor component of their job plan.
  2. Glaucoma Specialist: This position is an excellent opportunity to work alongside two existing Consultants with an interest in Glaucoma.

Please state in your application which post you wish to be considered for.

There is strong academic interest within the department encouraging both research and education. We will work with you to build a robust job plan taking into consideration your specialist interests and preferred hours. A proposed job plan can be viewed within the application documents.

You will have the opportunity to develop pathways whilst complementing an existing, well established and expanding eye care service for York and the East Coast. The service is consultant led with direct consultant supervision, you will become part of a team of 18 consultants in the York Trust with a further 4 working between Harrogate and York. York provides a Consultant second on call service as part of a 1:12 non-residential on call based at York Trust. On call services cover York, Harrogate (weekend only), Scarborough and East coast catchment areas.

You will be joining a Trust which is proud to be supporting an ambitious programme of service modernisation and has a reputation for providing high quality services. The recruitment programme will take place over two days as follows (please note that shortlisted candidates will need to be available to attend the Trust on all of the dates listed below):

Day 1; if shortlisted, we will invite you to an Assessment Centre on 4th December 2018 where we will ask you to participate in 2 activities. The activities may consist of a hand written exercise, or a group activity / single activity where you may need to present to a board panel. All details will be provided on the day and there is no preparation required in advance. The Assessment Centre will be based in York in the afternoon and usually lasts no more than 3 hours. Full details will be provided to you if you are shortlisted to attend.


Day 2; if you are successful at our Assessment Centre, you will be invited to an interview which will be held on 6th December 2018.

As a Trust we provide acute hospital services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North and North East Yorkshire. The Trust has an annual turnover of over £400 million. We manage ten hospital sites, 1,127 beds (including day case beds) and have a workforce of over 8,000 staff working across our hospitals and in the community. Our main sites are our teaching hospitals in York and Scarborough, which are within the beautiful and historic city, and the spectacular North York Moors and North Yorkshire Coast respectively. We run a fully integrated service across both York and Scarborough with a single Lead Clinician across both sites.

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (YTHNFT) is part of the joint undergraduate Hull and York Medical School (HYMS) with partners the University of York, University of Hull and Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Students are now well established and regarded and follow a five-year curriculum, which makes strong use of problem based learning techniques. There are HYMS departments on our main acute Hospital sites in York and Scarborough which provide new and improved teaching facilities for undergraduate students. The surrounding area of Scarborough & York is one of the most attractive in England and offers many delightful villages and stunning scenery with excellent schooling at all levels.

All posts require a broad experience in Ophthalmology. It is expected that consultants should be willing to work across different sites as the combined service requires and according to their special interests. This advertised post is based in York. Applicants must possess FRCOphth or equivalent and be fully registered with the GMC and hold a licence to practise. Applicants must have entry on the GMC Specialist Register for Ophthalmology via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 18 months of the interview date), CESR or European Community Rights.

The closing date for this post is midnight 8th November 2018.


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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

Prof Richard Gale - Clinical Director, 01904 721552

Mrs Joanna Liput – Glaucoma Specialist, 01904 725482

Paul Rafferty - Directorate Manager, 01904 721898





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