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Consultant Ophthalmologist Emergency Eye Care

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
40 hours per week
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£76,761 to £103,490 per annum
16/11/2017 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.



REF: 419-626278-CON-OP

Base: YORK

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

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.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to invite candidates to apply to work with us as a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in Emergency Eye Care. 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 for this position 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- 6.12.17 : Assessment Centre - all shortlisted candidates (de-selective)
• Day 2- 7.12.17 : Interviews - candidates successful at Assessment Centre.

Applicants should be aware that the Assessment Centre is a de-selective process and candidates will be required to pass 2 of the exercises in order to proceed to the formal interview stage.

The successful candidate will work within our Ophthalmic team having the opportunity to develop pathways whilst complementing an existing, well established and expanding urgent referral service providing emergency eye care for York and East Coast within hours and the whole of North Yorkshire out of hours. The service is consultant led with direct consultant supervision. We have a well-established nurse led telephone triage, patients are either secondary referrals or from patients known to the department placed into booked clinics (Urgent Referral Clinics, URC), within working hours. The post is well supported by Ophthalmology, Radiology and Pathology departments and access to other speciality and sub-speciality services as required. If a successful candidate has a subspecialist interest complementing the department we will consider supporting this in the job plan if possible. Candidates that wish to specialise entirely in Emergency Eye Care are welcome. York provides a Consultant second on call service as part of a 1:12 non-residential on call based at York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. On call services cover York, Harrogate, Scarborough and East coast catchment areas post is York based.
You will become part of a team of 18 consultants in the York Trust with a further 4 working between Harrogate and York. Please visit the department and meet the staff and see the facilities.
Job plans, special interests and hours can be developed flexibly to complement departmental and individual requirements. A proposed job plan can be viewed within the application documents.
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 16th November 2017

Informal enquiries are encouraged, please contact:-

• Michael Bewell- Directorate Manager, 01904 721635
• Nicola Topping Clinical Director, 01904 725588
• Sarah Anderson Emergency Eye Care Consultant and Deputy Clinical Director
• 01904 725885

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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

Michael Bewell Directorate Manager - 01904 721635

Nicola Topping Clinical Director - 01904 725588

Mrs Sarah Anderson Urgent Referral Consultant - 01904 725885

If you have problems applying, contact

01904 721324





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