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Consultant Opthalmologist - Glaucoma

Job Reference: 188-MT757-MEDICAL

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£76,761-£103,490 pa


Location – Southampton General Hospital


Start Date of Post – ASAP

Contract Length – Permanent

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHSFT) wishes to appoint a full time Consultant Ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in glaucoma at Southampton General Hospital. The Southampton Eye Unit provides a comprehensive range of Ophthalmic subspecialties for the population of Hampshire. The Consultants within the unit have the following subspecialties, Vitreo Retinal, Glaucoma, Medical Retina, Cornea, Oculoplastics, Neuro-ophthalmology and Paediatric/Strabismus. The department also runs a 24 hour Ophthalmic Emergency Service. The Southampton Eye Unit is active in both clinical and laboratory research. This is supported by a University Professor and two Associate Professors in Ophthalmology.

We are currently actively expanding our glaucoma service and are seeking an ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in glaucoma to join our team. You will join a team of 21 consultant colleagues, 5 trust doctors, 5 fellows and 15 speciality trainees in a research intensive, state of the art ophthalmic unit. This includes HRA, electrodiagnostics, YAG and SLT laser, PASCAL and PDT laser, and dedicated medical retina injection suite. The glaucoma service is developing the peripheral sites in west Hampshire to provide an efficient glaucoma review service and the post holder will be expected to be part of this. This post will include cataract surgical sessions at peripheral sites as well as surgery within Southampton Eye unit for glaucoma procedures.

Southampton has rapid road and rail links to London as well as a Regional airport for easy travel to continental Europe. The New Forest, Isle of Wight and Test Valley are all within 30 minutes of the hospital.

Applicants should have substantial experience in glaucoma and be on the Specialist Register for ophthalmology or equivalent or be within 3 months of CCT.

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and Right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.

All applications must be made online. CV or paper applications are not accepted.

Job Reference: MT757 - This vacancy closes on or before – 25th February 2018

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries please contact :

Mrs Christina Rennie, Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology. Tel: 023 8120 4422

Miss Nishani Amershinghe, Consultant Ophthalmologist.

Mr Aby Jacob, Consultant Ophthalmologist,

Applicants from UHS NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Return to Practice

UHS runs a return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return. To find out more please visit our Trust website for further details.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of closing, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Car Parking

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS. This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for on site parking as this is very limited. UHS offers a park and ride service and encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible. UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and areas.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area please visit our site to help you explore accommodation options. To find out more look for "Relocating to Southampton".

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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