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Consultant in Ophthalmology (Genetics)

Job Reference: 298-CON-579

Employer:
Consultants
Department:
298 Medical Staff - Ophthalmology LTH
Location:
St James University Hospital
Salary:
£79,860 to £107,668 pro rata pa

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Consultant in Ophthalmology (Specialising in Genetics)

St James University Hospital

Closing Date: 6 February 2020

Ref: 298-CON-579

We are looking for an individual to fill this new Consultant post within the Ophthalmology Department at St James’s University Hospital. This post will deliver 7 PA’s supporting the Genetic team. This post is based at St James Hospital but may include working at other LTHT sites when required. 

The successful applicant should possess accreditation in Ophthalmology in the Royal College of FRCOphth or equivalent and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK.  In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register. 

Applicants should have established skills in Ophthalmology. Excellent communication and team working skills, and a strong commitment to teaching and service development are essential.  A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable. 

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share. 

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on: 

‘What Challenges face the Ophthalmic Genetic service in Leeds?’ 

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital, which can be arranged by contacting: 

Mr Bataung Mokete, Lead Clinician, Ophthalmology Consultant

Mr Iain MacBrairdy, General Manager, Head & Neck CSU

Via Debbie Best, PA to the Head & Neck CSU, Head & Neck Management Offices, 2nd Floor, Lincoln Wing, St James Hospital - Tel: 0113 2065958 

INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD: Thursday 19 March 2020 

If you wish to discuss this, or have any queries, please contact Lynn Lindley in Medical Staffing on (0113) 2064895: E Mail Address: LynnLindley@nhs.net 

Please note that only electronic applications can be accepted for this post.




This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. For Band 1 roles the Trust will pay the cost of the DBS checks and refund to you the cost of the update service. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration 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



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