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Trust Clinical Fellow ST3+ in Ophthalmology

Job Reference: 358-2508588-MED

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£49,036.00 per annum

Trust Clinical Fellow ST3+ in Ophthalmology- Medical Retina and Uveitis

This advert is for a 12 month fellowship, 6 months in medical retina and 6 months in Uveitis

Applications are invited for the above post which offers advanced specialist training in Medical Retina and Uveitis to be based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. The post is to commence as soon as possible for a fixed-term period of one year. UHL serves a population of over one million people and attracts both secondary and tertiary referrals from Leicestershire and surrounding counties. The fellowship will provide extensive experience in Medical Retina and Uveitis.

Medical retina

The post is suitable for applicants wishing to improve their knowledge and skills in Medical Retina management. Applicants should be at Registrar or equivalent level and nearing the end of training.

The post comprises of full time training in Medical Retina under the supervision of 3 Consultants. At the end of the training period the Medical Retina Fellow will have acquired advanced skills to be able to work as a Consultant providing a sub-specialist service in this field.


The fellowship encompasses clinical training and diagnosis of ocular inflammatory conditions using cutting edge technology and broad experience in management of patients with uveitis and immune mediated diseases. Fellows will be involved in management of immunosuppressive regimes and continued follow-up of their patients. They will have dedicated theatre time where they will have the opportunity to operate on complex uveitic cataracts and give intravitreal/ peri-ocular steroids.

Applicants need not be in possession of CCT to be eligible, though must have FRCOphth/MRCOphth or equivalent. A commitment to a subspecialist career in Medical Retina is desirable. As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced police criminal records disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Medical Retina

Mr V Konidaris (Consultant Ophthalmologist) via email at


Mr T Empeslidis (Consultant Ophthalmologist) via email at


Mr B Kapoor (Consultant Ophthalmologist) via email at

Closing Date: 27/08/2020

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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