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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/08/2020.

Trust Clinical Fellow ST3+ in Ophthalmology

Job Reference: 358-2508588-MED

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

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

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

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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