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Consultant Ophthalmologist - Glaucoma

Job Reference: 358-3304463-CON

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Community working is required
£82,096 to £110,683 per annum

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




Applications are invited for the permanent post of Consultant Ophthalmologist within the Glaucoma Service to join a team of 3 Glaucoma Consultants and 2 Glaucoma Trust grade fellows.

This is permanent replacement post which will enhance the current establishment within the Ophthalmology UHL department. The successful appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate, postgraduate teaching and clinical audit. They will be required to undertake management duties and work in a multidisciplinary team.

The appointee will have a principle interest in Glaucoma but will be expected to contribute to the general Ophthalmology service and emergency eye care service on the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) site and associated community hospitals or GP practices. Participation in the on call rota is essential.

Please note, the job description contains an illustrative job plan, and the final timetable will be discussed and agreed upon appointment.


The appointee will join an active and enthusiastic team of 25 Ophthalmologists, 14 fellows and 9 registrars both generalist and sub-specialist Ophthalmology services such as:

Medical retina, Uveitis, Oculoplastic, Lacrimal, Cornea, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal surgery, Emergency Eye Casualty, Neuro Ophthalmology and Paediatric Ophthalmology.

Applicants must already be on the GMC specialist register or within 6 months of the interview date have a certificate of completion of specialist training.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust consists of three acute teaching hospitals, and 6 community hospital sites, including several GP practice sites where Ophthalmology deliver clinical and clean room services across the county.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Mr U Sarodia

Job title: Consultant Ophthalmologist

Email address:

Telephone number: 0116 2585928


Additional contact information

Mr W Karwatowski (Glaucoma) Consultant Ophthalmologist



Mr R Sampath (Consultant Ophthalmologist, Head of Service) -




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

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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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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