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Bank Locum Doctor StR Lower - Health Care of the Elderly (Non NTN)

Job Reference: J10-A-21-4012

NHS Professionals - Doctors
Health Care of the Elderly
StR Lower - Core £40/Unsocial £45 p/h

We have an exciting opportunity for aLocum Trust Doctor StR Lower to work with us atUniversity Hospitals Plymouth in Health Care of the Elderly (Non-Training Grade).

Doctors Direct are part of NHS Professionals and owned by the Department of Health and Social Care, which means that we are part of the NHS family and sets us apart from locum agencies.

We are looking to appoint a specialty doctors in ophthalmology at the Plymouth Royal Eye Infirmary for two days a week (flexible by agreement in advance). The post will cover Urgent Care and some general / cataract clinics as required.

About the Trust

Located in Britain’s Ocean City,University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trustis the largest hospital trust in the South West Peninsula, providing comprehensive secondary and tertiary care to a wider population of almost 2,000,000 people. The Trust works within a network of hospitals to offer a range of specialist services including kidney transplants, Neonatal intensive care and high risk obstetrics and cardiothoracic surgery, among others.

Employing around 8,000 staff and volunteers, University Hospitals Plymouth is a major contributor to a region that is a mix of both rural and urban.

Doctors Direct have been proudly working in partnership with the Trust since January 2019 to support with the recruitment of doctors and ultimately help them realise their vision of providing excellent care, with compassion, wrapped around people’s individual needs.

Why chose Plymouth?

Plymouth is a beautiful port city located on the south coast of Devon and bordered by Cornwall to the West. Plymouth is the perfect central base for visiting beautiful coastal towns across Devon and Cornwall such as Salcombe, St Austell, Falmouth, Padstow, Newquay and St Ives.

Whether you are looking for beautiful walks or world-famous surfing beaches, the Southwest has it all. Plymouth is also situated on the edge of Dartmoor National Park which famously offers beautiful walking routes as well as mountain biking and bouldering.

Plymouth has a fantastic mix of over 95 restaurants to suit all tastes with established national chains, a vibrant independent restaurant sector, and a selection of restaurants which reflect all the major cuisines of the world. Plymouth also offers endless exciting attractions for families with the UK’s largest Aquarium, Dartmoor Zoological Park (home of the Hollywood movie ‘We bought a zoo’), Pennywell Farm, Super Tramp, Clip ‘n Climb, two Cinemas and much more.


Doctors Direct recruit to the highest of NHS standards and all applicants for this role should meet pre-screening requirements before applying.

  • Full GMC licence to practice
  • Minimum of 6 months experience in an NHS Trust within the last 2 years
  • Cover 2 days a week for 6 months.

Want to know more?

To express your interest, please emailSouthWestCRTeam@nhsprofessionals.nhs.ukwhere the local Doctors Direct team can provide more information on how to apply.

Doctors Direct part of NHS Professionals works in partnership with NHS Trusts to provide high quality flexible staff to Acute and Primary Care Organisations across England.

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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UK Registration

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