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Consultant Ophthalmology (Glaucoma)

Job Reference: 386-CG1633255

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Ophthalmology - Glaucoma
Yeovil / Sherborne, Yeovil
£77,913 - £105,042 per an

If you’ve never heard of Yeovil Hospital before, where have you been?

We’re the third best hospital in England for the four-hour wait standard (and one of only eight to meet the standard in 2018/19); we’re the only stroke service in the South West to be awarded an A rating from the Stroke Sentinel National Audit Programme (SSNAP); we’re one of the country’s best performing Trusts for research and development; we’re the only hospital in the country to have zero nurse vacancies; and we’re leading the way with our innovative, celebrated multi-agency partnership to improve patient flow and reduce lengths of stay.

We’re also the best Trust in England for staff health and well-being (NHS staff survey 2018/19).

If you’d like to work for a Trust where you can make a mark and where ingenuity, innovation and individualism are celebrated, please explore these pages to find out about current vacancies. Alternatively, get in contact to discuss what you can do for our patients, and what we can do for your career.

We look forward to meeting you.

Applications are invited for a substantive or fixed termConsultant ophthalmologist at Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will join a friendly, enthusiastic and forward thinking team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic clinician with an interest in glaucoma. The appointee would join the ophthalmic team in delivering a modern high-quality Ophthalmology service which is responsive to patients’ needs and also help develop an integrated service at primary care level which will improve health outcomes. There will be opportunities for developing research and to be integral in shaping the future of the service.

The Trust has recently restructured the Department of Ophthalmology at Yeovil District Hospital. Ownership, responsibility and authority has been passed on to the Clinical Team to ensure best quality care is provided to all patients. This has been demonstrated with recent national audits in cataracts and the overall improvement in the quality of the service. The clinical team will be responsible for the delivery of activity to meet national, and local, targets, and within tariff. Our key objectives for Ophthalmology are as follows:-

    • To continue to provide outstanding care to patients.
    • Deliver services within tariff without jeopardizing service quality.
    • Increase and maintain market share within the local community.
    • Actively increase market boundaries.
    • Develop service sub-specialisation.
    • Develop cross site service strategy.
    • Maintain our excellent 18-week performance

If you share this vision and are able to work collaboratively, this is an ideal opportunity to be at the forefront of change.

Applicants must have MBBS and FRCOphth qualifications or equivalent and be fully registered with the GMC and hold a licence to practise. Applicants must have entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview date), CESR or European Community Rights. Having undergone a glaucoma fellowship is essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please do not send your CV direct. To apply for the role please submit your online application for consideration.

If you want to discuss the role in further detail please contact Ms Brinda Shah by e mail

For information regarding our enhanced Benefits Package please contact:

Carol Gill, Medical Recruitment Officer via email:

We also have a range of nursing and medical vacancies. If you know of anyone who might be interested in these roles we’d be delighted to hear from them. You can find our adverts for these posts by searching for Yeovil District Hospital in the employers list on NHS Jobs, or please contact our Recruitment Team on 01935 384554, or for details.

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

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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