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Locum Consultant - Ophthalmology

Job Reference: 408-DOC-WUTH-19-47

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
CH49 5PE, Wirral
£77,913 - £105,042 pa

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

The Ophthalmology department currently services around 55,000 outpatient visits per year, a very busy allied ophthalmic support service and carries out approximately 3,000 procedures annually. There are presently eight consultants covering all general Ophthalmological work, and also covering special interests in medical retina, vitreoretinal surgery, ocular motility, Paediatric Ophthalmology, oculoplastics, glaucoma and cornea. There is optometrist based one stop cataract and postoperative clinics, as well as LUA Clinics and an emergency and rapid access Ophthalmologist

There is a vacancy for 2 Locum Consultants to share in the General ophthalmology workload for a fixed term period of 12 months

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Brislen, Assistant Directorate Manager - 0151 678 5111 Ext: 7359

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Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

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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.

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