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Clinical Fellow in Ophthalmology

Job Reference: 284-BC048-19

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.

Advert - Senior Clinical Fellows in Paediatric Ophthalmology

Surgery Directorate (Surgery A)

Birmingham Women’s & Children's (BWCH) is seeking to appoint Clinical Fellows in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Ocular Motility.

Fixed Term Post 1: 5th August 2020 – 3rd August 2021.

Fixed Term Post 2: 5th Feb 2020 – 4th August 2020

Fixed Term Post 3: 5th Feb 2020 – 3rd August 2021 (18 months with first 6 months in Cheltenham & Gloucester, Mr Ferris, last 12 months at BWCH)

There may be scope to extend the terms of employment beyond those detailed above depending on demand, subject to discussion at interview.

Basic Salary: £31,217 - £49,086 per annum. This post has no on-call supplements.

Please note that this is not a deanery training post and is equivalent to TSC level.

This is an excellent training opportunity for a senior specialist registrar wishing to pursue a career in paediatric ophthalmology. Both pre- and post- CCST/CCT as well as overseas candidates are eligible to apply.

These posts provide training in secondary and tertiary paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus and also supra-regional services for paediatric cataract, glaucoma, oculoplastics, paediatric neuro-ophthalmology, genetics, uveitis, ROP and retinoblastoma care.

Prior experience in general ophthalmology to a level capable of independent surgical and clinical activity is expected. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the active clinical research programme.

There is opportunity to work with Mr Parulekar for training in complex ocular motility surgery.

Interview date to be confirmed (approximately 2 weeks after closing date).

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Mr M V Parulekar (BWCH Fellowship Director) +44 0121333 9464 or Mr John Ferris, Consultant Ophthalmologist Gloucestershire Hospitals (0300 422 2524)

Please ensure that you read and understand the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside 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 Border Agency 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 Border Agency website.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and the disclosure, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

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