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Cataract Service Clinical Fellow

Job Reference: 273-DC-8413

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
City Road, London
£40,400 PA + £10,100 on call

Exceptional new opportunities at Moorfields

Founded in 1804, Moorfields Eye Hospital is a world-class centre of excellence for eye health services, ophthalmic research and education. We are true pioneers in the fight to cure blindness. Every year we treat more than 750,000 patients at City Road in central London and at 30 satellites, and, in partnership with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, we lead one of the most impactful ophthalmic research programmes in the world. We train many of the leading eye care clinicians in the UK and internationally, and have a global reputation for quality and professionalism in ophthalmic care. In addition, Moorfields operates two commercial businesses whose profits support our NHS work: Moorfields Private and Moorfields UAE.

The Moorfields Way is to be caring, organised, excellent and inclusive, and we expect all applicants for our posts to commit to upholding these values.

Applications are invited to apply for Cataract Fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for a fixed-term period of 12 months. The timetable consists of 8 sessions for the Cataract Service and 2 sessions for study and research.

High volume cataract surgery is performed throughout Moorfields and the outreach services, with an emphasis on the Moorfields Cataract Centre based at St Ann's Hospital in Tottenham. The Unit at St Ann’s is a dedicated ophthalmology assessment and surgical suite with excellent outpatient facilities and two operating theatres, with the objective of delivering an efficient service at the highest possible standards.

The service requires enthusiastic and committed surgeons to work within the Cataract Unit and the outreach services. The ability to work flexibly and as a team will be essential, with good communication skills to relate to both fellow staff and patients.

Applicants should be at a Specialist Registrar grade or equivalent and ideally be near to completing their Higher Specialist Training. Candidates are expected to have experience in phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery and to have an interest in furthering this at a more senior level. The successful candidates will be required to be registered with the General Medical Council and hold a Licence to Practise. Possession of MRCOphth or equivalent ophthalmic qualification is essential.

All doctors are responsible to maintain a portfolio of their career over the last 5 years in order to satisfy GMC Revalidation criteria. If successful, you will be required to bring along your supporting information portfolio including recent appraisals documents when joining the Trust.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr. Badrul Hussain, Deputy Cataract Service Director on 02082238820 or Mr Vincenzo Maurino, lead clinician at the Moorfields Cataract Centre at St. Ann’s on 020 7566 2011.

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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