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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/09/2019.

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Medical Retina Clinical Fellow

Job Reference: 273-DC-3123

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Retina
City Road, 162 City Road
£40,400 per annum

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 for a clinical fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Medical Retinal diseases. We have a number of fellowship posts available for a 12 month fixed term period.

We are seeking candidates with previous unsupervised retinal laser experience, intravitreal injections and clinical experience. Candidates should have completed their higher surgical training in the UK or equivalent. Candidates from outside UK should have equivalence of higher surgical training (residency in ophthalmology) and should have been working in Ophthalmology for last 12 months.

Possession of the MRCOphth or equivalent is essential as is ‘License to Practise’ or be eligible for registration with the General Medical Council. We also encourage applications from doctors wishing to apply via the Dual Sponsorship Scheme, and applications from doctors with sources of personal funding are also welcome.

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.

Doctors holding joint and/or various fixed term appointments throughout their appraisal year are also required to demonstrate evidence of an exit report and supporting information from the different appointments they hold throughout their appraisal year. This information must be brought with them when starting a new appointment within The Trust. It is recommended that doctors collect this information before leaving their previous employers.

Please note all doctors from abroad must produce an IELTS certificate with 7.5 scored in all fields before they can be appointed to the Trust. It will be a condition of employment that nonUK nationals who apply to come under the Medical Training Initiative will have passed the IELTS exam with a score of at least 7.5 in all domains. You will be required to produce evidence of successful IELTS completion at interview.



This post will be subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

During the probationary period, your suitability for continued employment will be assessed and provided a satisfactory standard is achieved and maintained, your employment will be confirmed. The probationary period may be extended

Or your employment terminated either during or at the end of probation, in line with the trust Probationary Policy. For the duration of the probation period, the notice period will be in line with contractual obligations on either side.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Bish Pal, Medical Retina Training Director via or Dr Robin Hamilton, Medical Retinal Service Director via or on 0207 253 3411.

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.

UK Registration

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

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