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Corneal Senior Fellow-Trust Grade ST3+

Job Reference: 358-2166209-MED

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£48,075.00 per annum

This post offers advanced specialist training for 1 year in Cornea Ophthalmology to be based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

The Leicester Royal Infirmary provides the ophthalmology service for Leicestershire, a district with a population of over one million. The successful applicant will acquire advanced skills in the latest anterior segment surgical techniques as well as direct experience of instigation and maintenance of immunosuppression to a level where they are able to work as a consultant providing a sub-specialist service in this field. The Fellow in Cornea will have the opportunity to participate in the care of all patients requiring tertiary referral expertise from this catchment area and from surrounding areas.

The post is suitable for an ophthalmologist nearing the end of their training or already in possession of CCT. It offers post accreditation experience beyond traditional UK registrar rotations for ophthalmologists wishing to specialise in Cornea.

The successful candidate will work with Dr Jeremy Prydal, Mr Vijay Savant, Ms Navpreet Dhillon and Ms Stephanie Tiew . The candidate will be expected to make a substantial contribution to research and training in the department.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Jeremy Prydal - Corneal consultant Ophthalmologist

Mr Vijay Savant - Corneal consultant Ophthalmologist

0116 258 5913


Zack Sentance

Ophthalmology General Manager

0116258 5929

Closing Date: 08/02/2020

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

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