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Clinical Fellow Opthalmology

Job Description

Help transform the lives of others and we'll help transform yours

Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

Job Reference: 100-MED-CAR-100

Department: Ophthalmology

Location: Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen

Salary: £30,002 to £39,693 per annum plus Banding supplement for EWTD fully compliant rota

The Ophthalmology Department at Glangwili deals with a wide range of ophthalmic diseases, including high volume cataract surgery. An innovative Rapid access clinic (RACE) has been set up at Glangwili General Hospital to run throughout the day. This is manned predominantly by Speciality doctors in order to cope with the demand for unscheduled and emergency care. Some emergencies are accommodated, where possible, in the other DGH ophthalmology clinics as and when necessary. Glangwili General Hospital acts as the hub for the ophthalmology service and constant consultant presence here provides continuous support for the RACE clinic. This service has enabled a much more efficient use of clinics which previously struggled to cope with acute cases in addition to the appointment based workload.

The post offers excellent opportunities to gain valuable experience in busy and supportive departments.

We are able to provide you with excellent teaching and training, with a robust induction into the NHS processes and procedures. There is also a fully functional Clinical Skills laboratory on some of our sites to improve and enhance your skills.

Full GMC registration, completion Foundation Programme Year 1 essential, completion of Foundation Year 2 desirable.

You will enjoy excellent conditions of employment, whilst building your future in one of the best locations in the UK. Carmarthen is a beautiful town offering a relaxed lifestyle and picturesque countryside. We can offer you experience in modern General Hospitals in a rural setting. Overseas applicants should demonstrate a breadth and depth of experience comparable to that obtainable in the UK. Previous NHS Experience is desirable, but not essential. The Postgraduate Department has a fully developed programme of guest lectures, lunchtime and afternoon meetings, including special interest groups and co-ordinated intra-practice activities and career counselling. The library offers a wide ranging book collection, with interlibrary lending network, excellent IT facilities audio-visual and conferencing equipment.

Our in-hospital services are currently delivered through:4 Hospitals (Bronglais, Glangwili, Prince Philip, Withybush

Here in Wales we have no plans to impose a new junior doctors’ contract. Wales has a strong tradition of working in partnership with our staff and their representatives, and we will continue to offer attractive working arrangements and a positive training experience, based on the existing new deal arrangements. Junior doctors from any part of the UK interested in working in Wales will find fair working conditions and a very warm welcome here.

Professor Keir Lewis has been recently appointed as the Chair of Respiratory Medicine in Hywel Dda with further appointments for the future, which will significantly increase the already very active research portfolio within the health board. So if you are a doctor interested in Research activities we have something to offer you, as we are the first Health board in Wales to recruit Bevan’s Fellows. This initiative programme aims to engage and capture the enthusiasm and commitment of our up and coming clinicians in Wales in addressing Prudent Health Care.

South West Wales provides a wonderful lifestyle opportunity, and is renown to be one of the most beautiful places in the UK. Some of our major sites are near coastal areas, from the beautiful beaches of Pembrokeshire to the spectacular mountains of Ceredigion, and offer excellent quality schools, an abundance of outdoor activities such as surfing, mountain biking, fishing, sailing, hiking and walking in a natural and clean environment, whilst enjoying working and living in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. Reasonable property prices and excellent state schools contribute to low living costs and a high quality of life. There are also good road and rail connections to Cardiff and London.

If you are interested in progressing your career and contributing to the development of innovative models of rural healthcare in Mid & South West Wales then please contact us.

Skype Interviews can be arranged for oversea’s candidates. And further information on how to get GMC registration is enclosed in our information packs.

Please ensure that you read the person specification carefully and that you meet all the essential criteria prior to applying. We welcome pre-interview visits.

Please ensure that you include the e-mail addresses of your referees in your application form to enable us to contact them. We will communicate with you via NHS Jobs regarding your application.

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy / Mae Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yn gweithredu polisi dwyieithog.

‘All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English’.

‘Gwahoddir ymgeiswyr i wneud cais yn Gymraeg, ni fydd unrhyw gais a gyflwynir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na cheisiadau a wneir yn y Saesneg’.

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If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the UHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

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 (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

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