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Consultant/Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist (Oculoplastics)

Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil
£75,249 - £101,451 /Year

Job Description

We are a pioneering research active organisation and we are proud to be doing things differently; whether that be redefining the shape of the local health and care system through our innovative plans for integrated care, or developing new services such as our Frail Older Person’s Assessment Service and our Medically Fit for Discharge Ward.

As well as creating the future, we also know the importance of providing really good, safe, and caring services for our patients. Our iCARE ethos sets out the principles which every member of our staff works to, ensuring good communication, attitude, respect and care for the hospital environment. Our patients tell us we’re getting this right, with our Friends and Family Test results consistently above 95 per cent (patients ‘extremely likely’ or ‘likely’ to recommend us to their friends and family).


This is an exciting time for Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We are a progressive, high performing and clinically driven acute hospital with a turnover in excess of £100m. We employ 2,300 staff and provide care for a population of about 185,000 across Somerset. With plans to create a health campus that will further strengthen our abilities to provide personalised and wide-ranging care; we are looking confidently to the future.

Applications are invited for a Consultant or Locum Consultant position. The successful candidate will join a friendly, enthusiastic and forward-thinking team.

The department of Ophthalmology currently has two full-time consultants and the appointment to this post will increase the total consultant time to 3 WTE.The Trust is committed to developing the Department of Ophthalmology at Yeovil District Hospital and due to increase in demand there is a need for a third consultant to assist with the cataract workload but also have a special interest in oculoplastic. The Team work closely with the management team to ensure best quality care is provided to all patients.

To achieve this, we currently have a dedicated OPD Department of YDH and operating occurring at theatres at Yeatman Hospital. Each Department is well equipped with a full range of clinical support services.

The Outpatients Department consists of six consulting rooms and is equipped with Spectralis OCT, 2 x Cirrus HD OCT, IOL Master, Retinal and YAG lasers, Laser for SLT, Humphrey Field Analysers, Digital fundus Camera.

You should be fully registered with the GMC and hold a licence to practice. Applicants must have entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within six months of the interview date), CESR or European Community Rights.

Yeovil District Hospital has enjoyed a stable and successful history, trusted and respected by our patients, staff and commissioners, and well-rated by the ‘Care Quality Commission’ and ‘Monitor’. We have been repeatedly rated as one of the top-10 healthcare employers in the country, a leading-light in global stroke research and development, and attracted national interest in our iCARE model, which has established the principles of exemplary patient care experience within our hospital.

Yeovil District Hospital has recently been awarded ‘Vanguard’ status following a successful joint bid with NHS England. Being a ‘Vanguard’ site identifies us as one of the most innovative trusts in the country and gives us unique access to national support and funding to realise our exciting plans.

Yeovil District Hospital is a modern hospital in pleasant countryside only two hours from London and less than one hour from the nearest coast. There are excellent facilities in a purpose built Education Centre on-site. Purpose-built, off-site accommodation for Yeovil District Hospital staff members opened on 1August 2012 and is managed by Yarlington Housing Group.

Please use the links and documents provided to find out more about our hospital, our staff and the benefits of coming to work with us.
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We believe in supporting an environment where equality and diversity are promoted and valued.

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Applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and are considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate can be appointed as the Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to demonstrate that no suitably qualified EU/EEA worker can be appointed.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information please contact Mrs. Rebecca Whittaker Business Manager in Surgery on  ( Phone number removed )  or Mr. Paritosh Shah – Lead Consultant in Ophthalmology  ( Phone number removed ) 

We also have a range of nursing, medical and GP vacancies. If you know of anyone who might be interested in these roles we’d be delighted to hear from them. You can find our adverts for these posts by searching for Yeovil District Hospital in the employers list on NHS Jobs, or please contact our Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed ) , or ( Email address removed ) for details.

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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