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Consultant Ophthalmologist

Job Description

A fantastic career opportunity has arisen for 2 Substantive Consultant Ophthalmologists to join our dedicated and professional multi-discipline ophthalmic team. Full or part-time will be considered.

You will be highly valued members of the team bringing your expertise and skills to a range of ophthalmic surgical procedures and especially to cataract surgery. Sub-speciality interests in glaucoma or paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus would be particularly welcomed but other sub-specialities to compliment the dept would also be welcome.

The health economy in West, North and East Cumbria is currently undergoing major reconfiguration making this an exciting time to join us and help us fashion the delivery of ophthalmic care of the future.

At the forefront of delivering high quality healthcare within the local communities our friendly department has an excellent track record in patient experience and clinical success.

This is a 10 PA appointment with a general ophthalmic emergency on-call commitment. The successful applicant(s) will work across the main sites of the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, Workington Infirmary and the recently rebuilt West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.

You need to be on the GMC specialist register or eligible to entry within 6 months.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is entering a truly exciting time of change to deliver high quality effective and safe care to the people of North Cumbria.

North Cumbria University Hospitals provides acute healthcare services from two main sites, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven. Geographically the sites are 40 miles apart and provide a range of services within a number of sub-specialties. The Trust is currently working with the Trust Development Authority (TDA), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), local authorities and other key local partners to ensure high quality care delivery for the people of North Cumbria.

In order for your application to be successfully processed we will require references from your current and previous employer(s) which must cover a minimum period of three years. Please ensure that the reference section of your application is completed appropriately giving the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current and previous line manager(s). If this section is not fully completed your application may not be processed.

The post will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to ensuring a safe and high quality of patient care underpinned by our Trust values. It is expected that all employees demonstrate their commitment to these in their daily activity.

Recruitment for this post will be via an Assessment Centre over two days.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to the highest standards of recruitment to ensure we attract and employ the very best of candidates. To meet this standard we have developed a detailed and thorough selection event for our shortlisted candidates.

The recruitment process for the vacancy you have applied for is based upon the following key elements:

  • A competency based recruitment interview
  • The completion of two behavioral / thinking style psychometric tests which will be validated as part of the recruitment interview
  • A clinical assessment which will be validated with you at the recruitment interview
  • An opportunity for you to meet the team and visit the department

You will be contacted via your NHS Jobs account within 1 month after the closing date, it is important you regularly check your emails as any interview details will be communicated to you via NHS Jobs and not by post

North Cumbria is a mix of rural and urban environments, including the beautiful Lake District National Park. It has a wealth of history and culture particularly Roman and Border Reiver history. The city of Carlisle is surrounded by fabulous countryside and its proximity to the Lake District makes it hub for great days out.

Applicants wishing to discuss this post may contact the following:
Miss Diana Depla, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Clinical Director –  ( Phone number removed ) 
Mr Nick Strong, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Business Unit Director,  ( Phone number removed ) 

Closing date for applications is 28 October 2016

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.

UK Registration

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

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