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Consultant Ophthalmologist

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Foundation Trust, which is one of the largest providers of healthcare in the area. The Trust has a complement of 1,270 beds for a resident population of 390,000 and a regional population of 15 million.

The Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Consultant Ophthalmologist to work alongside a team of 8 consultants. A special interest to complement the Department, preferably general and paediatrics is required. You will support the further development of services in Ophthalmology across Lancashire Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust.

The unit offers a wide range of Ophthalmology services and is supported by a team of dedicated nurses, Orthoptists and Optometrists as well as support the Medical Illustration department. There is a dedicated day case ophthalmic ward and two dedicated outpatient suites on the Royal Preston site as well as facilities at Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital

The Directorate actively supports undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Undergraduate Medical Student teaching commenced here in 2003 and is expanding all the time. The Trust has well developed links with Universities of Manchester and Central Lancashire.

Applicants should possess full GMC registration, FRCOphth (or equivalent).

The successful candidate will be expected to work across the two hospital sites at Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital and participate in the consultant on-call rota.

Interviews are to be held on the 20th January 2017.

Informal visits and any enquiries are welcomed by the Department.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Informal enquiries should be made with Clinical Director, Shveta Bansal at ( Email address removed ) or or by telephoning secretary on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Please note that all our applications are processed through another system and applications made via NHSJobs will be transferred into this system automatically. You can follow the progress of your application by registering an account at or by contacting the recruitment team on  ( Phone number removed ) .

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service are - Standard DBS check £3020 and Enhanced DBS check £4820. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Recruitment Team.


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)

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UK Registration

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