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Consultant Ophthalmologist

Job Description

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Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Consultant Ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in Glaucoma (10 PA)

Applications are invited for the above post at St Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight from individuals who share our passion for improving the quality of Ophthalmology services.

The successful applicant will be required to work ten programmed activities per week, with an on-call commitment of 1:4 on weekdays from 9 AM to 7 PM and 9 AM to 5 PM on Fridays and no on-call commitment on weekends. Job Plans, special interests and hours can be developed flexibly to complement the department’s and individual’s requirements.

This is a highly regarded unit with an extremely well-equipped outpatient facility with Topcon 3D OCT, Heidelberg Spectralis, PASCAL, Diode, YAG and SLT Lasers, Fluorescein and ICG angiography and ultrasonic pachymeters. Surgery is provided in the fully equipped eye theatre in the adjacent day surgery unit.

The eye department is active in research with several ongoing international and national studies including a glaucoma genetics study. We have close links with Health Education Wessex and one trainee at ST3 or ST4 level on rotation.

The post-holder will be experienced, competent in general ophthalmology and fellowship trained in the relevant sub-specialty.

Applicants will be expected to have FRCOphth or equivalent and be on the GMC Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT by the interview date.

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful place to live with excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits.

There are frequent ferry links to the mainland and London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth.

For an informal discussion contact Mr Javeed Khan, Lead Clinician or Mr Jonathan Lochhead, Consultant Ophthalmologist on  ( Phone number removed ) , email: ( Email address removed ) or ( Email address removed )

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful place to live with excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Most of the Island is semi-rural with miles of unspoilt bridleways coursing through National Trust woods and over chalk downs. Spectacular cliff and coastal walks can be enjoyed all around the Island.

House prices compare favourably to the mainland and southern England with a wide choice of desirable property to suit all tastes. In addition, there are excellent public and private schools, and shopping and leisure facilities on the Island have improved enormously in recent years.

There are multiple frequent ferry links to the mainland and London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, just 30 minutes away, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities.

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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