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Consultant Ophthalmologist

Job Description

We invite applications for the post of Consultant in Ophthalmology with a special interest in Glaucoma. The successful candidate will join our team of 5 ophthalmic consultants. This appointment is a replacement consultant post and we are also recruiting an additional consultant post due to demand, to increase the team to 7. The successful candidate will also undertake general adult ophthalmology clinics and theatres and support training of Ophthalmology trainees.

The eye department is fully equipped and is undergoing expansion to accommodate the increasing demand in the eye services. Post CCT candidates or those nearing CCT are invited to apply.

Kettering is centrally located and at the heart of the UK’s largest growth area outside London. You can reach London St Pancras Station in less than 1 hour by rail; by road, Kettering is within easy reach of 5 international airports. The area offers everything from traditional market towns to charming villages and picturesque countryside. There is excellent educational provision, both state and private, and a range of leisure facilities to suit the whole family.

Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust is an AcuteDistrictHospital providing a service to approximately 360,000 people with 600 beds. Since becoming a Foundation Trust in 2008, the hospital has embarked on a programme of progressive development and innovation, including:

£47m Cardiac Centre and a 24/7 Regional Emergency service for people having heart attacks.

  • £34m refurbishment of the Pathology Department.
  • £47m refurbishment of wards to provide more same sex accommodation and single rooms.
  • A 72 hour Short Stay Medical ward which has been featured in best practice awards.
  • £30m extension to the main hospital block which opened in 2013 providing extended HDU/ICU and CCU facilities together with children and adolescent wards and outpatient facilities..

As part of the East Midlands Health Authority, Kettering has well-developed links with LeicesterMedicalSchool, receiving medical students and junior medical staff on a regular basis. Specialist surgical registrars rotate between Leicester and Northampton GeneralHospital.

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Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period.

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