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Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist

Job Description





We are looking for a high calibre paediatric ophthalmologist to replace a retiring doctor and provide a high quality paediatric ophthalmic service incorporating complex tertiary level work together with secondary care level practice. It would suit someone with an ambition to work in a large teaching centre and looking to further develop their skills and enhance the service further.

BMEC is a tertiary referral centre for ophthalmology which has over 30 consultants working in all the different ophthalmic sub-specialties. The paediatric ophthalmology service routinely gets hundreds of tertiary referrals every year to its service from the West Midlands and further afield and is responsible for screening of neonates for retinopathy of prematurity both at City Hospital and the Womens’ Hospital. BMEC has a regionally renowned visual function department with the latest OCT imaging, ultrasound diagnostic facilities, and state of the art electrodiagnostic facilities that meet the ISCEV standard. The post also has sessions at Sandwell General Hospital, West Bromwich.

Elements of the job plan involve a paediatric theatre, ROP screening, clinics at BMEC and Sandwell General Hospital, Eye Casualty and leading the service with support from our Orthoptic Department. Wide experience in general ophthalmology is essential. BMEC is committed to research and development with research staff support from the Trust’s R&D department. BMEC is the centre of Postgraduate Training in Ophthalmology for the West Midlands Region and also hosts the Academic Unit for Ophthalmology under the auspices of Professor Phillip Murray.

Applicants must be included on the GMC's Specialist Register in Ophthalmology, or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT, at the time of interview. The appointee is required to have wide training and experience in Ophthalmology with sub-specialty training appropriate to the post.

Visits to the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and informal enquiries are welcomed. Please contact Mr Ash Sharma, Group Director for Surgery B  ( Phone number removed ) , and/or Ms Bushra Mushtaq, Clinical Director Ophthalmology on  ( Phone number removed )  or Miss Butler, Consultant Ophthalmologist on  ( Phone number removed )  or Rosie Auld, Head of Orthoptics on ( Email address removed ) or  ( Phone number removed ) .

To apply for this job please go to NHS Jobs the job reference is 381-A-16-51875

Closing date: 27th October 2016

Proposed interview date: 15th November 2016

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and is a no smoking organisation


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The Midland Metropolitan Hospital is being built in Smethwick and will be open in October 2018. It will be the single acute hospital for Sandwell and West Birmingham, providing state of the art healthcare facilities for the population. The Midland Metropolitan will house the emergency department, maternity, acute inpatient wards and operating theatres. Sandwell Hospital remains the site for the Trust headquarters. As well as providing outpatient services, day case surgery and intermediate care beds, the Sandwell Treatment Centre will have a large urgent care centre. The City Hospital site will provide outpatient care and day case surgery from the Birmingham Treatment Centre. Intermediate care beds will remain on the City Hospital site along with the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.

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