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Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist

Job Description

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Uckfield and Rye and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes.

The trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff.

A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include:Staff development, Pension scheme, On-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, subsidised staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), Staff lottery.

Please download and read the Recruitment Information Leaflet, attached as a document to this advert, as it will help you in the completion of your application

Applications are invited for this Locum Consultant in Ophthalmology post in East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. This is a cross-site position based at the Conquest Hospital, Hastings, but in addition contributing to the ophthalmic service provided at Bexhill Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital. It is a full-time Locum Consultant post and the holder would be expected to contribute to the General Ophthalmology service as well as running and developing a Paediatric and Adult Motility Ophthalmology Unit. The Conquest Hospital has in-patient paediatric beds and special care baby unit, and both sites are well supported with orthoptic and nursing staff.

Applicants must be on the GMC specialist register for Ophthalmology or within six months of obtaining specialist registration at the time of interview. Successful applicants may be asked to participate in a 1:8 Consultant on-call rota.

Eastbourne is a seaside town at the foot of the South Downs and surrounded by beautiful Sussex countryside. Hastings is a cosmopolitan coastal town which lies between the rugged beauty of the East and West Hills. There is easy access to London, Gatwick airport and the Eurostar, making the post an enviable opportunity for the establishment of a Consultant practice.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Mr Michael J. Wearne, Clinical Lead, Department of Ophthalmology, Eastbourne (Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) ) or email ( Email address removed ), or Mr Pieter Gouws, Deputy Clinical Lead, Department of Ophthalmology, Conquest Hospital (Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) , Extn 8742), or email ( Email address removed )

Patients come first at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

We work in partnership with commissioners, other providers, our staff and volunteers as part of a locally focused and integrated network of health and social care in the county.

Our vision is to be:

  • The healthcare provider of first choice for the people of East Sussex.

Our mission is to:

  • Deliver better health outcomes and an excellent experience for everyone we provide with healthcare services.

Our strategic objectives are to:

  • Improve quality and clinical outcomes by ensuring that safe patient care is our highest priority.
  • Play a leading role in local partnerships to meet the needs of our local population and improve and enhance patients’ experiences.
  • Use our resources efficiently and effectively for the benefit of our patients and their care to ensure our services are clinically, operationally and financially sustainable.

Our aims are that all services delivered by the Trust are:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Caring
  • Responsive and
  • Well led

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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