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Medical Retina Fellow in Ophthalmology (ST3+)

Job Description

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We offer the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,500 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.



We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated ambitious individual to join a well-integrated team within the Department of Ophthalmology, in the post of Medical Retina Fellow (ST3+). The post is available from November 2016. This post will be of interest to those who are looking to gain further experience in all areas of medical retina. Candidates seeking CESR are welcome to apply and discuss their requirements.

Closing Date: 2 November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Miss Zoe K Johnson, Consultant Ophthalmologist on  ( Phone number removed ) , or via email at ( Email address removed ).

For further information on how to apply, please refer to Section H ‘How to Apply – Guidance for Applicants’, or alternatively contact: Suzanne Evans, Assistant HR Officer on  ( Phone number removed ) , or via email at ( Email address removed ). Please quote the post reference number (above) in all correspondence.

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful

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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