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Speciality Doctor

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King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 15 million patient contacts a year and more than 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.


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Applications are invited for a Speciality Doctors in Ophthalmology, based at Queen Mary’s Hospital, which is part of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Applicants must have appropriate training and experience.

Ophthalmology services are centred at King’s College Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital and Princess Royal University Hospital. Services also are provided at University Hospital of Lewisham, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Darent Valley Hospital. The Ophthalmology Service is staffed by 28 Consultant Ophthalmologists (13 based at Kings and 15 working at Queen Mary’s and Princess Royal) covering all subspecialty interests. There is support from a range of non-Consultant medical staff and a full complement of orthoptists, optometrists, ophthalmic photographers, technicians, specialist nurses and administrative staff. The outpatient departments are well equipped and there are dedicated eye theatres at the 3 main sites.

This is an excellent opportunity for suitably trained individuals to join a department that is undergoing exciting developments. The successful applicants will be expected to have extensive experience in general ophthalmology and to have worked in primary care and emergency ophthalmology services. Experience in medical retina and injection of lucentis is essential.

Applicants should be on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register. Applications from those unable to work full time will also be considered.

For further informal discussion including the post’s job planning, please contact Mr Laurence Whitefield, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Queen Mary’s Hospital on  ( Phone number removed )  extension 4132.

Proposed date for interviews week beginning tbc


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At King’s, we fully support the right of all staff to equal opportunities and are committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

Benefits available to all employees include: Workplace Nurseries, an excellent Pension Scheme and access to the Learning Zone.

There are a number of important documents available on the Kings recruitment microsite we would like to draw your attention to, particularly the Trust's criminal records checking policy.

All staff have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and for ensuring they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date if we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you wish to apply for this role, it is recommended that you apply promptly.

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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