Consultant Ophthalmologist with interest in Cornea & Primary CareJob Reference: 162-M7213
Employer: Department: Ophthalmology Location: Ophthalmology Medical Staff, Romford Salary: £82,096 - £110,683 Per annum
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CONSULTANT OPHTHALMOLOGIST (WITH A SPECIAL INTEREST IN CORNEA AND PRIMARY CARE)
This is an exciting opportunity based predominantly at Queens Hospital to recruit to a Substantive Consultant Ophthalmologist (WITH A SPECIAL INTEREST IN CORNEA AND PRIMARY CARE).
BHRUT is one of the largest Associate Teaching Hospitals with our dedicated workforce of 6,500 staff and volunteers, providing acute care for over 750,000 people from across 2 main sites - Queens and King George Hospitals, as well as peripheral sites at Barking, Dagenham and Brentwood. We are a major Neurosciences centre, and are undergoing significant further development as a tertiary referral centre for North East London and Essex, including additional critical care capacity.
We operate two Emergency Departments (ED) alongside other acute services. We cover all the major specialties of large district general hospitals as well as a joint Cancer Centre with Bart's Health NHS Trust, a regional Neurosciences Centre, and a dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. General healthcare and cancer services are also provided to South West Essex, and specialist neurosciences services are provided to the whole of Essex, a population base of some 2.1 million.
We provide services out of two main hospitals and a number of other centres. King George Hospital is a modern local hospital, providing excellent acute and rehabilitation services to meet the needs of the residents of Redbridge and Barking, with a first class planned care centre serving our whole catchment area. Queen's Hospital is a premier acute hospital, providing complex care and specialist services for the population of outer North East London and Essex. Queen's Hospital is also the local hospital for the residents of Havering, Dagenham and Brentwood. Both sites provide high quality accommodation and have good transport links by road and public transport.
Our Trust provides a wide range of outpatient services at both its main hospital sites and satellite locations including Loxford Polyclinic in Ilford, Brentwood Community Hospital, Harold Wood Polyclinic, the Fanshawe Centre in Barking and at the new Barking Community Hospital (integrated sexual health services and walk-in centre).
In addition, our Trust is in an excellent location, close to Central London and well situated in the South East. As well as all the advantages of being close to the City, you will discover that Essex has a beautiful countryside as well as excellent schools, transport links, amenities and residential areas. The Trust has on-site nursery facilities.
We are extremely proud that we recently secured a place on the ground-breaking Virginia Mason Institute Programme to transform the care we provide for patients. We are one of only five Trusts in the country selected to take part and our patients will greatly benefit from the systems that have led to Virginia Mason receiving awards for excellent and safe care.
We are also one of eight new, national Vanguard sites, the only one in London, which will help spearhead transformational change in urgent and emergency care.
The post holder will support the delivery of the National Health Service Plan, will be expected to attend clinical meetings and take part in continual medical activities in line with Royal College guidelines and will have the opportunity to work in a large and developing department with enthusiastic colleagues.
About the service
Ophthalmology is primarily an outpatient service delivered from Queens Hospital. The service also has peripheral clinics at King George Hospital and Brentwood Community Hospital. Ophthalmology has no access to inpatient beds on either hospital site.
Currently, eye casualty services are available at Queens Hospital, Monday to Friday, between 09.00 and 17.00 and the medical workforce consists of eleven Ophthalmology Consultants, one Associate Specialist, seven Specialty Doctors, three Clinical Fellows and five Trainees. There is a dedicated Orthoptic Team and Eye Unit Nursing team, supported by a Matron and Lead Nurse.
We are looking for a substantive consultant ophthalmic surgeon (10 PAs per week) to join our team of 11 consultants. This post is for a Consultant with a sub-specialty interest that will complement our current consultant interests. We would like someone to develop the regional cornea service and be the clinical lead for eye casualty services. Cross cover with Mr Bowes and Ms Manzouri (our other cornea consultants) and good team working is paramount.
Additional duties may include cross-site working not only at Queens Hospital and King Georges Hospital, but at other local independent sector sites where some of our services are hosted temporarily following the covid-19 pandemic. The post will include at least one weekday theatre list, with the potential to increase to a minimum of two lists per week once post-covid capacity issues are resolved and job plans may be realigned.
BHRUT has associate university hospital status and we are a teaching unit with 4 OST trainees. The post holder will be expected to take an active part in training and participate in the weekly and monthly teaching programme.
The job plan will be subject to agreement. To maximise utilisation of clinic and theatre space applicants should expect that the final job plan may include a regular session outside normal 9-5pm Monday to Friday hours. The final job plan will be subject to change depending on service developments in the future but will be done only after discussion.
For an informal discussion please contact:
Mr Ayman Khaier (Clinical Lead) on [email protected]
Applicants must have full and specialist GMC Registration.
For application details, please contact Medical Personnel Department
For further details / informal visits contact:
Name: Ayman Khaier
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Part-time hours and flexible working may be considered if the service is able to accommodate.
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