Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Medical Retina

Birmingham, West Midlands
08 May 2017
31 May 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre

We are looking for a high calibre, enthusiastic medical retina trained ophthalmologist for a substantive replacement post. The duties of the post holder will be to maintain and develop the medical retina specialty ophthalmology service at SWBH, the post is mainly based at Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.

The post holder will be providing care for whole range of medical retinal disorders including diabetic eye disease, AMD and retinal vein occlusion. Medical retina service also incorporates 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. The post holder will be involved in teaching and training of medical, nursing staff and Optometrists. 

BMEC is a tertiary referral centre for ophthalmology which has over 30 consultants working in all the different ophthalmic sub-specialties. 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.

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 de-partmental diagnostic facilities also include Heidelberg imaging systems, Wide field imaging system, both with angiography facilities.

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. 

The Ophthalmology department itself currently works across a number of hospital sites providing Outpatient clinics in Sandwell and City Hospitals with inpatient ward at Birmingham and Midland and Eye Centre located on the City Hospital Site. There is also a commitment to Eye Casualty at BEMC.  

The new Midland Metropolitan hospital will open in October 2018. Almost all of ophthalmic services will continue to be provided at BMEC and Sandwell Treatment Centre. Informal discussions and visits to the Department are encouraged – to arrange please contact Mr Randhir Chavan -Medical retina Lead consultant, email address: or Bushra Mushtaq – Clinical Director,  email address: contact number 0121 554 8074.

To apply for this job please click the apply button. Closing date: 31st May 2017. Interview date: 13th June 2017. Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and is a no smoking organisation.

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