Consultant post in Ophthalmology with specialist interest in Glaucoma

Ashford, Kent
£76,761 - £103,490
20 Nov 2017
12 Dec 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are delighted to advertise one Consultant post in Ophthalmology with specialist interest in Glaucoma. The post will be part of a team of 17 consultants supported by 2 associate specialists, 6 speciality doctors, 2 SpRs and 2 F2s. We have well established orthoptic service and a team of ophthalmic nurses, technicians and in house optometrists. The Ophthalmology department provides services for a population of approximately 720,000 people in East Kent and beyond. The posts will be based at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford with sessions at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Margate, and Kent and Canterbury Hospital with possible cover at other EKHUFT sites. The Ophthalmology department is very well equipped with 6 networked Topcon Triton plus swept source OCTs with OCT angio, 2 Heidelberg FFA/ICG Camera, 2 slit lamp cameras, Pentacam, 6 Humphrey field analyzers, 5 IOL master 700, 3 Ellex Eyecubed B-scanner, 3 multisopt Valon lasers and 3 Yag lasers one with SLT. There are 3 dedicated Eye theatres and 4 Procedure rooms for oculoplastic, minor ops & intravitreal therapy (IVT). The department has recently implemented OpenEyes as an EPR for ophthalmology. The successful candidate will join 2 existing glaucoma consultants who are supported by a team of trained optometrists, Ophthalmic nurses and technicians.

East Kent is ideally suited for access into London and as a gateway to Europe. There are many areas of unspoilt countryside and some quiet secluded beaches as well as the main centers of population. The Stour Valley runs through the area and there are expanses of great natural beauty and charm together with many places of historic interest. Kent has excellent reputation for schools. There are outstanding local sporting facilities including sailing and golf and the area has excellent housing and schools. The Continent is within immediate reach through the Channel Ports and Channel Tunnel. You can be in France within forty minutes or in Paris in two hours!

Visits by prospective applicants are encouraged and for these arrangements and any informal discussion on this post please contact Mr Afsar Jafree, Lead Clinician, or via the Head and Neck Directorate Office. Tel: 01233 633331 extension 7236781.

Applicants must have GMC Full registration. This appointment will be made under the new NHS Contract.

All posts are subject to a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure check in the event of the post being offered.

We are actively encouraging equal opportunities. The Trust operates a complete smoking ban on all sites and grounds.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for all customer facing roles within East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

We will close this job advert once we’ve received sufficient applications. This can happen quickly and may be before the advertised closing date, so if you’re interested, please apply as soon as possible.

We only accept online applications for our vacancies. If you have difficulties with this, please contact our Resourcing Team on 01227 866450 who will be happy to help you.

For further information about the Trust, please visit our website under "further links".

Most positions with the Trust require a Disclosure and Barring check and will be exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Posts working regularly or unsupervised with children or vulnerable adults require an enhanced check. The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship will be considered alongside all other applications providing the post and your application meets the UK Visas and Immigration eligibility criteria. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Parking is available at Trust sites but we encourage all employees to consider other travel options, like car sharing or public transport. For information about parking and/or how to get to any of the Trust sites, please visit our website.

We positively promote flexible working practices, and to ensure that our workforce reflects the population we serve, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

We care about the health and well-being of our staff and patients. Therefore, we operate a no-smoking policy and smoking is strictly forbidden on all of its sites and grounds.

We offer a variety of benefits for employees including discounts at a range of national shops, local offers and buying and selling annual leave. We also offer a Relocation Policy for any eligible candidates.

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

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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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