Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Glaucoma

Orpington (City/Town), London (Greater)
£78,923 to £105,652 per annum Inc London Weighting
23 Nov 2017
16 Dec 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a full-time substantive Glaucoma Consultant at King’s College Hospital based at Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough. Applicants must have recognised higher training and expertise in glaucoma.

King’s ophthalmology services are centred at King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup and Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough. Services also are provided at University Hospital of Lewisham, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich and Darent Valley Hospitals. The ophthalmology services are staffed by 29 Consultant Ophthalmologists (13 based at King’s, 10 at Queen Mary’s and 6 at 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 very well equipped and there are dedicated eye theatres at the 3 main sites.

This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably trained individual to join a service that is undergoing exciting developments. The successful applicant will be part of a team of 5 Consultants who specialise in all aspects of glaucoma and work across the 6 King’s sites. The main remit of the post is to provide and develop comprehensive, excellent and innovative glaucoma services for King’s at its Queen Mary’s and Princess Royal University Hospital sites. There will be a commitment to developing virtual services and a particular role in developing community based glaucoma services. The post holders also will contribute to the strategic development of glaucoma services across all King’s sites in collaboration with colleagues. There will be opportunity for research, with the hospital being a member of an Academic Health Sciences Centre.

Queen Mary’s and Princess Royal University Hospitals are situated on the edge of the green belt with easy access to central London, the Kent countryside and the Chanel ports. There is a good selection of housing in rural and suburban locations and an excellent choice of state and private schools.

Applicants should be on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register or have the appropriate CCT. Candidates can also apply if they are within six months of their CCT at the date of the interview but are required to have sat and passed their exit exam or equivalent. Applications from those unable to work full time will also be considered.

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For informal discussion about the post please contact Miss Hania Laganowski, Clinical Director for Ophthalmology on 020 8308 3065, Mr Howard Bunting, Clinical Lead at Princess Royal University Hospital, on 01689 865685 and Mr Avi Kulkarni, Glaucoma Consultant at Denmark Hill, on 020 3299 1521.

Closing date for applications is: 16th December 2017


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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.

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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.

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, 1.5 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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