Consultant Ophthalmologist

Birmingham, West Midlands
07 Dec 2017
27 Dec 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) is part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and is one of the leading hospitals in Europe. We have an international reputation for quality of care, information technology, clinical training and research.

Applications are invited for a substantive Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Neuro-Ophthalmology. The successful candidate will join a team of 16 other NHS consultants who provide an outpatient and surgical service. The entire range of Ophthalmology sub-speciality clinics are provided and there is close communication with consultants in other specialities. As well as consultant ophthalmologists, the eye service is supported by one associate specialist, StR’s, fellows, a visual scientist, an Orthoptic Department, Optometrists and a Low Vision Refraction Service.

QEHB is host to the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) and is world-renowned for its pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries. The Trust is designated both a Level 1 trauma centre and host of the UK’s first and only National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Centre for Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology. It is a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal transplant, burns and plastics and has the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.

Applicants must be on the GMC Register and should have FRCOphth / MRCOphth (or equivalent).

Applicants are invited to contact Lt Col Andrew Jacks, Clinical Service Lead for Ophthalmology, to discuss further details of the post on 0121 371 6907 or e-mail

Please ensure your CV is attached to your application before the closing date of 27 December 2017 or the application will not be considered.

If you experience any difficulties with your application or uploading your CV please contact Christine Pickering on 0121 371 8389

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

One of our values is HONESTY therefore we encourage applicants to tell us about convictions, cautions, reprimands, warnings, for some posts, this may include if the convictions are considered to be spent, in the application and interview process. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences. Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to 'Two Ticks', will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

For enquiries regarding this vacancy, please contact the Medical Recruitment Team on: 0121 37 18384 or 18395

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.

QEHB provides direct clinical services to nearly 800,000 patients every year, serving a regional, national and international population. We are a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. The Trust has the largest kidney programme in the UK and is a major specialist centre for burns and plastic surgery.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver, oncology and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. As a result of its clinical expertise in treating trauma patients and military casualties, QEHB has been designated both a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

We have just over 9000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 Ext. 18384 or 18395.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

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