Consultant in Ophthalmology

Location
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
Salary
£74,393 to £96,583 per annum
Posted
16 Feb 2018
Closes
18 Mar 2018
Ref
100-MED-CER-119-A
Sector
Hospital
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth

Salary: £74,393 to £96,583 per annum (37.5 hours 10 sessions) 

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and motivated Consultant in Ophthalmology as part of the development of the ophthalmology services across the Health Board, where you will effectively contribute to Hywel Dda and its future direction.

The successful candidate will work within a supportive network providing a full range of elective and emergency ophthalmology service for the residents of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and South Ceredigion, joining the wider Hywel Dda University ophthalmology network with 9.5 consultants in total. 

This post comes during a period of Health Board-wide service reviews, including a comprehensive reconfiguration of services. Ophthalmology is delivered from two main areas within Hywel Dda University Health Board, Ceredigion in the north and Carmarthenshire / Pembrokeshire in the south. This vacancy is for the north of the Health Board covering the catchment area of Ceredigion, South Gwynedd and Powys with a total population of approximately 270,000. The aim is to provide a spectrum of flexible and responsive services for Ophthalmology across the whole Health Board.

The Ophthalmology Service is almost exclusively, outpatient and day care based. Inpatient beds are made available as required at Bronglais General Hospital. In the north of Hywel Dda University Health Board services are all located at Bronglais General Hospital and North Road Eye Clinic with each of the Consultants undertaking outpatient and day case sessions at one or more of the designated local hospitals or outlying clinics. 

Hywel Dda University Health Board is one of seven acute Health Boards in Wales serving a population of circa 384,000 with over 9,500 staff. It is an integrated health body, ensuring the delivery of high quality primary, community, mental health and secondary care services, and it is responsible for the health and wellbeing of people across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. It also provides a range of services for people living in south Gwynedd and Powys. Integrated health boards are a key first step in creating a world class NHS in Wales. Primary care and community services are delivered through: 55 GP practices, 51 Dental practices, 100 Community pharmacies, 52 Optometry premises, 8 Community hospitals, 11 Health centres. Our in-hospital services are currently delivered through: 4 Hospitals (Bronglais, Glangwili, Prince Philip, Withybush Hospitals)

The Health Board is fully committed to:

  • Work-life balance, job-sharing and flexibility
  • Training & Education including a successful Consultant Development & Mentoring scheme
  • Medical Appraisal & Revalidation for over 800 Doctors

Bronglais General Hospital is a 165 bed acute hospital that currently serves a core population of 125,000 in a geographically large and sparsely populated area. The summertime population approximately doubles due to the influx of holidaymakers and there are also a large number of university students based in Aberystwyth. Furthermore, approximately 70,000 permanent residents live in areas equidistant from Bronglais and other acute care sites, in areas to which enhanced outreach is planned as part of future development of services. 

Aberystwyth is a unique place to live where the peace and quiet of rural living is balanced with a vibrant outdoor life style where the University town buzzes with excitement. The town offers a variety of places to enjoy, from the hills and stunning beaches to a pier, castle ruins and a harbour. There is so much on offer from surfing in the morning to watching a dramatic sunset from the Iron Age fort taking in the striking views of nearby Cardigan Bay.

You will enjoy excellent conditions of employment, whilst building your future in one of the best locations in the UK. West Wales is beautiful, sharing rugged coastlines with misty mountains. Outdoor sports are easy to pursue, whilst the amenities of urban centres such as Swansea and Cardiff are not too far away. The pace of life can be fast or slow, with a diverse range of people sharing an envious work-life balance across the region, with excellent quality schools, and reasonable property prices contribute to low living costs and high quality of life. 

If you are interested in progressing your career and contributing to the development of innovative models of rural healthcare in Mid & South West Wales then please contact Mr Manoj Kulshrestha, Consultant Ophthalmologist on 01970 636222. 

Please ensure that you read the person specification carefully and that you meet all the essential criteria prior to applying. We welcome pre-interview visits.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you are interested in progressing your career and contributing to the development of innovative models of rural healthcare in Mid & South West Wales then please contact Mr Manoj Kulshrestha, Consultant Ophthalmologist on 01970 636222. Please ensure that you read the person specification carefully and that you meet all the essential criteria prior to applying. We welcome pre-interview visits.

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Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy / Mae Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yn gweithredu polisi dwyieithog.

‘All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English’.

‘Gwahoddir ymgeiswyr i wneud cais yn Gymraeg, ni fydd unrhyw gais a gyflwynir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na cheisiadau a wneir yn y Saesneg’.

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