Consultant in Ophthalmology with SI in Medical Retina

Location
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Salary
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
Posted
12 Mar 2018
Closes
23 Mar 2018
Ref
357-CLN-18-16
Sector
Hospital
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust was formed in April 2000 by the merger of the three former acute hospital trusts in Lincolnshire, creating one of the largest hospital trusts in the country. We provide a comprehensive range of hospital based medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric and gynaecological services to over 750,000 people across the county of Lincolnshire. We operate 4 hospital sites and deliver services in a range of other settings; we employ around 7,800 staff, and have a turnover in excess of £370m per annum.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Consultant in Ophthalmology with a Special Interest in Medical Retina & Primary Care (or a subspecialist interest that would complement the department)


The post have been assessed as attracting 10 PAs. You will be joining a team of eight consultants providing comprehensive Ophthalmology services to the 750,000 strong population of Lincolnshire. The clinical and administrative hub of the service is LincolnCountyHospital, situated close to the beautiful and historic Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln. Day-case surgery and out-patient clinics are also provided across the county.

You will be supported by one Associate Specialist, three specialty trainees and a Fellow in Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery.

The Trust has close educational and research ties with the University of Lincoln. The Department has a commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate education with close ties to the Medical Schools of the Universities of Nottingham and Leicester.

Applicants should be fully registered with the UK General Medical Council or be within 6 months of completion of CCT at the time of interview.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be addressed to Mr. A J Khan (abdul.khan2@ulh.nhs.uk telephone 01522 421626) Head of Service for Lincoln Ophthalmology, or Mohit Gupta Clinical Director head and neck Pan Trust ( Mohit.Gupta@ulh.nhs.uk , telephone 01205-445160) or to apply please click the Apply button

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is working towards being an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community regardless of race, sex, sexual orientations, disability, age, religion or belief.

Benefits.

In return, we will support your personal development and continued professional development, and offer you to be part of our team. The NHS also offers one of the most competitive benefits package with regards to Annual Leave, Pensions and a comprehensive range of NHS Discounts, with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust offering in addition free staff parking.

Equality statement.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust recognises that everyone is different, and values the unique contribution that individual experiences, knowledge and skills make in delivering quality healthcare and becoming a model employer.

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities and improving working lives. We welcome applications from members of the minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities who are currently underrepresented in our workforce. All applications will be treated on merit.

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults, both as service users and visitors to Trust premises. All staff have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults.

Please be advised that following the new Government's cap on Tier 2 Immigration we have received a significant reduction in our Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit) for positions within the Trust. What this means is whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, ULHT reserves the right to close this advert prior to the closing date.

No DBS fees to pay: Successful candidates will have DBS applications applied for & paid by ULHT where applicable. There is no requirement to reimburse ULHT for this cost.

Applications from applicants who meet the current criteria for 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.

ULHT is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country providing a comprehensive range of hospital based medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric and gynaecological services to over 800,000 people across the county of Lincolnshire. The Trust’s core values are:

- Patient Centred
- Safety
- Compassion
- Respect and
- Excellence

ULHT recognises that everyone is different, and values the unique contribution that individual experiences, knowledge and skills make in delivering quality healthcare and becoming a model employer. We are committed to transforming our organisational culture by actively committing to implementing the Trust Single Equality Scheme, and other policies, such as the Dignity in Care policy and the Dignity at Work policy. We will continue to promote equality and challenge discrimination in all service provision, recognising and meeting the needs of the diverse communities we serve. We will strive to provide an environment in which people want to work and to be a model employer leading in good employment practice.

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

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