Consultant Ophthalmologist

Newport, SE Wales
£74,393 - £96,583 per annum/pro rata
06 Apr 2018
03 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Full Time (10 Sessions)
Consultant Opthalmologist with an interest in Glaucoma
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Based at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, SE Wales

We require an Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Glaucoma to support the ophthalmology service within our Health Board. This role will complement the other speciality interests in the Directorate (Cornea, Oculoplastic, Paediatrics, Medical Retina and existing Glaucoma Consultant). The successful post holder will have both a general and glaucoma element to their job plan.

The Ophthalmology Department is based at the Royal Gwent Hospital where we have a purpose built ophthalmology unit with outpatient, ward, theatre and day case facilities. Day case surgery and outpatient clinics are also held at Nevill Hall Hospital. Outreach outpatient clinics are also held at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Hospital and other sites within Gwent. In addition the service has recently set up Glaucoma Ophthalmic Diagnostic and Treatment Centres, to provide assessment and diagnosis for Glaucoma and OHT in a community setting to improve access to ophthalmology services. We have also recently commissioned community sited Wed AMD Diagnostic and Treatment Centres.

The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board supports modernisation and the continued development of ophthalmology in improving and developing services which is key in the provision of a quality service for our patients.

This position involves Regulated Activity with children and adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:
• Enhanced check with barred list information, including
- an adults and children’s barred list check

Applicants must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a Licence to Practice.

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

This post is not included on the current UK Shortage Occupation List and is subject to the rules outlined in the attachment ‘Resident Labour Market Test Guidance’.

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight 03rd May 2018

Interview Date: 01st June 2018

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.

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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

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If you are successfully appointed, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise Aneurin Bevan University Health Board to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

Yn dod i rym o’r 1af o Ebrill 2017, bydd pwyntiau 1, 2, 3, 4 a 5 ar AdN Band Cyflog  1 a Band Cyflog 2 yn cael ei addasu i £16,523 er mwyn adlewyrchu corffori’r cyflog byw o £8.45 yr awr.  

With effect from 1st April 2017 points 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on AfC Pay Band 1 and Pay Band 2 will be adjusted to £16,523 to reflect the incorporation of the living wage £8.45 per hour.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.

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