Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
04 Apr 2018
24 Apr 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Running three busy hospitals – Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Stamford and Rutland Hospital and so never before has it been a better time to join us.

As a larger organisation we have increased opportunities to enhance services ensuring we provide the best patient experience and clinical outcomes which will give you the opportunity and support to experience a wide and varied career within one Trust.

We offer a real commitment to your career in an environment where your ideas and skills are valued, where you are supported in developing your full potential and where your individual contribution is respected, recognised and rewarded.

Our strategic goal is “Working together to be the best at providing outstanding care for local communities” and so look to appoint people who are as passionate about patient care as we are!


North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

(Peterborough, Hinchingbrooke & Stamford Hospitals)

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in



Reference: 176-MWS10-18

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust is no ordinary NHS hospital. It has a reputation for dynamism, integration of clinicians in management, and high quality patient care. The Department of Ophthalmology is unusual for a DGH, being arranged by subspecialty for more than a decade, offering the opportunities of a university hospital while also retaining the freedom of movement to innovate. Examples include shared care community schemes, integration with optometrists, expanded roles for nurses & other non medical health care professionals, and a high level of clinical research that has shaped improvements in eye care nationally over many years. The department firmly believes in investing in a strong IT infrastructure to develop innovative ways to meet capacity demands including virtual clinics. The Glaucoma service can deliver the full range of glaucoma treatments including laser treatments, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, trabeculectomy and tube surgery. Innovative contributions to ophthalmology can enable successful application to the Trust for clinical excellence awards.

Following the merger of Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals with Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon last year, there is an opportunity to recruit a full time consultant which will add expertise to the new, combined Trust, working alongside a existing colleagues. This is an exciting opportunity for a new consultant who specialises in Glaucoma, to join a multidisciplinary team providing optimal care.

The hospitals provide comprehensive ophthalmology care for the Huntingdon, Stamford, Peterborough, Ely and Fenland areas and also receive some referrals from the wider region. This post will have sessions at Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough Hospitals with also an on call commitment in the job plan. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the glaucoma service in the new merged organization. There is also an expectation that the consultant will to contribute to the development of the Emergency eye service, in terms of training and support to the multidisciplinary team that delivers this service across both Peterborough and Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

For a discussion please contact Lydia Chang, Clinical Lead at North West Anglia Foundation Trust (based at Hinchingbrooke Hospital) or Sumit Dhingra, Deputy Clinical Lead at North West Anglia Foundation Trust (based at Peterborough hospital).

If you wish to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Hinchingbrooke Hospital: Kate Lacey on 01480 418794; Email:

Peterborough Hospital: on Pat Young 01733 677029; Email:

For more information and to apply for this position, please click the Apply button.

Closing Date - 23:59 Tuesday 24 April 2018.

Interview Date - TBC

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Employees commencing employment who require a DBS Check, or existing staff transferring to roles which require a DBS or higher level DBS than currently held, will be charged for the cost of the check (currently £50 for an Enhanced Check and £31 for a Standard Check). This payment will be deducted from your first months’ salary.

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold or provide false or misleading information. In submitting an application form, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed. This includes a check with the DBS Update Service where registered.

Tier 2 applicants working in healthcare will need to provide a criminal record certificate for them and any dependants from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the 10 years prior to thier application.

Our employee benefits include:

  • excellent pension, maternity and sick pay schemes
  • on-site flexible nursery open 7am to 8pm 52 weeks a year (Hinchingbrooke Hospital only)
  • access to inhouse physiotherapy services
  • family friendly working patterns
  • subsidised restaurant & car parking
  • retail & leisure discounts

Our Values - At the heart of all that we do

We don’t only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we look for individuals who possess and demonstrate behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These include such attributes as being dedicated, practicing the highest level of care towards everyone, showing courage and embracing innovation. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas. So show us through your application and at interview how you meet these.

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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