Consultant Ophthalmologists x 3

Rochdale, Greater Manchester
£76761 - £103490
18 Jun 2018
14 Jul 2018
Career Level

Consultant Ophthalmologists x 3
With interests in Medical Retina, Paediatrics or Glaucoma
Salary: £76,761 - £103,490 pa • full or part time x 3 substantive posts

Our new Northern Care Alliance NHS Group unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester. 

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester ,Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering. 

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team. 

Manchester is a large cosmopolitan city with excellent transport links, a range of outstanding schools and high-quality housing. The city is surrounded by beautiful countryside ideal for those interested in outdoor pursuits. The quality of life offered has much to recommend it. 

Applicants are invited to apply for 3.5 permanent Consultant posts to add to a rapidly modernising and expanding department. The main remit of the posts is to provide and develop comprehensive, excellent and innovative subspeciality services. There is a good opportunity to influence the strategic direction of the service at a time of growth and change working in a multi-disciplinary team to improve outcomes for patients. 

The posts include 1.5 replacements and 2 new appointments to establish a 7.5 WTE Consultant workforce. The successful appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical audit, the Trust benefits from close University links. 

The appointee will contribute to the general Ophthalmology service with outpatient clinics held across multiple sites and undertake surgery in two dedicated eye theatres situated on the Rochdale Infirmary site. 

Participation in a 1:8 on call rota is essential. 

You will join an active and enthusiastic team of Ophthalmologists, Specialist Nurses, Advanced Practitioners, Technicians and Orthoptists all providing care in the fields of Medical Retina, Oculoplastics, Lacrimal, Cornea, Glaucoma, and Paediatric Ophthalmology. 

Applicants must already be on the GMC specialist register or within 6 months of the interview date have a certificate of completion of specialist training. As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced police criminal records disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application. Further information about the disclosure scheme can be found at the disclosures website. 

Applicants who are unable, for personal reasons, to work full time are eligible to apply and, if successful, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with consultant colleagues. 

Informal visits are actively encouraged to show you first hand the facilities on offer and our ideas for improving and developing the service. To arrange a visit, please contact Mr Farhan Qureshi, Acting Clinical Director on Tel:01706 901737, email: or Charlotte Marshall, Directorate Manager on 01706 517451, email: 

Applications can be submitted by clicking the apply button and search via the reference number: 352-BR-CON-OPHTH-02.

All communications to applicants will be via the email address provided on your application form and all further correspondence will be through email, therefore please ensure that you regularly check your emails after the closing date for this post. You are advised to check Spam and Junk folders as emails can sometimes go to these folders. Although references are not requested until a conditional offer is made, we would be grateful if you could provide us with email addresses for your referees when prompted by the application form. 

Closing Date: Saturday 14 July 2018.

Projected Interview Date: Friday 7 September 2018. 

We are an equal opportunities employer, positive about disabled people and a no smoking organisation.