Consultant Ophthalmologist

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£76,761 - £103,490 Per Annum
29 Aug 2018
20 Sep 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of the Ophthalmology team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH).

You will work with a team of 8 Consultants, 7 Staff Grade Doctors, 5 Junior Doctors, Orthoptists, Diabetic Eye Screening, Specialist Nurses and Technicians.

The Trust have recently undergone an £800,000 major redevelopment of the Ophthalmology department which has transformed the department that provides services for over 560,000 patients spread over the large County of Shropshire, encompassing Shropshire and Wales.

A further £1.2M capital investment has been approved to build a dedicated Cataract Suite, this has been designed by clinical and nursing teams’ and has utilised flow methodology from Virginia Mason.

We would welcome applications from individuals with experience in general ophthalmology with a sub specialist interest in that will support the delivery of the demands of the service. It would be desirable although not essential that you may have subspecialist interest in Medical Retina, Glaucoma or Cornea however other areas of subspecialist interests will be considered. 

You will be expected to possess FRCOphth (or equivalent qualification), be eligible for entry onto the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview), CESR or European Community Rights.

The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust serve the total population of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales, nearly half a million people. The Trust has Associate Teaching School status and has medical students attending from Keele University.

Shropshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty and offers extensive outdoor recreational facilities and easy access to North Wales and the Welsh Coast.  Housing standards are high in the county both in Town and Country with good local state and private Schools.

For further information and to apply for this post please go to If you would like to arrange an informal visit please contact: Mr Prasad Rao, Clinical Director for Ophthalmology, Telephone 01743 261237. Ref no: 223-MSD415.

Closing Date: Thursday 20 September 2018 (Midnight).