Consultant in Ophthalmology

Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
28 Sep 2018
28 Oct 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

10 PAs

Applications are invited for the above position of Consultant Ophthalmologist based at Southlands and St Richard’s Hospitals, part of the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual to join our highly motivated Ophthalmology team.

We are seeking to appoint a Consultant with a broad experience in Ophthalmology.  The unit provides the following services; Cataract, Glaucoma, Medical and Surgical Retina, Oculoplastic, Neuro, Paediatric, Primary Care and Cornea.  A special interest in any of the above services will be considered but there will be an expectation to support Glaucoma Services as part of the job plan.

The successful candidate will join our team of 8 consultants working between St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester and a brand new multimillion pound, state of the art eye department at Southlands Hospital which opened in June 2017. Both of these sites are extremely well equipped with the latest technology and modern facilities.

The Ophthalmology teams across all sites work very cohesively and are extremely enthusiastic and dedicated to deliver a service of excellence. The new centre at Southlands has two operating theatres, a large OPD facility with 20 consulting rooms and a full complement of ancillary staff. This facilitates innovative ways of working and the introduction of new patient pathways that maximise efficiency and put the patient first.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast and one of only four in the country.  We’re an ambitious organisation that champions our people, equipping them with new skills to continually improve services for patients.

The CQC recognised our leading approach continuous improvement which encourages and supports innovation at all levels.  We are an acute trust with three hospitals; St Richard’s in Chichester and Worthing Hospital, where we provide emergency and inpatient care; and Southlands Hospital in Shoreham, where we provide out-patient care and day surgery.  We are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex.  Foundation Trust Status was achieved in July 2013. 

Our hospitals are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, nestled against the South Downs National Park, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, offering good transport links to London and Europe.

All newly appointed Consultants are mentored, via the “WSHFT Mentorship scheme for senior medical staff”. 

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining Specialist Registration at the time of interview. Applications from candidates who, for personal reasons, are unable to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for this post.

For further information please contact :

Mrs Suzie Venn / Telephone: 01243 788122 ex 32709


Dr Colin Spring / Mobile: 07798 667200

To apply for this post please click the Apply button.

All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of four referees; three will be clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working) and the final referee will your current Responsible Officer for revalidation.

Please note shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an up to date CV for their interview.

Applications from Agencies will NOT be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR.

Closing Date: 28 October 2018

Interview Date: TBC

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