Consultant Ophthalmologist with an interest in Neuro Ophthalmology

Birmingham, West Midlands
18 Dec 2018
28 Jan 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Dr Ash Sharma

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Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest
teaching Trusts in the UK. With a reputation for excellence we provide
high quality care from 3 hospitals, and are working towards Foundation
Trust Status.

The Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre

The Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre (BMEC), founded in 1823, is one of the largest tertiary level Ophthalmic Hospitals in Europe, providing highly specialised expertise in clinical care, research and education. We are a Tertiary Centre and for the West Midlands, hosting the Bechet’s centre of excellence as well as receiving referrals both nationally and internationally for whole range of eye conditions. We host the Greater Birmingham emergency eye care services and provide the only inpatient facility for this area.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a high calibre Ophthalmologist with
a specialist interest in Neuro Ophthalmology to join our expanding world-class team at BMEC, part of Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.

We are increasing our current consultant team of 33, enabling us to meet
the growing ophthalmic demands of our ever changing demographics and
our growing reputation of excellence in care and a track record of efficient
streamlined service delivery.

The appointee will be joining one full time neuro ophthalmologist, supported by trainees, fellow, SAS grades, a top class orthoptic department with multidisciplinary support including a neurologist working in the department.

Are you ready to join our outstanding team, many of whom are internationally
renowned for cutting-edge research and care innovation and work collaboratively within its integrated A & E, Ward, Theatre, Outpatient and Diagnostic teams.

The post holder will be working with an extended team of specialist nurses, allied health professionals, technicians and photographers to further support new ways of working and expand the quality services BMEC already offers and be part of excellence and a progressive department.

The appointee is required to have wide training and experience in general
ophthalmology. Post-CCT training in neuro-ophthalmology and 
demonstration of abilities and potential to further expand this sub-specialty are essential. Post can also be suitable for a medical ophthalmologist.

We have an excellent reputation as the centre of post-graduate training
in Ophthalmology for the West Midlands region. We are the hosts of the
Ophthalmology Academy Unit of the University of Birmingham and have
one of the biggest Ophthalmology research portfolios in the country. BMEC
prides itself on the development of staff, appreciating that our staff are key
in delivering high quality care to all patients.

Birmingham and the surrounding conurbation offers a very high quality of life
with excellent residential areas, schools and everything one would expect to
find in Britain’s second city.

Informal enquires are welcome. Please contact Miss Bushra Mushtaq Clinical  Director of Ophthalmology or Neuro ophthalmologist Ms Lidia Martinez Alvarez,

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Closing date: 28th January 2018.
Interview date: 18th February 2018.

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