Consultant Ophthalmologist with an interest in Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery

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 Ophthalmologists with
a specialist interest in Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal surgery 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 being the key providers of high quality specialist care.

Are you ready to join our outstanding medical 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 supported by fellows, ASTOs and 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 in the field.

The successful candidate will join an existing team of 3 full time and one
part time Oculoplastic surgeons, carrying out the full range of Oculoplastic,
Orbital and lacrimal procedures in adult and paediatric cases.

The theatres are of highest standard including a broad range of equipment to enable complex procedures to be carried out, fully supported by anaesthetics team in addition to the multidisciplinary support and dedicated inpatient beds.

The team receives orbital and oculoplastic referrals from the whole of
the Midlands and beyond, hence serving a very large population.

The appointee is also required to have wide training and experience in general ophthalmology as well as sub-speciality training appropriate to the post.

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:

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Closing date: 28th January 2018.
Interview date: 25th March 2018.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and is a no smoking organisation.

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