Consultant Ophthalmologist with interest in Medical Retina

Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary between-(£77,913-£105,042)
22 Dec 2018
20 Feb 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Dr Ash Sharma

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Consultant Ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in Medical Retina

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 Medical retina 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 4 full time Medical retina Consultants to provide specialist tertiary referral services to patients in the Midlands and beyond hence serving a very large population. Special interest in  genetics is desirable so specialised genetic clinics can be developed in the future. The department facilities include a dedicated visual function department which would perfectly compliment developing such clinics. The outpatient facilities also include state of the art equipments including several modern OCT machines and Optos wide field imaging.

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 Miss Bushra Mushtaq Clinical Director of Ophthalmology  or Mr Randhir Chavan Clinical Lead for Medical Retina

Closing date: 20th February 2019

Interview date:  12th March 2019

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