Consultant OphthalmologyGlaucoma

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£77,913 to £105,042
18 Jan 2019
17 Feb 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Programmed Activities: 10 

You are invited for a substantive Consultant post in Ophthalmology with specialist interest in Glaucoma and Primary Care, at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a new post and the successful candidate will help expand the glaucoma service capacity (both clinics and theatre) and also take the lead on developing the Ophthalmic primary care pathway to meet the increasing demand. The successful candidate will be joining a forward looking, cohesive and friendly team.

The post holder will be based at Milton Keynes University Hospital Foundation Trust. The current staffing establishment of the department consists of 4 Consultants, 2 Associate Specialists, 2 Speciality Doctors, 2 (1 WTE) OSTs from Oxford Deanery rotation, 4.8 WTE Nurses 4.9 WTE Orthoptists, 1.5 WTE ophthalmic techinicians and 2.5 WTE optometrists.

You should be on or eligible for inclusion on the GMC Specialist Register for Ophthalmology or be within six months of an expected date of obtaining a CCT at the time of the Advisory Appointments Committee.

This is a new post offering 10 programmed activities. Additional programmed activities may be available but these are subject to annual discussion and agreement and do not form part of the underlying contractual agreement.

You will be expected to participate in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students associated with the University of Buckingham and will also be expected to support colleagues doing these activities as part of his or her arranged job plan.

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital. This allows us to attract, train and retain the best doctors.

This is also an important step towards establishing the trust as a first class centre for teaching excellence. The first students arrived on wards in May 2015 and a new medical school building was completed on site in 2017. 

This exciting new phase will include opportunities for undergraduate and post graduate teaching, and enhanced research facilities.  A teaching and research background would be highly advantageous when applying for this position. 

We believe the continued growth of the hospital and the rapidly expanding local population, will allow us to expand and improve our services to offer the very best care to the people of Milton Keynes, and beyond.

Located just 50 miles north of London, Milton Keynes has excellent access to the capital (37 mins by fast train) whilst being centrally located for Oxford and Cambridge and having ease of access to the north. Lying in attractive countryside, Milton Keynes offers first class facilities for sport, theatre, music, shopping and dining. 

Doctors considering an application are encouraged to visit the hospital and to meet with potential clinical colleagues. The Chief Executive and/or Medical Director would also be happy to meet with doctors interested in this role, commitments allowing.

For more information please contact; Mr Areeb Moosavi, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinical Lead (01908 996631/ 995529, Miss Bina Parmar, Consultant Ophthalmologist and CSU Lead (01908 995526 / 995524, 

Please submit your CV by attaching it to your application. 

Application forms and job descriptions can be downloaded directly from the Trust Website. Please complete the application form and attach a copy of your most up-to-date CV. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 1-2 weeks of the closing date.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Milton Keynes is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Closing date: 17 February 2019.

Interview date: 5 March 2019

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