Ophthalmology Consultant with special interest in Oculoplastic Surgery

Location
Taunton, Somerset
Salary
£76,761 to £103,490 per annum
Posted
31 Jan 2019
Closes
14 Feb 2019
Sector
Hospital
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

TAUNTON AND SOMERSET NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Consultant Opthalmologist with special interest in Oculoplastics

The Role:

Due to a retirement within the Ophthalmology department, Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust is inviting applications for a full time, substantive Consultant specialising in Oculoplastics.

The successful candidate will be joining an NHS trust that is one of only 12 Global Digital Exemplars in the country - that is also implementing the Medisight EPR - and recently received a ‘Good’ rating from the CQC.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant consultant team that has recently expanded with the successful recruitment of 5 new high-calibre colleagues over the last 2 years. There are currently 10 consultants, 3 associate specialists, 5 specialty registrars and a nurse consultant.

The successful applicant will be expected to help provide and develop the Oculoplastic service with the existing consultant colleague. A general ophthalmology commitment is anticipated. Previous experience of one year in an appropriate fellowship training position is expected. The appointee will be encouraged to take a full part in postgraduate education, and help to develop innovative ways of delivering healthcare. 

Applicants will have completed CCT or equivalent (CESR) and must be on the Specialist Register. 

The Area:

Taunton is in the beautiful county of Somerset that is well served by some of the country’s most affordable housing and plenty of opportunity for outdoor pursuits in the Quantocks and Exmoor. There is a great choice of both private and state schools in the area with results far exceeding national averages. With easy access to the beaches of Devon and Cornwall and with London only 1hr 45mins by train, Taunton provides a tremendous standard of living.