Consultant in Ophthalmology with a Special Interest in VR Surgery

West Bromwich, West Midlands
YC72 £77913 - £105042 Per annum
18 Apr 2019
16 May 2019
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The Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre (BMEC), founded in 1823, is one of the largest Ophthalmic Hospitals in Europe, providing highly specialised expertise in clinical care, research and education. We are a Tertiary Centre for the West Midlands, as well as receiving referrals both nationally and internationally for whole range of eye conditions. We host the Greater Birmingham emergency eye care service and provide the only inpatient facility for this area.

Applications are invited from high calibre, fellowship trained ophthalmologists with a special interest in Vitreo-Retinal surgery.  This replacement post is an excellent opportunity for candidates who want to join an experienced and highly skilled team of four existing VR consultants based at BMEC providing a service to patients in the Midlands and beyond.  We have trained senior orthoptists and specialist optometrists to assist in delivering the VR service. There are 2 post CCT fellows and 1 ASTO/TSC attached to the service at all times and the post holder will be expected to significantly contribute to their training.

They will also participate in the regional VR on-call rota, currently 1:8 hosted at BMEC.

 The post holder will be involved in Eye Casualty, delivering leadership and clinical management in one session per week.

Applicants must be included on the GMC specialist register in ophthalmology,or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT at the time of interview. 

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

Informal enquires are welcome. Please contact:

Mr Son Lett (VR Service Lead)                        0121 507 6894

Miss Bushra Mushtaq (Clinical Director)       0121 507 6808

Miss Lauren Davies (Staffing Manager)         0121 507 6879

To apply for this job please go to NHS Jobs

Closing date:  16th May 2019


Interview date: 30th May 2019


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