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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location : Sheffield S10

Job Description : The Sheffield Ophthalmology Directorate are seeking to appoint a Fixed Term Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist with a Special Interest in Vitreoretinal Surgery.

This post will be based predominantly at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and is for an initial period of 9 months to cover an existing gap but may be extended to 12 months.

We would welcome applications from candidates across the full spectrum of experience, from those who have recently completed training to those who have well-established careers.

Applications from those unable, for personal reasons, to work on a whole time basis or a job share basis will be considered. Should any further vacancies arise, shortlisted candidates will be considered.

The appointee will, together with Consultant colleagues, be responsible for the provision of a comprehensive, effective and modern Ophthalmology service, practising the full remit of the specialty, including a major contribution to the specialist Vitreoretinal service. In addition to this post, there are twenty four Consultant Ophthalmologists plus an established Nurse Consultant who has clinical sessions in the Medical Retinal service.

The appointee will be responsible for providing a comprehensive daytime service to the catchment area including taking an equal share in providing sub-specialty Vitreoretinal emergency cover. The current on-call rota involves a 1:6 commitment shared with the other Vitreoretinal Consultant Ophthalmologists.

The successful candidate must be registered (or eligible to be registered) with the GMC with a valid licence to practice. You will also have your name on the specialist register for the relevant specialty or eligible within 6 months of the date of the interview.

The Ophthalmology needs of Sheffield are served by a single Department based mainly at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital (RHH). The Northern General Eye Centre (NGEC) was also opened in May 2018 to provide Cataract outpatient and elective theatre activity in a state of the art facility that is unique to Sheffield. In addition to this the Directorate perform minor treatments within their own James West Treatment Centre and have access main theatres as well as a newly built Minor Operations Suite (MOPS) at RHH. Sheffield is one of the 3 National Ocular Oncology Centres and the service also has close links with the Dermatology, OMFS, ENT and Neurosurgical services, all based at RHH or the nearby Dental Hospital. There is a monthly joint Orbital-maxillofacial clinic and a thyroid clinic. There is access to the Skull-base, Head and Neck, Skin and Neuro-radiology MDTs.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information: COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at you can also find out more about how to access vaccination. There is a current government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Please refer to the supporting job description and person specification which will outline the duties of the role including an indicative job plan.

Applications from those unable, for personal reasons, to work on a whole time basis or a job share basis will be considered.

The successful candidate must be registered with the GMC with a valid licence to practice. For further information please visit the GMC website and click on the Registration and Licensing link. You will also have completed Specialist Training (or equivalent) and be entered on the Specialist Register of the GMC, or have a CCT date within six months of the date of interview.

Non-UK/EEA applicants should ensure they are aware of the recent changes to the Immigration rules. For further information on how this may affect your application visit the UK Government website.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust promotes Equality of opportunity and Diversity within the workplace.

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