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Senior fellow in ophthalmology

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

Main area
Medical Retina
NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term
Full Time 40 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£46,208 pa
21/10/2018 23:59

Online applications are invited to apply for a senior medical retina fellow in ophthalmology commencing from January 2019. This post is fixed term for 12 months.

The medical retina training fellowship, involving the opportunity to gain tertiary level training in the diagnosis and management of Uveitis, Age related macular degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions and inherited retinal disease. As well as the opportunity to undertake cataract surgery and participate in national trials under the supervision of Professor Lotery.

What we're looking for

Ideally, the candidate would hold MRCOphth or equivalent qualification and hold or be eligible for full GMC registration with a licence to practice. They should have a basic understanding of medical retinal conditions and interpretation of investigations, for example, OCT. Surgical experience is ideal but not an essential requirement.

What we can offer

This post is an excellent opportunity for a clinician to develop their research and clinical experience in ophthalmology. It is expected that the appointee will publish research papers during their fellowship. They will also be expected to actively participate in the delivery of our teaching programmes and also complete audit projects.

Previous medical retina fellows have successfully presented and published papers during this fellowship and gone on to gain CCT through article 14 route.

About the Trust

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.

About Southampton

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

How to apply

All applications must be made online. CV or paper applications are not accepted.

The appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists) which will be published and available at time of offers.

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

Basic Salary MT04        £46,208

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 

For further information

If you are interested in applying for this role, we would encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit.

Job Reference: MT920 - This vacancy closes on or before: 21 October 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Professor Andrew Lotery
023 8120 5049

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