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Senior medical retina and vitreoretinal fellow

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

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NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term 12 months
Full time 40 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
01/03/2020 23:59

Online applicants are invited to apply for a senior medical retina and vitreoretinal fellow post in ophthalmology. This post is fixed term for 12 months. It will provide the applicants with a broad grounding in the diagnosis and management of retinal disease. You will have the opportunity to attend 2-3 vitreoretinal theatre sessions per week and to be trained by three consultant Vitreoretinal surgeons and also join outpatient clinics with some of the medical retina consultants. There is an active academic interest within the department and the successful applicant would be given the opportunity to do clinical research.


The Vitreoretinal team is led by 3 consultant ophthalmologists supported by fellows and trainees. The Southampton Eye Unit is a tertiary referral centre for Vitreoretinal surgery supporting the Wessex Region. The Medical Retina team is led by Professor Andrew Lotery and 6 other consultant ophthalmologists.


  • Timetable is made up of 2-3 theatre sessions per week aswell as clinics alongside the VR and MR consultants
  • There are 1-2 intravitreal injection sessions included in the timetable
  • The post also supports the general on call for ophthalmology on a 1 in 16 rota


This post would be suitable for candidates who are close to completing their training

Candidates looking to be involved in research


Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

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        £48,075

Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview

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. 

Interviews will be held on Friday, 20 March 2020.

Job Reference: MT0222 - MEDICAL This vacancy closes on or before:  01/03/2020


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

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.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d 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. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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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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