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Senior oculomotility paediatric fellow - ophthalmology

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

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NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 12 months duration
Full time: 40 hours per week
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£48,075 per annum
17/03/2020 23:59

Applicants are invited to apply for a full time senior oculomotility paediatric fellow in ophthalmology commencing August 2020. This post is fixed term for 12 months. Applicants are invited for this 12 month fellowship in Oculomotility and Paediatric Ophthalmology commencing in August 2020. This fellowship is based in Southampton General Hospital, a tertiary referral centre seeing over 14000 paediatric ophthalmology outpatient appointments a year. This is overseen by three consultant ophthalmologists; Miss Stephanie West, Mr Jay Self and Miss Kristina May, and has very close links with the paediatric services within the hospital giving excellent exposure to the management of complex and systemically unwell children. The aim for the fellowship is to provide the trainee with comprehensive in depth training across the broad spectrum of paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus


The paediatric ophthalmology team is led by 3 consultant ophthalmologists and supported by a senior fellow, trainees, staff grade doctor, orthoptists and optometrists.


The aim for the fellowship is to provide the trainee with comprehensive in depth training across the broad spectrum of paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. The training will include the following:Twice weekly exposure to busy general paediatric patients which includes but is not limited to; paediatric neurology cases, complex genetic syndromes, craniosynostosis cases, haemangiomas, paediatric oncology patients, cerebral visual impairment.Assessment and management of paediatric cataracts as well as surgical training in a dedicated paediatric cataract clinic and theatre list.Assessment and management of paediatric nystagmus Assessment and management of paediatric uveitis, in particular systemic immuno-supression, in joint clinic with rheumatology support Adult and paediatric complex oculomotilty clinics and surgery including a botulinum toxin serviceAssessment and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity including laser ablation and antiVegF intravitreal injections.The option to attend oculogenetic clinics joint with the geneticists. Assessment and interpretation of electrodiagnostic testing in children.Assessment and management of non accidental injuries. Candidate will part of the general on call rota


This is an ideal post for someone looking to progress onto a consultant ophthalmologist post and to be involved in research, the department has strong academic links with Southampton University.


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 3rd April 2020 Job Reference: MT0233 - This vacancy closes on or before:  17th March 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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Miss Kristina May, Consultant Ophthalmologist, email:

Tel: 023 8120 8854

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