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Post CCT ST7+ NHS Consultant Ophthalmology Ophthalmologist East Anglia United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 month of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification.

*** GMC Registration Required (General Medical Council) Essential

*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register

***Location: East Anglia United Kingdom

***Speciality: Surgery: Ophthalmology Ophthalmologist

*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR

***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)

***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £79,860 to £110,465 a year)

***Start date: ASAP

*** Exact location details provided upon receipt of application / CV


Our NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

We are looking for individuals to fill a 12-month fixed term post within the Ophthalmology Department of our University Hospital client in East Anglia.

This post will each deliver 10 PA’s supporting the Corneal team. These posts are based at a University Hospital but may include working at other affiliated hospital sites when required.

The successful applicants should possess accreditation in Ophthalmology in the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) or equivalent, and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in Ophthalmology. Excellent communication and team working skills, and a strong commitment to teaching and service development are essential. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

East Anglia is a region of England found to the north and east of London and includes the fine counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. The region benefits from both a huge amount of coastline surrounding both the counties of Suffolk and Norfolk but also has everything from undulating countryside to the flat arable reaches found on the borders of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, best known as the Fens.

The east of England covers a diverse population of almost six million people, with a mixture of rural and urban areas and learning environments. The region stretches from London up to the Norfolk coast, and also borders the east midlands. The area boasts fantastic transport links to places such as Birmingham and London via train or car, and has airports in Norwich, Cambridge, Luton and London Stansted

General Duties- guideline only

  • To provide a wide range of Ophthalmology care and subspecialty care for medical retinal conditions.
  • To be active in leading and developing the medical retina service.
  • To help train and supervise non-medical staff working within the retina service
  • To collaborate with other surgical and non-surgical members of the team to achieve the best outcome for the patient
  • To attend general and subspecialty ophthalmology clinics within the Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • Assessment, treatment and management plans are appropriate, clearly documented and auditable.
  • All surgical interventions, observations, designated tests and treatments are documented and follow established guidelines.
  • Day Case care may be provided within the Teaching Hospitals Trust facilities.
  • Documentation is appropriate, timely, accurate and legible.
  • Patient assessments and treatments meet expected best practice guidelines
  • General practitioner and specialist referrals are accepted and prioritised based on the agreed service referral criteria.
  • Ensure provision of a high standard of care to patients in operating theatre, inpatients, day cases and outpatients for both acute and elective conditions.
  • Referrals to other specialists, departments and hospitals are timely and appropriate.
  • To undertake research and teaching.
  • Preparation of reports as required i.e. police, coroner, Trust, GMC.
  • Ensure provision of a high standard of professionalism is maintained when dealing with caregivers and patient families.
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings.
  • Involvement in health promotion activities as required.
  • Provides education to nurses and other allied health professionals as appropriate
  • Liaises with general practitioners and other health care professionals as required.
  • Elective cases are prioritised as per the elective booking system process and within recognised National and local targets. All patients shall be treated in order of clinical need.
  • Elective surgical procedures are delivered at the University Hospital or at other Trust facilities and in private facilities on behalf of the Teaching Hospitals Trust as clinically appropriate.
  • Theatre utilisation is efficient.
  • Acute cases are prioritised according to clinical need.
  • Agreed contract volumes are targeted, monitored and achieved in conjunction with the Directorate management team.

Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates.

Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust's requirements and the individual's particular expertise.

A draft job plan is provided below. The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.

Monday 08:30 - 12:30 Corneal Clinic DCC 1
Monday 13:30 - 17:00 Acute Referral Clinic DCC 0.875
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:30 Patient Related Admin DCC 1
Tuesday 13:30 - 17:30 Corneal Clinic DCC 1
Wednesday 08:30 - 13:00 Theatre DCC 1.25
Wednesday 13:00 - 18:00 Theatre (alt weeks) DCC 0.625
Wednesday 13:30 - 17:30 Cornea Clinic (alt weeks) DCC 0.5
Thursday 08:00 - 12:30 Admin/CPD SPA 1
Thursday 13:00 - 17:30 Cornea Clinic DCC 1
Friday 08:30 - 12:30 NHS Planning and Laser Clinic DCC 1
Friday 13:00 – 15:30 Admin SPA 1
Predictable emergency on-call work 0.25
Programmed Activity Number
Direct clinical care (including unpredictable on-call) 8.5
Supporting professional activities 1.5
Other NHS responsibilities
External Duties


This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £79,860 to £110,465 a year with eight thresholds.

The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.


The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

  • To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements
  • To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients.

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities


All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:


*** Ability to act as part of a team

*** Ability to cope with a varying work load

*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) - We can provide guidance if needed

*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register

***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT - Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)

****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors

****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term, permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals.

We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV along with your GMC Registration to  You are able to also apply online (see below)

Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in the post, the vacancy will be expired early. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date.