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£47,132/ year

Job Description

Glaucoma Fellow, Ophthalmology – 12 month contract.

This is an exciting time to join Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, as it has recently become one of the first vertically-integrated health and care organisations in the country.

The current acquisition of the community health and social care provider allows us to radically re-think and re-shape the way we deliver care, free from traditional organisational constraints. This post will offer an opportunity to be part of designing and delivering innovative new services in Torbay and South Devon, including more integrated and streamlined care pathways for patients.

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is an expanding and innovative Foundation Trust set in the heart of South Devon; an area of outstanding natural beauty with unrivalled access to the sea and Dartmoor, and with an exceptionally mild climate.

We are seeking to recruit an innovative and dynamic Glaucoma Fellow to join our team at Torbay on a 12 month fixed term contract. The successful candidate will join a friendly team of consultants, SAS Doctors and trainees who are committed to providing the very highest standards of care.

The department provides a very wide range of ophthalmic services including Glaucoma, intravitreal treatments for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, vitreo-retinal surgery, services for medical retina including uveitis, lacrimal surgery – please see job description for more services and details of on-call commitment.

The department also has a talented and enthusiastic body of nurses, orthoptists and optometrists who are trained to work in glaucoma, cataract post op, cornea and macular clinics, perform botox injections, treat lid cysts and perform electrolysis.

Torbay has an excellent reputation for delivering quality medical education and we regularly have students join our department from Plymouth and Exeter Medical Schools as well as teaching Physician Associate, BSc students, Paramedics and Nursing students.

The trust recently became a pioneering Integrated Care Organisation. This offers exciting opportunities for successful candidates to develop and influence care across the whole health and social care system. We will be able to play a key role in developing new pathways of care for the patients that present to our Emergency Department and to influence the future design of Ophthalmology care in South Devon.

We are committed to equal opportunity for all and encourage flexible working arrangements in particular with these appointments we are looking at the concept of annualised hours.

Departmental visits are welcome and you can arrange an appointment or have an informal discussion by contacting Mr Stephen Turner, Clinical Director on Apply Now >> or Derren Westacott, Operational Manager for Ophthalmology on Apply Now >>.

You will be joining the organisation at an exciting time. As the first fully integrated care organisation in England, we are working to improve the way we deliver safe, high-quality health and social care. We have a positive and vibrant working atmosphere, We are proud of our investment in our staff both in terms of developing potential career skills and valuing people. Our commitment to staff health and wellbeing looks at supporting our staff as ‘whole’ individuals, recognising their own unique set of strengths and skills. We create the right environment to enable all people to take care of themselves and provide the best care possible to our patients and citizens.

For more information on why to work with us, please see our Welcome films in the Further Links sections to the right of this page. #seeyouinsouthdevon


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The Trust is committed to preventing discrimination, valuing diversity and achieving equality of opportunity. No person (staff, patient or public) will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of the nine protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010.

We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and therefore we welcome applications from all. If you require support you can obtain this from our Equality Business Forum which has representatives from all protected groups.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the Apply Now >>

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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