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Consultant Ophthalmologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Permanent: Permanant
10 sessions per week (Full time 10 pa's per week)
Job ref
331-L1060122 - C
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£82,096 - £110,683 £82,096 - £110,683 per annum
Salary period
08/01/2023 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Consultant Ophthalmologist - Glaucoma / General Ophthalmology 


Application for this substantive post will only be accepted if you are in the process of obtaining your CCT/CSER within six months of interview.

This is an exciting opportunity to be working as part of a dedicated team at Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust delivering high quality ophthalmic care to the population of the Morecambe Bay Area.


Main duties of the job

The Ophthalmology department provides the following services:

General Ophthalmology (including cataract) clinics on all 3 sites
AMD and Medical retina clinics based at WGH including diabetic retinopathy clinics supported by non-medical HCP intravitreal injection clinics)
Corneal service supported by two consultants
Glaucoma service (with AHP and ANP support, recently established virtual glaucoma clinics running successfully)
Oculoplastic service (including Botox and minor-ops clinics)
Paediatric service (with Optometric support across 3 sites)

  • The Job Plan has recently received approval from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (June 2022). 

Full details of main responsibilities can be found in the attached job description and person specification for this role.

Working for our organisation

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) consists of three main hospital sites, Westmorland General in Kendal, Furness General in Barrow-in-Furness and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

You  will be based at Royal Lancaster Infirmary with the scope to work cross bay occasionally to meet the needs of the service. But routine work will be mostly based at RLI with Theatre being based in Westmorland General Hospital Kendal .The Lake District is quite probably the most beautiful region in England and not surprisingly the National Park is the most visited in the country. 

You will be contracted for 10 programmed activities per week. There is an on call element to the role.

Interview date: TBC


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will work as part of the Ophthalmology Department and are expected to provide a high quality service and ensure excellent patient care.

The proposed job plan will consist of 10 PAs, including 1-2 theatres, 4 outpatient clinics, SPA and admin sessions. In addition, there is a requirement to contribute to the on call ophthalmic
service on a currently 1:9 rota, as part of the consultant team in the department.

Full details of main responsibilities can be found in the attached job description and person specification for this role.

Person specification

Education and Qualification

Essential criteria
  • Full registration with the General Medical Council (with license to practice)
  • Certificate of completion in specialist training (CCT) or within 6 months of completion of training at the time of interview.
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (or equivalent)

Experience Clinical – general

Essential criteria
  • Practical experience in a wide range of ophthalmic conditions
  • Able to provide emergency cover to ophthalmic patients
  • Experience of clinical supervision of juniors and relevant staff in other disciplines

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of up to date ophthalmic clinical practice
  • Recent active involvement in delivery of Medical Education and multi professional training

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Step into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ms Patil
Job title
Clinical Lead
Email address
Telephone number
07583 851026
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