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Specialty Doctor - Ophthalmology

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Fixed term: 6 months
Full time: 10 sessions per week (10PA's plus on call)
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Southport & Ormskirk
Southport and Ormskirk
£41,158 - £76,751 per annum pro rata
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Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.



Job overview

Specialty Doctor - Ophthalmology

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust


Fixed Term (6 Months)

Full time - 10 PA's plus on-call

MC46 (£41,158 - £76,751)


Main duties of the job

We are recruiting two substantive posts and welcome your application. We are exploring the option for one post to be a joint appointment with Liverpool University Foundation Trust. Please get in touch if this is of interest to you.

Our on call service is under review; currently on call duties are included, to cover the Acute Referral Clinic from 17:00 to 21:00 during weekdays and 09:00 to 21:00 at the weekend.

Our outpatient clinics take place at both Southport DGH and Ormskirk DGH and are situated within the main hospital buildings in dedicated specialised units. The Ophthalmology service has a well-equipped outpatient department, which runs general ophthalmology and emergency clinics as well as specialist clinics including paediatric ophthalmology, glaucoma, and oculoplastic. The Trust is currently in the process of developing a medical retina service and virtual glaucoma service.


Working for our organisation

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see job description and specifications for more details

The successful candidate should be willing to integrate into an established and supportive Ophthalmology department and to meet the challenges involved, as well as help develop and evolve the services.

All applicants must be MB ChB or evidence of equivalent qualification and hold GMC registration and licenced to practice.

You will be joining an enthusiastic Ophthalmology team. The department of Ophthalmology consists of 2 Consultants, 6 Associate Specialists / Specialty Doctors, 1 Mersey Regional ST.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Advertising Date: 19th February, 2021

Closing Date: 2nd March, 2021

Shortlisting Date: 3rd march, 2021

Interview Date : w/c 15th March 2021

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MB ChB or evidence of equivalent qualification
  • Full and specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC), and licenced to practice
  • Completed at least four years’ full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • At least 12 months knowledge and experience of Ophthalmology


Essential criteria
  • Teaching skills
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mrs Garrick
Job title
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Email address
Telephone number
01695 656042
Additional information

Arrangements to visit the hospital and informal enquiries may be made directly to Mrs. A Garrick, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinical Lead, contactable via their secretary on 01695 656042.