Locum Specialty Doctor in Ophthalmology

Employer Location Barnstaple Salary £50,373 to £78,759 a year Closing date 25 Sep 2022

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As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you’ll be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

Main duties of the job

Role Summary

Clinical activity includes outpatient clinics, operating sessions, and on-call.

There are regular outpatient clinics at North Devon District Hospital and peripheral clinics may also be scheduled. Outpatients are seen in the Ophthalmology Department, Level 2.

The post-holder must be capable of managing most ophthalmic problems independently. He or She will have their own list of patients, but will work closely with a senior grade doctor for support as necessary.

Operating Lists

There are 1.5 allocated theatre PAs that will be supervised by a senior surgeon. It is desirable, but not essential that the post-holder is able to perform routine cataract surgery independently from the outset.

The post-holder will have 1.5 generic SPA PAs. It is expected that the post-holder will participate in departmental audit and to maintain their CPD with the support of senior colleagues. They will actively participate in the local teaching programme and attend regional and sub-regional teaching sessions.

On Call Rota

The post-holder will provide out-of-hours on-call cover, to be shared with our 5 other doctors, on a 1:6 basis (non-resident) with prospective cover. A consultant is also on-call at all times.

Clinical Administration

You will undertake administrative work associated with your clinical and other professional work. Adequate time and facilities

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. We provide core services to more than 615,000 people, covering more than 2,000 square miles across Devon and beyond.

Salary is not the only financial benefit; we will work with you to help you be your best version of you at work. Looking after you is important to us and our range of benefits available helps us to do this. Find out more about us at royaldevon.nhs.uk/join-us

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More detail about the role

Locum Specialty Doctor in Ophthalmology

We currently have a full-time (10 + 2 PAs) Locum post based at North Devon District Hospital, part of Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, with some clinical sessions provided at local community sites.

NDDH is part of a unique organisation with integrated acute and community services across North Devon. The acute hospital provides a full complement of secondary care services for the local population, including emergency care, cancer services, maternity and paediatric services.

Doctors at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have a work-life balance like nowhere else. At work, they are part of a supportive team, in roles that deliver all the challenges you would want from a medical career. In their spare time, they are out surfing, hiking, cycling and enjoying the most amazing scenery that Devon has to offer, with beautiful beaches just a stones throw away from the hospital. This makes the area especially perfect for families as well as anyone looking for a new start away from stressful city life.

The ophthalmology department is well-known in the region for its training and how it encourages and supports its specialty doctors to gain excellent experience in a variety of ophthalmic sub-specialities including training in phaco cataract surgery.

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Working Pattern: Please see information pack

Interview Date: To be confirmed