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General Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgeon

Salary: Sessional Rates
Location: Nationwide
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General Ophthalmologists and Cataract Surgeons

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Full time, Part Time - Permanent and Bank Sessional

Location: Nationwide

Community Health and Eyecare (CHEC) are the largest provider of community ophthalmology services in the UK, delivering thousands of outpatient appointments per year.

Established in 2012 as a provider of NHS eyecare outside the hospital setting, we continue to grow across the UK.

We are committed to high standards of patient care with 99% of patients recommending our services to family and friends. We also take immense pride in our new state of the art hospitals using Bausch and Lomb equipment as we continue to open new clinics across the UK.

Due to our services being more in demand than ever before we would like you to join us operating across the UK in Cataract and Surgical Centres.

What will I be doing as a General Ophthalmologists and Cataract Surgeon?

The post holder will be required to perform a range of ophthalmology procedures on patients referred to the Surgical Centre and provide supervision of the provision of adult community ophthalmology services delivered by healthcare professionals, working in accordance with CHEC treatment protocols and working practices. The post will include clinical sessions at CHEC Surgical Centres in different locations.

Day to day, the post holder will deliver high quality clinical care to patients attending the community ophthalmology service in the following areas:

  • General Ophthalmology
  • Phacoemulsification under topical anaesthesia.
  • Glaucoma services
  • AMD
  • Laser treatment
  • Minor eye surgeries

To be successful in this role

To continue with our support for the NHS, we are looking for experienced cataract surgeons and general ophthalmologists of all grades to undertake consultation clinics and cataract surgery across the range of services we offer. Applicants will be expected to have an excellent clinical quality record and be able to demonstrate the ability to perform efficiently in clinics/theatre. Applicants will also need to demonstrate commitment to excellent teamwork. The post holder will have the opportunity to review their job plan with the Medical Director at least annually.

Person Specification

  • UK registered Medical Degree or equivalent
  • MRCOphth/FRCOphth/FRCS
  • Full or Specialist GMC Registration
  • Up-to-date with current medical practice
  • Wide training and experience in general ophthalmology
  • Able to offer expert clinical opinion on general Ophthalmology
  • Able to take full and independent responsibility for delivering service without direct supervision
  • Understanding of audit and Clinical Governance
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Able to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible, objective and assertive
  • Able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms with all colleagues, both clinical and non-clinical
  • Good knowledge of and ability to use spoken and written language
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Ability to travel independently to all hospital sites
  • Willing to meet volume and clinical productivity targets

What can we offer you?

In addition to contributing to a rapidly expanding organisation across England, working with CHEC provides

  • Excellent remuneration  
  • Industry leading technology
  • Experienced clinical support team
  • State of the art hospitals
  • Flexible working

Community Health and Eyecare are an independent service provider that specialise in Ophthalmology and Endoscopy services supporting the NHS. CHEC are an established group of hospitals and community clinics across the UK. Our bespoke state of the art surgical centres are a beacon of envy, providing end-to-end care for our patients through NHS partnerships.

We have 5 core values that we uphold through our employee and patient lifecycle to ensure a pleasant experience for all. These are Caring, Passionate, Togetherness, Listening and Focus, something that all our colleagues are expected to naturally uphold here at CHEC.

Good relationships are built on trust, integrity, and honesty, the values that underpin CHEC’s commitment to the delivery of patient focused services. We strongly believe in a strong and open relationship with our employees.

As an employer, CHEC offers a great place to work and an enthusiastic team to work within. Amongst the benefits of becoming a CHEC team member are:

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