Trust Grade Oculoplastics Clinical Fellow
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Summary of the Post
This is an established post to allow a suitable candidate to embark on a one year fixed term fellowship in oculoplastics, adnexal and lacrimal training under the direct supervision of Mr T F W McMullan and Miss Deepa Rathore.
The post will ideally suit a forward-thinking individual with the desire to further a subspecialist interest the care of patients with oculoplastic, adnexal and lacrimal conditions with a view to developing the requisite clinical and surgical skills set. A desire to participate in research and clinical audit is essential.It is assumed that the candidate will already have broad-based ophthalmology training and this will be essential to managing general ophthalmic problems that arise or are already present in patients with oculoplastic problems.Cataract surgery will be provided to maintain phacoemulsifications skills, but a level of proficiency will be expected as this is primarily an oculoplastics firm.
The successful candidate will be required to help with on-call provision, currently shared during the weekdays between the junior and middle grade doctors (1:9). Weekend on-call is shared with Kettering Hospital who provide 3 further doctors (1:12)
The employing Trust is Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust. The post is covered by the Terms and Conditions of Service of Hospital Medical and Dental Staff (England and Wales), as amended from time to time.
The contract is for a fixed term of 12 months. The successful candidate will be expected to have at least three years of accredited basic general ophthalmic training to the level of OST 3 or equivalent and will be expected to have passed MRCOphth or equivalent.
The successful candidate will be required to maintain registration with the General Medical Council. Essential and desirable person specifications for the post may be found in Appendix 1.
The successful candidate will also be required to reside within 10 miles of the Northampton General Hospital, to maintain his/her residence in contact with the public telephone service, unless specific approval for alternative arrangements are approved by the employing Trust.
A full and valid driving licence along with the use and availability of a vehicle is essential as the post-holder will be timetabled to cover clinics and lists in DanetreHospital, Daventry.
Applicants invited for interview will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire for submission to the Trust’s occupational health service.
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