Associate specialist doctor in glaucoma

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHSFT) wishes to appoint a full time Associate specialist with a specialist interest in glaucoma at Southampton General Hospital. The Southampton Eye Unit provides a comprehensive range of Ophthalmic subspecialties for the population of Hampshire.  The Consultants within the unit have the following subspecialties, Vitreo Retinal, Glaucoma, Medical Retina, Cornea, Oculoplastics, Neuro-ophthalmology and Paediatric/Strabismus. The department also runs a 24 hour Ophthalmic Emergency Service.  The Southampton Eye Unit is active in both clinical and laboratory research. This is supported by two Professors and two Associate Professors in Ophthalmology.

We are currently actively expanding our glaucoma service and are seeking an ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in glaucoma to join our team.


You will join a team of 24 consultant colleagues, 4 trust doctors, 11 fellows and 13 speciality trainees in a research intensive, state of the art ophthalmic unit. This includes HRA, electrodiagnostics, YAG and SLT laser, PASCAL and PDT laser, and dedicated medical retina injection suite. The glaucoma team manage the population of Southampton and South & West Hampshire and provide for their surgical care including filtering surgery, tubes & MIGS. The glaucoma service is developing the peripheral sites in west Hampshire to provide an efficient glaucoma review service and the post holder will be expected to develop and be part of this. This post could include cataract surgical sessions at peripheral sites as well as surgery within Southampton Eye unit for glaucoma procedures.

This is a 10 Programmed Activity post based at Southampton Eye Unit, Southampton General Hospital.

The timing and site of the sessions may be subject to alteration.

The full time post will total 10 programmed activities per week.


Clinical Duties

Glaucoma Clinics, laser treatment and surgery.

Continuing Professional Development

The post holder will be required to participate in medical audit and continuing medical education, as well as continuing professional development.

Postgraduate Teaching is held every week at Southampton Eye Unit, which Consultants attend.

Training and Research Duties

Undergraduate medical students from Southampton University Medical School are taught throughout the Trust and the post holder is required to participate in undergraduate clinical teaching. Additionally we have trainees from the Wessex School of ophthalmology and regular teaching sessions that the post holder is expected to participate in.

Management Duties

Southampton General Hospital has recently introduced a Divisional management structure.  These divisions each contain several Care Groups. All staff in each Care Group are managerially accountable to the Care Group Clinical Lead, who has overall responsibility for the services within the Care Group..

The post holder will be expected to help with the development of the glaucoma service. This will include supervision of the medical and AHP workforce in the department.

Administrative Duties

The post-holder will be required to:

  1. Undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients and the running of clinical departments.
  2. Travel as necessary between units.

The post holder will have use of a shared office and appropriate secretarial support.

Other Duties

From time to time it may be necessary for the post-holder to carry out such other duties as may be assigned, with agreement, by the Trust.   It is expected that the post-holder will not unreasonably withhold agreement to any propos...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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10 June 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £56,133 - £92,401 per annum GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
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