King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London.
The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.
KING’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUSTSUBSTANTIVE PART TIME (6 PAs) CONSULTANT OPHTHALMOLOGISTWith a special interest inNEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY
Applications are invited for a part-time substantive Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in neuro-ophthalmology at King’s College Hospital. Applicants must have recognised higher training and expertise in neuro-ophthalmology.
King’s ophthalmology services are centred at King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup and Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough. Services also are provided at University Hospital of Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich. The ophthalmology services are staffed by 29 Consultant Ophthalmologists (13 based at King’s, 10 at Queen Mary’s and 6 at Princess Royal) covering all subspecialty interests. There is support from a range of non-Consultant medical staff and a full complement of orthoptists, optometrists, ophthalmic photographers, technicians, specialist nurses and administrative staff. The outpatient departments are very well equipped and there are dedicated eye theatres at the 3 main sites.
This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably trained individual to join the King’s eye service which is undergoing exciting developments. The successful applicant will be one of two Consultants who specialise in all aspects of neuro-ophthalmology who work across the King’s sites. The main remit of the post is to provide and develop a comprehensive, excellent and innovative neuro-ophthalmology service at King’s and its various sites. The post holder will contribute to the strategic development of neuro-ophthalmology services across all King’s sites in collaboration with colleagues. There will be opportunity for research, with the hospital being a member of an Academic Health Sciences Centre.
King’s College Hospital is located in Camberwell Green in South London. There are excellent transport links to central London and developments under discussion include extension of the underground network to Camberwell. There is a good range of housing options from urban central London to rural Kent.
Applicants should be on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register or have the appropriate CCT. Candidates can also apply if they are within six months of their CCT at the date of the interview but are required to have sat and passed their exit exam or equivalent.
Closing date for applications is: 30th November 2018
Interview date is: 20th December 2018 IMPORTANT
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