Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist - Cataract and Emergency
At Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist - General Ophthalmology, Emergency Care and Cataract
We are looking to appoint an innovative and high performing Locum Consultant specialising in General Ophthalmology, Emergency Care, Cataract clinics and surgical experience is desirable.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and forward thinking team comprising 13 Consultants, 5 Specialty and Trust Grade Doctors, 4 Specialty trainees, 2 Nurse Practitioners, 10 Orthoptists, 5 Optometrists and a substantial team of Ophthalmic Nurses, technicians and healthcare assistants. The department also benefits from our ECLO and 2 Ophthalmology Co-ordinators along with a supportive senior management team within the Head and Neck Directorate.
CHFT has 2 main sites, Ophthalmology being based in Acre Mills Out-patients, Huddersfield and Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax. Community clinics are also provided at Westwood Park (Bradford) and Todmorden (Halifax).
The department successfully held the Part 2 FRCOphth Clinical OSCE's exams in April 2018 receiving excellent feedback from patients, candidates and examiners.
The Trust is currently one of the most digitised NHS Trusts in the country having moved to Cerner Millenium Electronic Patient Records (EPR) in 2017. This makes us currently one of the most paper-light and digitised Ophthalmology Departments in the country, and our planned/on-going work will make us a national leader in this area.
Full General Medical Council registration is essential for this post as is Licence to practice.
Full-time / Part-time roles to be considered.
We employ around 6,000 staff who deliver compassionate care from our two main hospitals,
Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as well as in community sites, health
centres and in patients’ homes.
In 2016/17, 120,505 men, women and children were cared for as inpatients (stayed at least
one night) or day cases and more than 459,863 people attended our outpatient clinics. Our A&E
departments at both hospitals cared for more than 151,349 people.
266,209 people used our community therapy services and 310,376 used our community nursing services.
We are continuing to modernise and invest in our health services to build on our strong reputation. Foundation trusts are public leaders in improving quality in health services. They are part of the NHS – yet decisions about what they do and how they do it are driven by independent boards. Boards
listen to their Membership Council and respond to the needs of their members – patients, staff and
the local community.
Foundation trusts provide what the health service wants, yet are also free to invest quickly in the
changes to the local community needs, in striving to be the best, and in putting their patients first.