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Senior Clinical Fellow in Ophthalmology

Senior Clinical Fellow

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Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed Term Appointment
40 Hours
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Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, SE Wales
Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, SE Wales
£30,606 to £48,124 per annum
27/04/2018 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.

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All applicants are invited to apply in welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.



Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Medical & Dental Recruitment

Full Time (40 Hours)
Senior Clinical Fellow in Ophthalmology
Duration: 12 months
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Based at Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport


This post in Ophthalmology has arisen due to the necessity of a Senior Clinical Fellow role within the service. The role will cover general ophthalmic conditions. Therefore the successful post holder will need to have Full GMC Registration, appropriate working visa.

The post comprises of 7.5 – 8 DCC and 2 – 2.5 SPAs. The successful candidate will participate in the on-call rota.

The Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport is the largest single district hospital in Wales and is part of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board which manages secondary healthcare for South East Wales, covering the local boroughs of Newport, Torfaen, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent. The Health Board includes Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavanney; Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Caerphilly and Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan, Ebbw Vale which serve a population of approximately 670,000. The Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport has approximately 800 acute beds, 17 operating theatres, a busy maternity unit with 3,800 deliveries per year, a self-contained ophthalmology day surgery unit with two operating theatres, an outpatient suite and Orthoptic accommodation.

The Directorate of Ophthalmology provides services for the whole of Gwent, inpatient, day case and outpatients are provided from a unit on the Royal Gwent site. The unit opened in 2000 and has 8 inpatient beds, two operating theatres, and an outpatient suite with Orthoptics accommodation.

At Nevill Hall Hospital day surgery is carried out in the Llanwenarth Suite, with outpatient and Orthoptic clinics being held in a dedicated eye outpatient department.

Outpatient clinics are also held at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, County and Chepstow hospitals.

We have modern laser facilities in our dedicated outpatient areas at Royal Gwent, Nevill Hall and Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr hospitals together with OCT and imagenet digital imaging systems capable of fluorscien and indocyanine green angiography. The department is fully supported by a Nurse Practitioner, nurse injectors and medical photographers.

The service has recently set up Glaucoma Diagnostic and Treatment Centres providing assessment and diagnosis for Glaucoma and OHT conditions in a community setting to improve access to Ophthalmology Services.

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact:

This position involves Regulated Activity with children and/or adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:
• Enhanced check with barred list information, including
- an adults barred list check
- a children’s barred list check
- an adults and children’s barred list check

Applicants must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a Licence to Practice.

Course Funding: Please note that unless agreed by the Division in advance, course funding is not available for Clinical Fellow or fixed term cover for training grades.
This post is not included on the current UK Shortage Occupation List and is subject to the rules outlined in the attachment ‘Resident Labour Market Test Guidance’.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Consultant Ophthalmologist / College Tutor
Ms M Mitra,
Royal Gwent Hospital
NP20 2UB
Tel: 01633 238443