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Speciality Doctor in Ophthalmology

UK-Manchester | - £38k-£70k | Health Care

Recruiter: NHS

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH) is the 4th oldest working eye hospital in the world and one of the largest in Europe. MREH provides care to over 6 million people and is housed in a new state of the art facility equipped with the latest diagnostic and surgical facilities.

Applications are invited for a 12 month fixed term post (renewable long term) for specialty doctor with a specialist interest in medical retina in the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital; the largest provincial ophthalmic unit in the UK.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Specialty Doctor to assist with the day-to-day running of our busy medical retina service. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a medical retina centre of excellence, in one of the only two dedicated Eye Hospitals in the UK, with a track record of excellence in clinical quality and innovation. The core focus will be support for the macular treatment service at more than one site. MREH has led the way in the innovative delivery of macular treatments; over 2000 patients are reviewed each month through a network of four sites including hospital and community locations on the high street. All treatment options and medical retina disease indications are treated. The service is backed up by all the latest diagnostics including fluorescein/ICG angiography, widefield imaging and OCT angiography. All types of retinal laser including multispot lasers are in use in the department. You will be rewarded with an excellent professional and personal experience with support for continued professional development.

The successful applicant will join and complement the existing team in this subspecialty area. Applicants should have GMC Registration, Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists or equivalent and experience in a medical retina service.



For further details / informal visits contact:

For informal queries please contact Mr Sajjad Mahmood (Clinical Lead) 0161 276 5590 or via email ( Email address removed )



We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to MFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system



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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




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