RAIGMORE HOSPITAL, INVERNESS
DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
£32,961 to £51,828 per annum pro rata
We are looking for a Glaucoma Fellow to compliment the Glaucoma team of the Ophthalmology Department based at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
The Glaucoma Fellowship is for one year. The applicant will be nearing the end of their Ophthalmology training/post CCT.
The successful candidate will join a team of two Glaucoma Consultants and four Glaucoma-trained Hospital Optometrists. In addition the Ophthalmology Department comprises seven other Consultants; one Associate Specialist; two Specialty Registrars; and four Orthoptists. Current subspecialty interests provided by the department in addition to Glaucoma include Vitreo-retinal, Oculoplastics, Cornea/anterior segment, Paediatrics and Medical Retina.
The Glaucoma Unit provides modern, evidence-based, dynamic glaucoma management to the population of the Highlands. Our unique geography requires innovative development in virtual clinics and telemedicine to meet the clinical need and standardised best quality of care. The unit has three Heidelberg Spectralis OCT scanners, a Kowa non-mydriatic camera, Zeiss Humphrey VF analysers, Reichert ORA and iCaretonometers, Pascal laser, SLT laser, YAG laser, and cyclodiode laser. Outpatient glaucoma care is via either traditional consultant-led clinics, Optometrist-led shared care clinics or Virtual clinics dependent on patient risk stratification. We have a dedicated Eye theatre and the applicant will have ample opportunity to become proficient in modern trabeculectomy with antimetabolites, tube (Ahmed and Baerveldt) surgery and MIGS/implants. The applicant will have the opportunity to provide independent cataract lists (dependent on experience), training trainees in surgery.
The Ophthalmology Department in Inverness also provides an Ophthalmology service in Orkney, the Western Isles, Wick, Skye and Fort William, and it may be possible to take part in these visits. The appointee will participate in the 1:5 on-call rota (08.00 to 20.00 only). The post also offers the opportunity for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching.
Inverness is the Capital of the Highlands and enjoys a lifestyle and environment only dreamt of in other parts of the country, offering a range of leisure and sporting opportunities, good quality affordable housing and excellent schools. Raigmore Hospital is a modern well-equipped district general hospital with approximately 454 beds, which serves a catchment area of almost 10,000 square miles covering the entire Scottish Highlands and a catchment population of 220,000 people (320,000 for tertiary care). For useful information on the Highlands please go to www.enterprisinghighland.com
Informal enquiries to Dr A Pyott or Dr Thorfinn Leslie on 01463 705356.
Closing date for applications is: 27th February 2020
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