About the Job


If you seek an alternative away from the UK Health Service, Head Medical has a great opportunity for you to consider on the Island of Guernsey.

We are on the outlook for a Consultant Ophthalmologist to join a prestigious private organisation on the island.

A specialised health board (consultant-delivered service that is personalised and constantly evolving ) who are seeking a dynamic and motivated Consultant within Ophthalmology to come join a team of 4 already dedicated Consultants.

Post holders will be expected to be on the GMC Specialist Register  for Ophthalmology, or within 6 months of CCST

The service is totally consultant-delivered; Guernsey does not employ sub-consultant grades, junior doctors, or advanced nurse practitioners. The job plan as described is a 10 PA post with an average 7 sessions allocated to DCC (Direct Clinical Care) per week. There are 2 PA's on average per week allocated to SPA (Supporting Professional Activities).

In addition to the salary, there are opportunities to develop significant private practice which are integrated into this organisation model.

This means that you do not need to arrange private consulting rooms or secretarial support as private practice is supported in-house.

Renowned for its sandy beaches and mild climate, Guernsey offers an idyllic, family friendly, lifestyle with excellent connections to the UK, France, and beautiful nearby islands.

What’s on offer for you?

  • The salary on offer is £ 140,156 + Private earnings
  • Income Tax rate is only 20% of earnings
  • One of the best work-life balances - most journeys around the island on average are 5 – 20 minutes
  • Generous Comprehensive Relocation Policy


  • The emphasis in this appointment is for general ophthalmology services and the appointee should have experience in the majority of common ophthalmic procedures to support the patients of the Bailiwick and skills to complement the existing consultants.
  • Responsibilities of the post include working in a team of four ophthalmologists to provide a wide ranging, responsive, up to date service to the people of Guernsey.
  • Utilisation of Medisight, the ophthalmic electronic patient record.
  • Utilisation of TRAK, the electronic patient record system implemented by the Health & Social Services Department.
  • Provide an outpatient service for new, emergency and follow up patients.
  • Outpatient monitoring of all ongoing chronic and recurrent ophthalmic conditions.
  • Retinal Clinic; one stop clinic to assess and treat with anti-VEGF intravitreal injections; Avastin has been commissioned for the States Contract Patients. Private patients can pay for Eyelea or Beovu.
  • Fluorescein angiography is performed on a Tuesday afternoon with one of the consultants inserting the venflon /butterfly into the patient and injection of fluorescein dye. ILS annual certificate required.
  • Accept ophthalmic emergencies from the opticians, orthoptists, A&E, primary care, and general practitioners and, less frequently in the hospital, via referral from colleagues in other departments.
  • Three theatre lists per week are shared between the 4 consultants on a rolling rota. Emergencies have to be arranged out of hours.
  • Each consultant has a laser session each month with the laser machine at the PEH.  There is a weekly minor ops session which is shared in rotation between the consultants.
  • Undertake a range of ophthalmic elective surgery complimentary to the current consultants (apart from vitreo-retinal surgery which is currently referred to Southampton)

Essential criteria

  • Full registration with the GMC
  • On GMC Specialist register for Ophthalmology, or within 6 months of CCST
  • Team player capable of working within Multi-Disciplinary Team, with good communication skills.
  • Capable of working in isolation /independently
  • Broad ophthalmology experience
  • FRCOphth or equivalent
  • Certificate Higher degree or publications

Desirable Criteria

  • More than 1 year’s experience at consultant level

Please get in touch with a copy of your CV or simply email stuart@headmedical.com for more information and a comprehensive JD. We would love to hear from you.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Stuart today.

stuart@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1096

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