About the Job


Working as part of a skilful multi-discipline team, Head Medical are seeking Consultant Ophthalmologists who specialise in high-volume Cataract Surgery to come work at the largest cataract centre in Scotland.

At this award-winning planned care organisation, the Ophthalmology department is extremely flexible and can offer sessions to match the needs of both applicants and service.

Based on the outskirts of the city of Glasgow, you'll work at the National Treatment Centre providing access to cataract surgery to patients from across Scotland. The innovative design has been planned around a proven patient pathway supported by a multidisciplinary team including, specialist Ophthalmology Nurses, Optometrists, and Ophthalmologists.

There is an ambitious plan to maximise all theatre capacity through the successful recruitment of highly specialised cataract surgeons.

Whilst a typical full-time working week will comprise 40 hours (10 PAs), working patterns will be flexible over primarily a Monday to Saturday rota.

Shorter contracts 1-3 years initially to ensure the right skill set/fit is available before moving to permanent roles. However, permanent appointments will also be considered for the right candidates.

What's on offer?

  • Basic salary of up to £126,841 per annum
  • Extensive training courses accessible
  • Consider making less than full-time appointments, down to a minimum of 2 PAs. Keen to work with other boards to create “split posts”, which is found to work very well. Surgeons do exclusively cataract surgery at this site, and can then pursue other interests.

The Hospital

  • 200+ Beds
  • 1800+ staff members
  • 57,500 procedures a year board-wide
  • 98% of patients positively rated their care and treatment
  • Recently purpose-built Eye Centre which will deliver 20 pre-assessment clinics and 60 theatre sessions per week. The design enables high-volume cataract surgery to be performed effectively and efficiently. In 23/24 approximately 11,700 cataract surgeries were performed.
  • Situated on the banks of the River Clyde in close proximity to Glasgow International Airport and within 30 minutes of the centre of Glasgow by road. Rail links to the direct overnight sleeper service to Euston, London is available from the local station within 5 minutes of the hospital.
  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are within easy reach.

Requirements to apply?

  • Applicants must be registered with the General Medical Council, be listed on the Specialist Register (or be within 6 months of entry) and hold an FRCOphth or equivalent higher Surgical qualification, if from out with the UK
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Proficiency in Phacoemulsification and IOL implantation under LA
  • Experienced in large-volume Cataract surgeries (desirable)
  • Experience of clinical supervision of postgraduate training doctors

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

stuart@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1096

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