The 2 main ophthalmology operating theatres in the eye unit are located within the Eye Unit and both have ceiling mounted Leica operating microscopes. Each theatre has facilities for phaco-emulsification, vitreoretinal surgery and ocualoplastic surgery.
Oculoplastic surgery also takes place in the theatre suite on the nearby Heavitree site, and more minor oculoplastic procedures in the theatre at Sidmouth Hospital.
Axminster Hospital has a fully equipped eye theatre for cataract and oculoplastic procedures.
About the Role
We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.
This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.
Looking after you is important to us.
We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.
If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements.
You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, physiotherapy, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.
Salary is not the only financial benefit
You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:
- National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
- Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
- Car lease schemes.
- The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
- Cycle to work scheme
These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.
For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.
More detail about the role
The West of England Eye Unit is part of the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, a teaching hospital associated with the University of Exeter Medical School.
The West of England Eye Unit provides an ophthalmic service to Exeter, Mid Devon and East Devon, primarily covering a population of 450,000. The Unit has a satellite community clinics and operating facilities at Axminster, Tiverton and Sidmouth Hospitals. There are currently 14 ophthalmology consultants covering all subspecialities who are supported by ophthalmology trainees rotating in the Peninsula Deanery, Ophthalmology Fellows and a large team of ophthalmic practitioners.
The aim of this fellowship is to prepare the Fellow for Consultant practice as a general Ophthalmologist with a special interest in oculoplastic surgery.
We would aim to train the Fellow to be proficient in all oculoplastic procedures that are commonly performed by a sub-specialist (eyelid tumour management and reconstruction, eyelid malposition procedures, ptosis, lacrimal drainage surgery, blepharoplasty).
Working Pattern: Monday to Friday (including On Calls evenings/ weekends)
Interview Date: TBC
Start Date: August 2023
For further information please contact: Miss Fiona Irvine, (Consultant Ophthalmologist) at Fiona.Irvine1@nhs.net
Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.
The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.
The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.
Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).
Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.
It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.