Client Name: NHS Lothian
Role: Ophthalmology Consultant
Rates: £90 to £120
Shifts: Paediatric ophthalmology 0830-1700 Mon-Fri
Location: Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion
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Competitive pay rates
Flexibility on jobs/shifts; long term jobs and short ad hoc shifts available
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Lucrative referral scheme
24/7/365 service – we are available when you need us
Access to The Support Hub – our support service to help support your mental health and well being and enable you to deliver outstanding care.
Using some of the most advanced technology in the country, you will be working alongside a team of Ophthalmologists, Specialist Nurses, Advanced Practitioners, Technicians and Orthoptists, providing care in the fields of Medical Retina, Oculoplastic, Lacrimal, Cornea, Glaucoma and Paediatric Ophthalmology.
Visual problems can be very distressing for patients, no matter old or young they may be. Failing eyesight can have extreme implications for a patient’s quality of life and independence, so you will rely on your superior communication skills to engage with and reassure patients that they are in great hands.
General key skills
In addition to your qualifications, as an Ophthalmology Doctor, you will have:
Quick thinking abilities
An analytical mind
Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
Excellent attention to detail
A systematic approach to tasks
The ability to work well under pressure
Empathy and understanding
A flexible attitude
A desire to improve and develop knowledge and skills
Active listening skills
As an Ophthalmology Doctor with NHS Lothian you will:
Provide routine care, diagnosing and treating eye diseases and injuries as well as performing corrective surgeries.
Manage emergency and specialist eye treatment clinics.
Liaise with medical and non-medical staff to ensure quality treatment.
Actively support patients and their families, communicating clinical information to explain findings using a variety of methods to ensure practical understanding.
Communicate with patients on shared patient decision making
Work in and where appropriate, lead a multidisciplinary team
Assess and prioritise patient/client requirements, delegating effectively to others.
Recognise, review, and report a patient’s condition and any changes to the patient and the multidisciplinary team.
Performing basic administrative and clerical tasks.
Be a registered Doctor.
At least 2 years post-graduate experience.
6 months recent NHS experience within the last 3 years.
You will need to pass an enhanced background check.
Apply today if you are ready to put your skills and knowledge to the very best use, pro-actively personalising the service and connecting with patients and carers, from premature babies through to the most senior members of our society.