Clinical Fellow (Specialty Doctor)


Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£40,037 - £74,661

Fixed term

Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Oustanding Career



Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, ambitious and highly motivated Ophthalmology Clinical Fellow to join a well established, progressive and supportive team.

This ophthalmology fellow post is to join a team of 4 Consultant Ophthalmologists, 2 Specialty Doctors, 3 Nurse Practitioners and 4 Orthoptists based at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester.

The post offers a fantastic ophthalmic training opportunity including sub-specialist and general ophthalmic training. Surgical training is included and will depend on degree of experience of the successful applicant.

The department is actively involved in research and has just recruited patients to the macular degeneration STAR study.

Opportunities exist to participate in on-going research and present work at national or international meetings.

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides excellent services to a rural population of approximately 220,000. Dorchester is a popular market town with easy access to Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline in an area of outstanding beauty, served by frequent direct rail services to London and Bristol, with four regional airports within 90 minutes by road. There are excellent recreational amenities and good educational facilities are available in both the public and private sectors. The popular seaside holiday resort of Weymouth with its golden beaches and picturesque harbour is only eight miles away and offers easy access to the Channel Islands and France.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact Mrs. Sarah Burt, Service Manager for Head and Neck and Specialist Medicine (01305 255923) for further information or to arrange an informal visit or discussion with the team prior to the interview.



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