Consultant Ophthalmologist


Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£82,096 - £110,683 Dependant on experience


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





with a special interest in Paediatrics, Strabismus and Oculoplastics

REF: 405-MD21038OPH-B

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

This whole-time replacement post is based at Dorset County Hospital, a modern acute hospital located in the county town of Dorchester. The majority of the post holder’s clinical activity will take place within the Ophthalmology Department at the Trust, however some outpatient clinics are held at community hospitals within the Dorset area.

The successful applicant will contribute to the general ophthalmology service, cataract service and support the ophthalmology casualty service. An exciting opportunity exists to lead on the reconfiguration of existing service delivery within your area of sub-specialist interest of Paediatrics, Strabismus and Oculoplastics

Interested applicants must have the relevant experience in Ophthalmology to undertake a Consultant role as outlined in the person specification.

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 Mr Jon Fox, Assistant Service Manager for Head and Neck and Specialist Medicine for further information or to arrange an informal visit or discussion with the team prior to the interview.


Closing date: 17th March 2021



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Job Reference

Reference: 405-MD21038OPH-B

Closing Date: 17/03/2021

Interview Date: 13/04/2021

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