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					                                   NHS Tayside
                                Surgery Directorate

                       Specialty Doctor in Ophthalmology


This is a replacement post based in the Department of Ophthalmology, Ninewells
Hospital and Medical School, Dundee.

The successful applicant will be expected to support the organisation’s strategy to
improve patient safety and to participate in the activities of the Ophthalmology
Department. They are expected to have a minimum of four years’ Post Registration
experience including at least two years in Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology
postgraduate examinations are desirable e.g. MRCOphth, DRCOphth, FRCOphth,
FRCS (Ophthalmology).

The post will contribute 8 PAs in Ophthalmology. There will be 1 SPA and 1 APA
may be available by mutual agreement.

The precise job plan will be developed by the successful job applicant in association
with the Specialty Lead (Dr P S Baines).

Further information regarding this post can be obtained from Dr P S Baines via his
secretary on 01382 632713

In accordance with Home Office guidelines, doctors who require a certificate of
sponsorship will only be appointed to posts which cannot be filled by a suitable
qualified UK/EEAS applicant or doctors who do not require a certificate of
sponsorship.

To request an application pack please write to the Workforce Directorate, Level 9,
Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD1 9SY enclosing an A4 self-addressed envelope.
Alternatively you can e-mail fiona.small@nhs.net to request a pack. You can also
download the pack from the NHS Scotland recruitment website.

Please quote reference number: D/FS/08

Closing date for applications: Saturday 9th January 2010




 NHS Tayside is an Equal Opportunities employer, positive about disabled people.
                                    NHS TAYSIDE

                      Ninewells Hospital and Medical School
                               Surgery Directorate

               Appointment of Specialty Doctor in Ophthalmology

Introduction

This is a vacancy available for a full-time Specialty Doctor based in the
Ophthalmology Department, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee.


Acute Services Division

NHS Tayside (Acute Services Division) serves nearly 400,000 people of
Tayside and North East Fife. Ninewells Hospital and Perth Royal Infirmary
provide the core medical and specialist services. Stracathro Hospital, Brechin
is currently under development as an Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic
Centre. Tayside has a network of cottage hospitals which are used for
outreach clinics.

Following the Acute Services Review by the Chief Medical Officer for
Scotland, a Review Group is undertaking a comprehensive review of acute
services throughout Tayside. Recommendations on the future provision of
services are expected to be developed for consideration by the Tayside
Health Board and both the Primary and Acute Hospitals.

NHS Tayside (Delivery Unit) serves the population of Tayside and North East

Fife. The service is covered by a number of peripheral ophthalmic clinics

throughout all this area. The population numbers are given below:-


        Area                                  Population

        Tayside:                              392,440
        of which:   Angus                     110,230
                    Dundee                    148,920
                    Perth and Kinross         133,250
        North East Fife                        74,180

The area is one of the most scenic in Scotland. It has excellent facilities for sporting
and leisure activities and has been very highly rated in national “Quality of Life”
surveys.

Ophthalmology Service

The ophthalmic inpatient unit is based in Ninewells Hospital and Medical
School, a general teaching hospital of 862 beds. Other specialties within the
hospital include medicine, general surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and
gynaecology, otolaryngology, dermatology, radiology,                  neurosurgery,
neurology, urology, plastic surgery and orthopaedics.

Ophthalmology Service (continued)

Ophthalmology is a department within Surgical Group Directorate (Head, Neck and
Cancer Screening Services). The other specialties included in this group are
Otolaryngology, Neurosciences including Stroke Medicine, Neurosurgery,
Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, the Pain Service, Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery and
the Dental School. The Clinical Group Director is Mr Philip McLoughlin, Consultant in
OFMS and the Specialty Lead for Ophthalmology is Dr Paul Baines.

The Unit comprises 15 beds in the Ophthalmic Inpatient ward and a Day Care Unit.
The University Department of Ophthalmology, the laser room and laboratory area are
adjacent, and the twin ophthalmic operating theatres and the outpatient department
are nearby. The fully equipped ophthalmic photographic department and the
orthoptic department are located within the outpatient department.

The medical establishment in the ophthalmic service consists of 7.6 Consultants, 9
Specialist Registrars. There is also 3 Associate Specialist, 3 Staff Grades all
undertaking clinic sessions.

The post will primarily be Out-Patient based with opportunities in the timetable for
postgraduate teaching, undergraduate teaching and administration.

Any special interest may be accommodated assuming it enhances the Ophthalmic
Service in Tayside.

The exact timetable will be negotiated at the time of appointment. The locality of
Out-Patient Clinics will be throughout Tayside, though the base will be the Out-
Patient Department in Ninewells. It is anticipated that the successful candidate would
undertake 8 clinics per week, one postgraduate teaching session, one administrative
session. Undergraduate teaching will be performed as required by the Head of the
University Department. The remaining clinic time will be used flexibly to maintain the
service.

The job plan may be reviewed and altered by agreement with senior management if
indicated. The sub-specialty interests offered by the existing consultant staff are as
follows –

              Dr P S Baines          -       Specialty Lead - Cataract
              Dr H Murgatroyd        -       Oculo-Plastics
              Dr C J MacEwan         -       Neuro-Ophthalmology       and     Ocular
Motility
              Dr S T D Roxburgh          -   Fluorescein Angiography, Ultrasound,
                                             OCT, Electrophysiology, Medical Retina
              Dr N George            -       Ocular Motility and Paediatrics
              Dr J Ellis             -       Vitreo-Retinal/Diabetes
              Dr C Cobb              -       Glaucoma
              Dr G Cormack           -       Vitreo-Retinal/Diabetes

The successful candidate will be expected to play a full role in audit programmes as
well as in postgraduate teaching.
Conditions of Service

The terms and conditions of employment will be subject to the Terms and
Conditions of Services for Hospital Medical and Dental Staff and the General
Whitley Council conditions of service both as amended from time to time.

Membership of the NHS Superannuation Scheme is not compulsory and all medical
and dental staff are entitled to choose if they wish to join the scheme. Until such time
as a positive option not to join the scheme is expressed, a member of staff will be
regarded as a member from the first day of service. This will not affect any individual
right to make alternative arrangements. Initially, the employment covered in this
contract will be contracted out of the State Pension Scheme.

The appointment will be on a full time basis. The salary scale is as laid down by the
terms and conditions of service governing medical and dental staff.

The postholder must be fully registered with the General Medical Council and hold a
License to Practice.

It is recommended by NHS Tayside that the postholder is a member of a recognised
medical defence society or appropriately insured.

The successful candidate will be expected to reside within an approved distance of
Ninewells Hospital.

Responsibility for Records Management

All records created in the course of the business of NHS Tayside are corporate
records and are public records under the terms of the Public Records (Scotland) Act
1937. This includes email messages and other electronic records. It is your
responsibility to ensure that you keep appropriate records of your work in NHS
Tayside and manage those records in keeping with the NHS Tayside Records
Management Policy and with any guidance produced by NHS Tayside specific to
your employment.

Further Information and Applications

Candidates wishing to visit the hospital or obtain further information should contact
Dr Paul S Baines, Specialty Lead Ophthalmology Department, Ninewells Hospital,
through the Administrative Assistant - telephone number 01382 660111 ext 32713

Applications should be submitted in the form of 4 CV’s (including the supporting
documents available from the NHS Scotland Recruitment website or by e-mailing
fiona.small@nhs.net) to Miss Fiona Small, Employment Services Adviser, Workforce
Directorate, NHS Tayside, Level 9, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD1 9SY.

Closing Date for applications: Saturday 9 January 2010
                                        NHS TAYSIDE

      SHORTLISTING CRITERIA FOR APPOINTMENT OF SPECIALTY DOCTOR IN
                             OPHTHALMOLOGY

NHS Tayside is committed to the principle of equality and opportunity in employment and
accordingly its advertising and recruitment literature will not imply that there is a preference
for any one group of applicants, e.g. by the use of discriminatory job titles or material
depicting or describing certain sexual or racial groups.

In general the shortlisting process will be conducted so as to give all candidates equal
consideration against defined selection criteria. The following criteria will, therefore, be
applied equally to all candidates irrespective of age, sex, religion, ethnic origin or disability
and avoiding judgements on the basis of assumption or stereotypes.

The following framework is suggested as a basis for preparing the shortlisting criteria for use
by the Clinical Group Director in conjunction with the Chairperson of the Appointments
Committee. An alternative format may be used if this is felt to be desirable provided that the
basic principles of objectivity and equality are observed.

POST: Speciality Doctor in Ophthalmology

CRITERION                                                     EXPECTED MINIMUM
1. Length of Service                                          Four years post registration
                                                              experience. (E)

2. Qualifications                                             MRCOphth,              DRCOphth,
                                                              FRCOphth,                 FRCS
                                                              (Ophthalmology).

3. Advanced clinical training and experience                  Two years in Ophthalmology


4. Teaching experience                                        Evidence of contribution to
                                                              undergraduate              and
                                                              postgraduate teaching. (E)
5. General experience                                         Evidence of broad exposure to
                                                              medicine and attendance at
                                                              relevant    Post      Graduate
                                                              Educational Events. (D)

6. Particular requirements and/or areas of special            Evidence   of        interest    in
interest                                                      Ophthalmology

7. Audit and Research                                         Evidence of participation in
                                                              audit. (E)
                                                              Evidence of research and
                                                              publication (D)
8. Management training                                        Able      to    work   as   a
                                                              multidisciplinary team member
                                                              (E)

NOTE: Criteria marked “E” on the enclosed documents have been identified as essential for
the post concerned
 IMMIGRATION STATUS

 PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ALL APPLICANTS, INCLUDING BRITISH AND
 EEA NATIONALS, MUST ATTACH A PHOTOCOPY OF THEIR PASSPORT
 TO VERIFY THEIR NATIONALITY. OVERSEAS DOCTORS MUST ALSO
 ENCLOSE PHOTOCOPIES OF THEIR CURRENT IMMIGRATION STATUS
 DOCUMENTATION – FAILURE TO SUBMIT PHOTOCOPIES OF ANY OF
 THE ABOVE WILL RESULT IN THEIR APPLICATION BEING REJECTED


     1     Are you a United Kingdom (UK), European                YES            NO
           Community (EC) or European Economic Area
           (EEA) National? (Please circle as appropriate)



     2     If not, do you have evidence of entitlement to enter   YES            NO
           and work permanently in the United Kingdom, i.e.
           settled status? (Please circle as appropriate)


  If you have circled ‘NO’ to both of the above sections please tick those
  boxes that relate to your current immigration status, and provide expiry
                                    dates:
 Tick                                                                   Expiry
           Status                                                       Date

           Highly Skilled Migrant Programme


           Permit Free Training


           Refugee


           Work Permit


           Any other – please specify:




 Residence Permit valid until:

Form completed by:
Name: …………………………………………                           GMC/GDC Number:…………………..

 Signature:…………………………………….. Registration Status:Full/Limited/Provisional*
                                    *Delete as necessary
 Date: ……………………………………..     Expiry Date:…………………………….
NHS TAYSIDE
                    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MONITORING FORM

Job reference number:
Equal opportunities monitoring

We want to ensure that our job opportunities are open to all. The only way we can
ensure there is equal opportunity is to monitor applications we receive, and
compare the profile of people who apply with those appointed. Therefore this form
asks you for your ethnic origin, gender, disability, religion, sexuality and age. The
information you provide is confidential and is not used in the selection
process. It will be separated from the rest of your application when we
receive it.
1) If you are currently an employee of this NHS Board, will getting this job be
a promotion?
Yes           No     
2) You are:
Female        Male 
3) Have you undergone, are you undergoing or do you intend to undergo
gender reassignment? For example, this includes having changed your sex
(gender).?
Yes             No          Prefer not to say 
4) What is your age?
I am ___ years old, and my date of birth is: _ _ / _ _ / _________
5) Do you have a physical or mental health condition or disability that:
      has a substantial effect on your ability to carry out day to day activities?
      has lasted or is expected to last 12 months or more?
Yes             No          Prefer not to say 
      If you answered ‘yes’ please tick if it is either of the following:
Learning Disability                       Physical              
Long standing illness                     impairment            
Mental health                             Sensory
condition                                  impairment
Other (please describe):




      Again, if yes, please describe any particular arrangements you would need
       for your work location:


Job reference number:
6) What is your ethnic group?
Choose one section from A to F, then tick the appropriate box to indicate your cultural
background
A: White          Scottish       Irish                 Other British
                  Any other White background
B: Mixed          Any mixed background
C: Asian; Asian Scottish; Asian British
                  Pakistani      Indian                Chinese
                  Bangladeshi  Any other Asian background

D: Black; Black Scottish; Black British
                  Caribbean       African
                  Any other Black background

E: Other ethnic background
                  Any other background

F: Prefer not to answer 
7) To which religion, religious denomination or body do you actively belong?

                  (Christianity)- Church of Scotland        Hinduism
                  (Christianity) - Roman Catholic           Sikhism
                    Christianity (Other)                    Judaism
                    Other faith / belief                    Islam
                    Buddhism                                No religion (none)
                    Prefer not to answer
8) Which of the following best describes your sexual orientation?
                  Bisexual                                  Gay Man
                  Heterosexual                              Lesbian/Gay Woman
                  Other                                     Prefer not to answer


Thank you.
                                       NHS TAYSIDE

                    APPOINTMENT AND REVIEW PROCEDURES

In connection with your application for an appointment with this Trust, in accordance
with the Scottish Executive NHS Circular: PCS(DD)2001/1, the Trust is required to
bring to your attention its policy regarding fitness to practise proceedings by a
licensing/regulatory body and relating to criminal investigations in the UK and overseas,
and to seek from you a declaration in this connection.

FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND SIGN THIS SECTION WILL INVALIDATE YOUR
                         APPLICATION.

Registration with the General Medical Council or General Dental Council imposes on doctors
and dentists the duty to provide a good standard of medical care for, and to behave
appropriately, towards patients. NHS Employees also have a duty to ensure that patients
receive a good standard of medical care and ensure as far as possible the safety of patients.
We, therefore, need to establish if you have been found guilty of a criminal offence, been
bound over or cautioned or are currently the subject of proceedings which might lead to a
conviction, an order binding you over or a caution, in the UK or any other country.

Applicants for posts in the NHS are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974,
and overleaf is a form of declaration for you to complete in this connection.

We also need to establish if you have been the subject of any fitness to practise proceedings in
the past, or if any fitness to practise proceedings are being contemplated, by a licensing or
regulatory body in the UK or another country and this is also reflected in the declaration.

Failure to disclose a criminal offence, having been bound over or cautioned or that you
are currently the subject of criminal proceedings which might lead to a conviction, an
 order binding you over or a caution, or fitness to practise proceedings undertaken or
being undertaken by an appropriate licensing or regulatory body, may disqualify you
 from appointment, or result in summary dismissal/disciplinary action and referral to
  the General Medical Council or General Dental Council for consideration if such a
                                discrepancy came to light.

If you would like to discuss what effect any previous convictions, police investigations or
fitness to practise proceedings taken or being taken either in the UK or by an overseas
licensing or regulatory body might have on your application, you may telephone the Medical
Staffing Manager on telephone 01382 660111, extension 33779 in confidence, for advice.

Before submitting your application please read the declaration statement overleaf, answer the
questions as accurately as possible, sign and return the document with your application.

FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND SIGN THIS SECTION
WILL INVALIDATE YOUR APPLICATION

FITNESS TO PRACTICE

1. Have you been convicted of a criminal offence, been bound over or cautioned or are you
   currently the subject of any police investigations, which might lead to a conviction, an
   order binding you over or a caution in the UK or any other country?
                                YES/NO
   If yes, please provide details of the criminal offence, order binding you over or caution or
   details of any current proceedings which might lead to a conviction, an order binding you
   over or a caution, including approximate date, the offence, and the authority and country
   which dealt with the offence.
   ………………………………………………………………………………………………
   ………………………………………………………………………………………………
   ………………………………………………………………………………………………
   ………………………………………………

2. To the best of your knowledge have you been or are you currently subject to any fitness
   to practise proceedings by an appropriate licensing or regulatory body in the UK or any
   other country?      YES/NO

    If yes, please provide details of the nature of proceedings undertaken, or contemplated,
    including approximate date of proceedings, country where proceedings were undertaken
    and the name and address of the licensing or regulatory body concerned.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………
    ………………………………………………

REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT (EXCEPTIONS) ORDER 1975

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 allows people who have been convicted of certain
criminal offences to regard their convictions as “spent” after the lapse of a period of years.
This means that no reference need be made to the conviction or any circumstances relating to
it.

Because of the nature of the work for which you are applying, however, this post has been
excepted from the provisions of the Act and you are, therefore, required to disclose
information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provision of the
Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in
dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. Any information give will be completely
confidential and will be considered only in relation to an application for positions when such
and exception is appropriate.

Please, therefore, disclose any criminal offence of which you have been convicted.

Have you ever had a conviction of a criminal offence?
       YES/NO

If yes, please provide details of the nature and approximate date of the offence.

…………………………………….……………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………………………………………

I hereby declare that the information given here is true.

Signature…………………………………………………..
Date……………………………………….
                                                                           AACProc./RehabOff

				
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