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Clinical Fellow in VR & Ocular Oncology

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £58398
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

The appointment is to commence August 2023 for a fixed term period of 1 year. A medical degree or diploma from a recognised UK or overseas university or institution or equivalent is essential and candidates must have clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in Ophthalmology. The post does not award a National Training Number. As this post is not recognised as a 'training post', full registration with the GMC with a licence to practise is required, and if the appointee does not hold right of residence in the UK sponsorship will be required. (The post is ST7 Level (or equivalent).

Main duties of the job

The appointee would be expected to play a full part in the clinical, teaching and governance activities of the directorate.

Please refer to the supporting job description and person specification which will outline the duties of the role including an indicative job plan.

About us

Located on rolling hills and dissected by river valleys, Sheffield is one of the greenest and most wooded cities in Europe. More than a third of the city lies inside the beautiful Peak District National Park, and it is virtually surrounded by open countryside - over half the city's population live within 15 minutes of open countryside. It is also the greenest city in England, with 175 woodlands and 75 public parks. Sheffield offers a unique proposition of city culture alongside access to some of the most stunning countryside in the UK.This environment, together with the unparalleled strength of the city's climbing, running, walking and biking communities, sets Sheffield apart from anywhere else in the UK. There is also a wide range of affordable housing and excellent schools on offer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate must be registered with the GMC with a valid licence to practice. For further information please visit the GMC website and click on the Registration and Licensing link.

Applications from those unable, for personal reasons, to work on a whole time basis or a job share basis will be considered.

Non-UK/EEA applicants should ensure they are aware of the recent changes to the Immigration rules. For further information on how this may affect your application visit the UK Government website.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust promotes Equality of opportunity and Diversity within the workplace.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information: COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at where you can also find out more about how to access vaccination. There is a current government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Person Specification



  • Registered with the GMC with a license to practice.
  • Basic Medical Degree
  • Member of Royal College of Ophthalmology (or equivalent)

Clinical Expereicne


  • Successful completion of training or Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in Ophthalmology
  • Appropriate Post-Membership experience



  • Ability to critically assess published research and incorporate it into clinical practice where appropriate
  • Basic understanding of research methods and statistics


  • Publications in Peer reviewed journals



  • Evidence of participation in CME/CPD in the last 12 months


  • Maintenance of a CPD diary or portfolio

Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrates behaviour consistent with PROUD values
  • The applicant must demonstrate skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking the English language that enables effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues as set out in the GMC' good medical practice (2013).

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