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Specialist Ophthalmologist in Neuro-Ophthalmology & Paediatrics

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Upon Thames
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
As part of the ongoing expansion and modernisation of the Royal Eye Unit we are growing our team to ensure we continue to deliver a high standard of care to our local community. As such we are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic people to join our supportive and friendly team during this exciting time.

Applications are invited for the position of Specialist Grade Ophthalmologist with special interest in Neuro-Ophthalmology & Paediatrics within our thriving Ophthalmology Department at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

This is an excellent opportunity to work within the Royal Eye Unit where our multidisciplinary team see over 70,000 patients per year. We offer a full range of hospital eye care services including specialist outpatient clinics, admitted care and an acute referral service for eye emergencies.

This is a substantive role based in the Royal Eye Unit at Kingston Hospital. The post is full time, 10 PA's per week. There is no additional on-call rota participation but the post holder will be actively involved in supporting the Acute Referral Clinic (ARC).

Main duties of the job

The post holder is expected to provide a first-class service in Ophthalmology supported by Consultants and junior medical staff. The post holder will undertake independent outpatient clinics seeing new, follow-up and virtual patients at Kingston Hospital but potentially also at other sites in the locality as service demands require. The post holder will work closely with other medical and surgical colleagues including three substantive Paediatric consultants, clinical fellows, specialty doctors and specialist optometrists.

The service-line has regular educational meetings and actively supports opportunities for personal development of appointed staff. The post holder will be expected to participate in the postgraduate teaching of medical staff and undergraduates attached to the Trust and in the training of all grades of staff.

Candidates must hold full registration and license with the GMC.

About us

Kingston Hospital provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services. The hospital supports some 320,000 people in the surrounding area including the boroughs of Kingston, Richmond, Roehampton, Putney and East Elmbridge. Kingston Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and employs over 3,700 staff across the widest range of careers. We are proud of our achievements and reputation as the largest single site District General Hospital in London.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applicants are invited and encouraged to contact one of the following to discuss the job in more detail:

Mr Christos Moraitis- E:

Consultant Ophthalmologist T: 020 8934 640

Mr Alastair Porteous Consultant Ophthalmologist

Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology

T: 020 8934 6404- E:

Person Specification



  • Full GMC registration with licence to practice


  • FRCOPhth or equivalent
  • Higher Degree (MD, PhD or equivalent)

Clinical Experience


  • Completed a minimum of 12 years medical work since obtaining a primary medical qualification
  • Completed a minimum of six years in Ophthalmology
  • Sub-specialty experience in neuro-ophthalmology and paediatric ophthalmology


  • Experience with cataract surgery.
  • Completed fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology and/or paediatric ophthalmology

Experience in Training, Audit and Research


  • Understanding the principles of clinical governance and its implications
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Understanding and experience of audit


  • Completed train the trainers course
  • Other certificates of training
  • Evidence of teaching

Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrate leadership skills within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to motivate staff, to facilitate appropriate changes in clinical practice and to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, enthusiasm and approachability.
  • Commitment to continuing professional development and clinical governance
  • Organisational skill & experience
  • Team Player
  • Flexible

Employer details

Employer name

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kingston Hosptial NHS Foundation Trust

Galsworthy Road

Kingston Upon Thames


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