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Head of School for Ophthalmology

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Secondment for 3 years
Full time: 8 hours (2 PAs)
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Based from your permanent place of work, visits to Leeds Office and other venues across the region for education and training events will be required
In line with TPD sessional payment
24/02/2020 23:59
Interview date

Health Education England is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination. Health Education England supports the values and pledges of the NHS Constitution. 

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Head of School for Ophthalmology

An outstanding individual is sought to fulfill the role of Head of School for Ophthalmology. Accountable to the Deputy Dean he or she will play an important part in the direction of training programmes in the region. The School of Ophthalmology aims to bring Royal College contacts, HEE staff and trusts together to ensure the effective organisation and delivery of Postgraduate Medical Education in Ophthalmology for Yorkshire and the Humber.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced NHS Consultant with a thorough understanding of Ophthalmology training in the region.  He or she will also have strong leadership and communication skills and be able to work effectively as a member of a multi-professional team.

Summary Roles and Responsibilities:

The role of Head of School is to work with and support the Postgraduate Dean and Deputy Postgraduate Dean for Specialty Training in leading the delivery of a wide range of functions, aligned to the Health Education England mandate.

The Head of School is professionally and managerially accountable to the Postgraduate Dean through the Deputy Dean for Specialty Training. The Head of School will focus upon improvement of learner supervision, assessment and experience, engagement of faculty and ensuring effective educational outcomes, both now and in the future. The role is evolving and will also focus on whole workforce transformation and developing multi-professional links.

This post will be available on the basis of a secondment arrangement to Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber remunerated on the NHS Consultant Pay Scale – up to 2 PAs (negotiable) per week.  All work undertaken is to be incorporated into the Consultant Job Plan.

Interviews for this post will take place on the morning of Thursday 2nd April 2020. 

Please note: Applicants from within the NHS will be offered on a secondment basis only, agreement should be obtained from their employer prior to submitting the application.

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