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Locum Consultant Ophthalmology Edinburgh Scotland

Locum Consultant Ophthalmology Edinburgh Scotland (MH-OpthalDr/HQ02TMDY) Edinburgh, Scotland

Salary: GBP90 - GBP120 per hour

Client Name: NHS Lothian

Role: Ophthalmology Consultant

Rates: £90 to £120

Shifts: Paediatric ophthalmology 0830-1700 Mon-Fri

Location: Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion


  • Over 5,000 new job requests received every week. Approved supplier on every NHS medical locum framework
  • Priority access and first sight of large number of jobs across multiple NHS trusts/health boards
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Flexibility on jobs/shifts; long term jobs and short ad hoc shifts available
  • A dedicated point of contact
  • Free CPD courses and career support with Medacs Academy
  • Lucrative referral scheme
  • Revalidation support
  • 24/7/365 service – we are available when you need us
  • Access to The Support Hub - our support service to help support your mental health and well being and enable you to deliver outstanding care.

Using some of the most advanced technology in the country, you will be working alongside a team of Ophthalmologists, Specialist Nurses, Advanced Practitioners, Technicians and Orthoptists, providing care in the fields of Medical Retina, Oculoplastic, Lacrimal, Cornea, Glaucoma and Paediatric Ophthalmology.


Visual problems can be very distressing for patients, no matter old or young they may be. Failing eyesight can have extreme implications for a patient's quality of life and independence, so you will rely on your superior communication skills to engage with and reassure patients that they are in great hands.

General key skills

In addition to your qualifications, as an Ophthalmology Doctor, you will have:

  • Quick thinking abilities
  • An analytical mind
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills
  • A systematic approach to tasks
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Empathy and understanding
  • A flexible attitude
  • A desire to improve and develop knowledge and skills
  • Active listening skills

Main Duties/Responsibilities

As an Ophthalmology Doctor with NHS Lothian you will:

  • Provide routine care, diagnosing and treating eye diseases and injuries as well as performing corrective surgeries.
  • Manage emergency and specialist eye treatment clinics.
  • Liaise with medical and non-medical staff to ensure quality treatment.
  • Actively support patients and their families, communicating clinical information to explain findings using a variety of methods to ensure practical understanding.
  • Communicate with patients on shared patient decision making
  • Work in and where appropriate, lead a multidisciplinary team
  • Assess and prioritise patient/client requirements, delegating effectively to others.
  • Recognise, review, and report a patient's condition and any changes to the patient and the multidisciplinary team.
  • Performing basic administrative and clerical tasks.




  • Be a registered Doctor.
  • At least 2 years post-graduate experience.
  • 6 months recent NHS experience within the last 3 years.
  • You will need to pass an enhanced background check.


Apply today if you are ready to put your skills and knowledge to the very best use, pro-actively personalising the service and connecting with patients and carers, from premature babies through to the most senior members of our society.