|Have you spoken to your consultants
they may be able to extend your contract. Alternatively, apply for locum
SHO job in a good centre and hope that you get shortlisted when the job
C'mon, get yourself in gear. You
should have signed up with some locum agencies as a back up. It does take
some time to get all the paperwork etc sorted, and now you will have to
wait a while for this to get sorted.
There are still some SHO posts advertised,
and you never know.
Don't think of locumming as a bad
situation to be in. If you are still keen in pursuing a career in ophth,
then go down this route. I spoke to someone at a course who got his teaching
hosp post by locumming there first. Game, set and match to him.
If you are not bothered about continuing
right through to cons level, then consider applying for the less competitive
staff grade jobs. You do not always need to have completed your membership
for this, but do need to have reasonable experience. Check the staff grade
post is right for you, as they vary so much in their job descriptions,
some offering no theatre sessions at all.
Good luck, I am sure there are many
who were in the same situation as you at one time or another, but lived
to tell a tale.
Whatever you do, don't leave gaps
in your cv.