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Genetic Counsellor

7

Main area
Clinical Genetics
Grade
7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full or Part-Time (Minimum 30 hours)
Job ref
185-A-19-69172
Site
Heavitree Hospital
Town
Exeter
Salary
£33,222 - £43,041
Closing
23/04/2019 23:59

Post: Genetic Counsellor: Permanent

AfC band 7 (option of appointing under Annexe 21)

Salary: £33,222- £43,041 per annum

Hours: F/T or P/T (min 0.8 WTE) considered

Location: Peninsula Clinical Genetics Service, Exeter / Truro base

Peninsula Clinical Genetics (PCG) are delighted to be recruiting for 2 permanent Genetic / Genomic Counsellors (GC) to join our motivated and friendly team. Peninsula Clinical Genetics is hosted by Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E), in Exeter, with satellite offices in Plymouth and Truro. The service covers Devon and Cornwall, a population of ~1.7 million.

The genetic counsellor team is diverse, benefitting from a mix of nursing, scientific and academic backgrounds. We host regular MSc students and STP trainees, appreciating the new ideas and opportunities for learning and development that these interactions generate. We value this mix of skills and welcome applicants from all GCRB approved pathways.

Candidates applying at band AfC 7 will be expected to be GCRB registered (or overseas equivalent), or eligible for registration following successful completion of the STP Genomic Counselling Programme. Candidates applying at trainee level on Annex 21 should have, or be about to complete, an MSc in Genetic / Genomic Counselling, or be an experienced nurse or midwife with relevant additional training as per GCRB guidance Applicants appointed on Annex 21 will be supported to achieve GCRB registration and progress to an autonomous registered GC role (AfC band 7).

The counselling team are supported by two Principal GCs, as well as having clinical leadership from the consultant team, and monthly counselling supervision. We have an excellent relationship with our local scientific team, which forms part of the recently established South West Genomic Laboratory Hub. A satellite service for Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis, in collaboration with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, allows us to provide a patient-focused PGD service in the South West.

The post-holder will enjoy a broad caseload, including general, cancer, and prenatal work. Team members are encouraged to develop areas of special interest; current specialisations include cardiac, haemoglobinopathies, PGD, and education. The service also supports continued professional development, involvement in research, audit and teaching.

The counties of Devon and Cornwall offer a high quality of life. The region, named as the ‘best place to live in the UK’ in national surveys, is located close to miles of stunning coastline, rugged moors and rolling countryside. Exeter is easy to get to by car or train, and has an airport offering international flights.

For informal enquiries, please contact Principal Genetic Counsellors, Sarah Gibson (01392 405752), or Matilda Bradford (01752 439 606), or Cluster Manager Kath Maguire (01392 405741).

A provisional interview date has been set for Tuesday 23rd April.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are: Honesty, Openness & Integrity Fairness Inclusion & Collaboration Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***

DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.

 

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Gibson / Matilda Bradford 01392 405752 / 01752 439606

If you have problems applying, contact

Personnel Reception
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Wonford
Barrack Road
Exeter
Devon
EX2 5DW
Telephone
01392 403936 or 403758

As users of the disability confident scheme, we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for job applicants with disabilities. If you let us know, when you apply, that you would like to use this scheme, we will guarantee you an interview, if you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification section of the job description.

We will also make any reasonable adjustments you require to our selection process. Please let us know what you need


Our Trust is proudly committed to race equality.
To ensure our ethnic minority staff have an equal opportunity to succeed, we are offering career development support to any ethnic minority staff.

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