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Practitioner Psychologist in Clinical Genetics

Job Reference: 196-LIS5000

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Genetics
Guy's Hospital, London
£44,347 - £50,549 p.a. inc of HCA

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

Practitioner Psychologist in GeneticsBand 7 Full time, Permanent

We are seeking to recruit a qualified psychologist with a keen interest in working in genetic services. You will be required to provide specialist psychological assessment and interventions along with advice and consultation on service users’ psychological care to non- psychologist colleagues, staff and families who access our service.

You will undertake direct and indirect work with service users affected by or at risk of genetic conditions behaviour, their carers, family members and other agencies and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You work will cover a range of genetic disorders some with an inherited component across the adult and paediatric settings. This is an exciting time to work in clinical genetics as we embrace new testing methodologies which inevitably challenge the current care pathways to uphold the best interest of patients and families.

The person appointed will have a doctorate degree in Psychology. Knowledge of research methodology, computer literacy, experience of data analysis, and a high level of written communication skills are required. Effective team working and a solution focused approach is essential.

The Department of Clinical Genetics provides a comprehensive clinical and diagnostic service to a population of nearly 5.5 million in South London, Kent and East Sussex. We are also the lead provider for the South London Genomic Laboratory Hub. The team of Genetic Counsellors and Nurses constitute a key part of this high volume service and are held in high regard within the Trust.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries/visits are encouraged.

For information please contact:

Dr Clare Firth

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Department of Clinical Genetics, (Thursdays and Fridays)


Consultant Genetic Counsellors:

Vishakha Tripathi on

Charlotte Tomlinson,

Telephone queries on: 02071881364.

Closing Date: 22 November 2019 at Midnight

Interview Date: 29 November 2019

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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