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Consultant in Clinical Genetics with a Special Interest in Cancer

Job Reference: 180-CON-3030

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Genetics
Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge
£77,913 - £105.042

Applications are invited for a Consultant in Clinical Genetics with a special interest in Cancer Genetics.

This is a replacement post in the East of England Regional Genetics Service based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital that covers a population of 2.5 million.

The post holder will provide, with Consultant and genetic counsellor colleagues, a cancer genetics and general genetics service to Addenbrooke's Hospital and the East Anglian region, with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and management of genetic disorders, provision of genetic advice to patients and their families, provision of clinical genetic advice to the Genomic Laboratory Hub and other health professionals and responsibilities for the proper functioning of the department. The post specifically includes the appropriate triaging of cancer genetics referrals and review of family history information to identify high risk individuals and families and the provision of written and telephone advice to other individuals involved in the screening and management of cancer diagnoses. Attendance at clinical and molecular multidisciplinary meetings is expected. The successful applicant will also be able to develop specialist clinics in agreement with the service lead. Any individual who wishes to discuss providing a full time cancer genetics service is advised to contact the named individuals below before applying.

This is an opportunity to join a clinical team at an exciting time of new development and investment in genetics services at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The department is well supported by 14 consultants (8 honorary contract holders), up to 8 specialist trainees and 11 genetic counsellors. There is a team of clinic appointment co-ordinators and a pre-clinic information service as well as a strong administrative support. In 2017-18 ~8000 referrals were received. The post-holder will be supported in developing a transformational service to accommodate the growing demand across the region.

The East of England service is located in the new Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre adjacent to the newly commissioned genomic laboratory hub and university academic department (Head Prof. Eamonn Maher). There are strong academic links available for research in Cambridge, through the Biomedical Research Centre, Genomic Medicine Centre, NIHR Bioresource, MRC and CRUK, as well as through academic departments within the university.

You will be fully registered with the GMC and ideally have a CCT in Clinical Genetics or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013).

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Dr Richard Sandford, Speciality Lead for Clinical Genetics ( or Dr Marc Tischkowitz, Cancer Lead (

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work here.

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for the Trust, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and so is expected to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times.

We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment.

Please be aware that once submitted via NHS Jobs, your application will be moved and handled through TRAC Systems and communication will be sent to you via TRAC Systems. You will be updated by email and/ or text regarding the progress of your application, however the vacancy will not be updated on NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are made an offer, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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