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Genetic Technologist

Job Reference: 321-CSS2-GET-B4

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Genetics Labs
Churchill Hospital, Oxford
£21,089 - £23,761 per ann

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

Genetic Technologist

Post: Permanent, full time (37.5hrs per week)

Grade: Band 4 (£21,089-£23,761)

The Oxford Genetics Laboratories offer integrated cytogenetic and molecular genetic investigations for a wide range of routine, specialist and complex inherited and acquired genetic disorders to patients and their families from Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon and Northamptonshire. The molecular genetics laboratory also provides a national and international service for a number of specialist disease areas. The Laboratories are part of the Wessex & West Midlands Genomic Laboratory Hub (GLH), one of 7 GLHs recently established to deliver NHS England’s National Genomic Medicine Service.

We have a permanent vacancy for a Band 4 Genetic Technologist to work alongside other members of the scientific and technical teams to deliver a high quality laboratory diagnostic genetics service. The post will initially be based in the cytogenetics team, though we are currently working towards reconfiguring delivery of our services along patient care pathways and as such the successful candidate will be expected to work within and across the teams of the department in the future.

Genetic Technologists undertake practical laboratory work and associated housekeeping under the supervision of experienced Genetic Technologists or Clinical Scientists. The successful candidate will be required to perform laboratory duties on a rotational basis. Practical experience and knowledge of cytogenetic techniques (e.g. cell culture, FISH, etc) in a diagnostic genetics laboratory setting is desirable, however full training will be given.

You will be interested in laboratory technology and practical processes in a patient-focussed, healthcare setting. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a flexible approach to work, manual dexterity, good organisational skills, accuracy, consistency and attention to detail.

Closing date: 24 February 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kate Gibson (

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Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

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