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Genetic Counsellor (Cancer Genetics)

Job Reference: 196-LIS4802

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Genetic Counsellor
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London
£44,347 - £50,549 p.a. inc 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.

Guy’s & St. Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust

Genetic Counsellor: Band 7 Full time, Permanent (cancer genetics)

We are looking for an experienced, committed and reflective Genetic Counsellor to join our dynamic genetic counselling team. Applicants must have a recognised genetic counselling qualification (MSc). GCRB Registration or registration with an overseas board with reciprocity is required for this role.

The post holder will have an autonomous caseload covering predominantly cancer genetics. Whilst based at Guy’s Hospital, the post holder will be required to cover outreach clinics within South East London, Kent, East Sussex and Jersey so must be able to travel either by public or own transport. The post holder will work as part of a strong multidisciplinary team and be required to interact with other specialties across the Trust.

The Department of Clinical Genetics provides a comprehensive clinical and diagnostic service to a population of nearly 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.

Applications closing date: 8th September 2019 at midnight

Interviews to be held: 26th September

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries/visits are encouraged. For information please contact:

Dr Vishakha Tripathi, Lead Consultant Genetic Counsellor


Charlotte Tomlinson

Consultant Genetic Counsellor & PGD Lead

T: 02071881364

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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

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