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Genetic Counsellor

Job Reference: 337-NP-2253JDC

Employer:
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Department:
Genetics
Location:
NPH, Harrow
Salary:
£42,313 - £48,515 per annum Inc HCAS ( pro rata)

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWUH) is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country. Our team of more than 8,000 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of approximately one million people providing hospital and community services to the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

As well as delivering community services across four London boroughs from multiple sites we run major acute hospital services at:

  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country’s top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark’s Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for colorectal disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, which also offers a range of outpatient services and urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • Honesty
  • Equality
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.


We are delighted to invite applicants to apply for an exciting role in the National Complex Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Service on a permanent contract for 0.6 Wte with the added opportunity to join the North West Thames Regional Genetics Service for a fixed term of 2 years. The EDS service is a highly specialised service aimed at diagnosis and follow-up of rare, monogenic types of EDS. The successful candidate will support the EDS team to maintain an efficient and valuable national service. The role involves utilising communication skills as the successful candidate will be providing genetic counselling to the patient and liaising with other healthcare professionals and laboratory staff. Education of referrers and patients and assisting with surveys and audits are important components as well as contribution to (inter)national clinical research projects. The successful candidate will be integrated into the excellent and friendly genetic counselling team at NWTRGS where they will provide a specialist service or possibly provide a general / cancer genetic service for one day a week. The role involves utilising communication skills as the successful candidate will be providing genetic counselling to the patient and liaising with, other healthcare professionals as well as laboratories to obtain information required. There is also an opportunity for research, audit as well as will utilise teaching and organisational skills

The National Commissioning Group (NCG) has awarded funding jointly to North West London Hospitals Trust and Sheffield Children’s Hospital Trust in order to offer a national clinical service for patients with a possible diagnosis of a monogenic type of EDS. The aim of the service is to provide and develop a clinical service which enhances and improves the quality of life for this patient group.

 

The department provides a comprehensive genetic service to 4.1 million in the NW London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. There are close links with St. Mark’s Hospital. Clinics are conducted from our base at Northwick Park Hospital and around 20 peripheral clinics within the NW Thames region.

 

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Fleur S. van Dijk, Tel: 020 8869 3166




The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. After the closing date we strongly advise you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs regularly. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted

Our employment checking processes require that all shortlisted applicants provide the contact details of their current HR Department. If shortlisted you will be sent an email reminder to present the contact details of your HR Department at the interview.

Please note the Trust uses identity checking software for verifying the authenticity of identity documents provided by candidates.

Please note, as per updated UKVI guidelines, from April 2017 candidates appointed to any role that we are able to request sponsorship for a Tier 2 (general) visa will be required to provide an overseas criminal record certificate for themselves and any adult dependents from each country that they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Further information on obtaining the criminal record check for time spent abroad can be found on the gov.uk website.


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.


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


UK Registration

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



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