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Genetic Counsellor (Cancer Genetics)

Job Reference: 196-LIS4687

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Genetic Counsellor
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London
Band 7 annex u rate

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

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

Pre-registration Genetic Counsellor/Genetic Counsellor: Band 7 annexe 21 Fixed Term / Band 7 Full time, Permanent - 2 posts (cancer genetics)

Salary will vary depending on experience and length of training contract. For example, if it is a 2 year training contract salary will be:

1st Year: £36.768 inc HCA, 2nd Year: £39,394 inc HCA

If anyone secure a permanent position, salary will be £44,347 - £50,549 p.a. inc HCA.

We are looking for a qualified, motivated and enthusiastic Genetic Counsellor to join our dynamic genetic counselling team. Applicants must be GCRB registered (band 7) or be eligible to apply for GCRB registration in due course (band 7 annexe 21). Applicants working towards attaining GCRB registration will be adequately supported and be expected to submit their intention to register within a mutually agreed time frame.

The post holder will have a predominantly cancer genetics case load but be expected to undertake prenatal on call duties and rapid access clinics. Relevant training will be given to applicants without experience in these areas. Whilst based at Guy’s Hospital, the post holder will be required to cover outreach clinics at 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 and nationally. The genetic counselling team at Guy’s is progressive and well regarded both within the Trust and nationally.

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 a designated Genomic Medicine Centre as part of the 100,000 Genome Project and are the designated Genomic laboratory hub. The genetic counselling team engages in a wide range of educational and service development initiatives and constitutes a key part of this busy service.

Applications closing date: 4th July 2019 at midnight

Interviews to be held: 16th July 2019

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.

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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.

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