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Genetic Counsellor

Job Reference: 284-20-DWAG-371

Employer:
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Clinical Genetics
Location:
Birmingham Women's Hospital
Salary:
£38,890 to £44,503

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.


Genetic Counsellor

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic and motivated Genetic Counsellor to join our friendly and caring team in the West Midlands Region.As the largest Regional Genetics Centre in the UK we care for a diverse population with and at risk of a range of genetic and genomic conditions.There are opportunities to obtain broad experience in both Cancer and General Genetics. The successful applicant will have a designated geographical area of responsibility with a mixed workload incorporating prenatal, adult, and cancer genetics.There will be opportunity to be involved in research, audit and teaching and to develop areas of specialist interest if desired.We provide extensive opportunities for continuing professional development through internal and external programmes, as well as access to individual counselling supervision.The post will be based at Birmingham Women’s Hospital with clinics held in defined areas within the West Midlands region.

The clinical department work in close collaboration with the West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory, recently designated a Genomic Laboratory Hub as part of the Wessex, Oxford and West Midlands Genomics Consortium.The consortium aims todeliver comprehensive genetic testing to 11 million people across the region, almost one fifth of the UK population.There are also strong links with Regional hospitals through the West Midlands GMC.Wecollaborate closely with universities and specialist hospitals throughout the region as well as with the BSGM, AGNC and GCRB.

The ideal candidate would have experience working as a genetic counsellor or trainee genetic counsellor.Applicants from nursing, MSc and STP backgrounds are all welcomed.For employment at band 7 we expect candidates to be registered withone of the following or due to register imminently:

  • The UK Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB)
  • The HCPC having completed the STP in Genomic Counselling
  • An equivalent oversees genetic counselling body.

Individuals with the requisite qualifications for GCRB registration but without the required experience for this post may initially be appointed as a Trainee Genetic Counsellor (AfC band 6) until a period of training under supervision has been undertaken.After this training period, and subject to reaching the appropriate competencies required the successful candidate would progress to an autonomous Genetic Counsellor role (AfC band 7).Appointment as a trainee genetic counsellor would be subject to an amended job description (details available on request) and is only likely if there are no suitable registered applicants.

Access to a car insured for business use anda full driving licence are highly desirable.

Informal enquiries are most welcome, please call Laura Boyes, Phillipa Preece, Peter Marks or Anna Considine, Consultant Genetic Counsellors, on 0121 335 8024 or by email to Laura.Boyes@nhs.net




Please ensure that you read and understand the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside 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 Border Agency 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 Border Agency website.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and the disclosure, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

*Please read additional documents attcahed relating to probation period and Brexit*


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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