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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/09/2020.

Genetic Technologist

Job Reference: 001-HS062-0920

Employer:
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Department:
Laboratory Genetics
Location:
University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park Way, Cardiff
Salary:
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

CARING FOR PEOPLE - KEEPING PEOPLE WELL

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.

The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


THERE ARE A COMBINATION OF PERMANENT AND FIXED TERM POSTS AVAILABLE. THE FIXED TERM POSITION IS FOR 12 MONTHS.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for five permanent and one 12 month fixed term genetic technologists to join the All Wales Medical Genomics Service.

The All Wales Medical Genetics Service (AWMGS) provides a comprehensive clinical genetics and laboratory service to the 3 million residents of Wales.

Welsh Government and the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee are investing in the All Wales Medical Genomics Service to ensure patient equity across the UK in accessing genetic testing methodologies. The investment will see an additional £10 million over the next 3 years to ensure AWMGS stays in the forefront of genomic medicine and develops the best diagnostic genetic services for patients.

There are many planned Service developments for the coming 3 years including:

  • Expanding solid tumour and haematological malignancy diagnostic services
  • Rapid sequencing service for acutely unwell children
  • WES fetal anomaly service
  • Implementing a range of specialised services tests

We will be at the forefront of developing these services in the UK, working with Clinician's and patients' to identify what success looks like as a result of expanded genetic testing in Wales.

The Directorate encourages personal development and you will be expected to take an active part in the appraisal process. Not only is this a busy and challenging specialty but you would also be joining a friendly, dedicated team in Medical Genetics.

We are looking for individuals who share the core values of the organisation:
• We care about the people we serve and the people we work with
• We trust one another
• We respect each other
• We take personal responsibility
• We treat people with kindness
• We act with integrity

The University Hospital of Wales is the largest Hospital in Wales, on the same site as the University Of Wales College Of Medicine. It is well provided with academic and social facilities. Cardiff City Centre, with its many amenities, is easily accessible.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 17th September 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Laura Ferguson

Senior Genetic Technologist

laura.ferguson@wales.nhs.uk




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