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Locum Consultant - Genetics

Job Reference: 265-2707443

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Northampton General Hospital, Northampton
£82,096 Per annum

At Northampton General Hospital we provide general acute services and hyper-acute stroke, vascular and renal services to people living in Northamptonshire. As well as this we are an accredited cancer centre and provide cancer services to a wider population of Northamptonshire and parts of Buckinghamshire.

We are proud to be the first hospital in the UK to have obtained Pathway to Excellence® designated accreditation from the American nurses credentialing centre (ANCC).

We celebrate staff achievements and value the importance of working as one big team. That’s why we talk about TeamNGH. It’s all about working together to provide the best possible care for our patients and supporting each other to grow and develop our skills. We are driven to helping you to be the best you can be.

Apply today and join the largest family in Northamptonshire.


Applications are invited for the above full-time (10 PA) post in Clinical Genetics based at Northampton General Hospital, Cliftonville Rd, Northampton NN1 5BD. This is a locum post for 1 year in the first instance. This post is part of the Leicester, Northampton, Rutland (LNR) Regional Genomic Medicine Service in Leicester.

We are pleased to advertise for a full-time consultant Clinical Geneticist with General Genetics training to join our team. This is a replacement post. The job plan is flexible at present and will include clinics in Northampton and Kettering as well as carrying out inpatient consultations as required. The post will have general and paediatric sessions, covering a population of about 790,000 people. The successful candidate will join a small local team based at NGH consisting of 2 genetic counsellors and administrative support and an expanding and dynamic team of Consultants and Genetic counsellors based in Leicester. Part-time or suitably qualified job-share applications will be welcomed. The service offers excellent personal development opportunities. It is expected that the successful applicant will be fully involved in the teaching of Genomic medicine and workforce development and in view of the forthcoming changes to the Genomic medicine service nationally and the implementation of the National Genomic testing directory.

Applicants must have full registration with the General Medical Council and be eligible for inclusion onto the GMC Specialist Register. Those trained in the UK must have evidence of Higher Speciality training leading to a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Clinical Genetics, or the expected date of award of CCT falls within 6 months of the date of the interview. Non-UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training.

Please note that GMC registration (with a license to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this post. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate that they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure that they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Lalith Chandrakantha

Clinical Director, Paediatrics

01604 544559


Additional contact information

Dr Jenny Carmichael

Consultant Geneticist


Professor Pradeep Vasudevan

Consultant Geneticist


To deliver best possible care for our patients:

  • We put patient safety above all else

  • We aspire to excellence

  • We reflect, we learn, we improve

  • We respect and support each other


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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust recognises that staff of differing backgrounds and life experiences enrich our workforce and bring different skills and knowledge. We therefore encourage and welcome applications for our vacancies from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


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 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

UK Registration

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

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