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Genetic Technologist

Job Reference: 317-2020-42-003

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
317 Genetics - Cytogenetics - CFL
Location:
317 07 Northern Genetics Service
Salary:
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.


Applications are invited for two Band 5 Genetic Technologist posts in the Newcastle Genetics Service Laboratories (appointment for one year in the first instance). The successful candidates will be motivated and reliable individuals and will join a team of around 75 Scientific and Technical staff in the Newcastle Genetics Service.

The successful applicants will support Clinical Scientists in delivering diagnostic testing for a range of acquired and inherited disorders, and will perform a wide range of technical and analytic tasks. Good communication, team working and organisational skills are essential.

Applicants should have a degree in a relevant biological or biomedical subject, or equivalent laboratory experience, ideally in a diagnostic environment. Applicants should have a mature attitude and an appreciation of the importance of genetic testing to patients and their families

The laboratory has a close association with the Clinical Genetics and Muscle Immunoanalysis sections of the department, and also with the high profile academic groups working in the Institute of Genetic Medicine Research Laboratories.

The Newcastle Genetics laboratories form part of the Yorkshire and North East Genomic Laboratory Hub. In response to NHS England’s recent Strategy and Service Specification for the future of Genomics services in England, Newcastle Hospitals, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield Children’s Trust and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have formed the Yorkshire and North East Genomics Laboratory Hub; an exciting collaboration to provide services for Genomics across Yorkshire and Humber and the North. The combined size of our geography makes this the largest collaboration in the country with the Trusts offering a range of both general and specialist hospital services with excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We have an international reputation for excellence in specialist care, research and academic training.

The Newcastle Genetics laboratories currently provide testing for a wide variety of inherited and acquired conditions for a local population of over three million people and in addition provide specialised services to patients throughout the UK and internationally. The Northern Genetics Service is housed in purpose built accommodation at the Institute of Genetic Medicine close to Newcastle City Centre.

Full Time 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week

 

 




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