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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/01/2021.

Genetic Counsellor

Job Reference: 164-2841731

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Clinical Genetics
City Campus, Nottingham
Dependant on experience and qualifications

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

An opportunity has arisen through maternity leave for a Genetic Counsellor to join Nottingham's Regional Clinical Genetics Service. Applicants should be HCPC or GCRB registered genetic counsellors, however applications will be considered from suitable candidates who are due to register with the HCPC or GCRB within the next 12 months (appointment would then be at Band 6).

The service is based at Nottingham's City Hospital Campus and provides outpatient clinics across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire: in the current COVID19 situation we are also delivering a higher proportion of our service via virtual video clinics.

We have excellent cross-disciplinary links and GCs are involved in delivering several integrated services including endocrine, cardiac, prenatal and ophthalmology services. The department is education-active across the region and supports all GC training pathways; it also has a strong clinical research portfolio. There are many CPD opportunities and the service will be hosting the AGNC's Spring conference in April 2021.

You will undertake a range of genetic counsellor duties including: independent genetic counsellor clinics, peripheral clinics and also pre-natal/urgent referral work, depending on your experience. You will contribute to teaching sessions and to clinical audit.

You must be motivated and will be expected to work ethically and maintain appropriate knowledge of clinical guidelines. You will have excellent communication skills and must be able to work both autonomously and with the wider clinical genetics team.

This is a fixed term post for eight months; however alternative part-time arrangements over a longer time period will be considered. The post holder will be based at Nottingham’s City Hospital Campus; however, there are options for remote working for a proportion of the week, including virtual clinic delivery.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Marie-Anne O'Reilly, marie-anne.o' Principal GC and Team Leader or

Nicola Drury, Principal Genetic Counsellor

Direct line 0115 9627728

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