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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/02/2021.

Cancer Genetics Nurse/Family History Coordinator

Job Reference: 321-MRC3-CGNFHC-B6-A

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Genetics (Cancer Genetics)
Ward C NOC/Oxford Centre for Genomic Medicine, Oxford
£31365.00 to £37890.00 pro rata if part time

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

Band 6 NOC Ward C/OxGEM Genetic Triage Nurse/ Family History Co-ordinator (Cancer Genetics service)

Oxford Centre for Genomic Medicine, based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford are seeking a an enthusiastic registered nurse to join our team. The successful applicant has an aptitude for investigations, done with sensitivity and precision, to help identify the cause of a family history of cancer. The post holder will gather medical and family history information in a sensitive and timely manner for inherited cancer predisposition syndromes (e.g. Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer) in preparation for a Clinical Genetics appointment. This will involve: drawing family histories from patients; explaining the genetic appointment and genetic testing process; obtaining relevant medical records; sending letters and requesting blood samples prior to appointment as necessary. The post holder will require initiative and the ability to work autonomously, with support from the wider clinical team. Strong organisational skills and familiarity with computers are important, as well as excellent patient manner, letter writing skills, and team working ability in accordance with OUH Trust Values. There is an existing network of family history nurses/coordinators in OUH Trust. The successful post holder will receive education and training in clinical genetics/genomics and genetic software. Applicants should be aware this post does not qualify for registration with the GCRB as a Genetic Counsellor.
We welcome visits to the department, phone calls and emails prior to interview.


Close Date: 24 -February -2021


Planned interview date: to be confirmed

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameGill HiggsJob titleCancer Genetics Triage NurseEmail addressGill.Higgs@ouh.nhs.ukTelephone number01865225931Additional contact information

Gill Higgs

Cancer Genetics Triage Nurse


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Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

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