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Lead Genetic Technologist

Job Reference: 001-HS009-0221

Employer:
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Department:
Genetics
Location:
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 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


THIS POST IS FIXED TERM/SECONDMENT FOR 9 MONTHS DUE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE SECONDMENT POSITION, YOU MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM YOUR CURRENT LINE MANAGER PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POST.

1 X FULL TIME POST IS 9 MONTHS SECONDMENT AND 1 X POST IS FULL TIME PERMANENT

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two suitably qualified Lead Genetic Technologist to join the All Wales Medical Genomics Service working flexibly for 37.5 hours per week. One position is a permanent, full time post and the other is a 9 month secondment post, based at University Hospital Wales. If you are applying for secondment, please ensure that you gain permission from your line manager before applying for the post.

The post holders will be managing a technical section within the AWMGS, the service has five technical sections covering Sample Reception and Extraction, Culturing, Fragment Sizing, PCR and Next Generation Sequencing.

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

AWMGS is a major stakeholder in the Welsh Government’s plan to create a sustainable, internationally-competitive environment for genetics and genomics. In July 2017 the launch and investment of monies to support the Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy is looking to develop a service that is innovative, responsive and well-connected to the major genetics and genomics initiatives that are evolving worldwide.

Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require part time or flexible working arrangements.

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

Closing date: 2nd March 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Justyna Tull

Head of Technical Programme

justyna.tull@wales.nhs.uk




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