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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/06/2021.

Genetic Technologist

Job Reference: 284-21-DGAG-232

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Genetics Lab
Birmingham Women's Hospital
£24,907 to £30,615

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.

For most roles flexible working may be considered, we would encuorage you to speak to the recruiting manager about this.

Genetic Technologist

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A number of exciting opportunities, both permanent and fixed term, have arisen for Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) registered Genetic Technologists to work within the West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory based at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are committed to a career in laboratory diagnostic genetics and we invite applications from individuals who are registered as a Genetic Technologist with the AHCS. However, given the broad range of opportunities that we have available we also invite applications from individuals with appropriate qualifications and experience who are willing to work towards registration. All posts are rotational throughout the technical team and may include roles supporting the clinical teams where they will undertake supervised testing and reporting of specialised genomic investigations. Full competence based training will be given. We are very much committed to continuous development and have an active seminar programme available to all staff.

Applicants should have good interpersonal skills and be capable of working under pressure to tight deadlines. They should be team players with previous laboratory experience, looking to expand their knowledge and experience in diagnostic genetics, have a strong interest in driving and improving the quality of diagnostic services and be able to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. Understanding of genomic technology and some experience in the interpretation of scientific data are desirable.

Following the 2018 NHS England designation of seven national Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLHs), the West Midland Regional Genetics Laboratory (WMRGL) is the designated GLH leading the Genomic Local Laboratory Network (GLLN) for the Wessex, Oxford and West Midlands Genomics Consortium (Central & South Genomic Laboratory Hub) as part of a national world class Genomics Laboratory Network.

The network of Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLHs) are an integral part of the national Genomic Medicine Service providing state of the art, high quality genomic analysis to patients with rare disease and/or cancer. The pace of change is exponential with Genomics being placed at the heart of the future NHS. Our workforce will be fundamental to the successful delivery of this ambitious and high profile service

The West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory is based at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS FT sitting within the Division of Genetics alongside the West Midlands Clinical Genetics Service. We work closely with our colleagues across the GLH both in the NHS and academia; with the National School of Healthcare Science and with diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries.

WMRGL currently performs in excess of 70,000 tests per annum employing over 300 scientific, technical and support staff in service delivery and research. The laboratory is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory (no. 8176).

Appointment will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Birmingham Women's & Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment, to every member of staff and to all potential employees. The Trust aims to build a workforce which is valued and whose diversity reflects the communities it serves, enabling it to deliver the best possible healthcare service to those communities.

Informal enquiries welcome, please contact Rachel Dunn on 0121 335 8036.

Interviews expected to be: w/c 5th July 2021

Applicants will be expected to be available to start as soon as possible, pending required clearances.

Note to applicants: We require references that cover the last three years of employment and you must name a current / most recent line manager or supervisor as a referee. Family friends or colleagues will not be accepted. Please include full reference contact details including correct email addresses as failure to do so will result in a delay in the pre-employment process if you are successful.

We encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date if we receive sufficient applications.

BWC is committed to inclusion and diversity. Please ensure that you review the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against. If you believe your experience means you meet the criteria, please draw this out in your application

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children and/or working with adults.

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