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Consultant in Clinical Genetics

Job Reference: 298-CON-701

£84,559 to £114,003 per annum


Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Consultant in Clinical Genetics

Chapel Allerton Hospital

Closing Date: 16 December 2021

Ref: 298-CON-701

We are pleased to advertise for a Consultant Clinical Geneticist (in general genetics and rare diseases). This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our team within the Clinical Genetics Department based at Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Yorkshire Regional Genetics Service (YRGS) provides Clinical Genetics services to a diverse population of c.4 million across a large, varied geographical area. The service comprises an experienced team of Consultant Clinical Geneticists, Genetic Counsellors and Genetic Research Nurses/Practitioners, as well as Specialty Trainees, Clinical Fellows and trainee Genetic Counsellors, supported by a large clinical administrative team. YRGS is a member of the North East & Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (NEY GMSA), and the service works closely with the Regional Clinical Genetics services based in Newcastle and Sheffield.

YRGS is based at Chapel Allerton Hospital in Leeds, with the Central Lab of the North East and Yorkshire Genomic Laboratory Hub (NEY GLH) situated at the nearby St. James’s University Hospital. Genetics clinics are held in Leeds and at hospitals across the region, including a satellite unit in Hull, and clinics are also held virtually.In addition to providing general and specialist genetics clinics, YRGS contributes to a variety of multidisciplinary services including those with oncology, fetal medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology and musculoskeletal services.

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our forward-thinking team. This replacement post will provide the successful applicant the opportunity of working within an innovative and supportive team. There will be opportunities and support to develop a specialist clinical interest, and to contribute to a wide variety of projects including research and innovation, service development and transformation, and the education and training of medical students, doctors and other health professionals.

The successful applicant should possess MRCP or MRCPCH (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register, or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in Clinical Genetics. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:

“What is the role of Clinical Genetics in the evolving Genomic Medicine Service?”

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact:

Dr Jennifer Campbell, Consultant Clinical Geneticist and Lead Clinician (PA RavinderHeer: )

Dr Olorunda Rotimi, Clinical Director, Pathology CSU (PA Vivienne Dos Santos: )

INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM: Thursday 27 January 2022

If you wish to discuss this, or have any queries, please contact Lynn Lindley in Medical Staffing on (0113) 2064895: E Mail Address:

Please note that only electronic applications can be accepted for this post.

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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