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Specialty Doctor in Clinical Genetics

Job Reference: 358-3505198-CG

University Hospitals of Leicester
Clinical Genetics
Leicester royal Infirmary, Leicester
£45,124 - £77,519 per annum

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Applications are invited for Specialist Doctor/ Trust Doctor (Non-training) in Clinical Genetics. Flexible hours of working will be considered. This post will enhance the current establishment of NHS and academic staff of the Department of Clinical Genetics. The post holder will be joining a forward thinking, energetic and research active team caring for Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and adjoining East-Midlands (Now known as Leicestershire-Northamptonshire-Rutland or LNR Clinical Genomics Service)

The post has a generalist role with involvement in paediatric genetics, fetal medicine and Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. The post holder is expected to have a Membership of Royal College of Physicians, General Practice, Obstetrics & Gynaecology or Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health or equivalent. He/she would be expected to be competent in the management of adult and/or paediatric diseases and demonstrates evidence of clinical expertise in general practice and or adult, and or O&G and or paediatric medicine. There is scope for other sub-speciality skills which could complement future planned service development.


The LNR Clinical Genomicss Service has a strong academic and research partnership with the University of Leicester, where DNA fingerprinting was first established. We are a clinical member of the East of England Genomic Medical Centre (East GMSA). There are Six consultant posts (including two professorial University post holders, one emeritus professor and one consultant based at Northampton General Hospital covering Northampton and Kettering Clinical Genetics Services), two specialist registrar posts and 8 genetic counsellors (Two Genetic Counsellors are based at Northampton General Hospital) . Our staff demographic matches that of the local population with speakers of Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Tamil and Malayalam. The current staffing level is 5.65 Consultant WTE and 6.94 Genetic Counsellor WTE.

The Genetic Department is currently based on the Leicester Royal Infirmary site. Recently our outpatient clinics have moved to new premises within the Royal Infirmary. The new building has six dedicated clinics/consultation rooms and a separate waiting area creating a more comfortable environment for the families and making it easier for patients to access the out patient department. It also allows parallel consultant, registrar and genetic counsellor clinics. Urgent ward and neonatal referrals and some outpatient clinics are also provided at the Leicester General Hospital. Outreach clinics are provided at Coalville Community Hospital

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced police criminal records disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

The successful appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical audit. They will be required to undertake management duties and work in a multidisciplinary team.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust consists of three acute teaching hospitals serving the population of Leicestershire. It is fully committed to Continuing Medical Education for consultants.

For further information and for an informal discussion, please contact Professor Pradeep Vasudevan, Head of Service, Department of Clinical Genetics or Professor Julian Barwell or Dr Emily Craft or Dr Huw Dorkins on 0116 258 5697.

Late applications received will not be considered.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameProfessor Pradeep VasudevanJob titleHead of Service, Department of Clinical Genetics

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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