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Consultant in Clinical Genetics

Job Reference: 185-A-22-121876

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Royal Devon and Exeter NHS FT)
£84,599 - £114,003

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the Royal Devon received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.




This is an exciting opportunity to join the Peninsula Clinical Genetics Service, which is based at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Trust in the vibrant Cathedral City of Exeter.

Peninsula Clinical Genetics is based at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, and serves a population of ~1.8 million people living in Devon and Cornwall. The post-holder will join a team of 9 Consultants (6.9 WTE NHS) and 10 Genetic Counsellors/Nurses. The current consultants have expertise in many sub-specialty fields including cancer, cardiac, genomics, neurogenetics, ophthalmic, renal, prenatal and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. The clinical work will include regular genetics outpatient clinics both at the RD&E and at other locations in the South West Peninsula, for example in Plymouth, Torquay, Truro and Barnstaple. Referral patterns vary and the post will incorporate flexibility in service delivery, with the aim of maintaining the waiting times within national targets and with equity across the region. The post-holder will have the opportunity to develop a special interest. They will be expected to supervise Genetic Counsellors/Nurses and be involved in training registrars and teaching.

The SW Genomics Laboratory hub is a partnership with Exeter and Bristol Genomics laboratories, and the Clinical Service works closely with both labs. PCG and Exeter Genomics Laboratory have been awarded Academic Department status by Royal Devon and University of Exeter, in recognition for the high-quality collaborative translational clinical research undertaken.

PCG and Bristol Clinical Genetics services are both part of the SW Genomic Medicine Service Alliance and several clinicians have roles within the GMSA, including leading on transformation projects.

RD&E is a teaching hospital within the University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS). The hospital also has excellent links with Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Peninsula Clinical Genetics teaches undergraduate and post-graduate students at both universities, including for the MSc in Genomic Medicine run by UEMS.

The Clinical Team collaborates closely with Genomics researchers based at UEMS, and PCG and Exeter Genomics Laboratory have been awarded Academic Department status by RD&E and University of Exeter, in recognition for the high-quality research undertaken.

The historic cathedral city of Exeter is a vibrant city with a good range of shops, restaurants, theatres, cinemas etc. and excellent schools, situated in the middle of the South West Region, with easy access to the spectacular coastlines and countryside of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail and road links (London is only just over 2 hours away by train) and has an international airport.

Further enquiries are welcomed by Dr Emma Kivuva, Consultant and Lead Clinician, on Exeter 01392 405745 or .

To apply, you must submit a completed application form which should be submitted on NHS jobs.

Pease include the contact details of 3 referees, one of which should be your current Responsible Officer. Please quote the appropriate reference number when applying. Please note that you should make clear on your application either the date on which you were admitted to the GMC’s Specialist Register, or, if a Specialist Registrar, the date on which you will receive the award of CCT, and provide appropriate evidence of this.

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The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

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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