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Genetic Counsellor

Job Reference: 284-18-GENGD-838

Employer:
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Clinical Genetics Dept
Location:
Birmingham Women's Hospital
Salary:
£33,222 to £43,041 pa

Officially launched in February 2017, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust brings together Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital together under one united NHS Foundation Trust – the first of its kind in the UK.

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.

Revised Pay Progression Framework

With effect from 1st April 2019, all new starters to the Trust or existing staff who are appointed to a new role of a higher band (promotion) will be subject to the new Pay Progression Framework that was agreed as part of the 2018 NHS Pay Deal.

Under the new arrangements, automatic annual salary increments have been replaced with ‘pay steps’. In order for staff to progress through their ‘pay step’, they will be required to attend a pay step review meeting and meet the criteria for pay progression.

Further information on the new Pay Progression framework can be found on the NHS Employers website


Genetic Counsellor

AFC Band 7

 

Salary Scale: £33,222- £43,041 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Genetic Counsellor to join our friendly and caring team in the West Midlands Region. As the largest Regional Genetics Centre in the UK we care for a diverse population with and at risk of a range of genetic and genomic conditions.There are excellent opportunities to obtain broad experience in both Cancer and General Genetic and to develop areas of specialist interest if desired.The successful applicant would have a designated area of responsibility with a mixed workload incorporating prenatal, adult, paediatric and cancer genetics. There would be opportunity to be involved in research, audit and teaching.We provide extensive opportunities for continuing professional development through internal and external programmes, as well as access to counselling supervision.The post will be based at Birmingham Women’s Hospital with clinics held in defined areas within the West Midlands region.

The clinical department work in close collaboration with the West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory, recently designated a Genomic Laboratory Hub as part of the Wessex, Oxford and West Midlands Genomics Consortium. The consortium aims todeliver comprehensive genetic testing to 11 million people across the region, almost one fifth of the UK population. We also collaborate closely with universities and specialist hospitals throughout the region as well as with the BSGM, AGNC and GCRB.

 

The ideal candidate would have experience working as a genetic counsellor and be registered with the UK Genetic Counsellor Registration Board, or an equivalent oversees genetic counselling body. Applications from experienced genetic counsellors preparing to apply for registration in the near future are also welcomed.

 

Individuals with the requisite qualifications for GCRB registration but without the required experience for this post may initially be appointed as a Trainee Genetic Counsellor (AfC band 6) until a period of training under supervision has been undertaken. After this training period, and subject to reaching the appropriate competencies required the successful candidate would progress to an autonomous Genetic Counsellor role (AfC band 7).Appointment as a trainee genetic counsellor would be subject to an amended job description (details available on request).

 

Access to a car insured for business use and a full driving licence are essential.

 

Informal enquiries are most welcome, please call Laura Boyes, Phillipa Preece, Peter Marks or Anna Considine, Consultant Genetic Counsellors, on 0121 335 8024




Please ensure that you read and understand the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

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

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

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

BWC is a teaching hospital and as such you may come into contact with students of many disciplines. Staff must comply with Trust policy and respective regulatory body requirements in relation to training and updating and fulfil duties of mentorship and assessment as required.

*Please read additional documents attcahed relating to probation period and Brexit*


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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