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Clinical Genetics and Genomics Services Manager

Job Reference: 312-RB-GI-RECAD

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Laboratory Medicine
Royal Brompton, South Kensington
£39,866 - £49,704 All Inclusive

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is the largest heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. We are a partnership of two specialist hospitals which are known throughout the world for their expertise, standard of care and research success.

We are passionate about what we do and the patients we serve. We are an equal opportunities employer and our patients are rich in diversity. We recruit to ensure we build a similarly diverse mix across our workforce. We are a values led organisation and we are rightly proud of our world class reputation and our people.

Job summary:


  • To oversee the day-to-day laboratory management and administrative processes.
  • To monitor the administrative aspects of the service to ensure it is responsive to users’ needs in the medical genetics field.
  • To assist with the management of the day-to-day performance of the service to deliver technical and analytical services that meet clinical requirements and that comply with the best laboratory practice taking into account safety and cost effectiveness.
  • Assist the Head of the CGGL in putting together the annual budget and monitor the monthly departmental income and expenditure.
  • Liaise with the RBHT Private Patient department to monitor monthly private patient invoicing and income.
  • Assist the Quality Manager in the CGGL in maintaining ISO15189 accreditation with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
  • Monitor the monthly sample throughput and turnaround times in the laboratory.
  • Act as the health and safety officer for CGGL.
  • Manage the administrative procedures for the recruitment of new staff.
  • Manage the purchasing of new laboratory and IT equipment and the ordering of consumables.



Main tasks & responsibilities:


Patient/customer care (both direct and indirect)


  • Support the CGGL team in the provision of a quality-based, professional, comprehensive and appropriate clinical laboratory service.
  • Manage the entry and documentation of patient data and records in the lab web interface.
  • Manage the flow of information and patient data between the CGGL and the LS GLH.
  • Be responsible for risk management assessments being carried out in line with Trust policy and develop innovations to address issues within the work area.
  • Monitor the throughput and performance of all procedures carried out in the CGGL.
  • Liaise with and maintain effective communication with referring clinicians, Clinical Geneticists and Genetic Counsellors for the referral of patients and dissemination of diagnostic results.
  • Liaise with and maintain effective communication with colleagues in the LSGLHN.
  • Monitor the CGGL group emails and in consultation with the CGGL Clinical Scientists, respond to clinician and patient queries.

Staff benefits include: subsidised childcare facilities, occupational pension scheme, personal development and training opportunities, flexible working and subsidised accommodation is available on both sites.

To ensure that our workforce is representative of the population we serve, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The Trust has a duty to safeguard all patients and provide additional measures for patients who are less able to protect themselves from harm or abuse. All staff have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of ALL adults, children and young people in the Trust. This including patients, visitors and those using our facilities . Safeguarding means protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect and is fundamental to high-quality health.

Due to the popularity of some positions, we reserve the right to close the vacancies early on receipt of sufficient applicants.

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