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Clinical Scientist

Job Reference: 185-A-19-72874

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Molecular Genetics
£37,570-£43,772 per annum

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, 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 and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) 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 RD&E 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 & Exeter 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.

The Genetics Laboratory at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is at the forefront of NHS Genomic Medicine, providing state-of-the-art diagnostic testing that utilises specialist gene panel, exome and genome analyses to make diagnoses for the benefit of families with rare diseases across the UK and beyond. The Exeter and Bristol Genetics Laboratories are working in partnership as the South West Genomic Laboratory Hub, with the Exeter Laboratory focused on specialist endocrine services and exome/genome analysis.

Rapid translation of research to improved diagnostic services is facilitated by sharing purpose-built modern office and lab spaces with the University of Exeter Medical School genomics teams, including the world-leading monogenic diabetes researchers led by Professors Sian Ellard and Andrew Hattersley. The co-located South West NHS Genomic Medicine Centre is leading the transformation of NHS Genomic services through education initiatives following completion of the recruitment phase for the 100,000 Genomes Project. Further details of the diagnostic service and research interests can be found on our websites.

Set in the beautiful cathedral city of Exeter, in the midst of glorious Devon countryside and close to the South West coastline with its stunning beaches, the city boasts excellent links by road, rail and air to the rest of the country, Europe and further afield, whilst being within easy reaches of picturesque Dartmoor and Exmoor scenery.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Clinical Scientist to join a rapidly-expanding team and play a role in the development and future direction of the genomic testing services offered by the department. The successful candidate will be committed to patient-centred service provision through accurate and timely data analysis, interpretation and reporting of genomic information, with the highest quality of attention to detail, to ensure that patient results are delivered in a safe, efficient and innovative way. The post-holder will have excellent communication skills to ensure effective team-working and ability to communicate complex information at an appropriate level to service users.

We invite applications both Clinical Scientist registrants of the HCPC or non HCPC registered trainees nearing the end of their training programme. Visits to the Department are encouraged and options for working part-time or on secondment can be discussed with the Head of Department, Professor Sian Ellard (

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The Royal Devon & Exeter 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.

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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 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 UK Border Agency website.

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