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Consultant in clinical genetics

Job Reference: 188-MT0081-MEDICAL

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical genetics
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£77,913 to £105,042 pa

Online applications are invited to apply for a consultant in clinical genetics commencing asap. This post is permanent.

University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist services to more than 3.7 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands. The Trust is a major centre for teaching and research and hosts the Wessex Genomic Medicine Centre.

The Wessex Clinical Genetics Service is a Regional Service based at the Princess Anne Hospital, currently integrated with the Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory in Salisbury and Wessex, Oxford and West Midlands Genomic Laboratory Hub in Birmingham. The service covers the whole of the Wessex region including working at remote sites and travelling to other provider sites. There are excellent links between the Clinical Genetics Service and Southampton University with several Clinical Academics in Genetics holding key university posts.

The Wessex Genetics service offers an exciting opportunity to take up a substantive post within this fast developing service. We are looking for a full-time (8 DCC; 2 SPA) consultant to join an expanding, dynamic Clinical Genetics service. The job plan will include regional clinics within the Wessex area as well as carrying out in-patient consultations as required. This post will have general and paediatric sessions. The post-holder is expected to cover a population of about 600,000 people and the geographical area to be covered is subject to change to accommodate the needs of the service.

This post is a replacement post and the successful applicant will join a team of 10 consultant geneticists (8 WTE) and 11 genetic counsellors. We would be very pleased to receive enquiries from candidates with particular special interests and to discuss how these could be developed to complement the interests of the existing team.

The service offers excellent development opportunities in a regional specialist service with close access to teaching, academic and research opportunities. Applicants must have full registration with the General Medical Council and be eligible for inclusion onto the GMC Specialist Register. Those trained in the UK must have evidence of Higher Speciality Training leading to a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Clinical Genetics, or the expected date of award of their CCT falls no more than 6 months after the date of interview. Non-UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training.

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any question. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply please follow the link below.

Job Reference: MT0081 - This vacancy closes on or before: 21 July 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Katherine Lachlan (Consultant Geneticist) email:

Dr Lucy Side (Consultant Geneticist & Clinical Lead) email: Telephone 023 8120 4724/6170

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies under any circumstances.


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