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Senior Genetic Technologist

Job Reference: 284-19-GENAP-96A

Employer:
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Laboratory Genetics
Location:
Birmingham Women's Hospital
Salary:
£30,401 to £37,267

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.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.


Senior Genetic Technologist

A number of exciting opportunities have arisen in the West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory (WMRGL) for Senior Genetic Technologists to join the Technical Programme. Reporting directly to the Technical Programme Managers, the successful candidates will be responsible for managing a specified sub-section(s) of the laboratory, as appropriate to their expertise and experience, contributing to a high quality diagnostic genetics service. This will involve direct line management, supervision and training of all staff within the specified sub-section, and management of all necessary resources for the day to day functioning of that area.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a flexible approach to work who are committed to a career in laboratory diagnostic genetics. We invite applications from individuals who are registered as a Genetic Technologist with the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) or equivalent. However, we may also consider applications from individuals who are not yet registered but who are actively preparing for or have completed an application to the AHCS for the Certificate of Competence or equivalent. All applicants should possess enthusiasm and drive and the ability to rise to the challenges of this post.

The role demands a high level of organisation in order to successfully manage the operational delivery of the technical workload. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of working with a focus on excellence and continuous service improvement, as well as displaying a high level of technical skill.

Following the 2018 NHS England designation of seven national Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLHs), the West Midland Regional Genetics Laboratory (WMRGL) is the designated GLH leading the Genomic Local Laboratory Network (GLLN) for the Wessex, Oxford and West Midlands Genomics Consortium (WOWMGC) as part of a national world class Genomics Laboratory Network.

The GLHs will be an integral part of the national Genomic Medicine Service providing state of the art, high quality genomic analysis to patients with rare disease and/or cancer. The pace of change is exponential with genomics being placed at the heart of the future NHS. Our workforce will be fundamental to the successful delivery of this ambitious and high profile service.

The West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory is based at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS FT sitting within the Genetics Clinical Group alongside the West Midlands Clinical Genetics Service. WMRGL is a CRUK Stratified Medicine Program Technology Hub and a key part of the West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre in the Genomics England 100,000 Genomes Project. Over the last 8 years WMRGL has significantly expanded its research portfolio, securing over £5 million of R&D funding for projects covering a diverse spectrum of genetic disorders. WMRGL also hosts the Central England Haemato-oncology Research Biobank (CEHRB). We work closely with our WM Clinical Genetics Service; with the National School of Healthcare Science; with the University of Birmingham, in particular, the Institute of Cancer and Genomics Sciences; and with diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries.

The post holder must be a highly motivated graduate in biological sciences or equivalent technical qualification, with several years of practical laboratory experience. Essential requirements for this post include significant experience of genetic diagnostic laboratory working, and a good understanding of laboratory quality systems. In particular experience of working to BSI Standard ISO15189:2012 in order to maintain UKAS accreditation will be beneficial. A sound knowledge of health and safety, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with difficult and challenging situations will be an advantage.

Interview Date: 2nd December 2019

For further information about the post please contact Rachel Doak on 0121 335 8036.




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.

*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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