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Principal Genetic Counsellor

Job Reference: 200-CWBHT-1908939-GO

Employer:
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Clinical Genetics
Location:
St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, , London
Salary:
£51 383 - £57,596 pa inc

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the friendly, dynamic and supportive team of Genetic Counsellors at the South West Thames Regional Genetics Service.

A permanent Band 8A post has presented within the Service. This is a primarily prenatal focused role; with the successful applicant responsible for overseeing the prenatal genetic counselling team. The prenatal genetic counselling team provide clinical consultation, counselling and referral support for the patients, midwives, consultants and other health professionals in the region. We work closely with various referrers, developing and providing collaborative multidisciplinary services to best support our patients.

This post extends to additional clinics, which will include cancer and neuro genetics clinics. We also have a growing cardiac genetics service and specialist BRCA carrier and tuberous sclerosis clinics.

In addition to clinical work, this post holds opportunities for teaching, research and development. Our Consultant Geneticist team are leading clinical academic work and we are fortunate to contribute to teaching opportunities at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. This is in addition to outreach teaching and support work with the network of health care professionals in our region. We encourage on-going personal and professional development in addition to supporting involvement in research; with our team often presenting at national and international conferences.

Applicants should ideally have experience as a Band 8a Genetic Counsellor and must be registered with the Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB) or equivalent. Individuals with Band 7 experience, looking for further development are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a genetic counsellor who is confident working autonomously within the busy, often time pressured, prenatal genetic setting. The post holder will be able to recognise the needs of a service and to adopt a flexible and collaborative approach and provide support to colleagues when needed.

Main Duties

  • specialist in field of genetic counselling and, along with the lead genetic counsellor, be accountable for the service, research and development within the clinical genetics service.
  • lead genetic counsellor in a specialist area of genetics for the Trust and the Southwest Thames regional Genetics Service (prenatal)
  • in association with the lead genetic counsellor, lead development and delivery of training and development programmes, research and practice development
  • develop an area of special interest within the general genetic counselling service to increase service provision and quality of care
  • specialist advice to colleagues and other health professionals
  • professional leadership and consultancy, setting standards and promoting best practice
  • develop, and implement standards for clinical audit and evaluate clinical effectiveness
  • work autonomously and be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own professional activities
  • advanced clinical reasoning skills and evidence based knowledge to manage patients with highly complex presentations

This post will close on: 12th Sep 2019

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kelly Kohut, Lead Genetic Counsellor

Em: Kelly.Kohut@stgeorges.nhs.uk

 

Jessica Bailey, Principal Genetic Counsellor

Em: Jessica.bailey@stgeorges.nhs.uk


Erin Baker, Principal Genetic Counsellor

Em- erin.baker@stgeorges.nhs.uk




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We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below.

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email.

If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be required to verify your identity. The document/s you present for this purpose will be checked for their authenticity by scanning all known security features. These features will include:

- The machine readable zone
- An ultra violet image
- An infra red image

As part of you pre-employment checks, we will also be required to obtain satisfactory, written references. Please ensure that the referee details which you provide on your application form are correct. We require atleast one written reference from your current or most recent line manager. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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