Consultant in clinical genetics

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

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.

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Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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14 July 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £77,913 to £105,042 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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