Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Genetic Technologist

Band 5

Main area
Clinical Cytogenetics
Band 5
37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£22,128 to £28,746 per annum
26/06/2017 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


The Oxford Regional Genetics service offers integrated cytogenetic and molecular genetic investigations for a wide range of routine, specialist and complex inherited and acquired genetic disorders to patients and their families from Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon and Northamptonshire. The molecular genetics laboratory also provides a national and international service for a number of specialist disease areas.
We are one of the Genomic Medicine Centres delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project and we work closely with the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre developing new technologies for NHS diagnostics.

The laboratories are accredited as a training centre for Healthcare Scientist, Practitioner and Higher Specialist training.

We have a vacancy for a Band 5 Genetic Technologist to work with other members of the scientific and technical teams to deliver a high quality laboratory diagnostic genetics service. The work will include sample receipt, DNA extraction, cell culture and subsequent processing to produce preparations suitable for cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic and arrayCGH analysis. Genetic technologist/analysts also undertake cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic and arrayCGH analysis and report the outcome of non-complex cases under the supervision of a clinical scientist using defined templates. The successful candidates will be required to undertake all technical duties within a section on a rota basis and rotate through all service delivery sections within the laboratory.
The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate manual dexterity, good organisational skills, accuracy, consistency and attention to detail..

We are currently working towards reconfiguring delivery of our services along patient care pathways and as such the successful candidate will be expected to work within and across the teams of the department in the future.

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Applicant requirements

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI 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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Further details / informal visits contact

Carolyn Campbell, email carolyn.campbell@ouh.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

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