Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Genetic Counsellor

Band 7

Main area
Clinical Genetics
Band 7
full time 37.5 per week
Job ref
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£31,696 - £41,787 pa
10/05/2018 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


Band 7 Genetic Counsellor


·         37.5 hours per week, Permanent


The Oxford Centre for Genomic Medicine (OxGEM) provides a high quality genetic counselling service at regional specialist level for a population of 3 million in the counties of Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and the Swindon part of Wiltshire.


Our team is seeking an enthusiastic individual with excellent genomic science knowledge and counselling skills to join our busy team. The post holder will be based at OXGEM, which is situated at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, Oxford.  The successful post holder will be involved in a mixture of Prenatal, Cancer, General, 100k Genome Project and Multi-Disciplinary Team clinics (both in Oxford and in peripheral regions).  These posts will provide the opportunity for personal and professional development.


We are seeking an experienced Genetic Counsellor who has completed either a Training Post or two years of clinical practice in a regional genetics service. Specifically, the successful post holders will be reflective individuals, who demonstrate a strong commitment to OUH Trust Values alongside an equally strong allegiance to the GCRB Code of Conduct and AGNC Code of Ethics.  OxGEM are committed to hiring clinicians who are team players, treating all patients and staff members with dignity and respect.


Applicants should be registered, or about to register, with the GCRB via Set A (MSc Genetic Counselling) or Set B (NMC plus GCRB prescribed qualifications) criteria. Please see the website gcrb.org.uk for eligibility criteria. We recognise internationally obtained MSc Genetic Counselling qualifications as per GCRB reciprocity agreements, providing applicants are eligible to work in the UK. We also welcome applications from recent MSc Graduates without experience, and if successful will remunerate at Band 6 Trainee level until competences are met (up to a maximum of 2 years).


Closing date: 9th May 2018

Interview date: TBC

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jo Lowndes, Principal Genetic Counsellor Jo.Lowndes@ouh.nhs.uk

Barbara Stayner, Lead Genetic Counsellor  Barbara.Stayner@ouh.nhs.uk

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Working Hours:
Monday & Tuesday 08:00 - 17:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30
01865 228702