Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Genetics Triage Nurse/ Family History Coordinator

Band 6

Main area
Genomic Medicine/ Clinical
Band 6
37.50 hours per week
Job ref
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£28,050- 36,644 per annum/ pro-rata
02/04/2019 23:59

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 four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General 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 Value 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 significant 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 www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


Oxford Centre for Genomic Medicine, based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford are seeking a registered nurse (or other qualified healthcare professional) to join our team.


The successful applicant will gather medical and family history information in a sensitive and timely manner for inherited cancer predisposition syndromes (e.g. Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer) in preparation for a Clinical Genetics appointment.  This will involve: taking family histories over the telephone; explaining the genetic appointment and genetic testing process; obtaining relevant medical records; sending letters and requesting blood samples prior to appointment as necessary. 


The post holder will require initiative and the ability to work autonomously, with support from the wider clinical team. Strong organisational skills and familiarity with computers are important, as well as excellent patient manner and team working ability in accordance with OUH Trust Values.


There is an existing network of family history nurses/coordinators in OUH Trust. The successful post holder will receive education and training in clinical genetics/genomics and genetic software.  Applicants should be aware that this post does not qualify for registration with the GCRB as a Genetic Counsellor.


We welcome visits to the department, phone calls and emails prior to interview.


Closing Date: 2nd April 2019

No smoking policyPositive about disabled people

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

Gill Higgs, Cancer Triage Nurse  Gill.Higgs@ouh.nhs.uk

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