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Genetic Counsellor

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to join the genetic counselling team at the Liverpool Centre for Genomic Medicine. The team is flexible, responsive and patient focused and would welcome the addition of a genetic counsellor who is registered with the Academy of Health Care Scientists (GCRAB) or Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) . We may consider offering a band 6 post to individuals who are not yet registered with the ACHS or HCPC. The service is based at, and managed by the Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, serving the patients of the Cheshire and Merseyside region.

Main duties of the job

This is a challenging, autonomous role and you will be responsible for your own caseload providing genetic counselling to families for a broad range of conditions to include paediatrics, adult, prenatal, fetal medicine, cancer predisposition and predictive testing. You will also be expected to participate in research, audit, teaching and education.

About us

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and families. Each year we deliver over 7,500 babies, carry out over 49,000 gynaecological inpatient and outpatient procedures, care for over 1,000 poorly & preterm new-borns, perform around 1,000 IVF cycles and have over 4,000 genetic appointments taking place. We believe that this along with a strong dedication to research & innovation makes us the specialist health provider of choice in Europe for women, babies and families.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, which has been showcased on national TV and news, making our teams famous across the world for professionalism, skill & compassion.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving its services to provide the most cutting edge and modern care possible. As well as developing services on our current site we have long-term aspirations for the future. We have recently launched a number of new strategies which provide a detailed long-term plan for our services.

Check out why Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work using the links below:


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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the detailed job description and main responsibilities for this vacancy within the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Special Requirements


  • Access to car for work purposes

Personal Attributes


  • Resilient
  • Ability to problem solve with innovation and creativity



  • Must have worked as a Genetic Counsellor in a Regional Clinical Genetics Centre
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Evidence of participation in research & audit projects

Qualifications & Learning


  • Current Genetic Counsellor Registration with the AHCS or HCPC
  • All qualified nurses/midwives/health visitors must maintain current Registration with the NMC
  • A knowledge of genetics obtained through graduate/post-graduate courses


  • Evidence of formal training in teaching

Skills, Knowledge & Aptitudes


  • Ability to work autonomously and manage an independent clinical caseload.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team and to build up and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Sensitivity to confidential and/or difficult situations
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to analyse research findings to inform practice development
  • Knowledge of a broad range of genetic conditions
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Experience of teaching

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool Women's Hospital

Crown Street


L8 7SS

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