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Genetic Counsellor

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a compassionate, team oriented and dynamic Band 7 Genetic Counsellor to provide a mixture of general and cancer genetics clinics, including on call and prenatal genetics service delivery on a full time basis. The post holder will have responsibility for training and supporting newcomers to the service, as well as supporting colleagues in mainstream service. The post holder will have access to CPD, as well as quality counselling supervision in keeping with the AGNC Counselling Supervision requirements.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will autonomously manage a mixed case load of Cancer Genetics and General Cases, in addition to contributing to the on call and Prenatal Service. The post holder will be required to provide a mixture of in person, telephone and virtual appointments in Oxford and in peripheral hospitals across the region.

OXGEM Genetic Counsellors are an active member of Central and South GMSA and the GC team contribute to transformation projects locally and regionally. There will be opportunities to support and educate STPs and trainee genetic counsellors, as well as contribute to local and regional projects and audits. There will be opportunities to support colleagues through registration, for those who meet the GCRB criteria.

We welcome applications from: those who have successfully completed the National School of Clinical Scientists STP Genomic Counselling in September 2023 and who are registered with the HCPC Overseas trained GCs who hold a valid Eligibility to Register Certificate from the UK Genetic Counsellor Registration Board and UK MSc Genetic Counselling graduates (Cardiff, Glasgow) who have not yet achieved GCRB registration.

About us

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. Find out more here

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 thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand 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 theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached detailed Job Description

Mixed caseload:
  • Cancer Genetics
  • General Genetics
  • Prenatal Genetics
  • Opportunities to participate in/ learn about highly specialist clinics such as neurogenetics, NF, cardiac, eye
  • Urgent/on call

  • training and mentoring Genomic Counselling STPs, and other STPs within OUH Trust
  • training and mentoring MSc Students and pre-registration GCs
  • occasional training and mentoring for GC Affiliate posts such as genomic assistant, genomic associate and genomic practitioner.
  • training and mentoring of healthcare professionals to deliver genomic medicine in mainstream setting (primary and secondary care)

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Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Oxford Centre for Genomic Medicine, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre




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