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Clinical Genomics Practitioner

Employer
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
317 Trustwide
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for dynamic and motivated individuals to take up the role of Clinical Genomics Practitioners to support the Clinical Genetics Team in Newcastle upon Tyne.

This is an exciting role to help with the increasing demands on the service of genomic medicine and mainstreaming. The successful candidates should have a strong interest and understanding of genetics with a degree or equivalent level of knowledge and experience. This could be an ideal opportunity to gain experience for a future career in genomic counselling.
  • Interview Date Monday, 12 August 2024
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy


Main duties of the job

  • Provide and receive complex information where tact and persuasive skills are required and where barriers to understanding may need to be overcome
  • Provide support to the genetic counsellors and consultants
  • Coordinate MDT meetings, collate agenda items and take meeting minutes
  • Liaise with laboratory colleagues as required
  • Liaise regionally, nationally and internationally with laboratories and other departments e.g., histology, surgery, screening, midwifery, cancer registry to obtain and provide information
  • Discuss cases with ethical complexity with colleagues where appropriate
  • Provide patients with information which may be complex or sensitive
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, patients and their family members
  • Cascade clear and concise information in a timely manner

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide support for triaging undertaken by senior colleagues
  • Gather family history information from families in a sensitive and caring manner to facilitate their genetic counselling assessment
  • Make decisions about obtaining appropriate medical and genetic records, results and investigations
  • With supervision, respond to referrals that do not require clinical contact e.g., those that do not meet referral criteria
  • Obtain and/or check appropriate permission/consent has been given as required for clinic
  • Monitor outstanding records/samples/screening/investigations and actioning appropriately (and delegating administration to patient pathway team)
  • Elicit and accurately document patients concerns and expectations
  • Identify and respond to emerging issues for the patient and family and report concerns to the appropriate member of the clinical team
  • Communicate with patients who are bereaved in a supportive way and signpost onto other appropriate services when appropriate, following discussion with a member of the genetic counselling team
  • Manage conflict when patients demands are incompatible with professional responsibilities and resources
  • Organising and obtaining familial blood or saliva samples to help confirm diagnosis in proband
  • Write/support the creation of patient leaflets, signposting to existing resources
  • Support clinical genetics colleagues with patients eligible for Whole Genome Sequencing
  • Consent patients for Whole Genome Sequencing using approved documentation
  • Coordinate taking of blood samples for patients requiring genetic testing
  • Coordinate collection of phenotypic data
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, patients and their family members
  • Able to provide patients with information, which may be complex or sensitive
  • Coordinate and supervise housekeeping duties and ordering of all supplies required to consent and collect samples

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualification & Education

Essential

  • Degree or equivalent qualification, knowledge and experience


Desirable

  • Evidence of any education related training programmes pertaining to obtaining informed consent from patients


Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Understanding of the Trust's confidentiality procedures (Data Protection Act, Caldicott guidelines)


Desirable

  • Experience of caring for patients in a professional setting
  • Understanding and knowledge of genetics
  • Has undertaken the process of approaching and obtaining informed consent from patients
  • Good understanding of medical and clinical terminology


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Good IT skills, specifically in database management, Microsoft Excel and e-Record
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to coordinate collection of data to agreed timescales
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate well (written and verbally)
  • Clear and legible handwriting


Desirable

  • Venepuncture skills


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

317 Trustwide

NE7 7DN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

317-2024-27-012

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