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Consultant in General Clinical Genetics


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Clinical Genetics
Full Time - 10 PA
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
From £76,761 p.a excl. LZ (pro rata)
20/01/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Specialist Ambulatory Services Directorate

Clinical Genetics, 7th Floor, Borough Wing, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital

Consultant in General Genetics

From £76,761 p.a excl. LZ (pro rata)

Part Time/Full Time

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is made up of two of London’s best known teaching hospitals and employs over 13,650 staff and have over 2 million patient contacts a year. Our annual turnover is now £1.3 billion.    

We are seeking to appoint a Consultant with extensive clinical, training and teaching experience in General Clinical Genetics. 

The department of Clinical Genetics provides a comprehensive clinical and diagnostic service to a population of nearly four million.  The department is part of the Specialist Ambulatory Services directorate (Genetics, Rheumatology, Infection, Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV, Lupus, Dermatology and Allergy) at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and the academic Division of Molecular Genetics and Development in King’s College London, which has a strong research interest in genetics of cancer, complex diseases, Huntingdon’s Disease and genetic epidemiology.  

The Genetics Centre has major interests in cardiac genetics, neuromuscular disorders, chromosome and renal disorders, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, cancer genetics and genetic counselling. The department has a reputation for delivering innovative care, with fully integrated clinical and laboratory services based on one site and benefiting from close links with extensive research groups. 

Routine and complex multidisciplinary clinics are held at Guy’s and a number of outreach clinics at various locations throughout South East England. There will be opportunities to develop specialist expertise complimentary to the department’s interests. 

In addition, we have been designated as a Genomics Medicine Centre as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project, with active involvement in the recruitment of around 10,000 patients, and clinical interpretation of genomic data, together with education and research allied with this exciting project.

You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold Licence to Practice and be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT or equivalent, in Clinical Genetics, at interview stage. 

The post-holder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years) and therefore this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

As an organisation, we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.  This includes asking certain groups of staff to work more flexibly so that we can offer services to patients in the evenings and at weekends.  We regard this flexibility as essential if we are to continue to provide first class patient care in the future.  As a result, any offer of employment to a consultant post will be subject to you agreeing to work a new more flexible pattern of working in the future if required and in accordance with the provisions of the new Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust consultant contract.

Please apply online quoting reference number CON430. 

Closing date: 20/01/2018, midnight.

Interview date: 09/02/2018 

Please note that we will only accept online applications.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

For further information, please contact Dr Deborah Ruddy (, Head of Service or Dr Muriel Holder (, Lead for General Genetics (department telephone number: 020 7188 1364)..

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.