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Principal Genetic Counsellor

Band 8a

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Genetic counselling
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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St Mary's hospital
£42,414 - £49,969 per annum
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Band 8a Principal Genetic Counsellor

An opportunity has arisen through retirement for a Principal Genetic Counsellor Post with particular responsibility as Training Officer for STP Genomic Counselling trainees.

You will need to have a first degree (in genetics, nursing, or biological/social sciences) and a professional qualification (MSc genetic counselling, RGN, etc) plus counselling training of at least 120 guided learning hours. You will also need to have substantive experience as a registered Band 7 genetic counsellor and a track record around training and supervising band 6 trainee genetic counsellors.

 As a senior member of the genetic counsellor team you will undertake a range of duties including; independent principal genetic counsellor clinics, genetic register work, pre-natal/urgent referral work including supervision of band 6 & 7 genetic counsellors during their urgency rotas. You will also contribute to a first year academic module of the MSc Genomic Counselling

You must be highly motivated and self-directed in your learning and be able to work autonomously as well as part of team. You will need to have good multidisciplinary working skills and be committed to developing leadership and teaching skills.

You will be offered support for renewal of GCRB reregistration and to attend education days and training for Training Officers. There will be opportunities for CPD through a lively programme of internal seminars and lectures, as well as access to external education and training. 

The Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine covers the North West and is one of the largest genetics departments in the UK. The new hospital complex was completed in 2009, and the clinical department is now situated alongside the laboratory, metabolic and research teams. The clinical and laboratory services have an excellent national and international reputation. 

The first MSc in Genetic Counselling in Europe was established here in 1992. This has been replaced by the MSc in Genomic Counselling, the academic arm of the new Scientist Training Programme (STP) in Genomic Counselling which is coordinated through this department in collaboration with the University of Manchester. 

The department is active in transational research and has a strong commitment to education and training through the 100,000 genome project, MSc Genomic Medicine and MSC Genomic Sciences. There will be many opportunities for you to gain clinical teaching and management experience, and ongoing professional development working in this clinical post as a Band 8a Genetic Counsellor within a large and enthusiastic team of genetic counsellors.


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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

Please contact Rhona MacLeod for further details/informal visits  0161 276 6510 

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4987