Consultant in Clinical Genetics

Exeter, Devon
25 Aug 2017
25 Sep 2017
Career Level
Contract Type

Full time (10 PAs) or Part time (minimum 6PAs)

Applications are invited for this new post, created as a result of funding awarded by South West specialised commissioners to meet the rising demand for clinical genetics services and changes in referral patterns and provides an exciting opportunity to extend the scope of the service being delivered currently.

Peninsula Clinical Genetics is based at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, and serves a population of ~1.7 million people living in Devon and Cornwall.  The post-holder will join a team of 8 Consultants (6.5 WTE NHS) and 10 Genetic Nurse/Counsellors. The current consultants have expertise in many sub-specialty fields including cancer, cardiac, genomics, neurogenetics, ophthalmic, prenatal, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, renal and skeletal dysplasias. The clinical work will include regular genetics outpatient clinics both at the RD&E and at other locations in the South West Peninsula, for example in Plymouth, Torquay, Truro and Barnstaple. Referral patterns vary and the post will incorporate flexibility in service delivery, which will be extended to all the consultants, with the aim of maintaining the waiting times within national targets and with equity across the region. The post-holder will have the opportunity to develop a special interest which complements those of the existing consultants. They will be expected to manage and supervise Genetic Nurse/Counsellors.

Further enquiries are welcomed by Dr Emma Kivuva, Consultant and Lead Clinician, on Exeter 01392 405726 or to apply click the Apply button.

Closing Date:  25th September 2017.        

Interview Date: 16th October 2017.

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