Consultant in Clinical Genetics

Exeter, Devon
23 Apr 2018
20 May 2018
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 supervise Genetic Nurse/Counsellors.

Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust hosts one of the 13 Genomic Medicine Centres in England for the 100,000 Genomes Project for improving health outcomes through genome sequencing and clinical data. The post-holder will recruit patients and be involved with the project.

RD&E is a teaching hospital within the University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS). The hospital also has excellent links with Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Peninsula Clinical Genetics teaches undergraduate and post-graduate students at both universities, including for the MSc in Genomic Medicine run by UEMS.

The historic cathedral city of Exeter is a vibrant city with a good range of shops, restaurants, theatres, cinemas etc. and excellent schools situated in the middle of the South West Region, with easy access to the spectacular coastlines and countryside of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail and road links (London is only just over 2 hours away by train) and has an international airport.

Further enquiries are welcomed by Dr Emma Kivuva, Consultant and Lead Clinician, on Exeter 01392 405726 or

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Please note that you should make clear on your application either the date on which you were admitted to the GMC’s Specialist Register, or, if a Specialist Registrar, the date on which you will receive the award of CCT, and provide appropriate evidence of this.

Closing Date: Sunday 20th May 2018

Interview Date: Thursday 28th June 2018

In submitting an application form you authorise the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process, should you be appointed to the post.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history. 

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit): 
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. The UK Border Agency 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 UK Border Agency website.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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