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Consultant in Clinical Genetics

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
26 May 2023

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Hospital, Genetics
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Consultant Clinical Geneticist (in general genetics and rare diseases). This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our team within the Clinical Genetics Department based at Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Yorkshire Regional Genetics Service (YRGS) provides Clinical Genetics and Genomics services to a diverse population of c.4 million across a large, varied geographical area. The service comprises an experienced team of Consultant Clinical Geneticists, Genetic Counsellors, Genomic Associates and Genetic Research Nurses/Practitioners, as well as Specialty Trainees, Clinical Fellows and trainee Genetic Counsellors, supported by a large clinical administrative team. YRGS is a member of the North East & Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service (NEY GMS), and the service works closely with the Regional Clinical Genetics services based in Newcastle and Sheffield.

YRGS is based at Chapel Allerton Hospital in Leeds, with the Central Lab of the North East and Yorkshire Genomic Laboratory Hub (NEY GLH) situated at the nearby St. Jamess University Hospital. Genetics clinics are held in the Leeds hospitals and at hospitals across the region, including a satellite unit in Hull, and clinics are also held virtually.In addition to providing general and specialist genetics clinics, YRGS contributes to a variety of multidisciplinary services including those with oncology, fetal medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology and musculoskeletal services.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our forward-thinking team. This replacement post will provide the successful applicant the opportunity of working within an innovative and supportive team. There will be opportunities and support to develop a specialist clinical interest, and to contribute to a wide variety of local and regional projects including research and innovation, service development and transformation, and the education and training of medical students, doctors and other health professionals.

The successful applicant should possess MRCP or MRCPCH (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register, or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in Clinical Genetics. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:

What is the role of Clinical Genetics in the evolving Genomic Medicine Service?

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself. The Trust has a budget of £1.1 billion. Our 20,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat over 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A&E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.

Our vision is based on The Leeds Way, which is a clear statement of who we are and what we believe, founded on values of working that were put forward by our own staff. Our values are to be:






We believe that by being true to these values, we will consistently achieve and continuously improve our results in relation to our goals, which are to be:

1. The best for patient safety, quality and experience

2. The best place to work

3. A centre of excellence for specialist services, education, research and innovation

4. Hospitals that offer seamless, integrated care

5. Financially sustainable

Job description
Job responsibilities

This is a full-time Consultant Clinical Geneticist post providing general and specialist Clinical Genetics and Genomics Services. The general activity will provide consultant cover for Leeds and regional paediatric and adult general genetics clinics. The specialist activity may cover areas such as the Genetic Cardiac (Inherited Cardiac Conditions) clinic, prenatal clinics and/or other areas of the post holders interest.

Person Specification

  • Medical degree and membership of a Royal College or equivalent qualification.
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice. YOUR GMC NUMBER MUST BE STATED ON YOUR APPLICATION FOR IT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POST.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.


  • Relevant higher degree (MD, PhD or equivalent).


  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in Clinical Genetics.
  • Specifically, must demonstrate higher specialty training in Clinical Genetics.
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances.


  • Should have completed a recognised training programme in Clinical Genetics by time of appointment.

Research & Teaching

  • Evidence of the ability to carry out medical research.
  • Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.


  • Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff.
  • Previous attendance on Appraisal Techniques and Small Group Teaching Workshops.

Audit, Management & Interpersonal Skills

  • Experience of participation in regular clinical audit.
  • Understanding of current issues in the NHS.
  • *Well organised and skilled in good time management.
  • *Effective interpersonal skills.
  • *Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team.


  • Attendance at recognised management course.

Other Requirements

  • Medically fit to fulfil ALL aspects of the post, and be able to respond quickly to emergencies, as necessary. Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice).
  • *Hold full GMC Registration with a license to practice.
  • *Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via:
  • -CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) CESR (or) international applicants should comply with the GMC specialty registration process:

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one of the biggest NHS trusts in the country, offering a range of both general and specialist hospital services, with excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We have an international reputation for excellence in specialist care, research and academic training.

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