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Consultant in Clinical Genetics

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
£88,364 to £119,133 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Genetics
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time

Come and join us at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston as a Consultant in Clinical Genetics. We are offering a substantive post on a full time or part time basis. The appointed consultant will be based at St Michaels Hospital in Bristol and provide clinics to the population of Avon, Somerset, Gloucester & West Wiltshire, covering all aspects of Clinical Genetics including urgent and prenatal referrals, to8.5PAs for direct clinical care and 1.5SPA (or pro rata if less than full time). 

The successful candidate will hold clinics in Bristol and also be expected to hold clinics at one of our peripheral units in Gloucester, Bath or Somerset. Flexibility of clinic provision according to service needs may be required in discussion with the Lead Clinician, Divisional Director and Clinical Chair. It is expected that the successful candidate will carry out 8 elective clinics per month, some of which may occur by telephone. The appointee will participate in the urgent referrals rota, managing urgent referrals such as ward and foetal medicine cases. He or she will be expected to attend the departmental clinical meetings, laboratory meetings and selected multi-disciplinary meetings on a regular basis. The post will involve liaising with colleagues in other specialities, especially for genomic test interpretation, for the benefit of patient care. The post holder will contribute to the supervision of the Specialist Registrars and Genetic Counsellors seeing patients under their care. 

The successful candidate will be expected to comply with all relevant Trust policies relating to administration of patient care. This includes working to set timescales for the triage of referrals, following the specified process for the management of patients that do not attend (DNA) their appointment, and the completion of all paperwork deemed necessary to support the management of their patients within agreed timescales. Consultants are also expected to work with service managers and clinical colleagues to manage their caseload in a flexible way, to ensure both clinical, national, and local priorities, such as maximum waiting times for referral to treatment, are achieved. 

The management responsibility of the post-holder will be to the Clinical Chair who is responsible to the Chief Executive and Trust Board. The successful appointee is expected to take a full role in the delivery of the Trust’s wide agenda for Governance. The Trust believes in an open learning environment with a clear risk management strategy that allows innovation and improvement in care whilst placing patient safety at the centre of our values. The Consultant will take an active part in the department audit arrangements. There is no regular out of hours on call commitment, but the appointee will participate in the urgent referrals rota, during routine working hours. This is a teaching Trust, and the Consultant will teach medical students as part of the commitment of their Division to undergraduate education.

Our mission is to improve the health of the people we serve by delivering exceptional care, teaching and research every day. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ - our staff are proud to deliver excellent care. As a forward-thinking multi-award-winning Trust, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. 

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