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Clinical Fellow in Clinical Genetics

Employer
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Harrow
Salary
£37,068 to £57,570 per annum
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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Profession
Specialist doctor, Genetics
Grade
Fellow
Hours
Full Time
Setting
Hospital

Job Details

Providing genetic healthcare to patients referred to the Northwest Thames Regional Genetics Service. This comprises running clinics for all type of referrals, with a special focus on prenatal referrals (pregnant couples), which are often ad hoc and urgent consultations. For prenatal referrals, the main tasks will be to counsel the parents about the condition in their unborn baby, discuss further genetic testing and organising the latter when parents opt for it. Part of the role is to attend multidisciplinary meetings with Fetal Medicine Consultants of the regional Fetal Medicine Units, which are located in hospitals and NHS Trusts in the region: Queen Charlotte Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, St Mary's Hospital, Luton and Dunstable Hospital, UCLH, Northwick Park Hospital, Barnet Hospital, Watford General Hospital, and the Lister Hospital. When prenatal genetic testing will occur, regular contact with the local Genomic Laboratory Hubs (located in GOSH and Cambridge) will be needed. The role also involves monitoring that laboratory results are returned in a timely manner, and discussing results with the laboratory, Fetal Medicine Units, and the parents.

In addition to prenatal referrals, the clinical fellow will also run some general genetics clinics, involving referrals for children and adults with a wide range of genetic conditions or a suspicion thereof.

Main duties of the job

Seeing ad hoc referred pregnant couples with a genetic issue in their families or unborn child, including arranging prenatal genetic testing and all the associated logistics running regular clinics contributing to MDTs with FMU specialists and laboratory scientists and being part of the (several times a month) daily departmental on-call rota, dealing with urgent referrals and queries.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:

  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Draft job plan for full-time post (negotiable)

Completed by: Jan Cobben

Date: 31/01/2024

Day

Morning

Afternoon

Monday

MDT Fetal Medicine Unit Queen Charlotte Hospital

Ad hoc referrals / Clinic supporting administrative tasks

Tuesday

Preparing clinic and ads hoc consultations

Regular genetics clinic (1x/2 weeks)

Ad hoc on call rota

Wednesday

Internal and Laboratory MDT meetings

Ad hoc referrals / Clinic supporting administrative tasks

Thursday

Clinic supporting administrative tasks

Regular Genetics clinic

Friday

MDT Fetal medicine Unit UCLH / on ad hoc basis see patients in Queen Charlottes FMU

Ad hoc referrals / Clinic supporting administrative tasks

This is a provisional job plan and will be mutually agreed with the Medical Director Lead of Women and Children division.

On occasion and as patterns of service provision evolve and change, further rescheduling of clinical sessions may take place, following negotiation with the service and clinical directors.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • MRCP Qualification

Desirable

  • Teaching MD, PHD or equivalent

Registration
Essential

  • GMC registered Medical Practitioner

Desirable

  • GMC specialist registration or within 6 months of CCT

Knowledge & Expertise
Essential

  • IT Skills and Computer Literacy
  • Broad based training or interest in Clinical Genetics and its subspecialties
  • Broad based general professional training in general medicine

Desirable

  • NHS experience within the last 3 years

Teaching
Desirable

  • MD or PhD
  • Evidence of ongoing interest and achievement in research
  • Experience of teaching and training undergraduates, postgraduates and junior medical staff

Management & Audit
Essential

  • Good communication skills and understanding of the sensitivities when dealing with pregnant patients
  • Understanding the principles of clinical governance and its implications
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively.
  • Ability to plan strategically and to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures
  • Ability to motivate and develop the multi-disciplinary team, balancing departmental and personal objectives.
  • IT skills and computer literacy

Research/ publications
Desirable

  • Publications in peer review journals

Language
Essential

  • Able to speak and write English to the appropriate high standard necessary to fulfil the job requirements

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Company


London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country. Our team of more than 8,000 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of approximately one million people providing hospital and community services to the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

As well as delivering community services across four London boroughs from multiple sites we run major acute hospital services at:

  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country’s top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark’s Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for colorectal disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, which also offers a range of outpatient services and urgent care centre.

We also provide specialist care at Meadow House Hospice. We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • Honesty
  • Equality
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

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