Senior Clinical Scientist / Section Head
Job Reference: 200-DDGW-5159-PM
- St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- £46,274 to £53,901 pa inc
St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services.
With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.
Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.
Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.
St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.
We also provide services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. These include outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, a minor injuries unit, limb fitting services and 70 elderly, intermediate care and rehabilitation beds.
As well as hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist, maternity and community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth.
Senior Clinical Scientist/Section Head for prenatal and genotyping, band 8A
We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic scientist for this management post overseeing the scientific service provision in the prenatal and genotyping section of the Genetics lab. This is a cross-disciplinary section of molecular genetics and cytogenetics/molecular cytogenetics. We are looking for someone with good people skills as well as extensive scientific knowledge and understanding of diagnostic genetics. Experience of training and managing staff would need to be evidenced. You need to be highly organised and pay attention to detail, deal well with pressure and be methodical. Good communication skills are essential as is an aptitude for written communication. You should be a registered clinical scientist with HCPC and have at least four years of experience of running genetics services post-training, preferably including array CGH and karyotyping in addition to molecular technologies.
The genetics laboratory at St George’s is fully merged and restructured. It works closely and is fully integrated with clinical genetics and is developing joint pathology services with the SW London Pathology hub on site. It covers a population of approximately 3.5 million, and functions as part of the SE England network of laboratories serving a larger population. Several specialised services are offered nationally and internationally. The laboratory is spacious, modern and well-equipped with close research links. New innovative developments are underway to enhance the services offered and the lab is committed to moving into new areas of molecular testing for genetics, prenatal testing and pathology. The lab is part of the South London NHS Genomic Medicine Centre, providing samples for the 100,000 genomes sequencing project
For further information please contact Karen Marks or Rohan Taylor on 020 8725 5329/1098 or email Karen.Marks@stgeorges.nhs.uk / Rohan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below.
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