Genomics Consultant Clinical Scientist

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


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Job summary

The Genomics and Molecular Medicine department is a newly formed department incorporating Molecular Diagnostics, Molecular Genetics and Cytogenetics; working closely with the Haematological Malignancies department and Clinical Genetics Services at NUH; as well as the East NHS Genomic Laboratory hub.

As a result of retirement, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a forward thinking, highly conscientious, motivated and passionate Consultant Clinical Scientist to take the lead in the Cancer section within the Genomics and Molecular Medicine Service.

Working alongside the Senior Management team, you will use your clinical knowledge to help shape and develop the department to deliver a cancer service at the 'cutting edge' of diagnostic capability and national change. The position involves day to day management of the cancer section, (which includes cytogenetics and molecular diagnostic testing) as well as working closely with the Service Manager and Clinical Lead to ensure successful development of the service.

Applications are invited from Clinical Scientists who have a background/interest in the Cancer genomics field, that possess FRCPath.

Main duties of the job

You will be a highly motivated individual with a positive attitude to change and a proven record of resource management and team building, as well as evidence of leadership. The candidate should have excellent organisation, interpersonal and communication skills. Duties include but are not limited to:

Provide strong visible leadership to the cancer section.

Advise on appropriate investigative strategies in complex clinical situations.

Take the lead responsibility for managing the cancer section

Inspire staff, model leadership behaviours and support a development culture where staff are empowered and accountable for service improvement at a local level

Lead on the operational implementation of new policies across the service and genomic laboratory hub.

Be accountable for implementing local strategic plans.

Be responsible for managing the workforce effectively in line with Trust policies, procedures and legislative requirements.

Work closely with other members of the East GLH senior management team to mobilise and deliver the NHS Genomic Medicine Service for East GLH, according to the NHSE Service Specification and requirements of NHSE Genomics Unit.

Ensure quality and safety is in line with ISO 15189:2012 standards and Care Quality Commission regulatory arrangements for diagnostic services.

About us

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in Nottingham. It is based in the heart of Nottingham and has three main sites. We provide services to over 2.5 million residents of Nottingham and its surrounding communities. We also provide specialist services for a further 3-4 million people from across the region.

The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experience. Our colleagues value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping our organisation that continues to put patient care first.

Whatever the challenges ahead, were prepared to face them as one team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For main responsibilities and job description please refer to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • FCPath or equivalent in relevant scientific subject
  • Registered Clinical or Biomedical Scientist with HCPC
  • Evidence of CPD
  • PhD or equivalent
  • Awareness of national policies affecting the NHS and Genetic Testing


  • Management qualification or equivalent experience



  • To have a thorough knowledge of laboratory genetic technologies and medicine, quality assurance and quality management
  • Able to perform risk assessments and resolve issues or investigate complaints relating to the service as part of Clinical Governance.
  • Fully conversant with COSHH regulations and their application to laboratories.
  • To have a good knowledge of managerial processes within the Trust and NHS.
  • Experience of membership of committees within department.
  • Knowledge of UKAS standards and GLH quality management system and ability to monitor their compliance.
  • Experience of leadership of small groups.
  • Involvement in service planning and development and knowledge of quality management and accreditation systems
  • Experience of teaching students, laboratory and medical staff in formal and informal settings.
  • Experience of line management of groups of scientific areas
  • Evidence of participation in National scientific or research working groups or forums
  • Sound knowledge of Health and Safety issues.
  • To have developed an expertise in one or more specialised clinical areas


  • To have sound basic knowledge in other areas of Pathology
  • Experience of committees at directorate or Trust level.
  • Good knowledge of financial management and procurement.
  • Experience of delivering programmes of change within an acute NHS setting including role redesign

planning and organising skills


  • Able to organise, prioritise and manage activities effectively.
  • Exceptional organisation skills
  • Able to maintain intense concentration on important tasks despite interruption
  • Able to supervise other staff undertaking service work/project
  • Experience of validating new services and technologies and implementing into practice


  • Strategic vision
  • Knowledge of Bioinformatics

analytical Judgement skills


  • Able to advise clinical colleagues or other health professionals on investigations and interpretation of results in, complex situations also utilising data from other specialities
  • Able to recognise patterns of abnormality and relate them to clinical situations and provide appropriate clinical advice
  • Able to analyse highly complex information from out with the service as well as within and use to evaluate differential diagnoses.
  • Excellent problem solving skills using teams as appropriate


  • Business focused
  • Sensitive to clinical and political demands

Communication and relationship skills


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build successful teams
  • Able to work collaboratively with partner organisations
  • Ability to influence and motivate staff to deliver challenging targets
  • Ability to deal with distressing and confrontational situations.
  • Able to advise clinical colleagues or other health professionals on investigations and interpretation of results in, complex situations also utilising data from other specialities
  • Able to recognise patterns of abnormality and relate them to clinical situations and provide appropriate clinical advice
  • Able to analyse highly complex information from out with the service as well as within and use to evaluate differential diagnoses.
  • Able to provide leadership to small teams within the department and provide professional leadership on a wider scale. Able to prepare and present complex scientific and clinical information at local and national meetings to large audiences.
  • Able to challenge with confidence established scientific and clinical views using reasoned argument, personal knowledge and research findings.

Physical Skills


  • IT skills to manage and report on complex performance management information


  • Excellent specialist technical, analysis and interpretative skills at Genomic level.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


City Campus

Hucknall Road



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Amanda Corkill


Date posted

03 December 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 8c


£65,664 to £75,874 a year Per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

City Campus

Hucknall Road



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