The purpose of this post is to contribute to the provision of a comprehensive, specialist, high quality genetic counselling service for families at risk of inherited diseases in the Genetic Cancer Service at St. James’s Hospital.
In conjunction with the Consultant Geneticist the post holder will:
Comprehend the medical facts, including the diagnosis, probable course of the disorder and the available management;
Appreciate the way heredity contributes to the disorder, and the risk of recurrence in specified relatives;
Understand the options (including genetic testing) for dealing with the risk;
Choose the course of action most appropriate for them;
Make the best possible adjustment to the disorder / risk of the disorder.
Cancer Genetics Service
HOPe (Haematology, Oncology, Palliative Care)
Consultant & Principal Genetic Counsellor
Consultant Geneticist Directorate Operations Manager
Senior Medical Social Worker
€60,724 - €70,045 Incremental credit is normally granted on appointment, in respect of previous relevant experience in the Civil Service, local authorities, health service and other public service bodies.
Ms Sarah Almasry, HOPe Operations Manager;
Phone: 01 416 2697; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To provide expert knowledge, information and psychological support for all patients referred to the service including;
PLANNING, POLICY & SERVICE DEVELOPMENT
RESEARCH, AUDIT & QUALITY ASSURANCE:
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
* The above Role Profile is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. This Role Profile will be subject to review in the light of changing circumstances.
The following ‘Descriptors’ are a further clarification of the behaviours required. Candidates should use these descriptors as a guide when assessing their suitability for this role and also when preparing an example of where they have demonstrated this competency in the past for inclusion in the required Standard Application Form (SAF). Further information relating to the Competency Based Framework.
A level of proficiency in the English language, written and spoken, is a requirement of all roles within St James’s Hospital. You will be required to self assess your proficiency level in the Standard Application Form. In addition, your proficiency in spoken English will be assessed during the interview process appropriate to the role available.
In the course of your employment you may have access to or hear information concerning the medical or personal affairs of patients and/or staff, or other health services business. Such records and information are strictly confidential and unless acting on the instructions of an authorised officer, on no account must information concerning staff, patients or other health service business be divulged or discussed except in the performance of normal duty. In addition records must never be left in such a manner that unauthorised persons can obtain access to them and must be kept in safe custody when no longer required.
A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.
It is the responsibility of all staff across the hospital to ensure that infection control and hygiene standards are adhered to and maintained at all times.
A panel may be formed from which future vacancies will be filled. St James's Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer.