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Antenatal Screening Counsellor - QMUL20798

Department: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Salary: £34,220- £37,076 pa inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL20798
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 14-Jan-2020
Closing date: 04-Feb-2020

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WOLFSON INSTITUTE OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

Antenatal Screening Counsellor

£34,220- £37,076 pa inclusive

The Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine is looking to fill a post providing Antenatal Screening Counselling duties for this friendly and active teaching and research Institute based at Charterhouse Square in the City.

This role involves the processing of screening results and the provision of information to women both prior to the screening test, and post-test counselling as part of the day to day running of the screening programme. Excellent communication and counselling skills are required as well as discretion and tact.

Good organisational skills and the ability to work independently and deal effectively and courteously with people are essential. A sound understanding of screening and the theoretical aspects of Down’s syndrome and open neural tube defects, the published literature and developments in the area are essential to the role. Duties will also include participation in one day study days for midwives and health professionals, and assisting with teaching of Problem Based Learning to students of Barts and the London school of Medicine and Dentistry.

This post would be suitable for someone with a midwifery/nursing background who has experience of antenatal screening and is looking to move into the service/academic sector.

The post is full-time or not less than 4 days per week. The salary will be in the range £34,220 – 37,076 pa (including London weighting, and pro rata).  Working hours will usually be 09.00am to 5.00pm, although some flexibility may be required when covering early evening clinic duties. The benefits package includes 30 days annual leave (pro rata for part time) plus 4 College closure days; a defined benefit pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Wayne Huttly on 020 7882 6287, email w.j.huttly@qmul.ac.uk or Sue Shaw-Hawkins on 020 7882 6224, email s.shaw-hawkins@qmul.ac.uk.

Application enquiries should be directed to Charterhouse Square Recruitment at recruitment@qmul.ac.uk.

The closing date for the applications is midnight (GMT) on 4 February 2020.

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