Job opportunity: NSW Statewide Transitional Genomic Clinic Co-ordinator/Clinical Nurse Consultant

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Employment Type: 0.6FTE / 3 years – 1FTE / 2 years
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Consultant

Introduction
This new genomic clinic co-ordinator position has been created to organise the GenomeConnect transition of care (childhood to adult service) clinics at the SCHN and Liverpool under the supervision of clinical geneticists. This position could suit an Australian or international clinical nurse consultant with an interest in developing knowledge and skills in the use of genetic and genomic testing in clinical practice and expanding their academic portfolio. The genomic clinic co-ordinator will be a key member for this exciting new health initiative and will provide comprehensive genomic clinic support. This role will involve, clinic organisation and patient liaison, facilitation of genomic testing, maintenance of clinical records and the development of planning documentation for models of care for genomic medicine in NSW. GenomeConnect is a clinical academic group supported by the multi-institution Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE). Additional opportunities for teaching and academic roles through the SPHERE associated UTS Master of Genetic Counselling may be possible.

Where you’ll be working
The position will be as a secondment from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) an international leader in brain research. This position has time flexibility between 0.6 – 1FTE for up to 3 years from commencement. Most days will be based with the Liverpool and Children’s Hospital Westmead Genetics services, and quarterly clinics will alternate between those sites.

Genomic testing training and analysis opportunities will be based at the Sydney Children’s Hospital campus and NSW Health Pathology, Randwick.

What you’ll be doing
You will be involved with initial development of the model of care for providing the genomic clinic. You will receive, screen and triage patients (referrals), provide support to the clinical geneticist at the consultation, assist with arrangement of required samples, arrange patient contact with genetic support services and co-ordinate multidisciplinary team attendance in the transition of care genomic clinics.

Weekly genomic analysis training will also be a significant component of this position and will be based at the UNSW/Randwick Hospitals campus.

This role will involve liaison with the senior executive of GenomeConnect in project management, contribution to regular genomic meetings and education sessions, and the development of teaching modules involving genomic testing for colleagues and students. Liaison with genomic laboratories and the promotion of the role of genomics in rare disorders and transition of care will be part of this role. The writing of case reports and other research studies related to the clinic will be encouraged.

Essential Criteria
Vaccination: Category A
Criminal Checks: Working with Children Check and National Check
Qualifications: Current undergraduate or post graduate qualification in nursing

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Selection criteria:

  • Registered Nurse with a current Licence to practice from Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and minimum 5 years full time equivalent post qualification experience
  • Experience in project management, grant management and research data collection
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • High levels of computer literacy
  • Advanced decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and show initiative

Insights and/or experience in medical genomics desirable.

For enquiries and position description, please contact: A/Prof Tony Roscioli – t.roscioli@neura.edu.au.

Please send your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to: hr@neura.edu.au

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