Genomics Education and Communications Co-ordinator, North Thames Genomic Medicine Service
2 May 2022
The Genomics Education and Communications Co-ordinator presents an exciting opportunity to help design and deliver the education and communications activities of the NHS North Thames GMS. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about increasing genomic awareness among the NHS workforce, patients and the public.
The Genomics Education and Communications Co-ordinator will work closely with the Workforce and Education and Training (E&T) Lead and Communications and Engagement Manager to deliver a range of activities which will support embedding genomic medicine into mainstream care across the North Thames geography.
The post holder will have a key role in helping to upskill and enable the multi-disciplinary NHS workforce to use genomics safely, effectively and efficiently with a focus on mainstreaming genomic medicine. The overarching role will be to assist the Education and Training lead to implement the Regional Workforce Development and E&T Strategy and delivery plan.
Activities will include working with a wide faculty of educators and supporting communications relating to education, coordination of educational events, development of educational resources, and collation and analysis of educational outcomes to ensure alignment of the educational programme with regional and national strategy.
Through involvement in the communications and engagement initiatives, the post holder will work to support everyone in our region – patients, healthcare professionals (genetic and non-genetic specialists) and the public – to understand the value of genomics and the role it can play in improving the health and care of our population and raise awareness of the North Thames GMS. Activities will include: creation of high-quality communications outputs aimed at healthcare professionals, the public and other interested parties; delivery of media activities; management of social and digital channels; and designing communications activities for the range of genomics projects underway within the North Thames GMS.
The role will also work to support our commitment to bringing patient, public and carer involvement across our activities. The post holder will support the activities of our patient, public and carer panel; collaborate with relevant charities, community networks and patient representative groups to inform and develop public and professional engagement material; and provide support in identifying under-represented groups or individuals and developing a wide range of channels to engage and involve them.