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Clinical Geneticist - BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

Clinical Geneticist

BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, Provincial Medical Genetics Program

Short-term Locum Position

Vancouver, BC


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


The BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Medical Genetics invite applications for a Clinical Geneticist position in the Provincial Medical Genetics Program.


The Provincial Medical Genetics Program provides comprehensive genetic services within British Columbia and has a long tradition of excellence in clinical care, education, and research. The scope of clinical practice includes prenatal genetic assessment and counseling, dysmorphology, pediatric genetic assessment, and adult clinical genetics. In addition to regular scheduled clinics, the Clinical Geneticist will also be expected to perform on-call services and outreach clinics. The Program includes a fully accredited Royal College Residency Training Program in Medical Genetics and Canadian College of Medical Genetics fellowships in clinical, biochemical, molecular, and cytogenetics. Salary and appropriate faculty appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and are subject to approval.


Candidates for this position will have an M.D. or equivalent degree, must be eligible for permanent licensing in the province of British Columbia, as well as having specialist certification in medical genetics with either the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists, or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Candidates will also be considered if they possess comparable training and certification from other countries. Compensation will be determined by qualifications and clinical experience according to the Provincial Medical Services Plan.


Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.


Applications, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae should be sent to:

(References should be available upon request)


Dr. Linlea Armstrong

Medical Director

Provincial Medical Genetics Program

C201 – 4500 Oak Street Vancouver, BC Canada V6H 3N1 Tel: 604-875-3495

Fax: 604-875-3490

Email (in care of Deborah Yee, Program Secretary):



BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.


BCW is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:


Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.


The University of British Columbia (UBC) is Canada’s third largest university and consistently ranks among the 40 best universities in the world. Primarily situated in Vancouver, UBC is a research-intensive university and has an economic impact of $4 billion to the provincial economy.


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PHSA, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre and UBC are committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.