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Genetic Counsellor, Medical Genetics - BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

Genetic Counsellor, Medical Genetics

BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre

Vancouver BC


Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA effective October 26, 2021.


What you’ll do


  • Participate on the clinical team by developing, preparing and completing patient care history files (medical, pregnancy and family history) through interviews with patients and family members. Elicit patient concerns, analyze inheritance patterns, summarize data, and discuss concerns with the Medical Geneticist.
  • Provide genetic counseling and support to patients and family members, both independently (under the direction of a Medical Geneticist) and within the Counsellor/Medical Geneticist team, by providing families with information about particular genetic disorders, inheritance patterns, genetic risk, genetic testing options, available support groups, in addition to assisting the patient/family in coping with the emotional stress associated with a genetic diagnosis.
  • Dictate letters to communicate to the referring and family physician the details and recommendations of a genetic session which are cosigned by the Medical Geneticist.
  • Serve as the liaison person between the referring physician, the patient and the medical genetic physician to assure an understanding of the counseling issues and follow-up recommendations. Contact patient/referring physician with results as needed.
  • Involved as members of multidisciplinary clinics (eg Fetal Diagnostic Service) representing the medical genetics clinic by providing counseling, expertise and recommendations based on medical genetics standards of care.
  • Involved in the academic training of medical students as well as clinical training of residents, fellow and students on rotation in the clinical unit. This includes giving lectures, leading small group sessions, teaching counseling skills and supervising patient counselling sessions.


What you bring

  • Masters degree in Medical Genetics or Genetic Counselling OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Two (2) years recent related genetic experience.
  • Board certified for certification with the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors and/or American Board of Genetic Counselling.


You also have the ability to:


  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Deal effectively with patient/families in crisis.
  • Operate related equipment such as computerized genetic databases/information systems.
  • Physically carry out the duties of the position.


What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Temporary Full-Time
$30.90 to $38.63 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Hours of Work:
Monday-Friday; 0800-1600
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