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Genetic Counsellor, Pathology - BC Children's Hospital

Genetic Counsellor, Pathology

BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver BC, $35.61 to $44.41 per hour


What you’ll do

  • Communicate genetic interpretation of laboratory data to patients, their physicians and families and provides genetic counseling and support, as part of the laboratory team and in consultation with the Medical Biochemist/ Clinical Chemist.
  • Review reports such as Triple Marker Screening laboratory reports and inherited disorders results and communicates to the responsible physician the details and recommendations from the report, following department guidelines and procedures.
  • Serve as a liaison person between the referring physician and the laboratory physician, to assure an understanding of the laboratory data and follow-up recommendations; contacts patients/referring physician with results following department guidelines and procedures.
  • Communicate with patients regarding the implications and processes of laboratory testing.
  • Involved in the academic training of medical students, as well as clinical training of residents, fellows and students on rotation. This includes giving lectures, leading small group sessions and teaching counselling skills.
  • Participate in rounds by preparing and presenting case studies. This includes giving lectures to laboratory staff and students on topics related to genetic interpretation of laboratory data.


What you bring

  • Masters degree in Medical Genetics or Genetic Counseling
  • Two (2) years of recent Genetic Counseling experience acceptable to the Hospital.
  • Board certified or eligibility for certification with the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors and/or American Board of Genetic Counselling.


You will have the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Deal effectively with health professionals and patients/ families in crisis.
  • Organize and prioritize work.
  • Work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Teach others.
  • Operate related equipment (i.e. Computerized genetic databases/ information systems).
  • Physically carry out the duties of the position.


What’s in it for you


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 more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.



Casual Opportunity
Wage: $35.61 to $44.41 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 7.5 hr shifts, with start times between 0800-1000 and end times between 1600-1800
Requisition Number: 103216


What we do



BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia.

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:


PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.