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Clinical Coordinator, Provincial Medical Genetics Program - BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
10 days ago
Clinical Coordinator, Provincial Medical Genetics Program

BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

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 Clinical Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the day to day functioning of the discipline through activities such as scheduling, staffing, resource allocation, supervision and providing orientation and clinical mentoring to designated staff. The Clinical Coordinator reports to the Program Director and liaises with the Program Director and Medical Director in the planning, development and evaluation of programs and services related to genetic counselling. Provides genetic counselling to individual patients and their family members.

What you'll do

  • Plan, implement and evaluate Genetic Counselling services delivery for designated patient care areas through methods such as identifying service gaps or recommending changes to improve service delivery in collaboration with the Practice Leader.
  • Coordinate and facilitate arrangement of assignments to provide coverage in cases of unplanned staff absences of unusual workload, provide guidance and troubleshooting of staffing/scheduling issues and workload assessment and consult with Program Manager, Practice Leader, schedulers and other team members to maintain coverage of designated service areas with appropriately trained discipline staff.
  • Coordinate genetic counselling clinics by performing duties such as assigning a genetic counsellor and/or medical geneticist to each referral and scheduling lower mainland and outreach clinics as per referrals by region.
  • Participate in the recruitment and retention activities for the discipline. Identify staffing needs and works with the Practice leader in the recruitment, orientation and monitoring of the discipline staff, including casuals. Represent the discipline in the screening and selection of discipline staff.
  • Supervise assigned staff including genetic counsellors, and clerical staff by performing duties such as selecting or participating in the selection of staff, scheduling and coordinating work assignments, evaluating employee performance independently and/or in conjunction with Medical Leaders and determining related training and orientation requirements. Forward information on unresolved work issues to the Program Director for response.
  • Provide input to the Practice Leader regarding performance planning of designated staff and act as a clinical mentor and coach. Ensure that clinical supervision to staff is provided as required and to meet regulatory and collective agreement requirements.

What you bring
  • Graduate of an accredited Masters program in Genetic Counselling.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a medical genetics clinic including a minimum of two (2) years experience in genetic counselling and a minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Board eligible or Board Certified with the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors and/or the American Board of Genetic Counselling.

You are able to:
  • Communicate effectively with patients, families, other professional staff and the general public. Demonstrated ability to lead teams and to promote teamwork.
  • Work independently and co-operatively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Understand hereditary syndromes, genetic testing and clinical guidelines.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing to communicate effectively with patients, families and staff.
  • Accept responsibility, make decisions, delegate work and teach.
  • Supervise and provide clinical guidance to others.

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: Regular, Full-Time

Wage: $41.37 to $51.72 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0800-1600
Requisition Number: 121079

What we do

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education. BCW is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages 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.

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PHSA and BCW are committed to employment equity, 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, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

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