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Clinical Laboratory Geneticist - BC Children's Hospital & BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

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Clinical Laboratory Geneticist

BC Children's Hospital & BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

Full-time

Vancouver, British Columbia

General Information

The Clinical Laboratory Geneticist works collaboratively with the Division Head and medical staff of the Division of Genome Diagnostics, within the joint care campus of BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre. The Division of Genome Diagnostics is responsible for providing academic pediatric, adult, and maternal-fetal medicine care for the province of BC in conjunction with the other Departmental provincial services, primarily focused on the diagnosis of inherited disease using genetic and genomic approaches.

The Clinical Laboratory Geneticist will provide case interpretation, technical oversight and monitoring of compliance with CCMG/RCPSC/DAP requirements and guidelines and participate in new test development and implementation. They will provide prompt and expert consultative services to physicians and other health care providers and be actively engaged in academic teaching and research as a Clinical Faculty member at the University of British Columbia.

Specific Accountabilities

Medical Expertise
  • Provide consultative services as a clinical Laboratory Geneticist with expertise in constitutional genetic and genomic testing.
  • As a medical specialist collaborate on Division, hospital, and provincial initiatives pertinent to laboratory genetics and genomics care and participate in quality and other administrative committees.

Academic Appointment
  • Recommended for appointment to the Clinical Faculty in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Research
  • Participate in pilot projects assessing clinical utility of emerging diagnostic and screening technologies.
  • Be part of a dynamic team leading the way towards the future of genome-wide sequencing.

Qualifications

This position requires a PhD in Genetics or related field. Candidates must be certified or eligible for certification in Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics, or Genetic & Genomic Diagnostics by the Canadian College of Medical Genetics (CCMG). Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in both molecular and cytogenetics, or a minimum of 3 years' experience working as a clinical Laboratory

Geneticist in a clinical laboratory, and experience or specialized training in laboratory medical

operations.

The successful candidate will also be committed to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).

As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have knowledge of social, economic, political, and historical realities of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, etc.).

Contact

The position will remain open until closed. Your application is to beaccompanied by a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and the name, title, rank and contact information of three references, should be directed to:

Dr. Tanya Nelson

Head, Division of Genome Diagnostics

BC Children's & BC Women's Hospitals

Phone: 604-875-3234

Email: tnelson@cw.bc.ca

Website: www.genebc.ca

About Provincial Health Services Authority

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.

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

BCW and BCCH are both part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). 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.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is 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.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Government unanimous passing of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to meaningful and lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as we move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

About Childrens and Womens Hlth Cntr

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the Child and Family Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia. 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. BCCH and BCW are agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.

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Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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