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Genetic Counsellor, Pathology - LM Labs

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
A month ago

Genetic Counsellor, Pathology

CW Labs

Vancouver, BC

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

The Genetic Counsellor is a medical professional who participates in a team approach to providing genetic interpretation of laboratory data and genetic counseling and support to individual patients, their physicians and families.

What you'll do
  • Communicate genetic interpretation of laboratory data to patients, their physicians and families and provide genetic counseling and support, as part of the laboratory team and in consultation with the Medical Biochemist/ Clinical Chemist.
  • Review reports such as Prenatal Biochemical screening laboratory and inherited disorders results and communicate 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; contact 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.
  • Participate in rounds by preparing and presenting case studies.

What you bring
  • Masters degree in Medical Genetics or Genetic Counseling or two 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 also 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.
  • Operate related equipment (i.e. 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.
  • 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: Casual
$36.32 to $45.41 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9

What we do

Lower Mainland Laboratories (LM Labs) provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of BC, including acute care hospital laboratories and specialty laboratories. Lower Mainland Laboratories 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.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and LML 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.

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