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Job title: Genetic Counsellor, Maritime Medical Genetics
Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority
Job description: Department/Program: Medical Genetics, Diagnostic Services & Maritime Medical Genetics
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) until 03/17/2023 x 1 position(s)
Req ID: 136829
Union Status: Non-union, Management/Non Union Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $37.6578 – $47.0721 /hour
Posting Date: June 29, 2022
Closing Date: July 06, 2022 (Applications are accepted until 23:59 Atlantic Time)
Start Date: ASAP
IWK Health is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. IWK Health is committed to employment equity and the reduction of barriers to employment and career growth. We encourage all who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.
Genetic counsellors are health professionals with specific training in the field of genetics requiring a Master of Science degree in genetic counselling. Genetic counsellors provide information, support and counselling to individuals and families who have genetic disorders or birth defects or who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions. As a result of their in-depth training, genetic counsellors are an integral part of the medical genetics team. They greatly enhance clinical genetic service delivery in both the team setting and as independent practitioners of healthcare. Genetic counsellors also serve as educators, patient advocates, and genetic expertise resources for health professionals.
The Maritime Medical Genetics Service at IWK Health is the only provider of comprehensive genetics service in the Maritime Provinces. The Genetic Counsellor provides care at the IWK, as well as virtual care to outlying regions and outreach clinics to PEI, and NB. Our patient population includes prenatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations. This temporary position will involve mainly adult and pediatric general genetics service but could include other areas of practice over time depending on the clinical needs of the service.
Hours of Work
Monday to Friday, 7.5 hour shifts
- Masters Degree in Genetic Counselling, and certification (or eligible for certification) by the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors and/or the American Board of Genetic Counselling required.
- Experience working in a similar position preferred.
- Must be highly motivated.
- Demonstrated experience working independently required.
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team required.
- Superior communication and interpersonal skills required.
- Competencies in other languages an asset: French preferred.
Thank you for your interest in IWK Health. We will only contact those applicants selected for interview/testing. Applicants we invite to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.
Please note: our offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials.
Additionally, as per Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Vaccine mandate, any offer of employment will be conditional upon submitting proof of full vaccination status. Medical exceptions or any other kind of requested exception based upon the Health Centre’s obligations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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