Lab - Based Genetic Counsellor
Nova Scotia Health Authority.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA
6d ago

Department / Program : Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Diagnostic Services & Maritime Medical Genetics

Type of Employment : Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) until 04 / 03 / 2020 x 1 position(s)

Req ID : 33410

Union Status : Non-Union

Compensation : $35.6553 - $44.5691 / hour

Posting Date : April 24 ,2019

Closing Date : Open Until Filled

Start Date : ASAP

The IWK Health Centre 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.

The IWK is committed to a workplace where our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers reflect the patients, families and communities that we serve.

We seek and encourage applicants who reflect our broad diversity, and we are committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth.

Position Summary

The Clinical Genomics Genetic Counsellor works as a member of the laboratory team, providing information and technical support to clients (including : physicians, nurses, genetic counsellors, patients, laboratory staff, and government agencies).

The lab-based genetic counsellor coordinates and tracks specimens, reports and results, acts as a client liaison and serves as an educator and resource for in-house staff, clients, other health professionals and the general public.

Hours of Work

Monday to Friday, 7.5 hour shifts


  • Master of Science or Master of Arts in Genetic Counselling.
  • Certification (or eligible for certification) by the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC), Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) and / or the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABGC) 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.
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    Applications are accepted until 11 : 59 PM on the Closing Date.

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