18.958 Genetics Counsellor (Temporary Full Time)

JOB SUMMARY

The Genetic Counsellor is a health professional with specialized training and experience in the areas of medical genetics and counselling. Genetic Counsellors work as members of a healthcare team, providing individuals and families with information on the nature, inheritance and implications of genetic disorders to help them make informed medical and personal decisions. Genetic Counsellors help people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of how genetics contributes to disease. They also serve as patient advocates and refer individuals and families to available support services. Genetic Counsellors serve as educators and resource people for other healthcare professionals and for the general public.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters Degree in Genetic Counselling from an accredited university required.
  • Certification with or eligible to be certified with the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC) or American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC) preferred
  • Minimum one year recent, related genetic counselling experience in a clinical setting required; recent cancer genetic counselling experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of clinical genetics
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite, PowerPoint and data entry and retrieval.
  • A valid Ontario Drivers License and access to a reliable vehicle. 
  • Ability to communicate in the French Language would be an asset.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Co-ordinates and provides cancer genetics counselling services, including risk assessment, testing options, completion of OBSP high risk screening assessment when applicable, production of consultation letters, communication of results, etc. 
  • Supports local monthly cancer genetics outreach clinic, appointment triage, booking, results follow-up, etc. 
  • Provides complete clinic coordination, including triage and appointment scheduling. Oversees clinic schedule and responds to urgent requests as needed.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation. 
  • Provides patient and family with educational material as required. Serves as an advocate for patients and their families. 
  • Assessing psychosocial issues and structures counselling session(s) accordingly.
  • Is able to work independently, but also has strong communication skills and consults with other health care professionals as needed. 
  • Maintains quality assurance in genetic counselling services.
  • Assist referrals to hospital and community based specialists for required services. 
  • Responds to community requests for information related to genetics and high risk breast cancer screening.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
We thank all applicants in advance for their interests, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

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