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Genetics Counsellor REPOST

Requisition ID: 7384 

Position Number: 20009360

Posting End Date: Open until filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Genetics Program HSC 

Job Stream: Clinical 


Targeted Start Date: ASAP

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $36.339, $37.645, $39.018, $40.363, $41.998, $43.487, $44.976


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Position Overview

Under the direction of the Program Director - Genetics and Metabolism, the incumbent is responsible for the coordination of the applicable genetics/metabolic program involving:

  • Genetic counselling and provision of comprehensive follow up of patients in collaboration with the genetics team.
  • Screening and Assessment.
  • Providing genetic counselling.

  • Administrative Duties.

  • Provision of Genetic Education.

  • Research and Professional Development.


  • Previous related experience in a medical setting including counselling and teaching preferred.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Master’s of Science Degree in Genetics or Genetic Counselling from a recognized training program required.


  • Board eligible/board certified with the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) and/or the Canadian Association of Genetic Counselling (CAGC) required.
  • Eligible for membership with the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CACG) and/or The National Society for Genetic Counselors (NSGC).

Qualifications and Skills


  • Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.
  • Basic knowledge of genetics and counselling skills is required.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise and competence in teaching and counselling.
  • Demonstrated organization skills.
  • Commitment to maintaining and evolving current knowledge in area of expertise through reviewing literature and attending continuing education in-services, workshops and conferences, involvement in research projects as well as participating in the training of Medical and Genetic Counselling students.
  • Ability to work independently but collaboratively with patients, families and healthcare team members.

Physical Requirements

  • Good physical and mental health.


This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.

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