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Job Title:
Genetic Counsellor III

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Regional Medicine Program
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Health Sciences Centre

Provincial Medicine Program - Medical Genetics
Health Sciences Centre, St. John's
Permanent, Full-Time
Hours75 bi-weekly (8-hour days)
SalaryCG-44 ($40.06 - 47.26 per hour)
Competition Number2019004670
Posted Date26 November 2019
Closing DateOpen until filled

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The Genetic Counsellor III works within the Provincial Medical Genetics Program, based in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The primary purpose of the Genetic Counsellor is to provide counselling to individuals and families who are at-risk for, affected with, or coping with genetic disease(s) in a supportive and non-directive manner. The Genetic Counsellor is an integral member of an interprofessional team providing specialized genetic expertise within a clinical setting, including medical specialists, for the province. The Counsellor works with a high level of autonomy and independence. Services include the coordination of genetic screening, assessment, education and opportunities for family research. There is close collaboration with other Genetic Counsellors and Medical Geneticists. All consults are supervised and cosigned by a Medical Geneticist from the Provincial Medical Genetics Program. This position reports to the Regional Manager, Provincial Medical Genetics and Diabetes.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
A high level of alertness and concentration is required when documenting client information and conducting counselling sessions in consultation with the Geneticist or individually.
Occasionally works in awkward positions, requires constant sitting and occasional standing/walking.
Regularly uses fine finger precision work to operate the computer mouse.
Regularly, lifts objects less than 10 lbs.

Job Qualifications
Master's Degree in Genetic Counselling is required.
Board certification or eligibility for certification with Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC) and/or American Board of Genetic Counselling (ABGC) is required. This certification must be successfully completed within 18 months of hire.
Familiarity with the provision of telephone and Telehealth genetic counselling is an asset.
Demonstrated ability to work independently.
Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, case and time management skills, analytical skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrated strong computer skills including the ability to use Windows and Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to become proficient using new computer programs.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. Otherwise, if this is posted internal and external, we will accept all applications, but preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.