WRHA (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority) provides a spectrum of healthcare services through an integrated network of sites, services and organizations. We’re united by a shared commitment to excellent and equitable healthcare. Genetics and Metabolism provides services to over 5,000 patients annually through clinics and in-patient consultations. This position is sited at Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Winnipeg.
HSC Winnipeg is the largest healthcare centre in Manitoba. We are an interdisciplinary team of nearly 8,000 staff and volunteers who serve people in Manitoba, northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut. As well, HSC plays a special role in providing primary care for the community surrounding the hospital and in the core area of Winnipeg. HSC is formally affiliated with University of Manitoba, whose students learn from us, and where many of our staff teach and do research. We support professional development and well-being through programs such as staff wellness, appreciation, education, and training opportunities.
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.
Provision of Genetic Education.
Research and Professional Development.
Previous related experience in a medical setting including counselling and teaching preferred.
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
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.
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.
Good physical and mental health.
Preference will be given to candidates competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, beliefs, and practices.
This term position may end earlier as outlined in the Collective Agreement.
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 Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, 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.