Genetic Counsellor

Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - Hamilton, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Number: 79527
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Juravinski Hospital
Status: Temporary Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 36.8000 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 47.1800
Post Date: Dec 3, 2019, 5:00:00 AM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External: Ongoing

Unit Summary

The Cancer Risk Assessment clinics and High Risk OBSP Genetic Assessment Program are part of the Regional Cancer Programs at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. Health professional services within this program includes genetic counselling, risk assessment and risk management, high risk breast screening and nurse navigation.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Regional Cancer Program Diagnostic Assessment Manager, the Genetic Counsellor participates in the work of the Cancer Risk Assessment Clinics. The duties of this position include reviewing patient records to obtain relevant data, and analyzing and reporting on data selected. Obtaining patient histories to determine risk of hereditary cancer syndromes and performing genetic counselling and education for individuals and families is required. Assessing individuals and families for testing usefulness and/or research eligibility. Liaising with the laboratory for collection and transportation of blood samples and tumor tissue. Liaising with the Genetics Committee and others for advice and direction. Participating in the development of questionnaires and research protocols for assessing individuals and familial risk of cancer and maintaining strict confidentiality of all information. Performing other related duties as assigned.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday; days

This position is temporary until March 2021.


1. Master’s Degree from an (ABGC) accredited Genetic Counselling Program.
2. American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) and/or Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC) certified and/or eligible for certification.
3. Previous experience in a cancer genetics clinic preferred.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of the issues surrounding screening for genetic susceptibility to disease.
5. Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
6. Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills.
7. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of personal computers.


Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement