Specialty Medical Genetics

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BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.

BCW is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is Canada’s third largest university and consistently ranks among the 40 best universities in the world. Primarily situated in Vancouver, UBC is a research-intensive university and has an economic impact of $4 billion to the provincial economy.

Clinical Geneticist
BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre
Provincial Medical Genetics Program
Temporary Full Time Position (6 months)
Vancouver, BC

The BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Medical Genetics invite applications for a Clinical Geneticist position in the Provincial Medical Genetics Program with an appropriate UBC faculty appointment.

The Provincial Medical Genetics Program provides comprehensive genetic services within British Columbia and has a long tradition of excellence in clinical care, education, and research. The scope of clinical practice includes prenatal genetic assessment and counseling, dysmorphology, pediatric genetic assessment, and adult clinical genetics. In addition to regular scheduled clinics, the Clinical Geneticist will also be expected to perform on-call services and outreach clinics. The Program includes a fully accredited Royal College Residency Training Program in Medical Genetics and Canadian College of Medical Genetics fellowships in clinical, biochemical, molecular, and cytogenetics. Salary and appropriate faculty appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and are subject to approval.

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