Specialty Medical Genetics

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Clinical Geneticist

Regular Part-time (0.6FTE)

Provincial Hereditary Cancer Program

Vancouver, BC

BC Cancer

Working towards a world free from cancer, BC Cancer has a mandate that covers the entire spectrum of cancer care, from prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. BC Cancer provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia in partnership with regional health authorities to deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Prince George, along with two research centres that conduct research into the causes and cures for cancer.

The Provincial Hereditary Cancer Program (HCP) has a long tradition of excellence in clinical care, education, and Research. The Program provides genetic counselling and genetic testing for BC/Yukon residents who may have inherited an increased risk for specific types of malignancy. As a Clinical Geneticist, you will use your experience and qualifications to provide quality cancer care to our patients. The scope of clinical practice includes pediatric and adult genetic assessment and counselling, cancer risk assessment, genetic testing and provision of management recommendations for hereditary cancer syndromes. Also important will be the ability to manage secondary or incidental findings from panel based or genome wide sequencing approaches. We are seeking candidates with demonstrable academic achievement who have both superb clinical skills and a keen interest in clinical research.

The successful applicant must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and have or be eligible for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Medical Genetics. Additional post-residency training and/or relevant experience in cancer genetics, pharmacogenomics, or cardiac genetics would be an asset. The successful candidate will be recommended for a clinical faculty appointment at the University of British Columbia. Academic rank, dependent on qualifications, will be recommended by the Department of Medical Genetics of the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine. The position will cover patients around BC and Yukon and will be based out of either the HCP Vancouver or Abbotsford sites, depending on the candidate preferences.

Applications accompanied by a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae directed to Health Match BC

Application deadline: October 8th, 2021

BC Cancer is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. You will be part of a network of more than 2,700 specialized physicians who impact patient care daily, within the largest network of tertiary services in B.C. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

For more information about BC Cancer, please visit the website at: www.bccancer.bc.ca

BC Cancer is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.



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the position can be based in Abbotsford, Victoria, or Vancouver

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