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Laboratory Genetic Counsellor

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted August 3, 2022.

Laboratory Genetic Counsellor
Job Number: 98723
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: McMaster University Medical Centre
Organization: GENETICS MUMC
Status: Regular Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 37.8200 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 48.4900
Post Date: Jul 28, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Aug 11, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

The Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP) is a collaborative program funded and operated jointly by Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Hospital. The Program is committed to change and innovation through education, service and research; to bring the highest quality science into health care.

Position Summary

The Laboratory Genetic Counsellor will work to facilitate the ordering and assessment of internal lab genetic testing requests, coordinate pre-analytic review, and assist with case triage. The Laboratory Genetic Counsellor will liaise with laboratory and scientific staff to standardize ordering and workflows, follow-up with clinicians on complicated test orders, and provide education and consultation. The Laboratory Genetic Counsellor will work collaboratively with the Laboratory Manager and Laboratory Directors to develop internal testing strategies, participate in laboratory quality management, standardize test ordering and act as a resource for both laboratory and clinical stakeholders. The Laboratory Genetic Counsellor will work with the Laboratory Directors to obtain clinical or family history, review genetic results and compose case-specific interpretations, as required. The Laboratory Genetic Counsellor will promote the development of the HRLMP’s Genetic Laboratory service through networking with other health care providers, participation in teaching and projects to support patient care.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday, Days


1. Master of Science degree in Genetic Counselling from an accredited program
2. Certification with the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC) and/or the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC)
3. Good interpersonal skills, problem solving ability and flexibility, and the ability to work within a complex health care system
4. Evident skills in both verbal and written communication
5. Knowledgeable about medical practice guidelines and latest standards for genetic testing

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

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 Operations 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