The Genome Diagnostic Division at the Hospital for Sick Children is currently seeking a Molecular Laboratory Coordinator/Genetic Counsellor to become an integral member of our team dedicated to fostering an environment promoting excellence and innovation in patient care, research and education. Our molecular laboratory is the largest in the country serving over 15 million people. We currently offer testing for over 50 genetic conditions using a variety of molecular diagnostic technologies including next generation sequencing. In this position you will be a key member of the laboratory team, providing information and technical support to clients (referring physicians or genetic counsellors) and laboratory staff. You will coordinate and track testing, inform on reported results, act as a client liaison and serve as an educator and resource for in-house staff, clients, other health care professionals and the general public. You will also be expected to keep abreast of new developments in the area of molecular diagnostics and may participate in translational research projects related to molecular diagnostics.
Here’s What You’ll Get To Do
Serve as primary liaison for laboratory users regarding molecular genetic testing.
Coordinate laboratory office processes related to test intake and reporting, and liason with laboratory users.
Participate in education of laboratory users on selection and significance of laboratory results.
Participate in lab activities for quality assurance programs, and maintain appropriate laboratory standards.
Assist in provision of genetic assessment and counselling on a limited basis.
Function as a community resource by liaising with health care providers as needed and striving to improve the genetic health of individual populations through discovery, application and communication of genetic knowledge.
Participate in teaching/supervisory opportunities in the University of Toronto/SickKids MSc Program in Genetic Counselling.
Here’s What You’ll Need
A Master’s of Science in Genetic Counselling, with certification by (or eligibility for) the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC) and/or the American Board of Genetic Counselling (ABGC).
Professional knowledge of the rapidly changing principles and practice of medical, clinical and molecular genetics.
Superior critical thinking, organizational, detail focused, time management, decision-making, teamwork, teaching and continuous learning skills.
Ability to work independently.
Effective oral and written presentation and communication skills.
Highly developed computer skills and/or the ability to learn new computer programs.
We are hiring one Temporary (13 months) and one Permanent position, both Full-Time (37.5 hours per week).