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Genetic Counsellor


This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted January 11, 2019.

The Role:

We are recruiting for a Genetic Counsellor to join Medcan’s growing high performer Genetics team.

The Accountabilities:

  • Provide client-centred care as part of fast-paced, collaborative and multidisciplinary team
  • Provide genetic counselling to a healthy adult population, including (but not limited to): hereditary cancer, hereditary heart disease, pharmacogenomics, common complex disease, prenatal and reproductive health indications
  • Contribute to the interpretation of genetic and genomic test results and perform basic variant classification analysis
  • Contribute to research processes and methodologies
  • Function as a resource to other members of the Medcan team, other health care providers outside of Medcan and liaise with the public
  • Assess psychosocial issues and structure counselling session(s) accordingly
  • Supervise Genetic Counselling students
  • Coordinate with other clinic staff to ensure a great client experience

The Requirements:

  • Masters of Science in Genetic Counselling from an accredited program
  • Certification (or eligible for) by the Canadian Association of Genetic Counselling (CAGC) and/or the American Board of Genetic Counsellors (ABGC)
  • 2 or more years of experience in genetic counselling
  • French speaking, an asset
  • Professional knowledge of the rapidly changing principles and practice of medical, clinical and laboratory genetics
  • Forward-thinking with a commitment to the advancement of genetics/genomics and genetic counselling services in the primary care setting
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Superior critical thinking, organizational, time management, decision-making and continuous learning skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and collaborative teamwork skills
  • Highly developed computer skills and/or the ability to learn new computer programs

This is a full-time role scheduled during business hours Monday through Saturday and will start in August 2018.

The position offers an attractive total compensation package including a base salary, performance incentives, a comprehensive benefits plan and a genuine opportunity to grow at one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. The position also offers outstanding health and wellness benefits through Medcan’s Live Well program.

We can offer you a great working environment and an opportunity to let your excellence shine. In your cover letter please include why you wish to align yourself with Medcan and how you believe you can add value to our organization.

Qualified applicants are invited to forward their resume to

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls and no agencies please.

Skills Required

  • Education level: Professional
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years


Salary: N/D