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Medical Director, Provincial Medical Genetics Program At B.C. Women's Hospital & Health Centre


Vancouver, Bc

Job Description

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 a global centre for research and teaching. Surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian West, UBC embraces bold new ways of thinking that attract exceptional students and faculty. It is a place where innovative ideas are nurtured in a globally connected research community, providing unparalleled opportunities to learn, discover and contribute.
Faculty members, students, staff and alumni in the UBC Faculty of Medicine are actively engaged in innovative, leading edge research, education and community service on university and hospital campuses across the Province. Together we aim to create knowledge and advance learning that will make a vital contribution to the health of individuals and communities, locally, nationally, and internationally.
Medical Director, Provincial Medical Genetics Program
BC Women’s Hospital
University of British Columbia, Department of Medical Genetics
Regular Full Time Opportunity
Vancouver, BC
The BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre and the University of British Columbia (UBC), Department of Medical Genetics, invite applications for the Medical Director role in the Provincial Medical Genetics Program.
The Medical Director is responsible for administering one of the largest and most comprehensive clinical genetics programs in the world, located at the BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre. There are 13 full-time and part-time clinical geneticists and more than 20 genetic counselors in the clinical group spanning the pediatric, prenatal, internal medicine, biochemical and molecular genetics. The Medical Director reports to the Head of the UBC Department of Medical Genetics and to the Senior Medical Director, Ambulatory Programs, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre. The position has protected academic time and will include an appropriate University academic rank.
The Provincial Medical Genetics Program provides comprehensive genetic services to the province of British Columbia and has a long tradition of excellence in clinical care, education and research. The scope of clinical practice includes prenatal, pediatric and adult genetic assessment, consultation and management. The Program includes a fully accredited Royal College Residency Training Program in Medical Genetics and Genomics, Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) fellowships in clinical, biochemical, molecular and cytogenetics and a Master of Science program in Genetic Counselling. The Provincial Medical Genetics Program faculty supervises MSc, PhD and postdoctoral trainees in UBC's Medical Genetics, Genome Science and Technology, and Bioinformatics Graduate Programs.
The Department seeks a medical geneticist with demonstrated outstanding clinical, academic and leadership skills, who will foster interactions amongst clinical and research faculty in the Department of Medical Genetics and provide leadership and innovation for the Provincial Medical Genetics Program in the emerging era of Genomic Medicine. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is required. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in independent research and/or scholarship in medical education within an interactive environment and should be an enthusiastic mentor.
Candidates for this position will have a M.D. or equivalent degree, must hold or be eligible for permanent licensing in the province of British Columbia and have specialist certification in medical genetics and genomics with either the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists. Candidates will also be considered if they possess comparable training and certification from other countries. A competitive compensation package is offered, including relocation assistance, if necessary.
For further details regarding this position you may contact:
Dr. Dorothy Shaw
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Phone: (604) 875-3536
To apply, please send a letter expressing your interest along with your curriculum vitae to:
Akosua Tomash
Advisor Physician Recruitment
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Applications will be held in strictest confidence and reviewed as soon as they are received until a suitable candidate is identified. The start date of this position is anticipated to be January 1, 2018 or a mutually agreed upon date.
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PHSA and UBC hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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