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Halifax Nova Permanent Posted: Monday, 11 February 2019
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Department/Program: Maritime Medical Genetics, Diagnostic Services & Maritime Medical Genetics
Type of Employment: Regular Hourly PT (80% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Req ID: 28015
Union Status: Management, Management/Non Union Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $39.5676 - $52.5733/hour
Posting Date: November 21, 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Start Date: ASAP

The IWK Health Centre is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. The IWK is committed to a workplace where our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers reflect the patients, families and communities that we serve. We seek and encourage applicants who reflect our broad diversity, and we are committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth.

Position Summary

Responsible for the planning, coordination, evaluation and improvement of patient and family-centered services for Maritime Medical Genetics, while striving to ensure a collaborative continuum of care with internal and external partners. The Maritime Medical Genetics Service delivers a comprehensive genetic consultation service to patients from all three Maritime Provinces. Care is offered by different means including inpatient, ambulatory, outreach, telehealth and telephone. The Clinical Manager liaises with other healthcare institutions to coordinate and navigate rules and regulations of each province in order to accomplish effective service planning.

Major responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to human resource management, fiscal management, professional/staff development, leadership, quality service delivery and program service development. Essential components of this position include a high degree of evidence based decision-making, creativity, interpersonal skills, self direction, initiative, critical thinking, professional development and informational roles to perform a wide variety of technical, human, conceptual, leadership and financial management functions and behaviors.

Hours of Work

Monday - Friday.


  • Masters Degree in Genetic Counselling, and certification (or eligible for certification) by the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors and/or the American Board of Genetic Counselling required.
  • Minimum five (5) years in a clinical role plus two (2) years related management/leadership experience.
  • Previous experience in a complex healthcare organization preferred.
  • Demonstrated high degree of independent decision-making, creativity, self-direction, motivation, change management knowledge, and team building/leadership skills.
  • Ability to facilitate excellence in patient and family cantered care by fostering collaborative inter-professional practice.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), presentation and interpersonal skills required.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications required.
  • Competencies in other languages considered an asset; French preferred.

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Halifax Nova, Canada
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
2019-02-11 8:10:32 PM

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