Trillium Health Partners

Position: Cytogenomicist
Department: Laboratory Medicine and Genetics
Posting ID: 2024- 37343
Status: Permanent Full Time
Site: Credit Valley Hospital
Shifts: Monday to Friday -Day shift
Posted: May 7,2024
Posting end date: May 31, 2024

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Our Mission: A New Kind of Health Care for a Healthier Community
Our Values: Compassion, Excellence, Courage
Our Goals: Quality, Access, Sustainability
Our Enablers: People, Education, Innovation, Research

The Regional Genetics program at Trillium Health Partners-Credit Valley (THP) Site consists of both clinical and laboratory genetic services. Specialists include clinical geneticists (physicians), laboratory cytogenomicists (PhD), genetic counselors (MSc) and technologists (MLT) with subspecialty training in cytogenetic, molecular genetics or both.

Job Description:
• Reviews laboratory results and interprets data in the context of clinical patient data.
• Uses resources effectively to design patient-specific genetic experiments
• Reviews current medical literature thoroughly to ensure accuracy of reporting.
• Is accountable for quality assurance, test development and method validation.
• Provides guidance and direction to laboratory staff.
• Liaises with referring clinicians as needed.
• Collaborates with other regional clinical and laboratory geneticists.
• Maintains medical knowledge through continuing education (maintain MOC, as well as attend rounds, journal clubs and scientific meetings)

• PhD and/or MD demonstrating expertise in clinical cytogenetics and/or clinical molecular genetics.
• Active Member of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (Single certification in Genetic and Genomic Diagnostics (GGD) or dual certification in Molecular Genetics and Cytogenetics) OR the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (Dual certification in Molecular Genetics and Cytogenetics, or single certification in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics)
• Experience in leadership and team building/collaboration.
• Experience in advanced genetic laboratory applications (array technologies, next generation sequencing) Collaborative team player with excellence in oral and written communication.
• Proficiency in critical thinking, problem solving and organization.
• Experience with maintaining quality indicators, proficiency and performance through external quality assessments.
• Experience in test development, validation, licensing and implementation.
• Proficiency with implementing bioinformatic pipelines and commercially available analytical software.

Internal candidates who believe they possess the necessary qualifications and experience for this position and who have been in their current position for at least six (6) months are encouraged to apply.

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Trillium Health Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing, based on our values compassion, excellence and courage. To be Better Together, we commit to fostering a respectful workplace culture that promotes a safe and supportive environment for everyone who provides care, supports caregiving, receives care or visits the hospital.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Trillium Health Partners is identified under the French Language Services Act.

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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