Saskatchewan Health Authority


Posting Date: May 14, 2024

Position Profile: Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) – Saskatoon and University Saskatchewan (UofS), Department of Pediatrics of the College of Medicine seek a Medical Geneticist. The successful candidate will provide specialist consultative services and will participate in developing and guiding strategies for improving the health and health care of Saskatchewan adults and children. The position provides physicians with protected time for clinical, administrative and academic duties. There is an opportunity to incorporate Metabolics services into this position, based on the interests and experience of the candidate.

We provide a wide range of genetic services for both adults and children. These services include genetic assessment, testing and diagnosis, targeted analysis including cytogenetic, molecular and metabolic investigations. The program provides reproductive (including preconception and prenatal), pediatric, adult and cancer genetic counselling services.

As a team, we anticipate the impact of a specific diagnosis for the family, and educate them about the results of our investigations and possible diagnosis. We make recommendations and referrals as necessary to ensure families have access to the most appropriate medical and social services. Genetic counsellors are available for ongoing emotional support and to discuss family planning issues if necessary.

Employment Type: Full Time
Compensation: $579,394 Full Time contract
Benefits: This is an independent contractor position therefore benefits are the responsibility of the successful candidate.
Location of Practice: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Qualifications/Requirements of the position: Candidates must hold certification or be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Medical Genetics and Genomics and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS).

The City – Saskatoon Shines – With more hours of sunshine than any other major Canadian city and a population of 265,000+, Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan, offering non-stop entertainment opportunities including world class events, festivals and attractions, a strong arts and music focus, and a short drive to the northern lake country. Saskatoon has more golf courses and restaurants per capita than anywhere in North America and is noted for its outstanding walking and biking trails along the riverbank. Excellent educational facilities such as the University of Saskatchewan, home of the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, draw the best minds from around the world creating a youthful vitality and cultural richness evident in every neighbourhood.

The Authority – The SHA is the largest organization in Saskatchewan, employing over 44,000 employees and physicians responsible for the delivery of high quality and timely health care for the entire province. We are driven by the commitment to improve front line patient care for Saskatchewan people, and we are working together to better coordinate health services across the province to ensure that patients receive high quality, timely health care, wherever they live in Saskatchewan.

The University – The beautiful U of S campus is located on the shores of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base and a vibrant cultural life. The UofS is a research-intensive institution with 22,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, and a strong reputation for innovation and excellence. It is home to the newly constructed Academic Health Sciences Complex and two of the largest science projects in the country – the Canadian Light Source synchrotron ( and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization/International Vaccine Centre (

To Apply: SHA supports a shared commitment to a Representative Workforce that is respectful and inclusive of all staff and clients and welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested candidates, please submit your curriculum vitae in confidence to:
Amanda Lee, Specialist – Recruitment and Retention
Practitioner Staff Affairs – Suite 6740 – Royal University Hospital | 103 Hospital Drive | Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8
Please note applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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