Medical Geneticist

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Medical Geneticist
(Option to include Metabolic Services)
Full Time or Locum
Posting Date: June 5, 2019
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, up to 0.5 FTE, dependent upon the interest 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 or Locum
Compensation: $391,474 ‐ $446,661 Full Time contract; competitive daily rate locum 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. 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
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 (‐building.php) 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:
Jennifer Grunert, Physician Recruitment Coordinator
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