Genetic Counsellor - TELUS Health (Temporary)


Vancouver, BC, CA Montréal, QC, CA Toronto, ON, CA Calgary, AB, CA

Req ID:  41712
Jobs by Category:  Health
Job Function:  Clinical / Medical
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Temporary


TELUS Health Care Centres is a connected network of best-in-class medical centres where our renowned and passionate teams of healthcare professionals can capitalize on TELUS Health’s innovative digital health technology to deliver:


  • Highly personalized care
  • Enhanced patient experiences
  • Precision medicine
  • Easy access to a broad range of services in preventive health, primary care, mental health and occupational health


Our vision is to unite our best-in-class health practices to strengthen our connected care offerings for Canadians. Through the combination of our leading-edge medical clinics and digitization of healthcare, we can effectively deliver services that enable Canada’s workforce, their families and individuals to take better care of themselves. 


Our team and we’ll accomplish together


At TELUS Health Care Centres, we have a mission to deliver the best in proactive healthcare to our customers across the country. As part of that goal we want to offer top-of-class services that are rooted in empathy and technology, always putting the client’s well-being first.


We are looking for an energetic and highly motivated Genetic Counsellor to join our growing genetics team at TELUS Health. The ideal candidate will be collaborative and innovative in providing support to clients and clinical team members. They will empower clients on their health and wellness journey by facilitating access to quality proactive genetic screening and genetic counselling.


What you’ll do


  • As a member of the Clinical Services team, you will be a key contributor to our Genetics program, where you will:
  • Bring clinical knowledge and expertise in proactive genetic testing and communication of results
  • Provide genetic counselling services in the areas of preventive health and wellness including, but not limited to, hereditary adult onset diseases, pharmacogenomics, and carrier screening
  • Review and triage results of genetic testing
  • Liaise with clinical staff across all of our TELUS Health Care Centres, supporting the understanding of medical genetics, genetic services offered and implications of genetic test results
  • Foster collaboration and strong working relationships with all departments
  • Establish relationships within the genetics community on a national basis
  • Be a supportive member of the genetic team as it grows
  • Prepare and present updates regarding status and process flow of the genetics program




What you bring


  • Masters degree in Human Genetics or Genetic Counselling
  • Certification through the American Board of Genetic Counselling (ABGC) and/or the Canadian Board of Genetic Counselling (CBGC), or active candidate status (required)
  • Bilingual, professional proficiency in both English and French an asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Ability to communicate and comprehend genetic test results
  • Strong collaboration and leadership skills
  • Detail-oriented and solution-driven problem solving skills
  • Highly organized with demonstrable success working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated experience working independently (required)
  • Embraces a culture of ownership with the desire to continually improve and try new things




  • 3+ years of clinical experience (preferred)
  • Prior experience working alongside family physicians and nurse practitioners (ideal)


By applying to this role, you understand and agree that your information will be shared with the TELUS Group of Companies’ Talent Acquisition team(s) and/or any leader(s) who will be part of the selection process.


Salary Range:  $61,234-$113,720
Performance Bonus or Sales Incentive Plan:  0%

Actual total compensation will be determined based on factors such as knowledge, skills, performance, experience and location. Additionally, TELUS offers rewarding benefits, which may vary per job function, such as:

  • Comprehensive total rewards package highlighting competitive salary and bonus structures, minimum 3 weeks of vacation, and flexible benefits plan to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Flexibility to work in-office, virtually or a combination of both
  • Generous company matched pension and share purchase programs
  • Opportunity to give back to communities in which we work, live and serve
  • Career growth and learning & development opportunities to develop your skills
  • And much more …

A bit about us

We’re a people-focused, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. 

You’ll find our engaging, high-performance culture personally fulfilling, professionally challenging, and financially rewarding. We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability. Your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

TELUS Health is an IT leader in Canada that focuses on the health sector. Our mission is to improve the way information is being used along the continuum of care to better the health of citizens in Canada and in selected countries.  

Disclaimer:  In accordance with the TELUS Health Solutions Data Center Security Policy, as a condition of employment, all team members whose job functions require they work at a Data Center and/or have access to detailed knowledge of technology related to client service delivery, are subject to a Personnel Security Screening conducted through the Government of Canada.

The health and safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount to TELUS.  Accordingly, we require anyone joining our TELUS Health Care Centres to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Note for Quebec candidates: if knowledge of English is required for this position, it is because the team member will be asked, on a regular basis, to interact in English with external or internal parties or to use English applications or software as part of their tasks.






We’re looking for clinicians, programmers, product developers, sales and marketing people, customer support, and everyone in between. If you have a penchant for turning information into better health outcomes, then we want you to help us develop, implement and manage the most innovative healthcare solutions possible.

We are honoured to be recognized

Physicians using TELUS Health electronic medical records

Pharmacies using our pharmacy solutions

140 million+
Health claims processed using TELUS Health solutions


TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.