Career Opportunities–Join our team!

WHY WORK WITH GENESIS?

Working at Genesis offers you the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of reproductive experts dedicated to providing outstanding patient care.

Since opening our doors in 1995, Genesis has grown to be one of the largest IVF clinics in Canada and a leader in reproductive technology. We offer a comprehensive range of assisted reproductive technologies, including IUI, IVF, ICSI, PGD, surgical sperm retrieval, cryopreservation, oocyte and sperm donation.

Our results—which are among the best in North America— speak to our commitment to research and innovation, our state-of-the-art embryology lab, and to our outstanding staff.

Qualified candidates should email their resume and cover letter to TDixon@genesis-fertility.com.

Administrative Office Manager

We have an immediate opening for a highly motivated, multi-task oriented Office Manager with a passion for women’s reproductive health.

Hours are full time;  5 days a week

This position will support the Vision, Values, Purpose and commitment of Genesis Fertility Centre and at all times be cognisant of the importance of patient safety. Reports to the Operations Director and ensures the provision of confidential administrative and clinical support for the purpose of maintaining accurate patient records and comprehensive patient care. This position assists with patient flow, teaching, data entry and supervised clinical procedures.
Overview:

Reporting to the Operations Director, the Office Manager provides management and leadership for the Administration Department. The  manager will be responsible for smooth operation of the administration department including the overall patient experience, switchboard, booking secretaries, reception and some finance tasks. Some of the tasks below may be delegated, but ultimate responsibility will remain with the Office Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Have the knowledge to train switchboard, booking secretaries, reception and some finance positions
  • Ensure smooth operation of reception, switchboard and booking secretaries.
  • Ensure training plans are sufficient for each position and ensure each employee has completed training plan
  • Keep current on knowledge of each position and will fill in for any of those positions when required (for example sick days, vacation days etc.)
  • Perform admin staff evaluations to congratulate on positives and encourage improvements
  • Responsible for operational control and timely booking of referrals and follow ups
  • Ensure patient satisfaction in their experience with staff in each of the above departments. Resolve minor patient complaints. (major complaints or unresolved issues should be brought to Operations Supervisor)
  • Office, equipment and building maintenance
  • Provide on-going day clinic support for physicians and their patients.
  • Adjust roster (or delegate) in accordance with physicians requests
  • Quickly and efficiently handle all incoming calls which have been directed to the Medical Booking Secretaries voice mails. This includes providing additional support to other secretaries thus ensuring a continued high standard of patient care.
  • Promote quality assurance and risk management activities by methods such as participating in patient surveys, chart audits and providing input to the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Perform receptionist functions such as receiving visitors, answering the telephone, directing calls and taking messages; provide information and assistance in response to inquiries, as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, completion of the Medical Office Assistant certification program plus two (2) year’s recent, management experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Preference will be given to candidates with medical office management experience..

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to assume leadership role in a compassionate, fair manner
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in an environment subject to changing deadlines, stress and interruptions
  • Broad knowledge of computerized patient database programs
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers and applicable software applications
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position

Interested, qualified candidates should send their covering letter and resume to J. Todd Dixon,  Director Clinical Operations, TDixon@genesis-fertility.com.

 

REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST WITH SPECIAL INTEREST IN IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION

Genesis is the largest private fertility clinic in Vancouver BC. We offer the full range of assisted reproductive technologies, including IUI, IVF, ICSI, PGD, surgical sperm retrieval, cryopreservation, oocyte and sperm donation as well as surrogacy cycles.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated, experienced Reproductive Endocrinologist to join our team. This is an associate level position with potential for partnership.

Additionally, the right candidate will possess an enthusiastic, hard working, professional attitude with excellent communication skills and attention to detail.  Education requirement includes MD, OBGYN residency, and REI fellowship.
This is a non-union, full-time day position with weekend and holiday rotations.
We offer a salary of $250,000 with benefits at 3 months, company matching RRSP program, medical and dental upon completion of probation.

Interested, qualified candidates should send their covering letter and resume to J. Todd Dixon,  Director Clinical Operations, TDixon@genesis-fertility.com.

Enquiries are welcome and will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Wellness Wednesday: Stress and In Vitro Fertilization Treatment

effect of stress on IVF

By Susan Lockhart, PhD, MBA, BScN

In the scientific community a number of studies have looked at the impact stress has on the outcomes of fertility treatments. While the results are interesting, there has not been strong evidence to suggest that stress itself has either caused infertility or has a negative impact on fertility treatment outcomes. However, most people who have had the experience of infertility would agree that while stress hasn’t necessarily caused their infertility, infertility certainly has caused additional stress in their lives!  Now, add fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the increase of stress can be exponentially higher. Leading up to IVF can be an intense experience. Infertility itself is a life crisis, usually an unanticipated event. Tests, procedures and probing into one’s intimate personal information can, and often does, produce stress. Overall, infertility can impact one’s psychological, emotional, and physical well being. Once the decision is made to pursue IVF there is the additional financial burden. IVF undoubtedly adds to an already stressful situation.

A few years ago, I conducted a study of women and their partners undergoing IVF. At the beginning of their IVF treatment (which was the first day of blood test and ultrasound monitoring) patients were asked to record their level of stress experienced during their IVF treatment at certain time points:  the start of IVF treatment, during hormone injections and monitoring, egg retrieval, waiting for fertilization results, embryo transfer and waiting for pregnancy test result. Not surprisingly, the highest levels of stress for women were waiting for fertilization results and waiting for the results of their pregnancy test. What was interesting was that men recorded their highest stress levels at the same time points as women but with lower scores overall.

So how does this information help? For the health care providers at Genesis, it reinforces when our patients need the most support. For those going through IVF, it alerts them when they need to have self-care measures in place. Previous blogs have focused on ways to help ease stress and increase well being when dealing with infertility and infertility treatment. We will explore in subsequent blogs the different stages of the IVF treatment cycle and what you can do to reduce stress and increase quality of life during this challenging time.

Fertility Food Friday: Grilled Vegetable and Farro Salad

Fertility boosting recipe by Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver

 

Recipe by Krista A. Parr

Farro is an ancient strain of wheat with a much lower gluten content and a much higher protein content than common wheat. It’s also packed with magnesium, zinc, iron, B vitamins and fiber; all important elements of a balanced fertility diet. With a mild nutty flavor and a chewy but firm texture, farro really works well in salads. Better than quinoa, in my opinion, because it won’t become soggy after marinating in the fridge with veggies and dressing after a few days. While there are many nutrients in this salad that are supportive of male and female fertility, its best quality may be that it sets you up for healthy eating success.  Once you have this salad in your fridge (it makes a very large batch!) it is a quick, healthy, nutrient-dense meal or snack that is ready to eat with no further preparation. It’s also versatile: bring to a potluck or picnic, serve as a side dish with whatever is going on the BBQ, or pack it for lunch on top of a bed of lettuce and an avocado on the side. You may wonder why the recipe asks you to melt butter to grill the veggies rather than simply drizzling on olive oil. Butter is a saturated fat which is not easily damaged by high heat cooking (ie. BBQ). Damaged fats behave like free radicals in your body, causing damage to your tissues. As a mono-unsaturated fat, olive oil is more delicate than butter and easily damaged by heat, light, and air. When you consume olive oil raw, it rewards you with numerous health benefits, but when you heat it (especially high heat like BBQ grilling), olive oil becomes a damaged, dangerous fat. If you don’t want to use butter, coconut oil is another great option for high-heat cooking.

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Meet Us Monday: Nicole Gilcrist, Office Manager

Nicole Gilcrist, office manager at Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver

 

Hi, my name is Nicole. I am the Office Manager at Genesis. You will normally speak to me prior to and meet me after your appointment. I’m the one with the accent. I am a newbie to Canada, having moved from Australia almost a year ago with my partner.

I began my working life at Reproductive Medicine Albury, a fertility clinic in my home town of Albury, which is a small country town of about 100,000 people. Albury is on the border of NSW and Victoria on the east side of Australia. Prior to joining Genesis I worked in a medico-legal practice in Sydney for 4 years, and while this was interesting, I always found myself looking for jobs within the fertility industry. 3 days after arriving in Vancouver, after a quick google search, I contacted Genesis. The rest is history. I have been with Genesis for almost a year now and having seen how far we have transformed in just a year is a testament to Dr. Kashyap and the hardworking staff we have at Genesis. Everyone from the Nurses to Admin to the Laboratory staff have a level of passion that is unparalleled to anything I have ever witnessed. It is easy to see how much they love what they do and how much they care about each and every patient that walks through the door.

When I am not working I love to have fun, my weekends generally consist of socializing with friends and exploring this beautiful city. I love a good adventure and enjoy meeting new and interesting people. Prior to my arrival in Vancouver I traveled to a variety of different countries: Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and many others. I must confess I am 100% a nomad at heart and love being off the radar knee deep in foreign culture and most importantly food! I would quite happily travel 26 hours on a bus through mountainous Laos, if it meant I could eat authentic Laos street food.

While I love travelling and seeing new things, I do miss my family every single day. I have a very close relationship with my Mum, Dad and sister, but thanks to technology we speak almost every day.

Fertility Food Friday: Savory Sunflower Seed Paté

Healthy fertility recipe sunflower seed pate

Sunflower seeds have more protein than beef, calorie for calorie.

Recipe by Krista A. Parr

The humble sunflower seed, in my opinion, does not get nearly enough attention in this world of glamorized almonds, hemp, flax and chia. Raw, organic sunflower seeds are not only a fraction of the price of those other nuts and seeds; they are also seriously nutrient-dense! Did you know that sunflower seeds have more protein than beef, calorie for calorie?  They are also an excellent source of vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, folate and cholesterol-lowering phytosterols. Given their diverse and impressive nutritional profile, sunflower seeds deserve a starring role in your fertility diet. The recipe below for Savory Sunflower Seed Paté is easy, delicious, versatile, and probably like nothing you have ever tasted before…

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Fertility Food Fridays: Colourful Quinoa Salad

Recipe by Krista A. Parr

Healthy quinoa salad for fertility

Colourful food makes for a healthy meal.

When you include all the colours of the rainbow in your diet daily, you can be sure that you’re getting a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. This is a great way to cover many of your nutritional requirements without over-analyzing the components of your food. This colourful salad is packed with too many antioxidants to name, but all antioxidants are important for male and female fertility in that they protect eggs, sperm, reproductive organs, hormonal glands, and even DNA from free-radical damage. As well as consuming colourful, antioxidant-rich meals like this salad, you can also support your fertility by avoiding free radical damage from cigarettes, alcohol, over-exercising, hydrogenated oils, and excessive stress.

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Meet Us Mondays: Carla Bondoc, RN and Pharmacy Co-ordinator

Carla Bondo, RN at Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver

Carla Bondoc, Registered Nurse and Pharmacy Coordinator, Genesis Fertility Centre

My name is Carla Bondoc and I’m a registered nurse and pharmacy co-ordinator at Genesis Fertility Centre.

I graduated from Kwantlen University in 2006 and worked on the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at VGH for three and half years. I later pursued my passion for working with babies at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at BC Women’s Hospital. In 2012, I was blessed with the birth of my baby girl; She is my “tiny miracle”. She was born at 25 weeks and 6 days and spent three months at the NICU, the same hospital that I worked at. It was an unforgettable journey that taught me both professional lessons as a nurse, and personal lessons as a new mother.

When it was time to go back to work a year later, it was hard emotionally as it brought back both the good and not so good memories. Despite my love for working with babies, I made the decision to look into a different area of nursing, and that is how I landed at Genesis Fertility Centre. I am very happy to be a part of this dedicated, hard working and compassionate team. I really admire Dr. Kashyap’s passion to help every single patient achieve their goal of having a healthy pregnancy and building a family.

As a NICU nurse, I’ve seen the hardships of parents who conceived through ART as they face the challenges of having multiples with complications of prematurity. It is truly a roller coaster ride for them. Therefore, Dr. Kashyap’s advocacy for single embryo transfer whenever possible will help prevent the many complications of multiple births. I’ve learned so much in the past 11 months and I am still learning something new everyday. It is a wonderful feeling being able to help others fulfill their dreams of having a family.

When I am not working at Genesis, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading a book and creating custom blend mineral make-up for Prettier in Green.

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