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.

1 ) Office Manager, Administration

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

Hours are full time;  5 days a week

Overview:

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

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

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.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with medical office management experience 

 

2) 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, our Director Clinical Operations, mailto:TDixon@genesis-fertility.com.

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

 

3) MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT

We are currently looking for a full-time Medical Office Assistant.

  • Successful completion of a recognized Medical Office Assistant program
  • Experience in data entry
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working in a busy medical practice

Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in the field of Woman’s Health and or exposure in a pharmaceutical environment with related stock ordering and handling.

The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, meticulous, quick, and capable of working within a team environment. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential along with an empathetic approach to patients.

Hours are full time, 7.5 hours per day; 37.5 hours per week.

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

Please contact  J. Todd Dixon our Director Clinical Operations, mailto:TDixon@genesis-fertility.com

 

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Kamloops couple conceives – they say in vitro works

image credit: CFJC Today

“It’s a common goal for many couples – to settle down, get married, and one day have children.

So what happens when things don’t go as planned? That’s the story of one Kamloops couple, Shelby and Tyler Kennedy, who found out that having a baby would not be easy.”

Read the full article here

Wellness Wednesday – Success With Egg Freezing

At Genesis, supporting our patients through successful treatment is our top priority. This applies to all the procedures we perform at our centre, including egg freezing.

Egg freezing is a delicate process and its success rates are highly dependent on method and experience. Thanks to our talented and seasoned team we have managed to achieve high success rates (Table 1).

Genesis Fertility Egg Freezing Success Rates

Most women do not return for their frozen eggs for many years, so the number of women who have attempted to become pregnant from these eggs is limited. For this reason, quality assurance in the egg survival process is paramount, and has helped us achieve a thawed egg survival rate of 95%.

Delayed Childbearing

An increasing number of women are interested in having children later in life for a variety of reasons:

  • Meeting the right life partner
  • Focusing on education and career development
  • Seeking financial stability prior t o having a child

When a woman is in her late 30s or older, there is a decreased chance of pregnancy and an increased chance of pregnancy loss and chromosomal abnormalities. Women can now choose to freeze their eggs through vitrification at Genesis.

Patients with Cancer

Advances in cancer treatment have increased survival rates over the past decades. However, many cancer treatments can permanently affect fertility for both men and women. In women, cancer treatment may deplete the number of eggs in the ovaries and trigger early menopause. If you will be receiving chemotherapy imminently, your doctor may refer you and you will be seen within 24 to 48 hours to discuss your fertility options.

Fertility can be preserved through the freezing of sperm, eggs and embryos. Our team works closely with oncology teams to ensure any fertility treatment is safe.

Genesis Fertility Centre helped Anna freeze her embryos to use after her cancer treatment

 

Steps to Egg Freezing

Women who elect to freeze their eggs undergo the same initial steps as an IVF treatment cycle. Vitrified eggs are then banked and can be stored for many years. Women are encouraged to access this treatment prior to age 38 to increase the chance of pregnancy when their eggs are thawed, fertilized and transferred at a time in their life when pregnancy is desired. We have observed success of frozen eggs up to age 38 but consider patients on a case by case basis up to 42.

Our medical director Dr. Sonya Kashyap recently penned a detailed article for the Huffington Post entitled “Egg Freezing Deserves Serious Consideration.” The article provides detailed background information on the fertility procedure and how it applies to Canadians.

Meet Us Monday: Jaq

Oh my, now it’s my turn to write a ‘Meet us Monday’ for the Genesis blog.

You could probably tell from the first sentence that I’m not exactly an extrovert, but  I will share a little bit about myself. I’m from Singapore, which some people call  “a little red dot” because it is such a small country, but it is a vibrant one. Back in Singapore, I had a very hectic work schedule, not to mention at the end of every month we had to churn out reports for month end results (and yes you guessed correctly: I worked in an accounting department).

As I’m not getting any younger,  my husband and I decided that we would like to have a more relaxed life and the only way for us to do that was to move to a western country. We were lucky that all of our paperwork was approved in a very short time by the Canadian government, so we were able to land in Vancouver by the end of 2011.

Long story short, Genesis was looking for someone in the accounting dept. and I happened to apply and got the job. I have been working at Genesis for 3 years now and it’s been nothing but busy everyday. Not a single day goes by where I’m not learning something new and I mean it! Allow me to explain why: My husband and I do not have children.  We accepted that early on and therefore I knew nothing whatsoever about fertility. Therefore, to work in a fertility clinic and to learn all the fertility terminologies was quite challenging for me.

Have I accomplished my goal of having a more relaxed life here in Vancouver? My honest answer is not yet. However, though it is a very busy working life, as the time goes by I like working at Genesis more and more and am so proud of our team and the work we do. Not only do we help each other as a team, but we also sincerely want to help patients in every way possible.  Every member of this team will do everything they can to help you achieve your goal.  Being from Singapore where technological advancement is so prevalent, I can appreciate how hard the team has worked to ensure patients at Genesis have the latest technologies to help them in their journey.

Oh one last thing! At Genesis we really are a unique team, for instance most of us speak more than 1 language. For example, I can converse in Japanese as well as Indonesian and Mandarin (have to admit though that my mandarin is not good but manageable in that I can understand what people are talking about most of the time). If you happen to drop by to Genesis, you will probably see me working with numbers in the accounting dept.

Thank you for reading my little blog and looking forward to have a chance to meet you all in Genesis.

でわ、わたしの小さなブログをよんで頂き誠に有難う御座いましてGenesis にお会いできるチャンスをお楽しみ二しております。

Wellness Wednesday: Breast Self-Exam

how to conduct a breast exam

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Fertility treatment does not increase the risk of breast cancer; however, scientific literature suggests that women who are experiencing infertility are at increased risk of breast cancer.

What can you do?

The best way for early detection of breast cancer is by conducting breast self-exams. In fact, up to 40 per cent of breast cancers are initially detected by women who have felt a lump in their own breasts. Mammograms can help detect cancer before you can feel a lump, breast self-exams help you to be familiar with how your breasts look and feel so you can alert your healthcare professional if there are any changes.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation states:

There is no right way or proper technique to being breast aware. You find a way or ways that are comfortable for you.

There is also no time schedule for being breast aware. You do it at a time and in a place that works for you.

Breast awareness is an important part of proactive and preventive health care but it does not claim to save lives or reduce deaths from breast cancer.

For more information on breast self-exams click here.

I can personally attest to the importance of breast self-exam. I found a breast lump during a self-exam that led to early diagnosis and treatment. And now, 18 years later, I can very gratefully call myself a breast cancer survivor. Please take the time to learn and do your own breast self-exam!

Susan Lockhart, PhD, MBA, BScN

Director of Clinical Operations

Genesis Fertility Centre

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