Genetic Counselor: Cancer Genetics and Prevention

NEW HAVEN, CT
Feb 25, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The Smilow Cancer Hospital Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program, a multidisciplinary service affiliated with the NCI designated Yale Cancer Center, is seeking qualified Genetic Counselors interested in working in a state of the art program that includes physician leaders specializing in different cancer pathologies that have a hereditary component. The mission of the program is to provide outstanding integrated patient care while keeping the academic commitment to teaching and performing research in different aspects of cancer genetics

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Obtain and assess patient and family medical and psychosocial histories.
  • 2. Provide patient education, psychosocial support, coordinate testing, facilitate decision-making, and make referrals as necessary.
  • 3. Discuss results of diagnostic tests with program team to determine direction of counseling plans.
  • 4. Participate in weekly multidisciplinary case conference.
  • 5. Collaborate with the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program Physician Leaders and Co-Directors to coordinate services.
  • 6. Develop written reports on personal and family medical histories and test results.
  • 7. Contribute to and participate in practice improvement and internal educational activities (e.g. case presentations, journal club)
  • 8. Opportunities for involvement in research, teaching, and community outreach.
  • 9. Travel to satellite network clinic locations to provide genetic counseling services may be required.
  • 10. Assist in training and professional development of other healthcare providers, students, interns, residents, and volunteers.
  • 11. May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling from an ABGC Accredited Program.


EXPERIENCE


At least one year of experience as a genetic counselor in an oncology setting preferred but new graduates welcome to apply.


LICENSURE


Board eligibility by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) required; Board certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) preferred. Licensed as a genetic counselor in the state of Connecticut (at least temporary permit, full license preferred) (Due to state of Connecticut genetic counselor licensure requirements, candidates who are not board certified at the time of hiring must obtain board certification and full license within 365 days from the date of obtaining their master's degree in genetic counseling.)


SPECIAL SKILLS


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to work in a team focused approach.


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Job Info

Job: 16982

Department: Cancer Genetics and Prevention
Category: CLINICAL-OTHER
Sub Category: ADMIN PROF
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D
Hours: 40

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