• Genetic Counselor

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Allied Health
  • Overview

    The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


    Genetic counselors provide genetic counseling to patients considered at significant cancer risk due to an underlying pathogenic mutation in a cancer gene and/or their personal and family medical history of cancer. Genetic counselors facilitate the genetic testing process and communicates the implications of the result to the patient, and their healthcare providers.


    • Obtain family histories, provide genetic counseling and education to patients and their families with adult heredity cancer syndromes
    • Develop and implement genetic counseling services for high-risk patients undergoing DNA testing for cancer susceptibility genes
    • Serves as resource to patients, families, staff and physicians
    • Represent the organization in initiatives on cancer genetics



    • Master's degree in Genetic Counseling
    • Board certified or board-eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
    • Obtain Washington State DOH Licensure within six months of SCCA Employment
    • Minimum two years of relevant experience (preferred but not required)
    • Broad knowledge of genetics
    • Ability to communicate complex information in simple way
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Self-awareness
    • Strong interpersonal skills


    • Cancer genetic counseling experience
    • Process improvement skills
    • Knowledge of NCCN guidelines in regards to genetic testing recommendations
    • Knowledge of healthcare delivery
    • Ability to navigate organizational politics

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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