• Genetic Counselor I

    Job ID
    Regular Part-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.


    Working Schedule: Part Time - 28 hours per week


    • Provide genetic counseling to patients seen in the high-risk prevention clinics at the SCCA Wellness Center, and to patients seen at the SCCA South Lake Union and community sites
    • Serves as a resource to patients, families, staff, genetic counseling student interns, and physicians
    • Represent the organization in initiatives on cancer genetics



    • Master's degree in Genetic Counseling
    • WA DOH License or American Board of Genetic Counseling Certified or Board-eligible and obtain WA DOH licensure within six months of SCCA employment.
    • Broad knowledge of genetics
    • Ability to communicate complex information in simple way
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Self-awareness
    • Strong interpersonal skills


    • 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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