Genetic Counselor I

Job ID
15304
Type
Regular Full-Time
Company
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
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.


Our dynamic team of cancer genetic counselors at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is seeking a new team member to join our expanding clinical practice. As a genetic counselor, you will provide genetic counseling to patients considered at significant cancer risk due to an underlying pathogenic mutation in a cancer gene or due to their personal and family medical history of cancer. We help facilitate the genetic testing process and communicate the implications of the result to the patient, their families, and their multidiciplinary team of care providers.

Responsibilities

  • Provide genetic education and counseling to patients and their families at risk for an underlying genetic risk for cancer
  • 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
  • Opportunity to supervise genetic counseling graduate students performing practicum training
  • Provide genetics education to healthcare providers and clinical/admin staff, schools and community groups
  • Contribute to departmental efforts to develop continuing genetics education courses to be offered in-state for continuing medical education (CME)

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master's degree in Genetic Counseling
  • Washington State Genetic Couselor License or American Board of Genetic Counseling Certified or Board-eligible and obtain WA DOH licensure within six months of SCCA employment
  • Genetic counseling training (MS degree)
  • Broad knowledge of genetics
  • Ability to communicate complex imformation in simple way
  • Emotional intelligence and self-awareness
  • Strong interpersonal skills


Preferred:

  • 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 proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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