Genetic Counselor I - Part Time

Job ID
Regular Part-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Allied Health


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Purpose & Mission:

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.

Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:

  • We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.
  • We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.
  • We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.
  • We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.
  • We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.
  • We are responsible: Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.

Employees must adhere to all SCCA policies and processes, including the SCCA Code of Conduct and all HIPAA privacy requirements.


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
  • WA DOH 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
  • 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 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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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