Genetic Counselor

Location
Aurora, Arapahoe County
Posted
Jul 24, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Description: 1. As part of a team including three genetic counselors, oncologists and gastroenterologists, this position is responsible for: a. providing cancer risk assessments to patients b. pedigree creation using Progeny software c. conducting in-person genetic counseling sessions d. coordinating genetic testing and dissemination of results e. assisting patients in obtaining appropriate medical management from their health-care providers 2. Serve as a genetics specialist as part of an oncology team for newly diagnosed patients in Cancer Center clinics 3. Attend tumor boards 4. Provide genetic expertise for CU Cancer Center researchers when applicable 5. Provide student supervision for genetic counseling graduate students 6. Develop the HCC through educational outreach both internally and externally to grow demand for patient services and to grow the clinic into a genetic resource for the state and region.

Minimum Qualifications: *BA/BS in any field plus MS in Genetic Counseling *Board Eligible or Certified in Genetic Counseling *Must have completed at least one clinical rotation in a Hereditary Cancer Clinic under the supervision of a Board Certified Cancer Genetic Counselor and be able to demonstrate knowledge of and experience working with patients with hereditary cancer syndromes *A valid driver's license is required.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work both independently and cooperatively with other clinical and research staff. They will have strong organizational, communication, writing, and interpersonal skills. They will be a self-starter and capable of trouble-shooting problems on their own. Good telephone skills are a must.

Desired Qualifications: *Work experience in clinical genetic counseling ideally in a cancer clinic *Experience in cancer research

Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus