The genes we are born with may contribute to our risk of developing certain types of cancer. The Clinical Genetics Service at MSK helps individuals to understand their risk for disease. We offer state of the art genetic counseling and testing, and can assist individuals (affected or unaffected) and families who are at risk for inherited cancer predispositions to make informed medical decisions.
We are seeking a Genetic Counselor at our location in Commack, Long Island to deliver information, counseling and support to patients with a personal history and/or a family history of cancer. This position involves analyzing pedigrees for possible cancer predisposition syndromes, assessing risk for specific types of cancer, interpreting information, coordinating genetic testing, identifying at-risk family members, reviewing available options for prevention and surveillance and making appropriate referrals.
Passionate about the use of genetic research and its benefits.
Stay abreast of new studies and genetics-related websites (including apps).
Adept at communication with patients.
Analyze patient histories.
Provide genetic testing.
Perform genetic risk calculations.
Educate families about potential health risks.
Help patients to cope with a diagnosis.
A Master's degree in Human Genetics.
ABGC Board Eligibility or Board Certification.
Please submit a cover letter with your application.
Internal Number: 2020-40578
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.