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Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center is a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer care program, treating more than 6,000 patients per year. Our genetic counselors specialize in advising individuals and families about genetic disorders, providing information and guidance about genetic testing and interpreting results.
The Genetic Counselor will join a team of 5 counselors and will be responsible for planning, implementing, and coordinating services and activities associated with Scripps' Cancer Genetics Programs and acts as a clinical liaison and communications link to physicians, office personnel, nursing staff, allied healthcare professionals, the patients and their families. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing cancer genetic counseling, coordination of genetic testing, interpretation of test results and making recommendations for patients & their family members regarding screening & management of cancer risks. An essential function of this role is to maintain quality standards for responsive service and professional documentation, ensure current and accurate policies, procedures and practices, all in a manner which is consistent with the mission and philosophy of Scripps Health. The Genetic Counselor will provide feedback to physicians including risk assessment, ordering appropriate testing & cancer screening/management recommendations, as well as keep up with relative research and participate in teaching/mentoring students in their field.
This is a salaried, full time position with partial telecommuting schedule, Monday through Friday, generally 8am-5pm located in Torrey Pines. Appointments are a mix of in-person and video/telephone each week. In-person appointments may be scheduled at La Jolla, Encinitas or Hillcrest each week. Relocation to San Diego is required.
Minimum of two (2) years of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge of heredity and cancer genetic services.
Graduate of an accredited Master's program in Genetic Counseling.
General principles of hospital administration. General principles of hospital financial administration.
Knowledge of professional standards and practice for areas of responsibility. Knowledge of research principles.
Good organization, communication and planning skills.
Demonstrates good leadership, decision-making and judgment skills. Must be flexible, innovative, and creative in planning and problem-solving
Communicates, advises, writes and consults in a professional manner.
Board eligible or Board Certified with the Canadian Association of Genetic Counselors and/or the American Board of Genetic Counseling.