The genetic counselor will serve the needs of individuals and families in the community affected by or at risk for cancer by providing genetic counseling and assisting them in obtaining appropriate medical care. The Genetic Counselor is also an important educational resource for the community and other healthcare providers.This is a professional level position working independently within the cancer team including two cancer genetic counselors and a medical geneticist. The Genetic Counselor obtains and interprets detailed family histories, analyzes inheritance patterns, provides personalized risk assessment, reviews available family planning and testing options, and coordinates appropriate referrals to healthcare providers and/or community and state support services. Work situations require intense and difficult interaction with clients and families requiring a service-oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills, discretion, and good judgment. Internal contacts include staff and management throughout the MHS. External contacts include physicians, community agencies and outside organizations.Minimum Requirements:-One year of clinical experience in an outpatient setting, though a new graduate with exceptional motivation will also be considered-Cancer genetic counseling experience preferred-Master's Degree conferred by a genetic counseling program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC)-Board certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or Active Candidate Status by the American Board of Genetic Counseling -Washington State Genetic Counselor License
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Full Time Employee: YesPrimary Shift: Day Work Schedule: 40 hrs/wk, full benefits plus $3k sign on bonus
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.