Genetic Counselor - Pediatric Oncology

USA-NY-New York
3 months ago
Requisition ID
2017-11717
Category
Allied Health - All

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

 

For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2016.  We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

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. Our office is located at 222 East 70th Street.

 

We are:

 

Seeking a Genetic Counselor to provide information, counseling and support to patients with a personal history of a pediatric cancer and/or their parents whom are seen on their behalf. 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.

 

You are:

  • Passionate about the use of genetic research and it's benefits.
  • Stay up abreast of new studies and genetics-related websites (including apps).
  • Adept at communication with patients.


You will:

  • Analyze patient histories.
  • Provide genetic testing.
  • Perform genetic risk calculations.
  • Educate families about potential health risks.
  • Help patients to cope with a diagnosis.


You have:

  • A Masters degree in Human Genetics.
  • ABGC Board Eligibility or Board Certification.

Please submit a cover letter with your application.

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Closing

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  

 

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

 

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