Covenant Health

Genetic Counselor

ID
2415654
Facility
Thompson Cancer Survival Center
US-TN-Knoxville
Department Name
SOCIAL SERVICES

Overview

Thompson

 

Genetic Counselor

 

Full Time, 80 hours per pay period, Day Shift

 

Position Summary: The genetic counselor will provide genetic education, counseling and psychological support for patients who have or may be at risk for hereditary cancer.  The genetic counselor will identify families at risk, interpret information about the disorder, analyze inheritance patterns, and review available options with the patient and family.  He/she will also coordinate and support research activities within their area of expertise.

 

Minimum Experience:   Genetic counseling experience is preferred however, new graduates are welcome to apply. He/she must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Licensure Requirement:     Board certification or eligibility for board certification in genetic counseling through the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG). If ABGC certified, the candidate must initiate Tennessee State Genetic Counseling License application process prior to starting. If not ABGC certified, the candidate must obtain Active Candidate Status as conferred by the ABGC, take the next available certification exam and initiate the Temporary Tennessee State Genetic Counseling License application process prior to starting. CPR required.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

 

 

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