Genetic/Clinical Counselor - Siteman Cancer Center - 25211
Washington University in St. Louis 205 reviews - St. Louis, MO

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Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

The genetic counselor position will be in the Department of Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Genetic counselors will provide clinical cancer genetic services as well as assist with the coordination of cancer genetic research studies.


The genetic counselor will have clinical, research, and academic responsibilities.

- The genetic counselor will work as part of a team of genetic counselors and medical geneticist in the Hereditary Cancer Program. This is a clinical program that provides genetic services to individuals and families with cancer.

- Clinical responsibilities include providing cancer risk assessment, pedigree ascertainment and interpretation, conducting genetic counseling/education, coordinating genetic testing, communicating test results and assisting patients and their families to obtain appropriate medical management from their healthcare providers.

- Clinical services are primarily offered in the adult cancer genetics outpatient clinic but may also include time in specialty cancer clinics or as part of in-patient consultations.

- The genetic counselor will also work as part of a team of research investigators, genetic counselors, and clinical research assistants in the Division. In this capacity individuals will be responsible for collaborating with investigators in the development, writing and implementation of clinical or translational research proposals. Publication of research or community grant findings will be expected.

- The research duties will also include coordinating diverse research protocols by maintaining all institutional required paperwork, recruiting participants for participation, collecting specimens, samples and medical records, obtaining detailed family cancer history and communicating information to participants and the principal investigators. Recruitment from and travel to other regions of the country may be required.

- The genetic counselor will be required to oversee the daily activities of the research assistant and or students working in the Division.

- The academic responsibilities will include lecturing to community and professional groups. The genetic counselor will assist with the advanced training of the Breast Surgery Fellows and development of additional fellowship rotations in the Hereditary Cancer Clinic. The genetic counselor will also be required to attend appropriate lectures, conferences, grand rounds as well as regional and national educational meetings.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree or Ph.D. level education in genetics, social work, public health, nursing or related field. Certification as Genetic Counselor.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited genetic counseling program. The candidate must be board certified or board eligible in genetic counseling by either the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC). The genetic counselor must have a minimum of two years clinical experience.

The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software package including Microsoft Access. Experience using Progeny software is desired.

Salary Range

Market driven compensation based upon experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.

Department Summary

The Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University is a NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Siteman Cancer Center provides care for over 8,000 individuals newly diagnosed with cancer each year.


-Retirement Savings Plan
-22 vacation days
-8 Paid Holidays
-Sick Time
-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
-Free Life Insurance
-Health, Dental, Vision
-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
-Long Term Disability Insurance
-Flex Spending Plan
-Other Benefits

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Applicant Special Instructions

All applicants must submit a CV or resume and a cover letter in their application for this position.

EOE Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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